January 10, 2013

Cancer-Stricken Chavez Should Resign

Globe and Mail, Globe and Mail

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If Hugo Chavez, Venezuela’s President, is so ill that he cannot attend his own inauguration for a fourth term in office, then he should do the responsible thing, and resign. The Jan. 10 ceremony is not just a technicality, but a political obligation spelled out in the constitution.

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