February 8, 2013

Is Chavez More Powerful than Ever?

Carlos Mendez, America Economia

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The Venezuelan opposition is at a crossroads after two electoral defeats and in front of imminent political change for the country. Instead of weakening him, President Hugo Chavez’s cancer has reinforced his power and pushed his opposition ever deeper into a corner. The opposition did not instigate the political change – they are of course not responsible for Chavez’s illness – and they can’t seem to control its consequences. Neither the opposition members of the Parliament, nor the dissident movements have done anything to solve the problems tied to Chavez’s physical absence from power.

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