Wednesday, 14 January 2009

New Book About Chavez: Demagogue or Robin Hood? Or Both?

Maria Anastasia O'Grady of the WSJ writes:

''On Feb. 2, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez will celebrate a decade in power. But it is unlikely that a majority of his compatriots will toast his long run. In the latest referendum on Mr. Chávez -- Venezuela's gubernatorial elections, on Nov. 24 -- government-anointed candidates won most of the country's 22 states, but the six challengers to chavismo who managed to prevail will now head some of the country's most populous states as well as the capital district of Caracas. A tally of total votes cast that day shows that more Venezuelans opposed the Chávez machine than endorsed it.´´

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