Chavez shows true colours - Evo to follow soon
The dictator said "(...) and even if they [the opposition] accuse me of willing to perpetuate myself in power, I ask you: Do you agree with Hugo Chavez being Venezuelan president until the year 2031?", making full use of his demagoguery powers -by starting his reasoning in one direction and ending it in another. He then put forward Fidel Castro's example and said that someone sentenced to death cannot have a plan to stay in power and knows that an imperialist plan will anhilate him at any moment, anywhere.
El Universal also has an article explaining Chavez's plans for expanding his power, on three accounts (here). These accounts are anti-capitalism, anti-US stance and expansion of the project -who would have predicted that the next Cold War would take place in Latin America? And there is no better example of how this last part is working than Bolivia. The level of Hugo Chavez's dominance in the Bolivian government is unbelievable. Now, in the last episode of the soap opera, Evo Morales has invited Chavez once again, this time to launch MAS's platform for the Constituent Assembly (CA) (here). In this event, the guest speaker will talk about "the experiences of his Venezuelan peer, the way in which he solved the previous Venezuelan dictatorship -which, of course, had American support-, the banking crisis and the organization of the referendum". In other words, it will be a crash course for turning Bolivia into a Castrist dictatorship.
Sadly, Bolivia will obediently follow Venezuela's path and, despite all warnings, will not notice what has happened until it is too late and Bolivian balseros start flooding the Titicaca lake in order to go to a -let's hope- Humala-free Peru. As I argued some days ago, what happens to the gas is irrelevant, Evo has already won the CA and Bolivia's descent to authoritarianism and economic disaster is unstoppable now.
Bolivia, Bolivien, Evo, Evo Morales, Venezuela, Chavez, Hugo Chavez