Bolivarian Estocada (via Caracas Gringo)

Excellent blog post by the Caracas Gringo on the recent power grab by Hugo Chávez, denying the will of Venezuelan voters by having “rule by decree” enabling powers assigned to him by the outgoing National Assembly.

Alea iacta est. Venezuelan democracy will be road kill before Christmas, if President Hugo Chavez has his way. Chavez has formally asked the National Assembly for a law granting him special powers to legislate by decree for one year. National Assembly president Cilia Flores announced today that legislators will deliver what the president wants by Thursday of this week. Chavez claims that he needs the special powers to speed the recovery of thousa … Read More

via Caracas Gringo

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About Roberto Silvers

Roberto Silvers is a US American living, working and writing about politics, democracy and culture in Caracas, Venezuela. He has a blog and a comedy news show. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.
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