Monday, August 16, 2004
If his victory is confirmed, it will be the eighth time Mr Chavez has won public
approval of his rule and his policies, after two presidential elections and six
referendums. Observers say this referendum is unlikely to put an end to
the conflict. They warn that in fevered Venezuela violence is never far away.
Dear Leader has, I'm sure, a Chilean styled coup plan on the drawing board. It is, after all, the only major western, democratic government that verbally supported the first failed coup.