Thursday, February 01, 2007

Emperor Chavez

This is not good news.

A congress loyal to President Hugo Chavez approved a law Wednesday granting him authority to enact sweeping measures by decree.

Chavez, who is beginning a new six-year term after winning recent elections, said the legislation will be the start of a new era of "maximum revolution" during which he will consolidate Venezuela's transformation into a socialist society.

What are the odds he'll actually stand down at the end of his current term? Are we looking at another would-be Castro?

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