April 11, 2002
News flash!! Coup in Venezuela!


I am ambivalent about this. While Chavez was a corrupt, egomaniacal, marxist twit, I dislike military takeovers on general principles. Also, considering the considerable oil reserves controlled by Venezuela, this could be a bad omen.

Of course, the massive demonstrations against Chavez were a hint that he wasn't so popular with the people who elected him. There have been a series of escalating confrontations between Chavez and his opponents, and the protesters apparently gained the upper hand.

We'll have to see how this plays out.

posted on April 11, 2002 07:55 PM


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