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The Venezuelan Dilemma in one Line

“These days, the Venezuelan government is busy preparing for the re-inauguration of the country’s beloved president, Hugo Chávez, and also for his funeral.”—Javier Corrales in Foreign Affairs.

(The whole piece is worth a read).

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About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is Professor and Chair of Political Science at Troy University. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. He is the author of Voting Amid Violence: Electoral Democracy in Colombia and is currently working on a comparative study of the US to 29 other democracies. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging at PoliBlog since 2003. Follow Steven on Twitter

Comments

  1. wr says:

    One could substitute Chavez’ name with John Boehner’s and it would be equally true…

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  2. de stijl says:

    Having recently replayed Mercenaries 2, this is all I have to say:

    “Friggin’ VZs running amok.”

    Also,

    “Hazard Pay? I should get humidity pay!”

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  3. anjin-san says:

    Wait a sec, I thought Venezuela was preparing to conquer an America that has been so weakened by Obama that it is ripe for the picking…

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  4. Ben Wolf says:

    @anjin-san: I recall Jay Tea advocating immediate assassination of Chavez for . . . well for nothing, actually, but now it’s too late. Chavez will die, become one with the Force, and not even Darth Vader can stop him then.

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