Monthly Archives: December 2010

Special Powers for 18 months

President Hugo Chavez today was granted special powers to rule by presidential decree until June 2012, for a period of 18 months instead of the 12 months that the president requested initially. National Assembly president Cilia Flores proposed that the … Continue reading

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Aqui no pasa nada

President Hugo Chavez is the brand, face, voice and supreme leader of the Bolivarian revolution, in effect he is the bulls-eye. Chavez has claimed for 12 years that the CIA, Colombian paramilitaries, “escualidos” and various other unnamed villains are actively … Continue reading

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Hugo’s Coup

President Hugo Chavez announced that he has 20 decree-laws in hand and ready to enact as soon as the National Assembly holds the second vote required to approve the special powers law granting him the authority to rule by decree … Continue reading

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A day late, a dollar short

The United States government said on 15 December that President Hugo Chavez is “subverting the will of the Venezuelan people” by demanding special powers to rule by decree for one year. US State Department spokesman Philip Crowley said in Washington, … Continue reading

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Bolivarian Estocada

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 … Continue reading

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Wikileaks and Pdvsa

Wikileaks so far has released only 1,446 of the 251,287 classified US State Department cables in its possession, or .005% of the total trove. El Pais of Spain, UK’s Guardian, NYTimes, Germany’s Spiegel and Le Monde of France continue to … Continue reading

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Counterfeit Franklins

Orlando is being flooded with counterfeit US currency, mostly $100 notes, a friend in US federal law enforcement says. The problem has become so serious that the Orlando office of the US Secret Service has a growing backlog of cases … Continue reading

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