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Full powers for Venezuelan president Chavez for the next 18 months

Monday, December 20th 2010 - 18:40 UTC
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was granted decree powers to pass laws without congressional authorization for the next 18 months, after pro- government lawmakers extended the period from the originally proposed 12 months at the last minute. This means he will have special powers until six months before the next presidential election in 2012 when he anticipated he expects to run. Read full article


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  • ed

    I must say that Caracas's Teleferic Transportation System is extraordinary!

    Dec 20th, 2010 - 07:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • fredbdc

    Are people still calling this a democracy or have we given up the pretense and just started calling that pig for what he really is.... a dictator?

    So much for Mercosur strengthening democracy, are they going to kick out Venezuela 1 day after their admission? Gosh what a bunch of dopes.

    Dec 20th, 2010 - 09:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    ........and another dictatorship emerges.

    Dec 20th, 2010 - 09:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    I must say that Caracas's Teleferic Transportation System is extraordinary

    Mussolini made the trains run on time

    Dec 20th, 2010 - 09:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Dictatorship dressed up as democracy .. and both Argentina and Brazil appear to support this. To their detriment amongst the world powers. How to shoot oneself in the foot!

    Dec 20th, 2010 - 11:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

    Chavez Dictator? Why are you saying that Chavez is a dictator? he's the most democratic president! He won 14 elections none with fraud at least said Carter. I should remember that Mr Danger won his elections with fraud. In US!! it's a democatic president? You should check your views about what means a dictator.

    Dec 22nd, 2010 - 05:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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