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Chavez Dies and Leaves a Divided Venezuela


President of Venezuela Hugo Chavez died today after battling cancer for several years. Not only does his death leave his country divided but also alters the political balance in Latin America, where Mr. Chavez led a group of nations on reducing American influence in the region.

After dominating a country for 14 years, I am sure there is doubt in the future of his socialist revolution. He empowered and energized millions of poor people and widened society’s divisions, and his death is sure to bring uncertainty.

The Venezuelan Constitution says that the nation should “proceed to a new election” within 30 days when a president dies, and that the vice president should take over in the meantime. If this truly happens the election would be between Mr. Maduro (vice president) and Henrique Capriles Radonski, governor who lost against Mr. Chavez in the last presidential election.

As we all know too well, even the Constitution can be broken… All we can do is wait and see what will happen in Venezuela and to Latin American countries.

El presidente de Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, ha fallecido hoy después de luchar contra el cáncer durante varios años. No sólo su muerte dejara su país dividido, pero también modifica el equilibrio político en América Latina, donde el señor Chávez encabezó un grupo de países en la reducción de la influencia estadounidense en la región.

Después de dominar el país durante 14 años, estoy segura de que hay una duda en el futuro de su revolución socialista. El le dio poder y energía a millones de personas pobres y amplió las divisiones de la sociedad, y su muerte está segura de traer incertidumbre.

La Constitución de Venezuela dice que la nación debe “proceder a una nueva elección” dentro de los 30 días en que un presidente muere, y que el vice presidente debe asumir, en el ínterin. Si esto realmente sucede, la elección sería entre el Sr. Maduro (vice presidente) y Henrique Capriles Radonski, gobernador que perdió contra el señor Chávez en la última elección presidencial.

Como todos sabemos muy bien, la Constitución se puede romper … Lo único que podemos hacer es esperar y ver lo que sucederá en Venezuela y los países Latino Americanos.



4 comments on “Chavez Dies and Leaves a Divided Venezuela

  1. JohnRH
    March 5, 2013

    Do the ’empowered and energized millions’ have a better life as a result? (I don’t know the answer.) I wonder the same about Evo Morales and Bolivia. And the downtrodden poor under Obama’s Euro-Socialist agenda. “Show.. me.. the money!” (Tom Cruise and Cuba Gooding Jr. talking about money in the film ‘Jerry Maguire’.)

    • damagodiva
      March 5, 2013

      I have seen too many people like the ’empowered and energized’ to know that they do live a better life in result of people like Chavez.
      I think it’s the same in Bolivia and I can assure you it is the same in Argentina.

  2. JohnRH
    March 5, 2013
    • damagodiva
      March 5, 2013

      When I read this article it almost sounded like I was reading about Obama. Scary.

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