Venezuela’s ailing president: Chavismo without Chávez? | The Economist
HUGO CHÁVEZ has always tried to project an air of invincibility. Even before his successful campaign to revoke Venezuela’s presidential term limits, he spoke of wanting to stay in office until 2031. The man Venezuelans saw on television last night, however, was barely recognisable as the country’s robust and voluble leader. In a 15-minute recorded speech, a notably thinner Mr Chávez looked stiff and downcast as he …
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