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    Venezuela’s Chavez Names Successor as He Leaves for Cuba

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, preparing to travel to Cuba for further cancer surgery, yesterday named Vice President Nicolas Maduro to carry out his legacy if he is unable to remain in office.
    Chavez, who spoke in a national television and radio address, said he requires more surgery after malignant cells were detected in the same area as his previous cancer during health exams held over the past month in Cuba. The National Assembly today approved his request to be absent from the country for more than five days as he travels to the Caribbean island.

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    Could this be a chance for Venezuela to shed the crippling course that country is on? And what do you think will be the outcome if Chavez dies, or is in some way unable to continue?
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    Re: Venezuela’s Chavez Names Successor as He Leaves for Cuba

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Could this be a chance for Venezuela to shed the crippling course that country is on?
    'crippling' depends on which citizen you ask
    the wealthy would likely agree with you
    the poor, whose standard of living has improved substantially under chavez' regime, would likely not view his term as a crippling era

    And what do you think will be the outcome if Chavez dies, or is in some way unable to continue?
    complete power vacuum
    ideal opportunity for a world power to come in and prop up someone who will be obligated to pursue that assisting country's ideology
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    Re: Venezuela’s Chavez Names Successor as He Leaves for Cuba

    I think it depends on how loyal the government, to include military is the Chavez's concept of a future vs those capable of bribing them to dance to a new tune. With President Obama in office there is a good chance Venezuela can be brought back closer to the USofA.

    I don't think either nation needs close ties to do business, we are the largest customer for oil they have. Some major infrastructure corporations would like to climb in but I have a funny feeling they have already spun up an offshore subsidiarity to capture market share down there, just need the conditions to shift a bit so bribes can sew the market up.

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    Re: Venezuela’s Chavez Names Successor as He Leaves for Cuba

    I'm sure his predecessor is like in his ideology.
    If it sounds like Marx and acts like Stalin...it must be Obama

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    Re: Venezuela’s Chavez Names Successor as He Leaves for Cuba

    Quote Originally Posted by Rapunzel52 View Post
    I'm sure his predecessor is like in his ideology.
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    successor??

    chavez attained office because of his ruthlessness and charisma
    will his successor have those same 'attributes'

    colombia would certainly like to see someone more conventional
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    Re: Venezuela’s Chavez Names Successor as He Leaves for Cuba

    I doubt Chavez would appoint a successor who wasn't a clone of his own political agenda. Not likely there will be much change, if any, but we'll see.

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    Re: Venezuela’s Chavez Names Successor as He Leaves for Cuba

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    I doubt Chavez would appoint a successor who wasn't a clone of his own political agenda. Not likely there will be much change, if any, but we'll see.
    but would his 'clone' have his own power base
    there was no one in the wings to replace saddam; he would not have permitted such a person to survive
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    Re: Venezuela’s Chavez Names Successor as He Leaves for Cuba

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    I doubt Chavez would appoint a successor who wasn't a clone of his own political agenda. Not likely there will be much change, if any, but we'll see.
    He might do away with that God awful Variety TV show and public humiliation of his staff.
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    Re: Venezuela’s Chavez Names Successor as He Leaves for Cuba

    "Crippling course?" Could you possibly be misinformed? If anything happens to Chavez, I believe the CIA will initiate instability in Venezuela to try to get Venezeula's oil back into the hands of the Centralized Distribution of OIL network. Chavez is the best thing that ever happened to Venezuela. Why do you think he has been elected 7 times. Don't tell me you're one of those morons that believes what the "Media" lies about hime, are you? You've got to be smarter than that. Or not?

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    Re: Venezuela’s Chavez Names Successor as He Leaves for Cuba

    This is the second time in my life I have been glad to hear somebody was dying from cancer. The first time was the ******* that poisoned the best friend and best bird dog I ever had, may he burn in HELL!

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