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A One-Two Knockout to Venezuelan Democracy?

The exploits of the Mexican Chavez family are well known to boxing fans. Beginning with Julio Cesar Chavez in the early eighties and moving on to his sons Julio Jr. and Omar in the present day; the family has earned many titles and championships through a combination of vicious one-two punches (wherein a first strike

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Published on December 21, 2010
Author:          Filed under: Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez, decree powers, election, venezuela
 
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Valium, Floods, and Presidential Decree Power in Venezuela

You have to admire Hugo Chavez’s directness, if nothing else. Today he exercised his constitutional prerogative to request decree powers from the National Assembly, which is expected to oblige. The opposition, of course, was none too pleased at the thought of more Chavezian decrees. Chavez’s response: “they should take a valium, or something like that.”

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Published on December 15, 2010
Author:          Filed under: decree powers, hp, venezuela, Zachary Elkins