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With Chavez away for months,
big changes roil Venezuela

CNN, by Catherine E. Shoichet and Elwyn Lopez

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Posted By:PageTurner, 2/13/2013 2:45:59 PM

What can happen in a country while the president is gone for more than two months? A lot. Just ask Venezuelans. President Hugo Chavez hasn´t appeared in public or on national television since he went to Cuba for cancer surgery in December. Allies maintain that he´s running his country from Havana, while critics say that the country is in limbo without a leader. Chavez´s lengthy absence from Venezuela hasn´t stopped his government from making some significant changes. The latest one -- devaluing the country´s currency -- starts Wednesday. It´s a significant move that stands to affect global businesses and everyday Venezuelans.

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Venezuela, home of the world´s largest oil reserves, is adrift without its thug.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 2/13/2013 4:25:37 PM     (No. 9174623)

The medical profession is doing wonderful things with dead people nowadays.

I expect significant improvement when Chavez finally returns to Venezuela.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: altoona, 2/13/2013 5:30:18 PM     (No. 9174732)

Somewhere in an operating room in Havana, someone is getting a face transplant. Donor Chavez was kept on a heart machine long enough to keep the tissue fresh.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: kono, 2/13/2013 5:49:05 PM     (No. 9174761)

You don´t suppose a document is being prepared, in Chávez´s name, declaring a new union between Cuba and Venezuela, with ´Hugo´ ceding authority to ´Fidel´, hm?

Two communist dictators falling gravely ill and disappearing from public view, with periodic assurances that they´re well and stronger than ever... It´s hard not to wonder whether either of them is really still alive.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 2/13/2013 11:23:31 PM     (No. 9175220)

Who cares about chavez he is no longer in power. We can though learn something from this article. We must take up a hefty donation to send our dear won on a 3 month totally restful vacation in seclusion.

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