Venezuela's Chavez resumes power - two-thirds of Venezuelans oppose him
** Chavez ''is the man who planted love in the people,
most of all us poor people,'' said Venner, 38, a seamstress, who quickly added: ''soon we'll be middle class.''**
She's going to find out Chavez has plans for Venezuela and it isn't going to have classes.
Unless of course, you count the dictator and his communist party elite and the masses. That makes two.
LATIN BEAT: Much Work Awaits OAS In Venezuela - Chavez trashes rule of law
**** But it would be a mistake for the OAS, which is undertaking a fact-finding mission this week in Caracas , to conclude that democracy has been restored simply because Chavez, elected in late 1998, is back in charge. Chavez and his government have slowly constricted the very constitution they had drafted and garnered approval for in a 1999 referendum. This has been evident not just in many dubious appointments to public office but also in a slew of Chavez decrees late last year. One of the most controversial decrees infringed upon private property rights, which is protected in the constitution****
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