The Venezuelan president, Hugo Chávez, today threatened to strip the country’s industrialists of their assets if they continued to oppose his indefinite presidency.
Human rights groups, the Catholic church and other opponents warn that revisions to the constitution will concentrate power in Chávez ‘s hands – charges that government allies dismiss as rhetoric from an economic elite afraid to lose privileges as the country moves toward socialism.
Yesterday Chávez said he was freezing relations with Colombia after Uribe halted his attempts to reach out to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc), leftwing guerrillas who have waged a bloody civil war against the Colombian state for decades.
Nope, no danger of a dictatorship here.
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