Friday, April 12, 2002

Monday Night Revolution-Special Thursday Edition-I saw some serious rioting footage from Venezuela on Spanish-language TV this morning, but my Spanish was too rusty to make anything out. The military has staged a coup and have newly-former President Hugo Chavez under detention. Chavez wanted to go into exile in Cuba but the military vetoed that option, wanting him to answer for his dictatorial rule. Business leader Pedro Carmona will lead a interim government. This is good news if the new military-civilian junta will return to a functioning democracy in short order, otherwise we could be in for a mess.

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