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Current Events: Venezuela
#1
It appears that Hugo Chavez, the President of Venezuela, will face a recall election.

I can't say that the situation will or won't directly impact the US. What do you think?

I guess that a recall of Chavez would eventually result in more oil for the US, possibly at a cheaper price. I guess that Carter's particiation in Vz's strife might be played out by many sides, in many places, but I don't have a clear read on whether or how it would affect the US domestically.[/b]

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It strongly appears that we decided to try to push Chavez out.

Oil-wise, it would be helpful long-term (Chavez did mess up the oil infrastucture and Venezuela currently produces less oil than it can), but only slightly. The price is driven up by much bigger factors: fast growth of the US and Asian economies and the "terror premium" because of the situation in Saudi Arabia.

Making Venezuela into a reliable ally/oil supplier would have some important benefits: firstly, it would somewhat free our hands with respect to what we can do in S.A. Additionally, it would weaken Castro and FARC.

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Voting yes -- I think Bush really wants him out -- but Chavez is a darn good survivor...
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Update: Venezuelan Recall Vote Set for Aug. 15
Government is necessary because people left unchecked will do evil.

The government is composed of people left unchecked


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