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Attempts to put relations between the United States and Venezuela back on a normal international footing could founder on Venezuela’s latest move to offer asylum to US whistleblower Edward Snowden. The Latin American state was one of three to offer Mr Snowden safe haven. American authorities want to prosecute him for divulging top secret information about America’s...
Dr. Joseph S. Tulchin
The health of Hugo Chavez, Venezuela’s left wing president, could be the most important factor in the country’s future. President Chavez, who has fought cancer since 2011, faces governor Henrique Capriles in the October 7 presidential elections. Voters have a straight choice in a tight race. But nobody is guessing what happens if the president’s health fails.
The race to find Venezuela’s next president has begun with the two main candidates registering for the October poll. In the first of a two-part series on the election we see how iIl-health and cancer operations have dogged President Hugo Chavez for 12 months. But he wants to continue as president and has failed to name a successor to take his place. His opponent, H...