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MadFueler

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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 3:38:15 PM

Venezuelan lawmakers re-elected a staunch ally of Hugo Chavez to head the National Assembly on Saturday, putting him in line to be caretaker president if the socialist leader does not recover from cancer surgery.

By choosing the incumbent, Diosdado Cabello, the "Chavista"-dominated legislature cemented the combative ex-soldier's position as the third most powerful figure in the government, after Chavez and Vice President Nicolas Maduro...

... If Chavez had to step down, or died, Cabello would take over the running of the country as Assembly president and a new election would be organized within 30 days. Chavez's heir apparent, Maduro, would be the ruling Socialist Party candidate....
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sjf238
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 2:14:39 PM

Gas?????
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MadFueler
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 12:13:17 AM

NHLiveFree - 1. When submitting an article, the form doesn't ask you where to put it; it only gets listed among other articles, not in a particular subject area (unless you know something I haven't seen yet).

2. The politics of any oil-producing country affect speculation in the short term and actual supply in the long term; therefore it's *highly relevant* to what you and I will pay at the pump.

3. Venezuelan politics affects where some of us choose to buy our gas, regardless of whether you're among them.
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NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 5:32:16 PM


SORE LOSER BuckyT...!
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NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 5:31:40 PM


Now we have Venezuela politics here??? Try posting this in the Politics Forum instead and follow the guidelines MadFueler.
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DanMtz
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 8:35:59 AM

Meet the new boss...
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ClarkSC
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 8:07:59 AM

Why, he's as good as dead.
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MN1
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 1:27:13 AM

Ok
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mpg611
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 12:08:12 AM

Im pretty sure Venezuela called the White House asking for its Socialism back.
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lesndave
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:50:03 PM

Looks like no change in the making.
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BuckyTJones
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 10:58:37 PM


The world is upside down. Look at the leaders all the country's pick these days. Including U.S.
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nsdp
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 7:59:32 PM

K9carCA, I agree the Venezuela needs reform. The problem I have is that I dealt with Venezuelan govt officials when the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act became law and before they appropriated Amoco's operations there. The level of corruption hasn't changed for the better or the worse. It was a different group stealing from 1978 to 1999. Sort of like the difference between Bautista and Castro in Cuba.
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Buckeyee
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 7:23:44 PM

Sadly Venezuela has become a socialist, progressive paradise. The nations wealthy is being wasted on government give-away programs to buy votes. Sounds like Obamas america !!
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mike56MI
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 6:59:07 PM

OK
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knutzAL
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 6:38:43 PM

yup
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Grizdad
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 6:31:18 PM

Thought Sean Penn would be in the running.
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 6:21:49 PM

Same
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k9carCA
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 4:33:59 PM

I was born in this country, it saddens me to see its continued descent. Where's the next Simon Bolivar?
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Suzzoom
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 3:43:07 PM

Don't think that would help US-Venezuela relations much, but Chavez is terminally ill & needs at least to delegate some of his power. Why won't he let go--does he not yet have enough money stolen from his people squirreled away in a Swiss bank?
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 3:40:53 PM

and the beat goes on
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