it will be interesting to see what happens. chavez has been throwing money around down there to buy favor with other countries and done the same with his own people. the leftists always point to the fact that poverty levels in Venezuela are down, and that's true, but it's because old Hugo used oil money to support social welfare programs and give people money. the underlying reasons for the poverty were never addressed, and neither were the economic issues that the county faces. he was not a good steward of the countries resources. wonder what the next guy will do?