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0 comments | Friday, December 14, 2007

This piece has been circulating on the world wide web, and I've yet to see any corroboration of it anywhere. In fact, the opposite appears to be true, Chavez did not wrongly influence the vote, and he lost in a fair referendum. I also came across a blog posting that strongly criticizes Castaneda's op-ed, and makes the claim that all parties have denied the allegations that Castaneda makes.

Just a little FYI on Castaneda, and his credibility: Jorge Castaneda worked for Vincente Fox (I believe he was Secretary of Foreign Affairs). Vincente Fox's Energy Minister Felipe Calderon is the current President of Mexico. Calderon stole 'election' when he ran against Lopez Obrador. Chavez at the time said he would not recognize Calderon as President (I'm not sure if Chavez has recognized Calderon or not at this time). My point being, Castaneda has an ax to grind against Chavez, and I wouldn't believe his 'objective' analysis of Venezuela, unless some credible people come forward with the same information.

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