Venezuela and Chavez?

In today's paper(2/1/07) there is an article that says that the government in Venezuela has given Chavez the power to govern by decree for the next 18 months. Effectively they've made him a dictator to do whatever he wants along with the power to control the military and several other governmental departments. Who else sees this as a serious threat to the stability of South America and ulitmately to North America and why?

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  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    Chavez's power is only as good as the price of a barrel of oil.

    When oil was $18 a barrel, he was nobody. Now that it seems to hover in the $50's, he has a little more clout.

    Once the bottom drops out of the oil market, again, he will find himself almost homeless. By that time, he will have ticked off everyone around him and all those in his own country who supported him.

    It's a cycle and he is of no concern.

  • 1 decade ago

    Just because Chavez called Bush a devil don't make him a threat. After all, Chavez never invaded any country or sent troops to interfere in foreign conflicts. Nor did Chavez have WMD's and nuclear weapons. So, I don't really see any point why he can be a threat to South America's stability, or to North America for that matter.

  • 1 decade ago

    I do not there have been all sorts of dictators and warlords in South America for centuries what is so diffetrent about Chavez Nothing except that now adays there are TV talking heads pushing paranoia daily. Those people are the real threat. What is Chavez going to do invade with his mighty army of antiques get a grip will you! There have been communist in South America for decades get over it already!

    Source(s): GMG3 USN/USNR
  • RJ2K1
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    The Venezuelen People are a Free People. They vote as they see fit. Just like the Right-Wingers and ignorant Blacks ,poor whites,desperate mexican(Hispanics) did getting Bush E(Re-elected). Chavez is a man with Guts. Unlike our President.Any one who stands against a wicked Government is automatically considered a Threat. If this really bothers you,then take some time to really investigate the person that you vote into Office.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    he's been given the power to rule by decree twice before, and after he'd achieved his stated objectives he handed power back to the elected representatives. it didn't seem to be a threat before, why should it now.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Chavez is a real nutjob all right. Those a<ss<kissers (basically the the entire legislative body) going on about the "Fatherland" and "democracy is socialism". Were they all forced to take STUPID pills? It will be interesting to see where this clown's ego leads them.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You cant suppose any dictatorship is a threat to other countries.It is threat to its own people only, but if the people like it there is no reason to to be concerned.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    are you able to blame the South american Governments for doing this, they don't decide on a repeat of tens of millions of thier people beig brutaly murdered via nazi sponsored u . s . a . like contained in the previous years, in nicaraguya,columbia,etc

  • 1 decade ago

    If everyone stoped buying thier oil he would float away in a cloud of dust.

  • 1 decade ago

    No threat to South America.......the only instability will be corporate American interest.

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