Chavez’s swan song?

Dozens of Venezuelan opposition parties, ranging from the centre-left to the far right, have finally got together and chosen a single candidate.

Henrique Capriles Photo
A large rally in Caracas on Sept. 30 drew hundreds of thousands of supporters of Henrique Capriles, the opposition candidate in Venezuela’s upcoming election.
Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 10/03/2012 12:00 am EDT

It is imaginable—not certain, but certainly possible—that Hugo Chavez, Venezuela’s strongman ruler since 1998, will lose the presidential election on Oct. 7.

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