Re: [OPE-L] Venezuela After the Referendum

From: GERALD LEVY (gerald_a_levy@MSN.COM)
Date: Fri Dec 07 2007 - 14:07:45 EST

> I agree that the removal of term limits was a move in the wrong direction.
I think it can be said at this point with a high degree of certainty 
that it was a bad decision tactically.  
Of course, this shouldn't blind us to the role of  a wide variety of 
right-wing forces organized in opposition to the referendum (see 
e.g. James's Petras's article
My sense is that the Bolivarians are undergoing a process of 
self-criticism. Chavez also, I think, will look back on what 
happened more critically.  
In solidarity, Jerry

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