Chavez Argues His Reforms Are Democratic
Carter, Tom, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the former coup leader who emerged from jail to lead a peaceful but revolutionary change in his country's government, yesterday rejected charges he is undermining democracy.
"The main guarantee that you have that [this is democracy] is that the Venezuelan people are like a wave leading this process," Mr. Chavez said yesterday, speaking at a Washington news conference.
"I am just a drop of water in a wave. If the drop decided to become a dictator, it would be crushed by the wave."
Just six months in office, Mr. Chavez has worried many in the international community with his fiery populist rhetoric, his friendship with …
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Publication information: Article title: Chavez Argues His Reforms Are Democratic. Contributors: Carter, Tom - Author. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: September 24, 1999. Page number: 13. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 1999 Gale Group.
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