Venezuela's Chavez Is a Mystery Man: Politician Likely to Be Nation's Next President
Geyer, Georgie Anne, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
CARACAS, Venezuela - He is unquestionably the most interesting new political figure in Latin America today, a man alternately called a "caudillo," a "crazy man" and a "communist." He will almost surely be elected president of Venezuela on Sunday, thus throwing to the unrevealing winds the country that has historically been the continent's most promising democracy.
Hmmm. Only one question: "Who really is he?"
"Got me!" the people of Venezuela seem to be saying, even as they apparently prepare to elect their handsome, charming "mystery caudillo," 44-year-old Hugo Chavez, to the presidency in this historic - and potentially dangerous - election.
When I …
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Publication information: Article title: Venezuela's Chavez Is a Mystery Man: Politician Likely to Be Nation's Next President. Contributors: Geyer, Georgie Anne - Author. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: December 1, 1998. Page number: 13. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 1998 Gale Group.
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