terça-feira, setembro 30, 2003
Venezuela: Don't Leave Hugo Alone
A growing number of Venezuelans want durable institutions, which would bring a measure of stability they can't attain under the personality-driven style of politics their country has now. Washington can't support them without damaging their credibility, but it can pressure all players to abide by Venezuela's constitution. It can insist on international scrutiny of the current process leading to a referendum on Chávez's presidency, or in competing efforts to balance his powers with a more independent congress and courts.
In any case, Venezuelan democrats need to know they have friends abroad. While the Bush administration is wise not to pick a personal fight with Chávez, it shouldn't be shy about calling for democratic, market-based reforms
posted by Miguel Noronha 3:09 da tarde
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