November 16th, 2007

venezuela

More news on Venezuela

http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/11/16/america/venez.php

President Chávez is pushing for some constitutional reforms, among them removal of term limits only for the office of president.

From the end (page 2):

Chávez, who recently hinted at staying in power until 2031, might also be preparing for resistance if oil proceeds fail to prove abundant enough to finance his ambitions.

One of the reforms allows him to declare states of emergency during which he can shut down television stations and newspapers.
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