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      Chavez Leading in October 7 Elections

      Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez embraces a girl during a campaign rally in Guarenas, Venezuela. (Photo: Rodrigo Abd)Despite debilitating illness and serious economic problems, Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez appears headed for re-election this Sunday, October 7.

      Venezuela is the most critical edge of Latin American opposition to continuing US efforts at resuming hegemony over the region. A Chavez victory will strengthen the position of those seeking to bend the Obama administration in the direction of a 1930s-style “good neighbor” policy instead of drug wars, military bases, and trade policies favorable to US dominance.

      For those critics who question the legitimacy of the Venezuelan democratic process, former US President Jimmy Carter said, “…of the 92 elections that we’ve monitored, I would say the election process in Venezuela is the best in the world.”

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