The New Venezuela

The New Venezuela

Venezuela’s strongman president, Hugo Chavez, worries endlessly that his country will one day be invaded by the United States. In preparation for what he deems to be an “inevitable” war with America, Chavez unveiled an aggressive new policy this week, aimed at increasing the size of his nation’s armed forces.

Under the new plan, individuals from all walks of life- housewives, students, retirees, the unemployed and others- will now be pressured to join “civilian militias.” They will be subjected to 20 weeks of training, after which they are supposed to become “an elite fighting force,” which I suppose is a premise hilarious enough to deserve a separate cartoon.

Critics of Chavez fear this sudden interest in the military is really little more than a way for the president to prop his own rule, and crush dissent.

Here’s more on the story.


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