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Hugo Chavez props Ollanta Humala

By Aleksander Boyd

Rodriguez, in the background, smiles confidently as Humala does the V sign.

London 12.04.06 | The term eminence grise has never been so descriptive; Jorge Rodriguez, Chief of Venezuela's Electoral Council and special envoy of Hugo Chavez to Peru, makes strides to appear very close to Ollanta Humala, as he posed for the cameras upon casting his vote in last Sunday's elections. Talk about Chavez's principle of non-intervention... Bolivia and Peru are already in line, Ecuador will soon follow as Venezuelan 'diplomat' Gustavo Bastardo, prepares the terrain for the suave implementation of his master's favourite method of doing away with democracy: the Constituent Assembly.

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