Chávez: Neither Obama nor Romney would produce significant changes
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez expressed interest in anything happening across the region
During a meeting held with his ministers on Monday, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez said that he did not expect much from the next US president, either Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, who are trying to pull off victory in the US presidential election on Tuesday. Chávez stated that no matter who wins the election, there would not be any serious changes in the relations between the US and the rest of the region.
President Chávez also expressed his interest in anything happening across the region.
He seized the opportunity to congratulate the Sandinista National Liberation Front for its victory in the presidential election held last Sunday in Nicaragua.
The Venezuelan president said, "There is no doubt about the strengthening of people's governments, the left-wing" in the region. "Socialism is about prioritizing social interests. It is about ending misery, poverty, and exclusion."
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
That political protest in Venezuela has lost momentum seems pretty obvious: people are no longer building barricades to block off streets near Plaza Francia in Altamira (eastern Caracas), an anti-government stronghold; no new images have been shown of brave and dashing protesters with bandanna-covered faces clashing with the National Guard in San Cristóbal, in the western state of Táchira; and those who dreamed of a horde of "Gochos" (Tachirans) descending in an avalanche to stir up revolt in Caracas have been left with no option but to wake up to reality.