March 6, 2013

Power and Death

Hugo Chávez/ deadspin.com

Hugo Chávez/ deadspin.com

Hugo Chávez established a regime to perpetuate himself in power in Venezuela changing Constitutions after winning elections and was 14 years in power making the “Bolivarian Revolution” in his country and spreading the idea around. But it seems he didn’t count on a hard truth: live is unpredictable and frail, and all humans can get ill and die before they want or can predict. He was seriously ill and ran for a six years term of presidency, and now is dead without even taking oath.
Power is not a shield for human nature. Chávez died too young (58) leaving a movement in motion in South and Central America and sharp divisions. Now is time to see if this movement will survive its leader in Venezuela and around.

About Olga Brajnović

Journalist. In my fifties. I've worked for 26 years in a newspaper in Spain. I worked for two years as a stringer and correspondent in the US, and went as a special envoy to other places like the Balkans. Sea lover. Avid reader. Classic Music enthusiast.

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