Originally Posted by Bob Maxey
Not sure the story is accurate
Almost certainly not, but it's what Ken Livingston, the former London mayor who did a lot of work with Chavez and had a good personal raport with him, reported that Chavez himself claimed.
As for Cuba, I'm sure they are watching the situation with interest
Truth is, with Ramon at 84, Fidel at 85 and Chavez's Socalist Party likely to win the forthcoming election, chances are good that Venezuelan policy's not going to change until after the Castros - and with them, the remnants of the communists - have gone.