Over on the International Herald Tribune, I explain how this year the chavistas sound like opositores and the opositores sound like chavistas:
Chavismo has completely given up on its aspirational agenda. After 14 years in power, Chávez no longer has anything specific to say to Venezuelans hoping for a better life. Instead he is campaigning on grandiloquent abstractions about “achieving equilibrium in the universe and guaranteeing planetary peace” and “preserving life on the planet and saving the human species.” This borders on self-parody.
Es que lo de la paz planetaria es una bombita por todo el medio del jompleit…
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