Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles is set to announce he will run in elections to replace Hugo Chavez, setting up a make-or-break encounter against the dead president’s hand-picked successor, a close adviser to the candidate says.
Michael Moore Praises His Meeting With Chavez: ‘He Was Happy 2 Finally Meet Someone Bush Hated More Than Him’
Following Hugo Chavez’s death on Tuesday, the longtime opposition leader to U.S. foreign policy in Latin America proved to have at least one American fan – filmmaker Michael Moore.
President Hugo Chavez was a fighter. The former paratroop commander and fiery populist waged continual battle for his socialist ideals and outsmarted his rivals time and again, defeating a coup attempt, winning re-election three times and using his country’s vast oil wealth to his political advantage.
With the presidential nomination all but locked up, an examination of Mitt Romney’s foreign policy pronouncements and the team advising him on those issues indicates Americans and the world might expect a Republican campaign that reprises the hawkish and often unilateral foreign policy prescriptions that guided Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush.