Submitted by Daddy-YO on Wed, 2013/03/06 - 14:27.
Bits from foreignpolicy.com posted almost a year ago, 11 Apr 2012, by Roger F. Noriega, titled After Chávez, the Narcostate:
"In my estimation, the approaching death of the Venezuelan caudillo could put the country on the path toward a political and social meltdown. The military cadre installed by Chávez in January already is behaving like a de facto regime determined to hold onto power at all costs. And Havana, Tehran, Moscow, and Beijing are moving to protect their interests."