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In a bastard John Bolton tried -- -- good evening.
-- -- -- -- Care whether Chavis -- alive or dead why it makes big differences certainly makes a difference to the people of Venezuela or -- but from the US point of view this has enormous potential implications.
Because -- Venezuela -- moves away from Chavez's foreign policy means of Venezuela.
That's less welcoming to -- -- and its efforts to avoid international sanctions and use Venezuela's uranium reserves for its nuclear program is about as well less friendly to Russia.
Less friendly -- Castro's Cuba.
Less friendly to left wing regimes around the hemisphere which it's -- in their campaigns and and other aspects.
This is a potentially huge change I will have to say within Venezuela.
After fifteen years of Chavez and before that decades of quote unquote democracy that were nothing to write home about.
Civil institutions constitutional government civil society and Venezuela are very frail -- the -- you're the heir apparent.
-- you are expected.
Former foreign minister he's he's basically a thug in my view I don't think he's very I really feel about.
I think he fit in well with Chavez I mean I think that's the kind of government they ran it was a populist governments that this spread the wealth around.
And suppress the opposition I I don't think Chavez's movement can hold together over the long term.
The opposition though facing an election in thirty days that they are under enormous strain to trying to hold together.
Behind Enrique capriles who was their candidate in the last election not clear.
How they will do but in the long term I think like -- Castro -- -- Cuba with Chavez gone it's only a matter time before his movement collapses.
If you're semi quote I think cup President Obama cloning called President Bush 43 and double a media sort of as a table bush bush 43 once called him Castro without brains so I think I got it -- -- an opportunity there at least above them both of Wesley words about -- -- I am curious -- -- What I'm.
You know what real difference in -- to -- of so this big picture we see you who we want our hemisphere who we don't.
And Americans feel this in any particular -- gas prices go down go up is there any anyway Americans we're gonna feel this one.
Well I think they should feel it because of the overall change this could bring in the hemisphere that Chavez used Venezuela's oil revenues to finance left wingers around.
The hemisphere and Bolivia and Peru Argentina.
He supported the Farc narco terrorists in Columbia.
And and -- and left wingers all all over the place and and that's a destabilizing.
Impact politically and economically in hemisphere.
I think in terms of Venezuela's oil reserves.
He basically strip the Venezuelan state oil company.
Of its assets he didn't reinvest their production is down and he was distributing bread and circuses of the campus seeing -- that's -- your correspondent down their city was popular sure you give people's money away that can make you popular.
But Venezuela has lost under fifteen years of Chavez by not having that reinvestment and I think a more responsible government.
Could increase their -- production that would benefit us and benefit them -- -- I didn't have -- -- and -- -- -- I think it's an open question really and then maybe maybe he got back in just in time to -- in Venezuela and and maybe he actually did -- earlier today -- may be may -- before that but that's part of the problem with this government that this -- then this has been -- what -- -- -- Latin America -- -- -- strong -- Not a Democrat by any stretch of the imagination.
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