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We bring -- -- Rick Sanchez -- folks she's Latina contributed joining us from.
-- Miami bureau good to see you -- Always good to see -- that's obviously as we well know Hugo Chavez -- best friend probably on the international stage.
Was Fidel Castro's big Cuban population down there in Miami big immigrant Venezuelan population I guess.
How -- how -- both of those communities reacting now.
There -- some -- -- -- celebrations last night I mean you know they were in fact celebrations.
In the Broward County they celebrated in west and which is what some people here call Weston knows well.
And it now Miami Dade County there were over and morale that's -- two.
That as well and residents.
Areas of both of those counties and then.
There was also some of meetings and a Little Havana where Cuban Americans as well.
Somewhat -- at a glass or 22 the death of Hugo Chavez.
You know Cuba comes -- -- -- this thing interestingly I've been covering Cuba Venezuela for decades now spent a lot of time in Cuba during the Castro years.
Right after perestroika and I remember people asking me.
At the time Jonathan and asking myself.
Well -- it's going to be the end of the Castro regime after all Gorbachev is gonna go with glasnost and perestroika we are kind of thought it did and they didn't.
And unfortunately or fortunately depend on what -- politics Marjorie.
It does not appear to me at this point that this is going to be a death knell for the Castro regime.
Because -- not going to be able to get oil I also believe and I think this is really really important.
What happened last night.
When they decided that they were gonna give -- -- -- the presidency when he assumed the presidency.
Which by the way me but that which by the way may be extra.
What they did with that that was a huge.
As that -- -- used to say as to hustle -- money -- up forty.
This is a huge political maneuver what it does is it puts isn't puts him in power.
It's harder to get somebody out of power -- it is to put somebody in power and then you went to the fact that he's already telling the people that the United States killed -- by poisoning him or alluding to that fact.
If it really is going to be hard I think for company lesson for the opposition to -- this guy I just don't see the odds -- you know as your guest said.
Maybe there's some kind of you know repression or some kind of violence industry.
-- -- -- build on that do you do you did agree when it was written that this is going to be.
Most likely -- presidency we will see next I think that's true I think it's it's his election to lose for number reasons first of all when they had local elections -- -- well in December last year.
The -- has won twenty of the 23 states.
That the candidate will likely be the opposition candidate company -- 11 of the three states of the opposition.
But that means it in twenty of the states -- -- still political.
Machinery and eleven of those states actually -- -- -- elected former military officers and they're gonna have at their disposal the massive political machine of patronage.
In those states.
-- obviously government has always been effective in using so public funds and coercion of voters -- we'll turn them out and get sports they got that.
Second isn't gonna get the sympathy vote Chavez's.
He has a lot of support he's going to be laid and stayed on Friday and at a military hospital on site.
That third which you also have.
Is the fact that keep a child until we spoke for the moment still remains very popular he -- beat the other himself -- Beat our company -- with 11% of the vote in October so yet Rick.
That that I was just gonna add to.
As a fourth I guess and I and I kind of alluded to it a little while ago but don't you know underestimate the power of making the people fear.
Uncle Sam that big giant imperial was powered to the north.
And there was a reason that they decided to call late quote on quote scientific committee to study whether or not.
Job -- have been killed by the US and its.
You know mystery of drugs or whatever else -- it is it is that -- alluding to that they did there's a real.
-- important reason for that and the reason is.
Fear that the United States is gonna be against you it can heals the population it brings everybody together at -- them around their new vice president slash president.
And that makes it much harder for the opposition and much harder for capriles.
I would say obviously they have no evidence they have no prestigious site and it and the reason they're saying it is for political reasons and more often than not it works.
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