Do you know that Chávez has total control of CNE (the Council for the National Electorate)? Do you know that it took four hours for him to recognize defeat? Have you seen the video in which he describes the NO victory as a S--T victory? Do you know that venezuelans have to stand in line to buy milk in a country whose oil revenues are megazillions? Have you heard about rampant corruption in the "Bolivarian" government?
Well, I lack the skills to elaborate a sophisticated political analysis, but knowing Venezuela as I do, it's a no-brainer to realize that we have run into another caudillo like many we have had before. Last, if you bother to compare Hugo Chávez with George W. Bush, you will find a lot of similarities between them. They're both bad news.