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Chavez Has Won Cuba

Paris, France - Venezuela has already won the game. Does the world care? Not at all.

The Cuban economy hanging suspended by a Venezuelan lifeline. Chavez's warchest is expanding daily thanks to the oil market. His influence is growing across the whole subcontinent. And for all his populist rhetoric and inflammatory politics, Chavez as an elected leader faces opponents who seem unable, so far, to put their act together for the next presidential election in December.

The economic embargo imposed by the U.S. upon Castro's dictatorship has never worked and its influence now is definitely dead with Chavez funnelling in money. In all of this, Cubans should count only upon themselves to gain basic democratic rights.

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