How dare Chavez rule by decree and without the USA assinating someone, arming the opposition or claiming Chavez is hiding a hydrogen bomb. S. America see's them come and see's them go. Bet we will buy their oil...thereby financing Chavez (unless of course our great friend China ups the ante). Heck Chavez can sell the oil to Mexico and we buy it from them.
The way I look at it ,just another Cuba but with plenty of money.If by some chance it don`t turn into a utopia for all of em poor folks,than all it will take is a little protesting and Chavez will make things right.