"Mr Chávez’s heavy-handed reaction to a fairly modest setback—his party
will keep its legislative majority despite losing the popular vote—bodes
poorly for how he might handle a loss in the 2012 presidential
election. If the president’s slow-motion coup is not enough to keep him
in power, might he resort to the more traditional kind? History gives
reason to worry," skriver The Economist om den tvilsomme
menneskerettighetssituasjonen i Venezuela.