Hugo Chavez: Venezuela's Election Cheat
By Jorge Castañeda
Hugo Chávez tried to overturn the results of Venezuela's recent vote but was rebuffed by the military.
Most of Latin America's leaders breathed a sigh of relief earlier this week, after Venezuelan voters rejected President Hugo Chávez's constitutional amendment referendum. In private they were undoubtedly relieved that Chávez lost, and in public they expressed delight that he accepted defeat and did not steal the election. But by midweek enough information had emerged to conclude that Chávez did, in fact, try to overturn the results.