Venezuela State of the Nation Address
President Chavez delivered his state of the nation address to members of the Venezuelan National Assembly. In December the lame-duck… read more
President Chavez delivered his state of the nation address to members of the Venezuelan National Assembly. In December the lame-duck Assembly granted President Chavez the power to govern by decree for 18 months, bypassing the legislature. In the full seven-hour speech, President Chavez offered to reduce the time to govern by decree from 18 months to 5 months.
This one-hour portion focuses on crime prevention, the global financial crisis and creating tougher drug trafficking laws in the country. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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