Venezuela State of the Nation Address
This one-hour portion focuses on crime prevention, the global financial crisis and creating tougher drug trafficking laws in the country.
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.
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