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What jobless may be nearing the end -- -- -- -- -- like that.
The country's vice president says Chavez's condition remains delicate.
Three weeks after his cancer surgery -- has not been seen or heard from since that surgery December the eleventh.
Joining us now is John Bolton he's the former US ambassador to the United Nations mr.
If he should pass a -- what does that mean for America.
Well it it depends really on what happens next in Venezuela their constitution provides for very quick election.
Within thirty days likely would be vice president -- bureau who would be the Chavez successor candidate.
Probably against the opposition candidate who -- recently defeated by Chavez.
Lot depends on whether the opposition can hold together in the short term -- have to bet on the door oh and I'm afraid that.
Again in the short term he would simply.
Carry on Chavez's policies he's kind of -- -- I -- -- -- -- in New York when he was foreign minister.
But he's Foley -- creation of Travis so in the short term I don't see much change that doesn't tell you what they.
Reality in Venezuela is but we'll just have to -- on when.
Hugo Chavez finally meets his maker on that figure of -- -- on humans via Hugo Chavez led the anti American campaign throughout Latin America.
Big successes in Ecuador I think it is -- expropriated some or interest from western powers.
On June Tina has just repudiated its debt without with Hugo -- is backing.
If he passes Hugo -- could that not weaken the whole anti American stance on the part of some Latin American countries and -- would be and plots the United States.
Well I'd be delighted if that happened and I don't think -- vice president the door oh is anything like get a Hugo Chavez but.
I just think it depends a lot on what happens inside Venezuela Chavez has basically fractured the political system.
The opposition has been weak I'd like nothing better than to predict that that the opposition could prevail and I think that would have the impact of weakening a lot of these left wing tendencies and Latin America for Venezuela itself for the US the best thing that could happen in Venezuela would be to take.
Some of the proceeds of their oil revenues which Chavez has used for bread and circuses.
And reinvest them in the Venezuelan oil industry which is sadly under capitalized after ten years of being exploited by Travis you -- you see any chance of that because that would be a significant turnaround I would mean great hardship for the Venezuelan people and an -- these subsidies.
Well it would be great hardship for some of them it would mean hardship for the army in particular because he spent so much money in building -- the army and building up these militias.
But it allowing Venezuelan society to get back on track economically and politically.
It it could be very very important and -- subsidies to other left wing regimes and parties in Latin America would disappear as well.
All right ambassador John Bolton always a pleasure you have the expertise and we need it thanks very much and it's appreciate it happy to hear you it's.
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