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Now a -- as -- of the nation faced its first date without their larger than life -- fourteen years Hugo Chavez.
His passing marks an uncertain future in a country.
-- deep economic problems.
Venezuela has the largest proven oil reserves in the world's.
And the US buys more of -- than any other nation more than forty billion dollars worth of petroleum products annually.
With me now on the ground in -- is Antonio -- -- yeah.
From the group free Venezuela dot org which promotes democracy in the country thank you so much for joining us Antonio set the scene for us what is it like there right now.
Thank you very much -- -- -- that's a very good to talk to you well -- quiet that do so this is going on.
A lot of these.
Businesses have soft but not entirely bank -- Choppy cynical but but without many people.
-- -- sort of on the on the expect basic -- -- -- most notable -- Everything's on hold particularly -- the -- -- which will go -- not invite you.
Would you describe it as great sadness.
Yes and a lot of people there is news it and he didn't people who who would.
Don't -- mr.
didn't like mrs.
the the man has been there for.
Fourteen years old people sort of gotten student.
Are also there's this.
At this time obviously there's everybody's pointing to the things he did well or better.
And and so there's there's a great a period of weeks particularly from those who have perceive themselves -- -- Mostly from the.
Yeah -- -- out -- oil watchers were saying that what they would be looking for is any sort ads and the kids about rest at all.
Any sort of demonstration any sort of baton.
You know the feeling that there may not be as smooth.
Turnover of power no signs -- that sounds like.
No -- been kept basically.
Nothing is gonna rock the boat now until the elections are past which will take place but that approximately thirty.
That we are going into -- prospect.
There is a candidate that was anointed by.
Always says it preferred that there was going to be into the race that all of those about it as both all of these.
Government patronage we're working for him as so -- I believe.
Until those elections are past.
You won't see any major made.
Haven't yet you're talking about vice president Nicholas majora what everybody seven -- like for him in general how to people feel that him.
Not not not much one way or another he's been basically among the background -- not in the forefront.
You don't consider that it could communicate -- He's.
-- -- in many ways.
He's the man that -- -- they're out of loyalty.
And that's why he's he's been put in that position.
But you never know when -- always get.
All of that there are often surprises.
And so what cannot.
That if but I -- made the mistake of sort of floppy off -- touted as -- as a lightweight as people we are now.
So so I think we have to be very cost of people we -- it.
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