Venezuela: Cabinet Shake-up

Hugo Chavez announced that Vice President Jose Vicente Rangel will be replaced by former President of the Electoral Board, Jorge Rodriguez. Miguel Octavio says the decision is “another sign that the revolution is about to deepen and will be more radical.” Alex Beech is astonished by the appointment, adding that “Minister of Interior and (Justice?) Minister Jesse Chacon will be replaced by one of the most colorful characters in Venezuela: Pedro Carreno. (As some of you know, I like to remind Venezuelans that Carreno once warned “el colectivo” that Direct TV was spying on us through those little boxes it places on our TV sets.” For those who would like to see the video of Rodriguez's appointment for themselves, El Espacio de Lubrio has it [ES]. Finally, Oil Wars pauses to give brief approval of the change.

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