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Venezuela: Hugo Chavez facing defeat in september legislative elections.


Chavez meets Obama

Facing a test in September legislative elections, Chavez risks losing ground in his main bastions of support where garbage piles up, sewers leak and running water becomes scarce higher up the hillsides.

In 1999, a mudslide wiped out whole neighborhoods, killing more than 10,000. Chavez vowed to build decent housing and move people from the slums, which rampant crime make among the most dangerous in the hemisphere. He is far behind his targets.

“This is the most populist government we have ever…READ MORE HERE