"Venezuela's National Assembly has given its initial approval to a measure that would grant President Hugo Chavez the power to rule by decree for 18 months. Legislators voted unanimously for the bill Thursday in Caracas. A second session of the legislature, which is controlled by allies of Mr. Chavez, is expected to give the bill final approval next week."
And before everyone jumps off the handle about how Ven is becoming a totalitarian state, I'd ask you to tell me the differance between ruling by decree and signing statements. Either way Chavez wouldn't be getting all this power if America wasn't putting the full court press on him. Think it over.
Hat Tip: Cros