Tension, Then Surprise, Chavez Loses Reform Vote

It was a sea of red in the in the press room of Miraflores Palace, the official residence of Venezuela's president. Not only the red carpet, the red chairs, the red poinsettia flowers (conveniently, it is Christmas season) but also the guards, attaches and state media, all dressed in the bright red of Chavistas, the loyal leftist followers of Venezuela's controversial and charismatic president, Hugo Chavez. Chavez has made his red guayabera shirt a signature of his presidency. Just as he's...Full Story
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