Chavez seems to have two things that he's got to deal with. How is he going to balance the 36% inflation and the mandatory belt tightening with his bid to become dictator for life?
How is going to blame us for this?
Watch out for this Wiley Fool. A military man knows that a military creates jobs when wars are manufactured. The price of oil goes up when a war is manufactured. Powerful leaders tend to stay in power when a war is manufactured.
My guess? Civil war, or close- using troops to aid his buddy in Bolivia. He (hopefully) won't move into Columbia, but he doesn't need to in order to solidify his power and squelch the opposition back home!