What Now For Venezuela?
The good news is that Hugo Chavez has won the referendum on his presidency. The bad news is that his US-backed opponents are probably just going to look for another way to get rid of him. At the moment they are decrying the vote as unfair (something that was always going to happen, no matter who won).
And what about the White House neo-cons who were so quick to recognize the new Venezuelan government that briefly overthrew Chavez two years ago (the USA was the only government in the world to recognize them before Chavez supporters re-took power)? It seems they are not in a hurry to recognize Chavez's victory, even though international monitors - including Jimmy Carter's Carter Foundation group - have declared the vote fair and honest.
OK, so we've tried a military coup, we've tried a referendum, what next? UN sanctions? A full-scale invasion? Or the CIA's favourite: random low-level "terrorist" bombings to de-stabilize the government?