Non-inauguration day in Caracastan: no bang yet, just millions of whimpers
Opposition leader in Venenozuela makes unsubstantiated charge on CNN.
No news yet on whether Ted Turner -- Fidel's ole huntin' buddy -- will discipline superjournalist Christiane Amanpour and reporter Samuel Burke for allowing a Chavez opponent to say that Venenozuela is now being run by Castrolandia's military junta.
Maria Corina Machado, the opposition leader interviewed by Amanpour, also gets to linger on the CNN web site, on a video. Her "allegations" remain uncensored. For now, at least.
Venezuelan lawmaker: ‘Cuba making decisions for Venezuela’
By Samuel Burke, CNN
The Venezuelan Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that President Hugo Chavez’ inauguration can be postponed.
The court also ruled that in the meantime, Chavez' handpicked vice president, Nicolás Maduro, should run the government.
Opposition lawmaker Maria Corina Machado told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour that she believes the Venezuelan constitution clearly states that the National Assembly president, Diosdado Cabello, should run a caretaker government before new elections are called.
“Why violate the constitution at this point?” Machado asked rhetorically, pointing out that this move would keep power with the “Chavistas,” not transfer control to any opposition party.
Cecilia Sosa, a former president of the Supreme Court told CNN that she believes the Supreme Court's decision is unconstitutional, and also agreed that the constitution says National Assembly President Cabello should serve as caretaker president, not Vice President Maduro.
Machado said that choosing the vice president over the National Assembly President exposes serious internal divisions and mistrust among the “Chavista” groups.
“This is a decision that was clearly taken in Cuba by the Cubans,” Machado alleged to Amanpour.
Continue reading HERE (includes video of interview)