So there was an election in Venezuela at the weekend.
Much excitement beforehand, particularly in the American press, at the possibility of an opposition victory.
Chávez won, on a huge turnout, by a margin of ten points.
It’s a good moment to recommend one of the best political documentaries of the last few years: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised. Google, hard at work not being evil, lets us watch the whole thing online.
Click the play button below. If in the coming days you notice a difference in the ads they serve you, that’ll be why. ¡Hasta la victoria siempre, muchachos!
And here’s hoping the various parts of the opposition carry on with their detoxification. Venezuelan voters need a genuine alternative. Some are serious about offering it. Others, unfortunately, far less so.