Chavez, the Paranoid

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Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez speaks during a ceremony at the headquarters of the state-run oil company PDVSA in Caracas May 12, 2010. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins © 2010 Reuters All rights reserved.

Via the Associated Press:

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez called on authorities Sunday to investigate an article on a critical website that he said appears aimed at inciting a coup.Chavez read aloud from the Noticiero Digital article in which columnist Roberto Carlos Olivares writes that active and former military officers have been meeting to plan an ”inevitable” transition in the country.

Speaking on his weekly broadcast program, Chavez said the piece constitutes an apparent crime and told his vice president, ”This must be investigated urgently.”

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