With the huge caveat that Venezuela’s second export is rumors. Apparently doctors both in Havana and Brazil have told Hugo that he should start planning on doing a power transfer ASAP and enjoy the rest of his life with family.
If this is true, I have no idea how’s gonna effect the incoming Venezuelan presidential elections but I am guessing not in favor of the other side. Will the Cuban Faction take over or will the Venezuelan military start slitting Cuban throats? One thing is for certain: there are no individuals with Chavez’s charisma and things might get less than pretty. Again, if he is really pre-boarding the express to Hell.