Venezuela Faces Difficult Times -- Spiegel Online
Venezuela is mourning the passing of President Hugo Chávez this week, but what does the future hold for the country? German commentators say it would do well to avoid another charismatic autocrat like Chávez.
Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans marched through the streets of Caracas on Wednesday, following the hearse carrying their deceased leader, President Hugo Chávez. The death of the socialist leader has turned the world's attention to the South American country, with observers pondering which political direction the country will now take.
Chávez died Tuesday at the age of 58 after a battle with cancer. His body is lying in state at a military academy in Caracas until Friday, when a state funeral is planned.
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Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials
Chavez’s Death A Huge Opportunity -- If Venezuelans Can Seize It -- Lawrence J. Haas, International Business Times
After Chávez, a Chance to Rethink Relations With Cuba -- Robert E. White, New York Times
Inclusive peace plan best option for Syria -- Gulf News
Syria's rebel own goal -- Daily Star
John Kerry Roasts Turkey -- Lee Smith, The Tablet
Israel's Dreaded Tipping Point Has Finally Arrived -- S. Daniel Abraham, The Atlantic
The U.S. can’t afford a Chinese economic collapse -- Zachary Karabell, Reuters
North Korea steps up rhetoric: How far will it push? -- Steven Boroweic, Christian Science Monitor
Kenya's election plagued by vote-rigging allegations, despite efforts at transparency -- Ryan Lenora Brown, Christian Science Monitor
Iran: Haven or prison for al Qaeda? -- Pam Benson, CNN
Uncommon Criminal: Bin Laden Son-in-Law in NYC Court -- Paul D. Shinkman, US News and World Report
More oversight and disclosure on drones -- Washington Post editorial