Word from Caracas
I sent a "best wishes" e-mail to the people I met in Venezuela about this Sunday's referendum. Here's the first reply:
Thank you very much Bob, we appreciate it!!! Indeed we are expecting some problems with the opposition either saturday or sunday. Our friends at the Barrios had told us that they are in "Orange Alert", waiting for some extremist to act. Their plan is to create some civil unrest in order to force Chavez to suspend the referendum thus giving the States and other countries the necessary excuse to say that Chavez government is not legal.
Hope the government can control the situation, we also know that the arm forces had been instructed to act immediatly if something weird arise.
I will keep you posted