Sunday's vote eliminating term limits has solidified Hugo Chavez's iron grip on power.
Venezuela's aspiring dictator panics as he faces a potential drubbing in regional elections.
Why has Venezuela's strongman done a sudden about-face regarding the Colombian guerrilla group FARC? And why now?
PJM Caracas: Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez may have lost the referendum he fought for so passionately on Sunday, but Daniel Duquenal says the celebration by his opposition is muted. After all, the victory was a narrow one - only 51% - and Chavez still has plenty of power at his disposal. The question is: what will he do with it?
PJM Caracas: If Venezuela's big referendum on constitutional reform wins a popular vote on Sunday, president Hugo Chavez will have the nearly unlimited power he seeks. If it is voted down - the defeat will be a gigantic rebuke to his dictatorship-like policies. Which will it be? Daniel Duquenal reports in advance of the crucial vote.