Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez announced that his country won’t recognise the independence of Kosovo. So far, so good. No import of the Bolivarian revolution onto the newborn state. The homegrown revolutionaries will have to fix it themselves… Their pathos is almost Bolivarian anyway.
In his analysis, Chavez confessed he didn’t understand why European countries went down this path. Granted. It is his right not to. But he then explained it with his ultimate and favourite formula for everything: American interference and pressure. There are moments, and they are not rare, when the leader of the Bolivarian revolution had better listen to what the Spanish king Juan Carlos I told him recently in Chile:
Vision… Aah, go away!