Paranoid Plots and Empty Aisles

Posted: February 10, 2013 at 2:10 a.m.

Lidia Gonzalez doesn’t have time to look for counter-revolutionaries. She’s too busy looking for sugar. Hours after Venezuelan Vice President—and current de facto leader of the country in Hugo Chavez’s absence—Nicolas Maduro told the nation that government security forces had uncovered a plot to assassinate him and the president of the National Assembly, Gonzalez was waiting in line at the store.

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Perspective, Pages 73 on 02/10/2013