Venezuela Feels the Pinch

Hugo Chávez clearly knows he’s in trouble. When evidence was presented to the Organization of American States last week that his country is harboring hundreds of Colombian guerrillas, the Venezuelan president reacted with televised belligerence, breaking off diplomatic relations with Bogotá “out of dignity” while calling Colombia’s outgoing president, Álvaro Uribe, a “madman” and a “mafia boss,” as well as accusing him of fabricating the photos and videos in order to start a war.