Venezuelan political folly is a cue for investors

Source: REUTERS/Jorge Silva

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A supporter of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez holds up a wooden handicraft carving of Chavez's face during a gathering outside Miraflores Palace in Caracas January 10, 2013. Chavez remained on his sickbed in Cuba on Thursday while supporters rally in his honour on the day he should have been sworn in for a new six-year term in the South American OPEC nation. The postponement of the inauguration, a first in Venezuelan history, has laid bare the gravity of Chavez's condition after complications from a fourth cancer operation in his pelvic area. REUTERS/Jorge Silva