Looks like the Hugo Chevez train derailed somewhere along the way. In a startling display of intelligent self-interest, voters defeated a bunch of measures that would have given the Venezuelan president more power over the economy. I suppose the RCTV thing ticked off more people than Chavez thought.
Then again, when you have an amendment up for vote that essentially says, "Let me rule over you for life," it doesn't take a genius to figure out that it might not be a good idea. But then again, what do you expect from somebody with a huge ego?: