Venezuela: What Next at the Pump?

First he's out, then he's back. On Friday it seemed as if Venezuela's President, Hugo Chavez, 47, had been ousted in a coup. Following a series of escalating strikes, army leaders forced Chavez to resign early Friday morning. By Sunday morning Chavez had been freed by his captors and said he was back in power.

It's unclear, though, whether he can hang on, with the military's loyalty in question and many Venezuelans still disaffected. If anti-Chavez forces stage a comeback, it could signal an easing of the recent rise in gas prices because a new government would be likely to raise...

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