In the past two years there have been anti Chavez riots put down with violence, with bloodshed. There have been calls for electoral recounts that put Chavez back in office that were met with Chavez firing the Supreme Court of Venezuela and a mysterious fire that held that votes on the referendum on whether to hold a recount election or not. There have been repeated human rights abuses and increasingly firey anti western rhetoric flaming from Chavez as well as implied threats to cut off Venezuelan oil from the US. He openly embraces antiwestern movements in Latin America.
Please stop me if you've heard this before. I'll be here all week, try the lobster.