VENEZUELAN PRESIDENT CHAVEZ SPEAKS TO THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY IN CARACAS.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez presents his review of the
government's performance in 2001 to the National Assembly, January 15,
2001. Since taking office three years ago, Chavez has alarmed many
analysts by naming a number of active and retired military officials to
senior government posts, including the vice president, foreign minister
and the head of the country's state oil company. REUTERS/Kimberly