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For the Record

August 27, 2007

Venezuela: An article about proposals by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez for constitutional changes in the Aug. 17 Section A incorrectly attributed remarks to Roman Ortiz, a scholar in Bogota, Colombia, who is an opponent of Chavez's regime. The statements, that there have been times when a democracy doesn't want to see a leader leave the stage and that "people sometimes see a leader as essential to getting through an emergency or fixing a structural problem," were made by Alexei Paez, an international relations expert in Quito, Ecuador, not by Ortiz.

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