What caused the tensions between Venezuela under Hugo Chavez and the United States?
I am starting to believe that my leadership skills are influencing the people of Venezuela. They finally realize why the tensions between the United States and our country are the way they are. It is not because of us, but because of the United States' approach towards problems. I am able to address this through my speeches, and they are able to laugh at my jokes. I think what makes this easier is the fact that I control the media, so I can control what they can or cannot see. This makes my job easier because I am able to convince the people of Venezuela that I am right, even if I'm wrong, and they won't question me as much if at all. I also believe that by doing this I can improve our own country, too, without any disruptions. I think if I continue saying that I am going to do things for the people that they will believe it, and then I can control them that way. I have to continue convincing the people that the United States is not a friend of ours, and that they are wrong. I've done this through my speeches, and people really seem to enjoy them because I am able to make them laugh. Being personable with them makes it easier to convince them.