It was very sad to see the death of Hugo Chavez, who has improved the lives of the poor working class in Venezuela.
He and his party had used the country's resources for the benefit of the population rather than the rich alone, as when the country was run by a rich oligarchy backed by their friends in the US.
I was supprised to see the BBC coverage including the thousands who had turned out to show their respects.
But, of course, it had to give as much time to an interview with a rich Venezuelan who had decided to live in the US. The BBC will no doubt say that it has to show a fair balance in such circumstances.
The US will try its utmost to get its friends back in power and let's hope that the mainstream media onslaught will have no effect on the people of Venezuela and Nicolas Maduro is elected.
The only problem is that if this happens the opposition and the US will not be satisfied.
A democratic election that goes against them is not acceptable.
A coup would obviously not work as the people would throng onto the streets as they did in 2002 and the army would have to back down.
The only other thing that would be open to them would be an assassination attempt on Maduro as they had tried on many occasions with Chavez.
We can only hope that if they take this course of action they fail in the same way.