Earlier this week, the Chavista-controlled Assembly put in place the legislative mechanism to install appointed "federal officials" above the Mayors and to have superceding authority on municipal decisions... so much for electing one's local leaders.
Now, the Chavez regime has authorized National Authorities to take over the management and control of all highways, ports and airports, moving that authority from the States to the Federal government.
Because in an autocracy, there can be only one voice... only one party... only one leadership...
(Anyone noticing that controlling both the police and the harbormasters is a sure way to protect smuggling operations should report to Briefing Room E
Daniel at Venezuela News and Views has lots more on this.