This is a recommended read for anyone who is trying to follow the Empire-By-Franchise schemes of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez:
Alvaro Vargas Llosa, writing at RealClearPolitics (for the WaPo Writers Group): Hugo Chavez's Imperial Chess Game.
It lays it all out, from the role of the ALBA front organization to the next move on the chess board... Peru.
The only thing left unmentioned is the Honduran situation, which is best described as a taken piece.
Please take the time to read it.