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Most neighbors silent as Venezuela reels

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Ukraine and Venezuela experience deadly uprisings against authoritarian regimes

David Frum: Ukraine's neighbors support the activists, but many of Venezuela's don't

Chile and Colombia condemn regime, he says, but they're right wing and thus suspect

Frum: Brazil could play a big role in supporting democratic change in Venezuela

Editor’s Note: David Frum, a CNN contributor, is a contributing editor at The Daily Beast. He is the author of eight books, including a new novel, “Patriots,” and a post-election e-book, “Why Romney Lost.” Frum was a special assistant to President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2002.

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Location, location, location: It matters greatly to the success of democracy.

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