Today the big discussion is about the date of the referendum, perhaps no one has noticed that officially the referendum hasn’t been announced by the CNE. The official meeting to decide whether or not there is a referendum is tomorrow. The opposition wants a August 8 date or earlier, while the officialist want it on August 15. Why is a week so important? The second date pushes things closer to the magic August 19 date, August 15 is also the middle of vacation time. Some chavistas seem to think that favors them, because the oligarcs are more likely to be on vacation than the people. Wishful thinking on their part.