Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has long foretold the invasion of Venezuela by the United States. Now members of Mr. Chavez' government find evidence in support of his fears in Pandemic Studio's Mercenaries 2: World in Flames, a video game that is said to be based on the overthrow of an imaginary Venezuelan tyrant and which is set to be released next year.
Venezuelan politicians are saying that the U.S. is using the game to 'drum-up"? support for the real invasion. While Pandemic Studios has denied any ties to the U.S. government, it is reported to have developed video games for U.S. military use in the past.