Chief Sabino Romero is in two minds about Hugo Chávez’s socialist revolution. As the leader of a small native Indian community in the remote and lawless mountains on Venezuela’s northwestern border with Colombia, Mr Romero heartily approves of the president’s apparently pro-indigenous stance. But he despairs at his powerlessness to claim the rights granted to his people during Mr Chávez’s rule. His 12,000-strong Yukpa tribe complains that it is victim to a range of more powerful interests: not just wealthy cattle ranchers, whom they accuse of stealing their land, but drug traffickers, fugitive Colombians linked to guerrilla and paramilitary forces and mul-tinational mining groups – including Anglo American.