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September 7, 2009
Venezuela and Iran strengthen political, business ties

Iran and Venezuela strengthen ties, as Venezuela’s president Hugo Chavez met with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Yesterday, the two countries signed an agreement for Venezuela to export 20,000 barrels of oil to Iran each day.

Fernando Coronil, a professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, joins Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss how the export of oil to Iran undermines any new sanctions. They also talk about this weekend’s protests in Venezuela and Hugo Chavez’s suspension of radio stations.

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#5

Hugo wants to be a Simon Bolivar/Robin Hood incarnate for the 21st century. Lofty ideals, but when you cut off the media you’re heading down the road to dictatorship. The poor overwhelmingly support Hugo and he’ll likely be in power for a while. Also, his strengthening of ties with Russia and Iran and his (and others) opposition to U.S. soldiers using bases in Colombia is an attempt to show Latin America and the world that the Gringos don’t have to be the defacto power.

#4

I am Native American and as much as I would like to support Hugo Chavez due to my sympatico with other First Nations I do not condone his relationship with Iran. Iran is an enemy of the United States. No matter the history of the United States with Native peoples I believe the constitution of the United States is the greatest revolutionary instrument for change ever created. It is not the past but the future we will find our best destiny with the United States. Hugo Chavez needs to engage the United States in a more constructive manner not as an enemy.

#3

Que ligereza de verbo, primeramente lo rapadido de la opinion, ya que la entrevista apenas termina de suceder, luego que parcialidad tan aplastante de Peter N. ya que me imagino solo espero un lapso de 10 segundos para soltar su absurda opinion por lo declarado por Fernando Coronil, que lejos estamos los nacionales venezolanos y la geopolitica en general de aceptar que un demagogo populista como hugo chavez esta haciendo lo mejor por las naciones a quien el les esta haciendo propuestas y el deterioro socio-economico de VENEZUELA…….

#2

Conozco al Sr. Fernando Coronil y me gusto su entrevista global acerca de Venezuela.
Gracias P. Nehrebecki

#1

Me gusto la entrevista con Fernando Coronil, pienso que tiene amplio conocimiento de la dinamica esconomica y sociologica de Venezuela. Sin embargo hay algunos aspectos interesantes como es el acceso a las Universidades sin costo alguno para todas las clases sociales, al igual que al acceso a la salud medica.

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