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All Posts Tagged With: "Hugo Chavez"

An American bloc without its big players?

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An American bloc without its big players?

More than 30 heads of state met this week for a summit designed to create an alternative to the Organization of American States. The conference, however, has been overshadowed by a spat between Colombia's Alvaro Uribe and Venezuela's Hugo Chávez. Worldfocus looks at reactions from U.S. and Latin American writers.

Posted: February 23, 2010 16:22   Comments: 5
Iran won’t benefit much from Venezuelan gasoline

Peter Eisner (blog)

Iran won’t benefit much from Venezuelan gasoline

Venezuela has agreed to export 20,000 barrels of gasoline per day to Iran. But Hugo Chavez is merely making a small deal with Iran to thumb his nose at the United States, writes Peter Eisner -- an exercise he and Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad practice whenever they can.

Posted: September 9, 2009 11:40   Comments: 3
Venezuela and Iran strengthen political, business ties

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Venezuela and Iran strengthen political, business ties

Professor Fernando Coronil discusses this weekend's protests in Venezuela, Hugo Chavez's suspension of radio stations and the oil export deal that could undermine any new sanctions against Iran.

Posted: September 7, 2009 16:22   Comments: 5
Chavez continues whirlwind ‘tour of tyrannies’

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Chavez continues whirlwind ‘tour of tyrannies’

As Hugo Chavez makes his way from North Africa and the Middle East to Europe, commentators evaluate his relationships with anti-American regimes. Yesterday, Chavez strengthened ties with Iran's Ahmadinejad by signing a new oil deal.

Posted: September 7, 2009 14:29   Comments: 1
Chavez shuts down dozens of Venezuelan radio stations

Peter Eisner (blog)

Chavez shuts down dozens of Venezuelan radio stations

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez shut down 34 private radio stations. Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner criticizes the crackdown on free speech and media.

Posted: August 4, 2009 07:04   Comments: 3
High-powered Americans entangled in Honduras crisis

Peter Eisner (blog)

High-powered Americans entangled in Honduras crisis

International politics have never been far from the surface of the presidential crisis in Honduras, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner. The military-backed interim government that seized power from ousted President Manuel Zelaya has enlisted the help of Washington elites.

Posted: July 24, 2009 10:57   Comments: 5
Impoverished Hondurans caught up in battle of political wills

Peter Eisner (blog)

Impoverished Hondurans caught up in battle of political wills

As ideologues from inside and outside Honduras weigh in on the fate of the country's ousted leader, Worldfocus contributing blogger Peter Eisner hopes that one group — the millions of desperately poor people in Honduras — will somehow benefit in the end.

Posted: July 9, 2009 09:43   Comments: 3
Honduran coup tests U.S. take on democracy

Peter Eisner (blog)

Honduran coup tests U.S. take on democracy

The elected president of Honduras, José Manuel Zelaya, was deposed on Sunday in a military coup. Since Zelaya is an ally of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, asks Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner, should the United States be supporting the deposed president or pleased that his policies have been derailed?

Posted: June 29, 2009 10:52   Comments: 1
Will action follow words after Americas summit?

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Will action follow words after Americas summit?

Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner writes about the significance of the Summit of the Americas over the weekend and provides some context for Obama's position on Cuba.

Posted: April 20, 2009 13:34   Comments: 3
Tune in: Online radio show exploring Hugo Chávez

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Tune in: Online radio show exploring Hugo Chávez

Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explores anti-American Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez and goes behind the rise of the Latin American left. Listen now.

Posted: February 24, 2009 20:29   Comments: 2
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