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