Shows featuring Francisco Rodríguez

  • A Debate on Hugo Chavez and Venezuela’s Failed Constitutional Referendum Chavezreform
    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was handed his first electoral loss since winning the presidency seven years ago when he narrowly lost a controversial referendum on 69 proposed changes to the constitution earlier this month. Chavez conceded defeat in the referendum and said he would leave office in 2012. We host a debate with Greg Wilpert, author of "Changing Venezuela by Taking Power,"...
    December 17, 2007 | Story
  • Chavez Shuts Down Venezuelan TV Station as Supporters, Opponents Rally: A Debate on the Closing of RCTV Venezuela20070531
    Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Venezuela in four days of protests and counterprotests over the closing of TV network Radio Caracas Television. President Hugo Chavez decided not to renew the station’s TV license over its support for the coup that temporarily removed him from power five years ago. We host a debate on the issue. [includes rush transcript]
    May 31, 2007 | Story
  • Zaire, UN and Pentagon Involvement
    After more than 32 years of brutal dictatorship, President Mobuto Sese Seko of the Central African country of Zaire faces the most serious threat to his rule. The rebel Alliance of Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Congo-Zairian now controls the eastern portion of Zaire and is now threatening to move on to the capital Kinsasha.
    March 25, 1997 | Story