Monday, April 11, 2005

  • Extreme Unilateralist or Strong Leader? A Debate on UN Ambassador Nominee John Bolton


    The confirmation hearings for John Bolton–Bush’s choice for US ambassador to the United Nations–begin today in Washington. We host a debate with Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies and Peter Brookes of the Heritage Foundation. [includes rush transcript]

  • Fmr. Honduran Human Rights Commissioner: "Impossible Negroponte Did Not Know About Human Rights Violations" in Honduras


    Senate confirmation hearings on John Negroponte’s nomination to the post of National Intelligence Director are scheduled to begin Tuesday. We take a look at his record as U.S. ambassador to Honduras with a Honduran activist whose brother was disappeared by Honduran security forces, the former Honduran National Human Rights Commissioner and a filmmaker who has profiled human rights issues in Latin America. [includes rush transcript]

  • Venezuela: Revolution in Progress


    Today is the third anniversary of the failed coup attempt to overthrow democratically elected Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez. We speak with filmmaker Matt O’Neil about his new documentary, "Venezuela: Revolution in Progress." [includes rush transcript]

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