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Thursday, September 21, 2006

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  • Chavez Calls Bush 'The Devil' in UN Address, Predicts Fall of 'U.S. Empire' and Calls For Major UN Reforms

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    At the United Nations, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez slammed the United States for its military actions in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as its support for Israel’s invasion of Lebanon. Chavez described President Bush as the 'devil' and predicted the 'U.S. empire' would fall. He also called for major reforms at the United Nations. We play an extended excerpt of the address and speak with Latin American History professor, Greg Grandin. [includes rush transcript]

  • Thirty Years After the Assassination of Chilean Diplomat Orlando Letelier, His Son Francisco is Still Seeking Justice

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    Today is the thirtieth anniversary of the assassination of Chilean diplomat Orlando Letelier and his U.S. colleague, Ronni Moffitt in a car bomb on the streets of Washington DC. The assassination was eventually traced back to the regime of General Augusto Pinochet, which was in the midst of a U.S.-backed campaign against Chilean activists. We speak with Orlando Letelier’s son, Francisco, as well as Peter Kornbluh, author of "The Pinochet File." [includes rush transcript]