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  • Ali examines Hugo Chavez’s influence and his legacy and how Chávez’s views have polarized Latin America and examines the aggression directed against his administration. Together Ali argues Venezuela, Bolivia and Cuba form an "Axis of Hope." [includes rush transcript]
    October 17, 2006 | Story
  • 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...
    September 21, 2006 | Story
  • Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced after his meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao in Beijing that China had expressed support for Venezuela’s bid to join the United Nations Security Council. The U.S. is seeking to block Venezuela’s bid for a seat and is backing Guatemala instead. [includes rush transcript]
    August 25, 2006 | Story
  • Republican Congressmember Joe Barton of Texas has launched an investigation into one of the world’s major oil companies–Citgo. The Venezuelan-owned company announced a discounted gas program for poor Americans last year. We speak with Democratic New York Congressman Jose Serrano, one of the few members of Congress promoting this effort. [includes rush transcript]
    February 24, 2006 | Story
  • President Bush’s trip to Argentina ended without any agreement on reviving talks to create a regional free trade zone. On Friday, as many as 40,000 demonstrators filled the streets of Mar del Plata. We go to Argentina to speak with Beverly Keene, one of the organizers the alternative People’s Summit. [includes rush transcript]
    November 07, 2005 | Story
  • We play the rest of our conversation with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. He spoke with Democracy Now! in his first interview in the United States. We ask him what evidence he has for his charges that the Bush administration has attempted to assassinate him and he reveals for the first time, details of a plan to offer of cheap oil to the poor...of the United States. [includes rush transcript]
    September 20, 2005 | Story
  • Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez speaks on Democracy Now! in his first interview in the United States. Chavez discusses the war in Iraq, President Bush, the role of the media in the aborted coup against him and Venezuela’s request for the extradition of Cuban anti-Castro militant Luis Posada Carriles. [includes rush transcript]
    September 19, 2005 | Story
  • The Rev. Jesse Jackson spoke Saturday night in New York City at an event with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Jackson said, "[The Venezuelan] government’s priorities are to invest in its people. They subsidize oil, gas, health care and education and that’s civil. We cannot subsidize our oil and education because we are investing in tax cuts for the wealthy and a war that does not make sense in Iraq. We need new values, we...
    September 19, 2005 | Story
  • Some are calling it Latin America’s al Jazeera. This weekend, a coalition of leftist governments, media outlets and movements, led by Venezuela, officially launched Telesur–a new Latin America-wide satellite TV network. We go to Caracas to speak with Andres Izarra, Venezuela’s communications minister and president of Telesur as well as attorney Eva Golinger. [includes rush transcript]
    July 26, 2005 | Story
  • In a Democracy Now exclusive, investigative reporter Greg Palast reports from Ecuador where he interviews the country’s new president, Alfredo Palacio, and takes a look at whether he will join the popular leftist movements in Latin America or will continue the neoliberal program of his predecessor. [includes rush transcript]
    May 17, 2005 | Story