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Hugo Chavez Topics

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Democracy Now! stories, posts and pages that relate to Hugo Chavez

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  • We play an interview with, John Perkins–author of "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man"–who says he says he helped the U.S. cheat poor countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars by lending them more money than they could possibly repay and then taking over their economies. [includes rush transcript]
    May 17, 2005 | Story
  • As Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice embarks on a five-day tour of Latin America, we take a look at recent developments in the region with several countries increasingly moving towards to left of the political spectrum. [includes rush transcript]
    Apr 29, 2005 | Story
  • 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]
    Apr 11, 2005 | Story
  • Oil prices have risen almost $15 a barrel since the year began, briefly topping a record $58 a barrel on Monday. While the Bush administration is fond of blaming oil prices on OPEC, the group says the pricing is beyond their control. We take a look at the current state of oil with Jim Paul of the Global Policy Forum and Michael Klare, author of "Blood and Oil." [includes rush transcript]
    Apr 05, 2005 | Story
  • Condoleezza Rice singled out Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez at her confirmation hearing for Secretary of State calling his rule "very deeply troubling." The most interesting exchange came from Republican Senator Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island. We play an excerpt of the hearing and speak with Larry Birns of the Council on Hemispheric Affairs. [includes rush transcript]
    Jan 19, 2005 | Story
  • Newly released CIA documents show the Bush administration — at the very least–knew about the plot to overthrow Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez weeks before the April 2002 military coup. We speak with Peter Korbluh of the National Security Archive and we go to Caracas to speak with attorney Eva Golinger who obtained the documents. [Includes rush transcript]
    Nov 29, 2004 | Story
  • Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez survived a referendum to recall him Sunday as voters turned out in record numbers. Opposition leaders have rejected the result as a fraud. We go to Caracas to get a report from the streets and we speak with Pacifica journalist Mario Murillo in Colombia about the wider impact of the vote on the region. [includes rush transcript]
    Aug 16, 2004 | Story
  • As millions of voters in Venezuela head to the polls Sunday to vote on whether to recall President Hugo Chavez from office we host a debate between Martin Sanchez, the editor of a grassroots website for Chavez supporters and Jorge Combellas, the U.S. coordinator for the recall referendum on Chavez. [includes rush transcript]
    Aug 12, 2004 | Story
  • Part II of Democracy Now!s exclusive broadcast of Amy Goodman’s interview with Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide aboard his flight from the Central African Republic to Jamaica. [Includes transcript]
    Mar 17, 2004 | Story
  • New York Times reporter Steven Kinzer discusses how the U.S. overthrew the democratically elected government of Iran. Kinzer says "I think it was the success of the Iran coup and the Guatamalan one the folllowed that sent the US off on this direction of covert action and regime change." [includes transcript]
    Mar 05, 2004 | Story