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  • Citing security threats, the Venezuelan president last week canceled a planned visit to New York. Meanwhile U.S. intelligence officers are lobbying charges that it is Chavez who is harboring Islamic fundamentalists in Venezuela. We talk to Venezuelan ambassador Bernardo Alvarez. [Includes transcript]
    Oct 03, 2003 | Story
  • Opponents of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez have claimed they gathered enough signatures to demand a presidential recall, but government officials say there are widespread problems with the petition and that there may be cases of outright fraud. We go to Caracas to speak with a freelance journalist who interviewed Chavez over the weekend. [includes transcript]
    Feb 16, 2004 | Story
  • Newly publicized documents show how the National Endowment for Democracy has given over $1 million in projects related to an anti-Chavez referendum and opposition groups. [includes transcript]
    Mar 04, 2004 | Story
  • In April 2002, a team of Irish filmmakers were in Caracas, Venezuela working on a documentary about president Hugo Chavez. They got more than they expected: they captured on film an attempted coup of the Venezuelan government and highlighted the role of the media in the coup. We play an excerpt from "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised."
    Mar 05, 2004 | Story
  • Two days after President Aristide defied the Bush administration and the Haitian government by returning to the Caribbean, we go to Kingston, Jamaica to get a report from a veteran Jamaican journalist. [includes transcript]
    Mar 17, 2004 | Story
  • As the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries meets in Beirut, we take a look at global oil politics with Jim Paul, executive director of the Global Policy Forum. [includes rush transcript]
    Jun 03, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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