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Democracy Now! stories, posts and pages that relate to Venezuela

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  • 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]
    Sep 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...
    Sep 19, 2005 | Story
  • Christian televangelist Pat Robertson set off an international firestorm this week when he called for the assassination of Venezuela’s democratically elected president Hugo Chavez. We speak with journalist and author Chris Hedges and attorney Michal Ratner of the Center for Constitutional Rights. [includes rush transcript]
    Aug 24, 2005 | Story
  • Leading anti-Castro terrorist Luis Posada Carriles is denied bail in his Texas immigration trial. We speak with a U.S. immigration lawyer who has been retained by the Venezuelan government to represent it in the case as it continues to demand his extradition as well as the Chair of the National Lawyers Guild’s Cuba Subcommittee. [includes rush transcript]
    Jul 27, 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]
    Jul 26, 2005 | Story
  • As two of the country’s largest unions leave the AFL-CIO, we talk to a labor journalist about what he calls an unholy alliance: the AFL-CIO and the National Endowment for Democracy in Venezuela. [includes rush transcript]
    Jul 26, 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
  • 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