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  • 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]
    July 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]
    July 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]
    July 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]
    April 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]
    April 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]
    January 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]
    November 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]
    August 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]
    August 12, 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]
    June 03, 2004 | Story