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Venezuela Topics

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

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  • Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Venezuela in four days of protests and counterprotests over the closing of TV network Radio Caracas Television. President Hugo Chavez decided not to renew the station’s TV license over its support for the coup that temporarily removed him from power five years ago. We host a debate on the issue. [includes rush transcript]
    May 31, 2007 | Story
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    Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez didn’t come to the United Nations this week for the annual General Assembly meeting. Instead, Venezuela’s foreign minister, Nicolás Maduro Moros, traveled to New York, where he will address the body this afternoon. In a U.S. national broadcast exclusive, Foreign Minister Maduro Moros joins us to talk about Venezuela’s ties with Iran, oil prices, biofuels and his message to the United Nations...
    Oct 02, 2007 | Story
  • Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was handed his first electoral loss since winning the presidency seven years ago when he narrowly lost a controversial referendum on 69 proposed changes to the constitution earlier this month. Chavez conceded defeat in the referendum and said he would leave office in 2012. We host a debate with Greg Wilpert, author of "Changing Venezuela by Taking Power," and Francisco Rodriguez, the former chief...
    Dec 17, 2007 | Story
  • Along with so-called clean coal technology, both of the major presidential candidates also supporting expanded offshore oil drilling. We speak to Antonia Juhasz, author of the new book The Tyranny of Oil: The World’s Most Powerful Industry — And What We Must Do to Stop It. [includes rush transcript]
    Oct 07, 2008 | Story
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    We speak with Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez about climate change, the Copenhagen summit and President Obama. Chávez calls the COP15 summit undemocratic and accuses world leaders of only seeking a face-saving agreement. "We must reduce all the emissions that are destroying the planet," Chávez says. "That requires a change in the economic model: We must go from capitalism to socialism." [includes rush transcript]
    Dec 21, 2009 | Story
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    Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez has won his fourth presidential election in a race seen as his strongest challenge yet. With a historic turnout of 80 percent, Chávez took 54 percent of the vote, besting challenger Henrique Capriles’s 44.9 percent. We go to Caracas to speak with actor and activist Danny Glover, who traveled to Venezuela to monitor the election. Addressing the record turnout and the wide support for Chávez’s...
    Oct 09, 2012 | Story
  • Claudia
    We speak with Claudia Salerno, the top negotiator for Venezuela at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Doha, who is known for her dramatic action at the conference three years ago in Copenhagen when she bloodied her fist while banging it on the table, demanding to be heard. She says her main concern this year is that new commitments to the Kyoto Protocol, the only legally binding international climate agreement, will be...
    Dec 07, 2012 | Story
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    As Venezuela says President Hugo Chávez has undergone successful cancer surgery in Cuba, after disclosing that his cancer had returned, we revisit a 2009 interview in which he discusses climate change and President Obama. [includes rush transcript]
    Dec 12, 2012 | Web Exclusive
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    Venezuela has postponed today’s presidential inauguration as Hugo Chávez remains hospitalized in Cuba. The Venezuelan Supreme Court says Chávez is still president, but the opposition is calling for a caretaker government and new elections. We host a debate on Chávez’s presidency and what is next for Venezuela with Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue and adjunct professor at Georgetown University, and Miguel...
    Jan 10, 2013 | Story
  • Chavez
    After a two-year battle with cancer, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez has died at the age of 58. The news was delivered by Vice President Nicolás Maduro, who said, "It’s a moment of deep pain." See Democracy Now!’s interviews with the socialist leader and in-depth related coverage.
    Mar 05, 2013 | Web Exclusive