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  • Nicaragua's Ortega poised for re-election win

    11/06/2011 4:58:46 PM PST · by GenePA_762 · 5 replies
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | 6 November 2011 | Miguel Angel Gutierrez and Ivan Castro
    MANAGUA (Reuters) - Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, a former Marxist guerrilla leader, looks likely to win re-election on Sunday after heavy social spending won him strong support among the country's poor. Ortega has overseen a period of economic progress in his five years in power, backed by financial aid from his socialist ally in Venezuela, President Hugo Chavez.
  • Chávez Goes After Venezuela's Rich and Their Yachts

    11/03/2011 10:14:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    time ^ | Nov 1, 2011 | GIRISH GUPTA
    Hugo Chávez announced earlier this month he'd like to expropriate much of Los Roques' private property for state tourism — including yachts like Alvarez's, which el Presidente says would be better used for ferrying visitors. "Expropriating a boat is completely absurd," says Alvarez, 39. "I don't see how they can take away something you've worked hard for and bought." Actually, Chávez has made it look pretty easy during his 12 years in power. His socialist Bolivarian Revolution has nationalized and expropriated everything from utilities to ranches to golf courses — and with his re-election bid approaching next year, seizing a...
  • Hugo Chavez calls Muammar Gaddafi's death an 'outrage'

    10/20/2011 6:24:13 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies
    AFP ^ | Oct. 20, 2011
    VENEZUELAN President Hugo Chavez expressed anger over the death of Muammar Gaddafi, calling it an "outrage" and saying the ousted Libyan strongman was a "martyr". "Sadly the death of Gaddafi has been confirmed," said Chavez, who had just returned to Venezuela from cancer treatment in Cuba. "They assassinated him. It is another outrage," the Venezuelan leader told reporters in the town of La Grita. "We shall remember Gaddafi our whole lives as a great fighter, a revolutionary and a martyr," he said. Chavez had defended Gaddafi since the start of the uprising against the Libyan leader's regime in February, and...
  • How Does Herman Cain Define ‘Moderate’?

    10/18/2011 10:42:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 114 replies
    The Corner ^ | October 18, 2011 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Herman Cain says the Democrats he has supported in the past were “all moderate Democrats.” I was surprised to find my congressman, Rep. Jose Serrano, on that list. Is he a “moderate Democrat”? Let’s ask National Journal: Serrano has one of the most liberal voting records in the House. Egad. That does not sound like “moderate Democrat” to me. But let’s look at the details: In opposition to Cuban Hispanics in Congress, Serrano has been Fidel Castro’s greatest champion in the House. He has sought repeal of economic sanctions against Cuba. When questions arose about Castro’s future after major surgery...
  • Chavez only has two years left to live. (Terminal)

    10/17/2011 1:44:10 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/17/2011 | Newscore
    HAVANA – Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez likely has less than two years to live, his former doctor said, as the ailing firebrand traveled to Cuba for a checkup following cancer treatment. Read more:
  • Report: Venezuela's Chavez 'Only Has Two Years to Live'

    10/17/2011 6:26:27 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 17, 2011
    Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez likely has less than two years to live, his former doctor said, as the ailing firebrand traveled to Cuba for a checkup following cancer treatment. Chavez, 57, has been through four rounds of chemotherapy in Cuba since revealing he had a cancerous tumor removed in June. But Venezuela has provided few details about the exact nature of the cancer, aside from that it was in the pelvic area. Salvador Navarrete, his former personal surgeon, told Mexican newspaper Milenio Semanal on Sunday that the leader's condition likely was worse than publicly admitted. The doctor described the prognosis...
  • Murió Hugo Chavez. Chavez has died

    10/15/2011 5:58:11 PM PDT · by WellyP · 146 replies
    WikileaksArgentina ^ | 15 Oct. 2011 | WikiArgentina
    Murió Hugo Chavez
  • Chavez slams "horrible repression" of U.S. protests

    10/08/2011 5:01:46 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 42 replies
    Chavez slams "horrible repression" of U.S. protests Photo 5:48pm EDT By Enrique Andres Pretel CARACAS (Reuters) - Socialist firebrand Hugo Chavez condemned on Saturday the "horrible repression" of anti-Wall Street protesters and termed a Republican presidential candidate "crazy" for his criticism of Cuba and Venezuela. Although still convalescing from cancer surgery in June followed by four rounds of chemotherapy, the 57-year-old Venezuelan president is quickly returning to the tough rhetoric and strong views that have made him famous worldwide. Not surprisingly, Chavez expressed solidarity with American activists who have been staging rallies and marches against what they view as corporate...
  • Chavez in hospital 'for kidney failure'

    09/29/2011 3:17:47 PM PDT · by WellyP · 40 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | The Telegraph Staff
    Hugo Chavez, who has been fighting cancer, was rushed to a military hospital for emergency care following kidney failure, according to reports.
  • Chavez in hospital for emergency care: report

    09/28/2011 10:58:04 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 56 replies
    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who has been fighting cancer, was rushed to a military hospital for emergency care following kidney failure, according to El Nuevo Herald newspaper. The leftist, staunchly anti-US stalwart Chavez went into the Military Hospital in Caracas on Tuesday morning, the report on the newspaper's website said, citing anonymous sources with knowledge of the case.
  • Why President Obama Is Really No Worse than el Presidente Chávez

    09/26/2011 3:57:02 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 3 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 9/26/2011 | Dan Miller
    Here are some of the contrasting great leaps forward made or promised by these two astonishing leaders. This article by James Petras, a former professor of sociology at Binghamton University who claims “a 50-year membership in the class struggle,” appeared on September 17 in the Dissident Voice — a remarkable publication with which I had not previously been familiar. It chastises our beloved President Obama because he has failed to make the tremendous progress attributable to Venezuelan el Presidente Chávez. The author, in slamming President Obama, neglects at least one salient factor: unlike el Presidente Chávez, who has been...
  • Venezuela inmates wield machineguns, smoke cannabis

    09/23/2011 12:48:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sep 23, 2011 | Girish Gupta
    Through a stench of urine infused with marijuana, inmates of Venezuela's La Planta prison brandish machine guns, rifles and grenades while enjoying music blaring from a 6-foot high stack of speakers. Guards are nowhere to be seen as other inmates sharpen knives and carry pistols..."If the guards mess with us, we shoot them," said one prisoner... The South American nation's prisons are notorious for ease of access to weapons and drugs as well as mobile phones and computers hooked up to the Internet, allowing inmates easy access to the outside world, often to run further crime enterprises. ... At La...
  • White House unveils plans to trim regs, save at least $10 billion

    08/23/2011 11:39:35 AM PDT · by yoe · 97 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 23, 2011 | Erik Wasson
    The Obama administration on Tuesday announced plans to streamline hundreds of regulations across all government departments and said that the review will “likely” save at least $10 billion over five years. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), however, called the effort "underwhelming." The regulatory review does not address the kinds of major items the GOP would like to eliminate, such as those associated with the Dodd-Frank financial reform, the Obama healthcare reform or a raft of new environmental regulations, including the possible regulation of greenhouse gases. [snip] Cass Sunstein, the chief of regulations at the Office of Management and Budget...
  • Chavez's supporters shave heads in solidarity

    08/21/2011 4:24:20 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 21, 2011 | IAN JAMES
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Supporters of President Hugo Chavez shaved their heads in solidarity with their leader's struggle against cancer on Sunday as hundreds prayed and sang at a televised event. Barbers shaved off the hair of several men and at least one woman while the crowd swayed to a religious song.
  • S&P downgrades Venezuela

    08/19/2011 4:58:07 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 6 replies
    Birds of a feather… S & P downgrades Obama’s and Chavez’s handling of economy NEW YORK - Standard & Poor's downgraded Venezuela's credit ratings as it implemented a new methodology more heavily focused on political risk -- a key weakness in the oil-producing country. S&P cut Venezuela's long-term sovereign rating to B-plus from BB-minus. The outlook on the new rating is stable.
  • Ahmadinejad to visit Caracas, Venezuela to move its gold

    08/17/2011 5:42:29 PM PDT · by OldNewYork · 20 replies
    Hot Air, Green Room ^ | Aug. 17, 2011 | Fausta Wertz
    An article about how Chavez is moving Venezuela's vast gold reserves out of places like London and Switzerland to places like Russia, China, and Brazil. Ahmadinejad's presence and his involvement in this happening isn't really gone into.
  • Venezuela's Chavez feels well after second chemotherapy

    08/14/2011 10:37:54 PM PDT · by Rabin · 4 replies
    Hugo Chavez said here Sunday that he felt well after the second phase of chemotherapy for his cancer. "My examinations went very well and everything will end well,"... not sure whether he needs a third phase. Chavez returned from Havana Saturday after this round of chemotherapy...
  • Venezuela to Compensate American Oil Companies for Nationalization?

    08/04/2011 7:41:41 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 11 replies ^ | 10/08/2011 | John Daly
    If Cuba's Fidel Castro is America's favorite Latin American bęte noire, then Venezuela's Hugo Chavez qualifies as Washington's reigning Prince of Darkness. In 1960, Fidel Castro nationalized US business interests without compensation, bringing down on impoverished benighted country 51 years of sanctions that continue to the present day. Similarly, four years ago Chavez completed the nationalization of foreign oil interests, transferring their shares to the state-owned petroleum company Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., more commonly referred to by its acronym PDVSA. The screaming was heard echoing through the boardrooms and canyons of Wall Street. Now the picture appears to be shifting,...
  • Ozzie Guillen: Harsh words for actor Sean Penn (Screwy Huey: the worm turns)

    08/02/2011 5:58:44 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/02/11 | The Chicago Local
    The always outspoken Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen calls actor Sean Penn "a loser" for his comments after a trip to Venezuela. Guillen also says in the interview with Yahoo! Sports that he'll personally show parts of his native country the Oscar-winning actor may not have toured during a short trip to Venezuela. "This is Venezuela bro," Guillen says about rougher areas of the country he'd show Penn. "This is Venezuela. Not the one they show you."
  • Chavez turns 57 vowing to stay in power until 2031

    07/29/2011 10:10:42 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    My Way (AP News) ^ | Jul 29, 3:16 AM (ET) | IAN JAMES
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez sang, danced and said he intends to stay in power for two more decades as he celebrated his 57th birthday looking ahead to months of cancer treatment. Chavez rallied a crowd of cheering supporters from the balcony of the presidential palace on Thursday, waving a large Venezuelan flag and briefly wrapping himself in it. He said he expects to lose his hair soon as a result of chemotherapy and that a long process of treatment lies ahead. "This is going to be various months all of this year, but I'm going to...