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  • The Royal Family of Mass. "Non-Profits"(Joe Kennedy-Citizen Energy)

    03/09/2012 9:20:55 AM PST · by libertarian27 · 12 replies
    HowieCarr.us ^ | March 9, 2012 | Howie Carr
    Check out form 990 from Atty. Gen. Marsha Coakley's public-charities website. Good old Joe, ex-Congressman and father of Congressional wannabe JoJoJo Kennedy, made a total of $708,000+ in all of his Citizens Energy dealings in 2010. And guess who Citizens' "director of marketing" is. None other than Mrs. Joe Kennedy, a/k/a Beth. She took home another $261,000. Hugo Chavez must be muy proud of his gringo amigos! (Form 990 link at site)
  • Southern Exposure: Iran, Terror Groups Setting Up Shop in South America

    03/07/2012 8:50:53 PM PST · by U-238 · 1 replies
    U.S. News and World Report ^ | 3/7/2012 | U.S. News and World Report
    Iran and Middle East-based extremist groups are stepping up their activities in South America, aiming to make friends and score cash, a senior U.S. military official says. Tehran intends to build military drones in Washington's backyard for the Venezuelan military led by Hugo Chavez, U.S. Southern Command chief Gen. Douglas Fraser told reporters Wednesday during a breakfast meeting in Washington "I would put it in the Scan Eagle class of UAV," Fraser said. "It's not up into the Predator class." The Southern Command chief was referring to two U.S.-made drone aircraft used by the American military. The Scan Eagle is...
  • Venezuela's Chavez: I'm recovering like a condor

    02/29/2012 7:50:42 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies · 3+ views
    Reuters ^ | Feb. 29, 2012 | Andrew Cawthorne
    (Reuters) - Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez broke his silence on Wednesday after surgery in Cuba for a suspected recurrence of cancer to insist he was recovering well and "soaring like the condor". "I send you all my supreme love. We will live and we will recover!" the 57-year-old socialist leader enthused via Twitter from Havana where he was operated on earlier in the week. "Here I go, soaring like the condor."
  • Venezuela's Chavez in “Good Physical Condition” After Operation

    02/29/2012 8:36:27 PM PST · by Rabin · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Latin American Herald Tribune ^ | February 29,2012 | Staff
    This is the first official report on the leftist president’s health since he arrived in Havana last Friday. Vice President Elias Jaua, “The complete extraction of the diagnosed pelvic lesion was performed, along with the removal of (putrid) tissue surrounding the lesion. There were no (unexpected) complications Jaua’s report on came hours after Spanish dailies Publico and El Pais published a document from a U.S. private intelligence firm asserting that the Venezuelan president is mortally ill. “The Russian team blamed the Cubans for an improper surgery the first time in trying to remove the tumor” and said Cuba lacks the...
  • Why Jews Are Fleeing Venezuela

    02/29/2012 2:17:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 28, 2012 | Jaime Daremblum
    Much like Fidel Castro, his ideological soulmate, Hugo Chávez is fond of denouncing his critics as “fascists” and “Nazis,” regardless of whether those critics are U.S. lawmakers on Capitol Hill, heads of state in Europe, or opposition presidential candidates in Venezuela. Yet in his militarization of society, his promulgation of chauvinistic nationalism, and (above all) his persistent use of anti-Semitic demagoguery, Chávez himself is much closer to 1930s-style fascism than any of his democratic opponents. Consider the ongoing efforts to smear Henrique Capriles, the man who will represent the Coalition for Democratic Unity (MUD) in Venezuela’s October 2012 presidential election....
  • "Mammas Please Let Your Babies Grow up to be Commies" (Sings Sean Penn)

    02/25/2012 5:30:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 24, 2012 | Humerto Fontova
    Sean Penn was Hugo Chavez' guest of honor (again) last week, serving as keynote speaker at graduation ceremonies for Venezuela's Salvador Allende Medical School. "Allow me to impart a little anecdote," beamed the two-time Oscar winner to the enchanted crowd. "I had the privilege (italics mine) to introduce my children to comandante Fidel Castro and as he posed for a photo between them I told him: "President, (italics mine) I'll now be denounced in the U.S. for educating my children as socialist revolutionaries. So Castro responded: "That's among the best things that could happen to them.” Besides his fame...
  • Venezuela’s democrats may face Chávez’s narco-coup (Ex-Asst. Sec. State Claims Hugo is Dying)

    02/19/2012 1:31:45 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 13 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | February 14, 2012 | Roger Noriega
    Followers of cancer-stricken strongman Hugo Chávez are stunned after nearly 3 million Venezuelans voted Sunday to select a unity candidate to compete in presidential elections scheduled for October. Venezuelan democrats are unified and optimistic today, but Chávez and his henchmen already have made their moves to hold on to power at all costs. If the opposition has any real hope of defeating Chavismo, they will have to be prepared for dirty tricks, provocations, and even a narco-coup in the months ahead. Miranda Governor Henrique Capriles Radonski won the opposition primary with over 60 percent of the vote, after a spirited...
  • Hugo Chavez dictatorship VS protesters]: Crane of Venezuelan police knocks down a cyclist

    Crane of Venezuelan police knocks down a cyclist Video: grúa de policía venezolana atropella un ciclista Perú21 The horror in a neighboring group of the Venezuelan city of Maracay, Aragua capital, saw the bloodied body of the cyclist Macias Julio Cesar Sarmiento (42), who was hit by a crane from the police. http://www.youtube.com/v/crLvDxZOVOY
  • C.S.: Iranian Diplomats to UN Should Face Increased Scrutiny (Oh, those 'diplomats' Islamists)

    02/16/2012 8:36:08 PM PST · by Milagros · 6 replies
    NY Observer/Politicker | 02-15-12 | Colin Campbell
    Senator Chuck Schumer wrote a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today calling for “increased scrutiny” of the Iranian Mission to the United Nations in light of potential terrorist attacks against New York City. Pointing to NYPD’s director of intelligence warning that Iran is “essentially” the number one threat, Mr. Schumer argued these diplomats must ”be vigorously monitored.” “With Iran’s increasingly bellicose and threatening behavior, it’s imperative that agents of the Iranian government in the United States receive additional scrutiny to ensure that they pose no threat to New York or the rest of the country,” Mr. Schumer said...
  • Sean Penn Meets with Chavez, Criticizes US right (Spicoli Visits 'Friend’ Hugo Chavez, Trashes GOP)

    02/16/2012 8:20:46 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Feb 16 | AP
    <p>CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Actor Sean Penn criticized Republican presidential candidates during a visit to Venezuela on Thursday, saying that right-wing policies in the United States aim to benefit the wealthy. Penn made the remarks after meeting with socialist President Hugo Chavez at Venezuela's presidential palace, when he was asked by a reporter about criticisms of Chavez by some Republican candidates.</p>
  • Daddy won't be happy... Hugo Chávez's daughter sparks outrage in Venezuela

    01/27/2012 7:45:00 AM PST · by jakerobins · 23 replies
    For most Venezuelans, obtaining U.S. dollars in a tightly regulated economy is a nightmare. But not for President Hugo Chavez’s 14-year-old daughter, Rosines, who posted a picture of herself peering out from behind a wad of greenbacks. The picture, posted on Instagram, a free photo-sharing app, triggered controversy in Venezuela this week after posting a picture of herself flaunting a fistful of dollars.
  • The racism bluff (Judeo-Christian anti-racism Vs Islamic bigoted propaganda)

    01/17/2012 3:11:20 AM PST · by Milagros · 5 replies
    JPOST ^ | Dec.21.2011 | G. D. Perendik
    The racism bluff By GUSTAVO D. PEREDNIK 12/21/2011 21:46 Judaism brought anti-racism to the world via the idea that all mankind was derived from Adam, the first man. Haitian anthropologist Antenor Firmin pioneered in 1885 the rebuttal of racist theories; since then there has been a constant endeavor to defeat racism through education and legislation. These efforts are undermined by those who deliberately exaggerate the problem of racism in present times in order to avoid criticisms of the many other evils in their societies. In a world in which Barack Obama was elected president of America, and that put a...
  • Chavez says his government will close consulate in Miami over diplomat’s expulsion

    01/13/2012 8:34:56 PM PST · by La Lydia · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 13, 2012
    CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Friday that his government will close its consulate in Miami after the U.S. government expelled a diplomat. Chavez said he decided the consulate will shut its doors in response to what he called an unfair action by the U.S. State Department...Livia Acosta Noguera, Venezuela’s consul general in Miami, was ordered out of the U.S. last weekend followed an FBI investigation into allegations that she discussed a possible cyber-attack on the U.S. government while she was assigned to the Venezuelan Embassy in Mexico. The allegations were detailed in a documentary aired by the...
  • While Venezuela’s oil ebbs, Colombia’s flows

    01/08/2012 5:44:19 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | September 16, 2011
    Nearly a decade after Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez fired 20,000 oil workers from the state oil company, Venezuelan production has slumped. In nearby Colombia, a country that has attracted many Venezuelan oil engineers, production is soaring. As recently as 2005, Colombia thought it would have to import oil, but today it is exporting sizable amounts to the United States and on the verge of producing 1 million barrels a day.
  • Chavez alleges US behind his, and his allies' illnesses

    12/29/2011 2:24:29 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | December 29, 2011 | Rick Moran
    The US consulate in Caracas has declined to comment on the allegation, so I will in my usual rational, reasonable, and logical manner.This charge that the US has developed a means of infecting anyone - much less Latin American allies of Chavez - with cancer is loony tunes.Bloomberg:...
  • Food shortages worry Venezuelans

    12/17/2011 3:22:43 PM PST · by mandaladon · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 17 Dec 2011 | Rafael Romo
    During a recent visit to Guaicaipuro, a traditional market in Caracas, the Venezuelan capital, a fresh meat refrigerator sat empty at a grocery. Many consumers looking for beef, poultry or fish had to go home empty-handed. The produce section looked well stocked with plenty of fruits and vegetables. But consumers shopping at Guaicaipuro complained that prices, even for basic products, had skyrocketed. Alba Varela, a housewife and resident of Caracas, went to the market looking for cornmeal to prepare hallacas, a traditional Venezuelan dish, especially this time of the year. "It's fundamental, because other than pork it's the main dish...
  • Actress Confronts Sean Penn Over His Support for Chavez: ‘You Are a Communist A**Hole!’

    12/19/2011 6:05:36 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 73 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | Dec. 19, 2011 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Cuban-born, Venezuelan-raised actress Maria Conchita Alonso and actor Sean Penn had a contentious exchange at Los Angeles International airport recently, in which Alonso called Penn a “communist a**hole“ and Penn called Alonso a ”pig.” Over a year and a half after Alonso penned an open letter to Penn asking him why he supports socialist Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the two met up serendipitously (or not so) at LAX while both were waiting to claim lost luggage. Alonso, who starred alongside Penn in the 1988 film “Colors,” described the exchange to Steve Malzberg on WMAL. “I go ‘Hello,’ and he smiles...
  • Maria Conchita Alonzo Confronts Sean Penn Over His Support for Chavez

    12/19/2011 5:15:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Gulag Bound ^ | 12/19/11 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Interview over a confrontation at the Airport where she has words with Sean Penn. Audio at link.
  • New Americas Group Includes Cuba, Not U.S; China Cheers

    12/05/2011 7:04:12 AM PST · by IbJensen · 10 replies
    The New American ^ | 4 December 2011 | Alex Newman
    Leaders of Latin American and Caribbean governments gathered in Caracas, Venezuela, on Friday and Saturday to forge a new regional organization that includes representatives from every country in the Western Hemisphere except the United States and Canada. According to socialist rulers backing the new scheme, it is aimed at providing a counterweight to U.S. “imperialism” in the region while promoting “integration.” The communist regime ruling mainland China celebrated the news and vowed to support the group. The budding 33-member alliance — dubbed CELAC, the Spanish initials for “Community of Latin American and Caribbean States” — is reportedly the brainchild of...
  • The founder of wikipedia criticized the Hugo Chavez article for its lack of criticism

    12/02/2011 3:04:05 PM PST · by grundle · 24 replies
    December 2, 2011 | me
    Jimbo Wales (the founder of wikipedia) criticized the Hugo Chavez article for not including criticism of Chavez's food policies. Some of the things that Jimbo criticized the article for including are the very same sources that I had added in the past, which the Chavez supporters then deleted. My original account was Grundle2600. I was banned by User Rd232. He was one of the Chavez supporters who kept deleting that information. Jimbo doesn't seem to know that this info has been repeatedly added and then deleted from the article. The person who banned me from wikipedia was Rd232, one of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Venezuela's Chavez says he's cancer-free

    10/20/2011 3:40:56 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 10/20/2011 | unattributed
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said he is cancer-free, citing a series of medical exams in Cuba that showed no recurrence of the illness following two months of chemotherapy treatments. The 57-year-old leader announced the test results on live television Thursday after returning from Cuba, saying thorough exams found no sign of any malignant cells in his body. "I'm free of illness," Chavez said on state television, wearing military fatigues as he arrived in the southwestern town of La Fria. Crowds of supporters cheered for Chavez as he rode in a caravan to the town of La...
  • Fidel Castro gushes about Chavez's 'revolutionary model for the world'

    10/19/2011 10:45:34 PM PDT · by AmericasForum · 6 replies
    AmericasForum.com ^ | October 20, 2011 | AmericasForum.com
    HAVANA - A state-run newspaper in Havana published a column by Cuban dictator Fidel Castro in which he said that he believes that Venezuela "is destined to become a revolutionary model for the world," and discussed this and other revolutionary revelations with the ailing autocrat Hugo Chavez, who is in the country reportedly to receive a check-up on the status of his cancer. In his newspaper column "Reflections," Castro wrote, "I talked with him at length yesterday and today (referring to Monday and Tuesday). I explained the eagerness with which I spend my remaining energies to the dreams of a...
  • Chavez's Dirtiest Trick Yet

    10/19/2011 5:22:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 19, 2011 | Editor
    Elections: If there's any better proof that Venezuela's Hugo Chavez can't win an election fairly, it's in his Supreme Court's sorry bid to disqualify a promising opponent this week. Why anyone would want to run for president in a democracy as corrupt as Venezuela's is an open question. After all, President Hugo Chavez's Marxist government has used state funds to buy votes, engaged in ballot-box fraud (as gullible observers like Jimmy Carter grinned and nodded), and used surveillance and retaliation against those who voted "incorrectly" in supposedly secret elections. But it speaks well for those who do, keeping the faith...
  • Are foreign state employees agitating in New York?

    10/18/2011 2:26:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Commentator ^ | October 7, 2011
    Over the past several days, anarchists, anti-capitalists, environmentalists, communists, and probably several other varieties of left-wing crackpots have converged in small numbers on New York to protest against Wall Street. In the United States, these types of protests are common; to an extent, they’re welcome manifestations of democracy. To be sure, not everybody agrees with the messages portrayed on the streets of Manhattan today, but there is general consensus that it is the people’s right to protest peacefully. But to the embarrassment of the left-wing Twitterati, details have emerged of cash passing hands from labour unions to protesters. That’s right;...
  • PICKET: Communists hijacking 'occupy wall street' movement?

    10/09/2011 8:34:42 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 22 replies
    Washingtontimes.com ^ | October 9, 2011 | Kerry Picket
    Not to be outdone by the likes of Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, who claimed there is "horrible repression" of the "Occupy Wall Street" protesters or by an Iranian commander who called the demonstrations an "American Spring," Communist Party USA wants in on the "Occupy" protest action.
  • Kincaid: A Marxist Takeover of D.C.’s Freedom Plaza

    10/14/2011 10:49:29 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | October 14, 2011 | Cliff Kincaid
    The “October 2011” movement organizer Dennis Trainor tells me that he believes capitalism is “homicidal” and that the U.S. needs a revolution. “This is not a reform movement,” he said. He is part of the illegal occupation of Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. The “October 2011” movement is not part of, but endorses the “Occupy Wall Street” movement that began several weeks ago. Although he describes himself as new to professional agitation, Trainor runs the “No Cure For That” website and served as a writer/media consultant for Dennis Kucinich’s 2008 presidential campaign. Kucinich is the Cleveland Democrat perhaps best known...
  • 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...
  • After cancer treatment, Chavez playing ball again

    09/29/2011 6:48:51 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Thursday, September 29, 2011 9:22 PM EDT | IAN JAMES
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez tossed a softball overhand with gusto Thursday, said his latest medical checks have been stellar and ridiculed rumors that his health might have taken a turn for the worse. Chavez said he is bouncing back vigorously from chemotherapy and gaining weight more than three months after he had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his pelvic region. He declined to say what type of cancer he was diagnosed with. "You want me to tell you more? What for?" Chavez said when asked about the cancer at a news conference. "Go to...
  • 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.
  • NC governor recommends suspending democracy to focus on jobs

    09/27/2011 2:01:44 PM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 235 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/27/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    As a way to solve the national debt crisis, North Carolina Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue recommends suspending Congressional elections for the next couple of years. “I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won’t hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover,” Perdue said at a rotary club event in Cary, North Carolina, according to the Raleigh News and Observer. “I really hope that someone can agree with me on that.” Perdue said she thinks that temporarily halting elections would allow members...
  • US Hikers Freed from Iran Speak: Thank Penn And Chomsky, Blame Mutual US-Iran Hostility

    09/26/2011 6:39:04 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 48 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Sep 26, 2011
    US Hikers Freed from Iran Speak: Thank Penn And Chomsky, Blame Mutual US-Iran Hostility for Detention --------“The only explanation for our prolonged detention is the 32 years of mutual hostility between America and Iran,” said Bauer. “The irony is Sarah Josh and I oppose U.S. policies towards Iran which perpetuate this hostility. We were convicted of espionage, because we are American.”
  • Sean Penn helped secure release of U.S. hikers in Iran - after bringing plight to Hugo Chavez

    09/24/2011 3:16:24 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 65 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12:40 AM on 24th September 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    U.S. actor Sean Penn engaged in attempts to secure the release of two Americans freed by Iran this week, flying to Venezuela to ask President Hugo Chavez to intervene with Iran's leader, a source close to the release process said on Friday. Since Tehran freed Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer on Wednesday details have emerged about the efforts to win their freedom, which involved the United Nations, Iraq and Oman - as well as Chavez, who is a fiery critic of the United States. Venezuela's deputy foreign minister said on Thursday that Chavez brought up the case with his Iranian...
  • Chavez foe launches presidential bid in Venezuela

    09/24/2011 1:35:55 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    BlueRidgeNow ^ | Saturday, September 24, 2011 | AP
    [Venezuela's opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez], ... opponent of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has launched his presidential campaign after a human rights court overturned a ban on his candidacy.
  • 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...
  • Venezuela's Chavez sees cautionary tale in Libya

    09/12/2011 4:35:21 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    Associated Press via Google News ^ | Monday, September 12th, 2011 | Ian James
    Chavez denounces Libya's rebels-turned-rulers as "terrorists" and has spearheaded a group of Latin American allies in condemning NATO's airstrikes. In Gadhafi's fate, Chavez appears to see a cautionary tale and a dangerous precedent for potential U.S. and European military interventions in other oil-producing countries, such as Venezuela.
  • Fighting cancer, Chavez seeks aid from deities

    08/04/2011 7:58:23 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 4, 2011 | CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- President Hugo Chavez told a gathering of soldiers Thursday that he's seeking divine support from the indigenous deities and spirits of Venezuela's central plains to help him survive cancer. "Cancer? What is that for me? I have faith in the spirits of the plains that I'll prevail. I will live and we will win the elections next year," Chavez told hundreds of troops massed in formation at Fort Tiuna, Venezuela's largest military installation.
  • Chavez Warns over Manoeuvres to Prepare Invasion of Venezuela

    09/04/2011 6:40:55 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    cadenagramonte.cu ^ | Saturday, September 3, 2011 | Prensa Latina
    President Hugo Chavez has warned that the Venezuelan opposition seeks to create favorable conditions for a foreign intervention as it has occurred in Libya that has been bombed by the western powers with the pretext of supporting insurgent groups. "Some people think that the case of Libya will be repeated here. They are conniving and plotting for an invasion of Venezuela, and we have to be on the alert to prevent that madness from taking place," said Chavez at the Miraflores presidential palace after concluding his third period of chemotherapy. The president said that the attacks of the right wing...
  • Venezuelan Embassy looted in Libya: Hugo Chavez [ waaaaahhh! ]

    09/04/2011 6:26:01 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    Times O' India ^ | Thursday, August 25, 2011 | AP
    Chavez said he has received word that the Venezuelan Embassy in the Libyan capital of Tripoli "was assaulted and totally looted" by hordes of people. He didn't give details or say whether anyone was injured in the incident, which occurred during rebel assaults on government and other buildings. Chavez has been a staunch defender of Muammar Gaddafi throughout the conflict.
  • 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.
  • As Chavez Pulls Venezuela's Gold From JP Morgan, Is The Great Scramble For Physical Starting?

    08/18/2011 1:54:49 PM PDT · by dennisw · 52 replies
    zerohedge. ^ | 08/17/2011 | Submitted by Tyler Durden
    In addition to the nationalization of his gold insutry, Chavez earlier also announced that he would recover virtually all gold that Venezuela hold abroad, starting with 99 tons of gold at the Bank of England. As the WSJ reported earlier, "The Bank of England recently received a request from the Venezuelan government about transferring the 99 tons of gold Venezuela holds in the bank back to Venezuela, said a person familiar with the matter. A spokesman from the Bank of England declined to comment whether Venezuela had any gold on deposit at the bank." That's great, but not really a...
  • Honduras Cardinal: Chavez Planned My Kidnapping

    07/18/2011 8:27:27 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez once plotted to kidnap Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, the cardinal revealed to a truth-and-reconciliation commission in his own country. The Honduran cardinal reported that Chavez was outraged by his support for a coup that ousted President Manuel Zelaya, a Chavez ally, in 2009. Today, Cardinal Rodriguez says that he has not regrets about his role: conditions in Honduras have improved, he says, and he is now praying for Chavez, who is suffering from cancer. In an interview with Vatican Insider, the Honduran cardinal—whose name is often mentioned among the possible candidates for the...
  • Chavez retains secrecy over cancer therapy in Cuba

    07/17/2011 2:40:21 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sunday, July 17, 2011 5:01 PM EDT | IAN JAMES
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — In his monthlong fight against cancer, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has placed utmost importance on secrecy, carefully offering only scraps of information about his condition. Now, as he begins planned chemotherapy in Cuba, Chavez appears to have found the perfect place where he can tightly guard details of his illness and keep the prying eyes of the news media far away. The Venezuelan leader first underwent surgery in the island nation on June 20 to remove a cancerous tumor from his pelvic region. He returned Saturday night, saying he would be starting a "second phase of...
  • Chavez returns to Venezuela from Cuba

    07/04/2011 7:24:57 AM PDT · by WellyP · 19 replies
    - Associated Press ^ | 4 July 2011 | IAN JAMES
    "CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Hugo Chavez made a surprise return to Venezuela from Cuba before dawn Monday, saying he is feeling better as he recovers from surgery that removed a cancerous tumor..."
  • Noam Chomsky denounces old friend Hugo Chávez for 'assault' on democracy

    07/03/2011 1:41:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    Hugo Chávez has long considered Noam Chomsky one of his best friends in the west. He has basked in the renowned scholar's praise for Venezuela's socialist revolution and echoed his denunciations of US imperialism. Venezuela's president, who hasrevealed that he has had surgery in Cuba to remove a cancerous tumour, turned one of Chomsky's books into an overnight bestseller after brandishing it during a UN speech. He hosted Chomsky in Caracas with smiles and pomp. Earlier this year Chávez even suggested Washington make Chomsky the US ambassador to Venezuela. The president may be about to have second thoughts about that,...
  • Venezuela army assures calm after Chavez surgery

    07/01/2011 9:46:46 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 07/01/11 | Andrew Cawthorne and Brian Ellsworth
    CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's military sought to quash any talk of unrest or infighting on Friday as socialist leader Hugo Chavez's revelation of cancer surgery shakes the South American OPEC nation he has dominated since 1999. Army chief General Henry Rangel Silva said the military would guarantee constitutional order during Chavez's absence for treatment in Cuba. The president, he said, would be home "soon" and was still in charge of Venezuela. "We have seen our comandante thinner than usual but still standing. The truth is he is getting better, he's fine," Rangel told state television. "The country is calm." The...
  • Hugo Chavez's Health Leads to Postponement of Latin American Summit

    06/30/2011 5:41:41 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 6 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | June 29, 2011
    The health of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, shrouded in mystery for the last two weeks, has led to the postponement of a summit of Latin American leaders next week, that country's government announced Wednesday. "The Venezuelan government, after discussions with the governments of the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, has taken the decision to postpone the Third Summit of Latin America and the Caribbean on Integration and Development (CALC) that was scheduled to take place on July 5-6, 2011 on Margarita Island, Venezuela," the foreign ministry said in a statement.
  • VIDEO: Images of Hugo Chavez with Fidel Castro (Sunny Images Don't Match Today's Havana Weather)

    06/28/2011 8:42:37 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    TeleSur ^ | June 28, 2011
    Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, is in favorable health conditions he appeared publicly on Tuesday with the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, images were broadcast by the state TV, Venezolana de Television.VIDEO