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  • Is Hezbollah staging in Venezuela?

    10/31/2008 1:30:35 AM PDT · by rvoitier · 8 replies · 910+ views
    What the heck is Hezbollah training in Venezuela for?
  • BERLIN IGNORES VERBAL ATTACK: Chavez Says Merkel a Political Descendant of Hitler

    05/12/2008 7:05:10 AM PDT · by wolf78 · 14 replies · 68+ views
    SPIEGEL Online ^ | May 12, 2008 | cro/Reuters/AP
    The German government has shrugged off a verbal attack on Chancellor Angela Merkel by Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez who called her a political descendant of Adolf Hitler and stopped just short of telling her to go to hell. The two leaders might meet at an upcoming summit in Peru. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has joined a long list of government leaders to receive a verbal savaging from Venezuela's outspoken President Hugo Chavez, but she appears to be intent on ignoring the abuse. Chavez, speaking on Sunday in his weekly TV and radio program, said of Merkel: "She is from the...
  • Venezuela's Hugo Chavez seizes sugar plantations

    04/11/2008 9:40:55 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies · 99+ views
    LA Times ^ | April 11, 2008 | Chris Kraul,
    BOGOTA, COLOMBIA — Venezuelan armed forces occupied 32 sugar plantations Thursday, the latest in a wave of takeovers that some say is a bid by President Hugo Chavez to regain political momentum and reverse his recent slide in the polls. The farms in Lara state were taken over by army units at the request of the Chavez government's National Land Institute, or INTI. The institute in recent years has handled the takeover of thousands of acres of farmland and turned them over to worker cooperatives. The government last week said it would seize privately owned cement manufacturers, and Wednesday it...
  • New South American alliance gives hope (BARF ALERT)

    05/08/2007 2:11:53 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 7 replies · 617+ views
    The (People's) Daily Cardinal ^ | 5/8/07 | Enye Langree
    We live in a world that at times seems to be crumbling beneath us, slowly suffocating from the pollution, wars and grinding poverty that blanket much of the planet. The crisis in Darfur screams soundlessly into the abyss that is television news. Attempts to censor the Internet are blossoming everywhere, and a federal investigation recently found that six of eight reconstruction “successes” in Iraq are actually failures. Meanwhile, the world waves a languid hand at the problems and settles back to sleep. Then again, Paris Hilton just got sentenced to 45 days in jail, so maybe there is some justice...
  • The Crumbling Hugo Chavez Power Equation

    03/02/2007 7:44:06 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 11 replies · 1,123+ views
    Venezuela Today ^ | 2 Mar 2007 | Gustavo Coronel
    Hugo Chavez’s power equation is based upon two main components: resources and strategy. The resource side of the equation has been based in oil income. For the last five years this income has been of the order of $175 billion, a good portion of which has been utilized by Chavez to build a global alliance against what he calls “the empire”, the U.S. The strategy component has been largely provided by three main advisers: Luis Miquilena, his early mentor, who convinced him to run for president and was the brain behind the manipulations of 1999 and 2000 that actually converted...
  • Venezuela's Chavez slams Bush on Iraq

    02/01/2007 11:56:11 AM PST · by jmc1969 · 34 replies · 732+ views
    AP ^ | February 1 2007 | IAN JAMES
    President Hugo Chavez dismissed Washington's concerns that Venezuela's democracy is under threat, saying a "dictatorship" led by President Bush poses a true threat to democracy around the world. Condemning the war in Iraq, the Venezuelan leader said that Bush and John Negroponte, a former director of national intelligence who is designated for the No. 2 position in the State Department, should be tried for "war crimes" committed by the U.S. military across the globe. "The two of them are criminals. They should be tried and thrown in prison for the rest of their days," Chavez told a news conference. "If...
  • Chavez Gets Powers to Rule by Decree (PM Newspapers- 'Heil Hugo')

    01/31/2007 2:39:12 PM PST · by meg88 · 17 replies · 621+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 31, 2007 - 8:41 PM | Pat Markey in London
    January 31, 2007 - 8:41 PM Chavez gets powers to rule by decree By Christian Oliver CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's Congress on Wednesday granted President Hugo Chavez powers to rule by decree for 18 months as he tries to force through nationalizations key to his self-styled leftist revolution. The vote allows anti-U.S. leader Chavez, who has been in power since 1999, to deepen state control of the economy and other sectors of public life such as defence and security. Chavez's increasing centralization of power in the No. 4 oil exporter to the United States prompted rare public comments from U.S....
  • Venezuela's Chavez says "gringos go to hell"

    01/21/2007 9:55:57 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 42 replies · 1,666+ views
    Venezuela's Chavez says "gringos go to hell" 7 minutes ago Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Sunday told the U.S. government to "go to hell" after it questioned his plan to seek special powers to legislate by decree as part of his self-styled socialist revolution. Chavez, a Cuba ally re-elected by a landslide in December, this month launched a broad campaign to consolidate power by nationalizing key industries, seeking expanded executive powers and pushing for unlimited presidential re-election. A State Department spokesman on Friday said Chavez's reform plans have caused "some concern," describing the proposal allowing presidents to rule by decree...