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News stories tagged with "hugo-chavez"

George Ciccariello-Maher and Martha Foley in the studio
George Ciccariello-Maher and Martha Foley in the studio

Chavez: a view from the frontlines

From the outside, Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez looks like a wild Latin revolutionary. He's certainly a provocateur: he's called President Bush "the devil," Condoleeza Rice "illiterate," and the UN the enemy "empire." He cultivates a very public friendship with Fidel Castro. George Ciccariello-Maher is a scholar and St. Lawrence University graduate now spending a year looking at Chavez and the Venezuelan revolution from the inside. He spoke with Martha Foley.  Go to full article

Framing Latin America's Left for the North

Bush nemesis Hugo Chavez is giving free heating oil to Akwesasne, Daniel Ortega's back in Nicaragua, and Democratic control of Congress could alter free trade with Latin America. The Miami Herald's Andean region bureau chief, Steven Dudley, talks with David Sommerstein about how Latin America's trend of leftist politics could affect us in the North Country. Dudley gives a talk, entitled "Latin America's leftist tilt: how much weight will it have?" tonight at 7:30 in Kellas Hall at SUNY Potsdam.  Go to full article

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