Why Venezuela has Voted Again for Their ”˜Negro e Indio’ President
There’s so much BS and baloney thrown around about Venezuela that I may be violating some rule of US journalism by providing some facts. Let’s begin with this: 77% of Venezuela’s farmland is owned by 3% of the population, the ‘hacendados.’ …more
Will The Gang That Fixed Florida Fix the Vote in Caracas this Sunday?
Hugo Chavez drives George Bush crazy. Maybe it’s jealousy: Unlike Mr. Bush, Chavez, in Venezuela, won his Presidency by a majority of the vote. …more
Hugo Chavez has an attitude problem. Only last April the Venezuelan president escaped a kidnapping by the Chairman of the nation’s Chamber of Commerce. This weekend, Chavez is facing a recall petition by the angry rich of Venezuela. He also faces the wrath of an angry rich American president who does not appreciate Chavez’ bad attitude toward globalization a la Rumsfeld.
Greg Palast reporting for BBC Newsnight
First Broadcast 13 May 2002
Gregory Palast visited Dublin to speak at a number of meetings to discuss his new book, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy and spoke to Socialist Worker. ...more