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Hugo Chavez

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  • 'Open Veins' and enduring ills in Latin America

    'Open Veins' and enduring ills in Latin America
    The reading list for my college core course at UC Santa Cruz in the early 1970s included a book by a young Uruguayan author, Eduardo Galeano, called "Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent." The book, which excoriated...
  • A new approach to Cuba

    A new approach to Cuba
    Fifty years ago, Ernesto "Che" Guevara led a column of war-steeled rebels into Havana as Fidel Castro took the city of Santiago at the other end of the island and declared a Cuban revolution. This one, Castro said, would not be like Cuba's 1898...
  • Voter fraud allegations directed at Nicaragua's Sandinistas

    Voter fraud allegations directed at Nicaragua's Sandinistas
    One of the main gains of the Sandinista revolution in Nicaragua nearly 30 years ago was a system of free and fair elections that allowed voters to give President Daniel Ortega the boot in 1990 and then return him to power in 2006. Unfortunately, this...
  • Nasty turn in El Salvador

    Though tame perhaps by today's standards, El Salvador's civil war in the 1980s was a brutal front in the Cold War that claimed 75,000 lives. The country was a frightening place where right-wing hit men assassinated the archbishop of San Salvador as he...
  • Meeting the neighbors

    Meeting the neighbors
    When President Obama attends the Summit of the Americas next week, he will encounter a wellspring of goodwill in Latin America toward the young leader who reminds so many there of their favorite American president, John F. Kennedy. And yet he will...
  • Russia's interest in South America should alert the U.S.

    Russia's interest in South America should alert the U.S.
    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's four-nation jaunt through Latin America, which started at an international summit in Peru on Saturday and finishes in Cuba on Thursday, might be thought of as his badwill tour -- not aimed at Latin America, but a...
  • Put pressure on Honduras

    Put pressure on Honduras
    De facto, interim or congressionally installed -- no matter the qualifier -- Roberto Micheletti is not the president of Honduras. Manuel Zelaya is, and like him or not, the man who was ousted in a military-civilian coup on June 28 should be returned to...
  • Iran continues to be a threat, Bush says

    President Bush said today that despite a new intelligence report asserting that Iran stopped its development of nuclear weapons in 2003, "nothing has changed" in U.S. policy. "Iran was dangerous, Iran is dangerous and Iran will be dangerous if they...
  • What to do with Fannie and Freddie?

    What to do with Fannie and Freddie?
    What's the right role and structure for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? How about the Federal Housing Administration? Previously, Abromowitz and Mitchell discussed John McCain’s proposal for the government to buy bad mortgages, the biggest players in...
  • Letters to the editor

    Obama overseas Re "Obama defends greeting Chavez," April 20 I found the warmth obvious in President Obama's handshake and embrace of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to be offensive. Chavez is a petty tyrant who defies democratic norms and has called...
  • Wheres the balance on Chavez?

    The Times printed an editorial on Venezuela's recent national referendum. I am particularly concerned because your editorial, like many in other newspapers, strongly echoed the opinions of the Bush administration, failed to provide needed balance and...
  • Free Sam Zell!

    The funniest thing about anti-media activists — whoops, I mean "public interest groups" — is that their sky-is-falling brief against big media consolidation always (and I mean always) disintegrates on contact with what I like to call "personal experience....