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Venezuelan Police Break Up Anti-Chavez Protest

AP | FABIOLA SANCHEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — Police used tear gas, plastic bullets and water cannons to scatter hundreds of students protesting against the government T...

Chavez's 'Bolivarian Revolution', Socialist Project Badly Weakened

AP | IAN JAMES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — A new slogan appearing on the T-shirts and banners of anti-government protesters in Venezuela sums up a growing sentiment a...

Radio Caracas Television Internacional: Anti-Chavez TV Channel Removed From Venezuelan Cable

AP | CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — A cable-television channel critical of President Hugo Chavez was yanked from the air early Sunday for defying new governmen...

Hugo Chavez: Venezuela Needs 'Socialist' Soap Operas

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — President Hugo Chavez says there's too much capitalism on Venezuelan TV. So he's urging producers to start making films and...

Hugo Chavez Spurs Fears Of Venezualan Banking Meltdown | DAN MOLINSKI and DARCY CROWE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CARACAS -- Worries grew Thursday that Venezuela is on the verge of a banking crisis, causing a run on smaller lenders, sinking the country's currency ...

Chavez Wants To Rename Angel Fall's, World's Tallest Waterfall

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — President Hugo Chavez said Sunday that the world's tallest waterfall has been called Angel Falls too long and should revert...

Anti-Jewish Statements Raise Concern After Honduras Coup

AP | BEN FOX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — A Jewish civil rights organization is expressing alarm over conspiracy theories claiming Jews and Israel aided the ouste...

Hugo Chavez Says US Plane Entered Venezuelan Airspace

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says a U.S. military plane entered Venezuelan airspace and was met by his military's F-16s...

Chavez Popularity Slips In Venezuela: Polls

AP | IAN JAMES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — Hugo Chavez's support has declined in the polls as many Venezuelans say they are fed up with 27 percent inflation, a stagna...

Chavez: US Spy plane violated Venezuela's airspace

AP | CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — President Hugo Chavez on Sunday accused the U.S. of violating Venezuela's airspace with an unmanned spy plane, and ordered ...

Colombia To Chavez: Maybe 'Spy Plane' Was Santa's Sleigh

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BOGOTA — Colombia's defense chief joked Monday that Venezuelan troops might have mistaken Santa's sleigh for a spy plane, dismissing accusations...

Hugo Chavez Jokes About Nuclear Bomb For Iran On Live TV

The Guardian | James Sturcke | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Telling somewhat less than tasteful jokes about weapons of mass destruction has been an occasional pastime of a number of senior US Republican politic...

Obama at the UN: Will He Sound the Trumpet for Human Rights?

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

What an opportunity for Obama, after a tumultuous eight months in office, to announce at the UN an auspicious new beginning for his Administration by sounding America's trumpet as the champion of human rights.

Weekly Foreign Affairs Roundup

Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka

The week's top stories in foreign affairs: Redirecting Missile Defense SI Analysis: The Obama administration announces that it is scraping plans fo...

6.4 Venezuela Earthquake Rattles Caracas, Nearby States

AP | RACHEL JONES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — An earthquake shook Venezuela's capital and nearby states Saturday, injuring 14 people and causing damage to a few building...

Morgenthau's Axis Debunked

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Weisbrot

The text of Manhattan D.A. Robert Morgenthau's September 9 Wall Street Journal op-ed, with rebuttals for 21 incorrect statements in the text.

Tens Of Thousands Protest Chavez In Venezuela

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — Tens of thousands marched through Venezuela's capital on Saturday to protest what they call growing authoritarianism by Pre...

Chavez Calls Israeli Government 'Genocidal'

AP | ALBERT AJI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez told the Israeli people not to support their government, which he described as "genocidal" on...

Chavez Aids Antigua After Stanford Fraud Scandal

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The tiny Caribbean state of Antigua and Barbuda, still reeling from the fraud scandal surrounding Texas billionaire Allen Stanford, on Thursday found ...

Exiled Honduran President Sets Up Camp "With Water And Food" On Border

AP | MORGAN LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LAS MANOS, Nicaragua — Deposed President Manuel Zelaya returned to the Honduran border on Saturday and announced he would set up camp there, des...

Chavez Crackdown: Troops Seize Police Station Controlled By Leading Opponent

AP | CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CURIEPE, Venezuela — National Guard troops seized a police station controlled by a leading opponent of President Hugo Chavez on Wednesday, spark...

Antonio Ledezma, Caracas Mayor, Protests Chavez With Hunger Strike

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The mayor of Caracas, Antonio Ledezma, proceeded with his fourth day of a hunger strike on Monday in an attempt to call international attention to Pre...

Chavez Military Critics Ordered To Be Reported For Anti-Chavez Talk

Miam Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Venezuelan army officers and soldiers are upset by a military order that requires the reporting of all comments critical of President Hugo Chávez....

Chavez Regime Has Launched Autocratic Blitzkrieg: Analysis

Huffington Post Contributor | Javier Corrales | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Javier Corrales For the past decade, analysts have debated whether the administration of Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez is democratic. This deb...

Chavez: My Next Gift For Obama Will Be Lenin Book

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — President Hugo Chavez says he has a new book for President Barack Obama: "What is to be Done?" by communist Vladimir Lenin,...