Apparently, there is something in Chomsky's DNA that prevents him from discussing Latin America outside the context of U.S. imperialism. Thus, everything that transpires politically in the region must be compared with Washington's actions.
At long last, the meeting between Chomsky and Chávez took place in 2009 when Chomsky traveled to Caracas. In a video posted to YouTube, Chomsky looks a little awkward and uncomfortable as he stands next to Chávez.
Noam Chomsky has provided sympathetic commentary on Venezuela, and in 2009 Chomsky even met personally with Chávez in Caracas. It came as a slight surprise, therefore, when the professor of linguistics recently criticized Chávez.