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.
In a new interview, Ozzie Guillen tells me the surprising story of why he was drunk during both his interviews for the White Sox Manager job and explains why he thinks actor Sean Penn is a loser for his comments on Venezuela.
Hugo Chavez's health saga has had ups and downs, but specially has born the trademark of the Cold War era. After 24 days of absence he arrived in Caracas under total secrecy. But what exactly is wrong with Chavez?
Right now, in Venezuela, the political chess game is underway, even to the point of analyzing options for succession. In Havana's Plaza of the Revolution the deliberations are also intense.
Will Ollanta Humala be the Peruvian equivalent of Venezuela's Chávez or Brazil's Lula? The answer, on which may hang Peru's torrid rates of economic growth, has become a parlor game.
Cristina Kirchner has moved her image to the political center to attract dollar investors. Instead of a dirty war, Argentina is fighting a war against food price inflation and syndicalists.
Walid Makled, Venezuela's Pablo Escobar had reached the pinnacle of wealth and power. It was short lived.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says capitalism may have destroyed life on Mars.
I had the opportunity this morning to present my case before the judges of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
Under current U.S. law, Cuba will never have a Wael Ghonim, the Google executive who has become a hero in Egypt for defending freedom of expression and communication among activists.
Each of you has been a recipient of the Muammar Al-Gaddafi International Prize for Human Rights. When you had the chance to show that you learned your lesson by returning the award, you did not.
People across the globe are calling for decades of corruption, censorship, brutality, dictatorship, and suppression of freedoms to give way to a new time.
As forces loyal to Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi fire on protesters in a mounting human rights calamity, Julian Assange has released U.S. diplomatic cables which should prove acutely embarrassing to Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.
In an era where the Federal Government has seen some of its lowest approval ratings in history, it has become all too easy for Americans to relegate blame to their elected officials. Our problem are more complex.
Having endured repression under the 1964-1985 right wing military dictatorship, many Brazilians hold the nation's defense establishment in low regard....
The past ten years in Latin America have seen a historic shift to the left in government power and the streets. The US needs to learn from these examples if we are to break out of our stagnant political culture.