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Chavez Will Try Again To End Term Limits

Los Angeles Times | Chris Kraul | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Reporting from Caracas, Venezuela -- Despite the prospect of economic hard times as oil revenue plunges, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is preparing...

Two Men Captured From Israel-Lebanon Border, Sound Familiar?

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

Hezbollah has been able to keep its weapons and buy more following Lebanon's civil war. The "Party of God" is also known to maintain close and direct relations with Syria's leadership.

Russia Threatens American Hegemony with Fighter Jets to Lebanon

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

After suffering serious losses during the 2006 summer war with Israel, Hezbollah reportedly increased its weapons arsenal three-fold, though they should have disarmed.

Coping with Crisis, Latin America Bucks the System

Laura Carlsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Laura Carlsen

The prospect of a unified Latin America that could finally stand up, not only to the U.S. but to the global financial system, appeals to global justice activists.

Why Chavez Wants To Be President for Life

Francisco Toro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Francisco Toro

Chavez's fortunes have always hinged on his standing with moderates. But these days he talks to them less and less, spending more of his time on the kind of hyperbolic red meat that only the wingnuts go for.

Chavez To Supporters: Be Prepared To Die For The Revolution

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — President Hugo Chavez is asking the military and his supporters to prepare for a showdown with his newly elected political ...

Letter From Nicaragua: As Elections Approach, What'll It Be -- Lula or Hugo?

David Paul Appell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Paul Appell

What the United States needs to do under the Obama administration is, first off, pay more attention and engage not just with Nicaragua but to Latin America in general.

The Bill Ayers Distraction

Dennis Perrin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dennis Perrin

I carry my share of misery, but a fair number of reactionaries must have ceaseless raging fear in their heads. Isn't real life awful enough? Why the need for even worse alternate realities?

Washington Expels Venezuelan Ambassadors In Response To Chavez, Drug Traffickers

AP | FOSTER KLUG and IAN JAMES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — The United States stopped trying to be polite Friday in an escalating diplomatic shoving match with the populist leaders of Venezue...

Should Obama, If Elected, Make a Clean Break With Bush's Latin America Policy?

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

The "divide and conquer," Cold War strategy in Latin America has only succeeded in further reducing Washington's standing in the region, which is now lower than it has ever been.

Chavez, S. American Allies Launch Regional Bank

AP | Bill Cormier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Hugo Chavez and leaders of six other South American nations launched a regional development bank that they tout as the continent's answer to U.S.-infl...

Venezuela Accuses US Embassy Official Of Conspiring To Defeat Chavez's Referendum

AP | EDISON LOPEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Venezuela threatened Wednesday to expel a U.S. Embassy official for allegedly conspiring to defeat a referendum championed by President Hugo Chavez, a...

Video: King Of Spain Telling Chavez To Shut Up

Dark14 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During the Ibero-American summit in Santiago, Chile, King Juan Carlos of Spain becomes somewhat agitated at Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. Read...

King Of Spain Telling Chavez To Shut Up Becomes Ringtone Hit

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The king of Spain's recent undiplomatic outburst at the Venezuelan president has become a ringtone hit across Spain. An estimated 500,000 people have...