Why Washington Hates Hugo Chavez
By Mike Whitney
While Bush and Obama were expanding their foreign wars and pushing through tax cuts for the rich, Chavez was busy improving the lives of the poor and needy while fending off the latest wave of US aggression. Ref. Source 5
There has been a recent claim by news sources that Chavez has strong links to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia or FARC as people know them.
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Chavez not dead or dying, say allies:
Rumours of the impending demise of Hugo Chavez have been greatly exaggerated, his allies said yesterday, insisting that he will be back at work imminently and telling opponents that they should "stop dreaming" of his death. Ref. Source 5
I just read Clarin (lead newspaper from Argentina). Chavez is in Cuba right now and from there he just announced that he has cancer, he also said the medical treatment is slow and complicated.
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Glenn vs. Hugo Chavez
Glenn once again broadcasted from South Africa today, but immediately after the show he departed for none other than Hugo Chavez's Venezuela. Despite efforts made by the Chavez regime to thwart Glenn's plane from landing there, Glenn is still making his way to the dictator's country to speak to 5,000 people there. Chavez is a dictator who has been president since 1999 and has nationalized several industries including the media, food and oil industries. Ref. Source 5