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Obama Throws Another Bone to the Right on Venezuela

U.S. President Barack Obama (AP)

Today the Obama administration threw a bone to the extreme right, with a press release from Secretary of State John Kerry announcing “restrictions on travel to the United States by a number of Venezuelan government officials who have been responsible for or complicit in such human rights abuses.”   This is of course a very hostile gesture that is transparently political, and has nothing to do with human rights.  

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Venezuela’s Maduro Writes Letter to Obama, “No War in Syria”

“We are all Syria” reads this placard at a protest outside the US embassy in Venezuela on Monday (EFE)

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has written a letter to US president Barack Obama, arguing against a war on Syria. He also volunteered Venezuela for a peace negotiation commission.

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Venezuela to Obama: “Please Get Informed”

Comments made by Obama in Mexico on Friday have ignited criticism from Caracas (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

The Venezuelan government hit back at a series of what it describes as “false and “interventionist” statements made by U.S. President Barack Obama over the weekend.

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Obama Signals Four More Years of Bad Relations with Latin America [with video]

Many in Latin America pray for a healthy recovery for Venezuela's Chavez, who is undergoing cancer treatment [EPA]

President Obama's crass comments about newly-elected Chavez only serve to further alienate himself from Latin America, argues Weisbrot.

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Venezuela Criticizes Obama's Comments on Chavez

The Venezuelan minister of communication, Ernesto Villegas, read out the Venezuelan government’s condemnation of Obama’s com

The Venezuelan government expressed outrage at U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday for calling Hugo Chavez's policies "authoritarian" at such a "delicate moment," with the Venezuelan president recovering from a difficult cancer surgery.

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Obama Slamming Chavez – Will Venezuela Be Able to Hold Elections As Planned?

Nine months ahead of the presidential poll in Venezuela, US President B. Obama gave a written interview to the country's top-conservative and sternly anti-Chavez outlet El Universal. Obama's provocative comments were immediately read as a mobilizing signal by the opposition in Venezuela. 

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War on Venezuela: Washington’s False Accusations against the Chavez Government

Dangerous and unfounded accusations could easily be used to justify an attack against Venezuela, as “weapons of mass destruction” was used against Iraq and “protecting the population” was used against Libya.Obama’s reckless bandwagoning of aggression against Venezuela could lead to an unnecessary atrocity.

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U.S. President Obama Nominates Chavez Critic for Top Latin America Post

Roberta Jacobson, Barack Obama’s nominee for Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs (Agencies)

This week, U.S. President Barack Obama announced his choice for the State Department’s top Latin America post. An outspoken critic of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, Obama’s nominee, Roberta Jacobson, recently told a U.S. Senate subcommittee that she was "particularly concerned" with the Venezuelan president.

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Chavez versus Obama: Facing Presidential Elections in 2012

Two incumbent presidents are running for re-election in 2012, Hugo Chavez in Venezuela and Barack Obama in the United States.  What makes these two electoral contests significant is that they represent contrasting responses to the global economic crises.

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Obama in Latin America: Brazilian Ethanol, Washington Bombs and Venezuelan Nukes

US President Barack Obama and his Brazilian Counterpart Dilma Rousseff meet in Brasilia on 19 March 2011 (EFE).

According to Michael Froman, Obama’s national security adviser for international economic affairs, “This trip fundamentally is about the US recovery, US exports and the critical relationship that Latin America plays in our economic future and jobs here in the United States.”

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