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The Spectre Haunting The Spanish Monarchy

Hugo Chavez

At a summit in 2007, Juan Carlos de Borbón, King of Spain, the head of state hand-picked by dictator Francisco Franco as his successor, was moved to outburst by remarks by Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. "Why don’t you shut up?” the King spat, as Chávez recalled Spain's support of the attempted coup d’état that sought to depose him in 2002.

Well, look who’s shutting up now.

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Remember When Venezuela and Bolivia Kicked the U.S. DEA Out of Their Countries, Accusing It of Espionage? Looks Like They Were Right...


The NSA is shown to have assisted the DEA with efforts to capture narcotraffickers, but the leaked documents also refer to “a vibrant two-way information sharing relationship” between the two intelligence agencies, implying that the DEA shares its information with the NSA to aid with non-drug-related spying.

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From Exile to Radicalization in Venezuela - Edgardo Lander on Reality Asserts Itself

Paul Jay interviews Edgardo Lander on Reality Asserts Itself.

In an interview with the Real News Network, Edgardo Lander, author and professor of social sciences at the Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas, puts Venezuela’s current unrest in context by reviewing modern history- starting with his upbringing as a child of political exiles in 1948. Parts 1 and 2 of 4.

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Venezuela: Chavistas Debate the Pace of Change

Mural in the barrio of La Vega, Caracas. Photo by Sujatha Fernandes.

The violent anti-government protests that shook Venezuela in February have once again thrust the issue of the pace of change into the broader debate over socialist transformation. Radical Chavistas, reflecting the zeal of the movement’s rank and file, call for a deepening of the “revolutionary process,” while moderate Chavistas favor concessions to avoid an escalation of the violence. The same dilemma confronted the socialist government of Salvador Allende in the early 1970s, but under different political circumstances.

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Call of Duty: Feeding the Venezuela Haters or Just Dumb Fun?

Almagro is a red-beret wearing, Simon Bolivar-admiring and vehemently anti-US Venezuelan dictator who used petrodollars to forge

If ideology shapes our fantasies as Zizek suggests, then Call of Duty: Ghosts is imperialism distilled.

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Venezuela Commemorates Chavez's Birthday

Stiltwalker in Merida's Bolivar Square. (Ryan Mallett-Outtrim/Venezuelanalysis)

On 28 July, Venezuela commemorated former president Hugo Chavez's birthday. Had Chavez not passed away earlier this year, he would have turned 59 on Sunday. His birthday brought supporters to the streets all over Venezuela.

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Source: NSA Spied on Chávez in Rome

The DataGate began in Rome in May 2006, when George Bush ordered half the city to be intercepted by the NSA, which wanted to kno

The DataGate? It began in Rome when the National Security Agency (NSA) spied on the visit of Hugo Chávez. In May 2006, U.S. secret services organized a massive espionage operation against the Venezuelan president. The Italian capital was intercepted for a week.

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Hugo Chavez Awarded Venezuela’s National Journalism Prize for “Democratisation of Communication”

The prize was handed to Chavez’s daughter, Maria Chavez, by President Nicolas Maduro during a ceremony in Venezuela’s presid

Late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has been awarded Venezuela’s National Journalism Prize posthumously for his role in promoting alternative media and the democratisation of communication.

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The Winner of Venezuela’s Election to Succeed Hugo Chávez Is Hugo Chávez

Nicolas Maduro waves to supporters at a campaign rally, April 6, 2013 (agencies).

On April 14, Venezuelans went to the polls and elected Hugo Chávez’s former foreign minister and vice-president, Nicolás Maduro, president. It was a close race, closer than many thought it would be. The man he beat was Henrique Capriles Radonski, Chávez’s unsuccessful challenger in last October’s presidential election.

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Interview with Nicolas Maduro: "Until the Last Day, Chavez Wanted to Live"

Maduro being interviewed by Panorama (Panorama)

In this interview with Panorama, current interim president Nicolas Maduro told of his experiences with Chavez during his last days, the arrangements made afterwards, and how he himself coped.

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