Obama’s Foot in Mouth Disease on Venezuela by Sean Fenley

by Sean Fenley
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
The Anything and Everything
December 21, 2011

“I like Latin America; I view South America as the underdog in this situation. As a moviemaker I tend to make movies about people who don’t get a fair shake.” – Academy Award winning filmmaker, Oliver Stone

“One of the hemisphere’s great democratic leaders.” – George H.W. Bush on Carlos Andres Perez

Obama sounds very ignorant and uniformed and shortsighted, when he speaks on the issue of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Continue reading

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Eva Golinger on Hugo Chavez and the History of Venezuela and the US, interviewed by Cindy Sheehan

by Cindy Sheehan
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox
July 24, 2011

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This Sunday (July 24th), Cindy brings back Venezuelan/American Attorney and author Eva Golinger (with first name pronounced like ave a in “save a buck”), our soapbox’s visiting expert in all things Venezuelan and general good friend.  She starts by discussing the health of & prognosis for Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, currently undergoing chemotherapy in Cuba following his recent cancer surgery.  Continue reading

Hands off Venezuela! by Cindy Sheehan

by Cindy Sheehan
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Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
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May 28, 2011

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We Reject United States Sanctions Against Venezuela

On Tuesday, May 24, 2011, the United States Department of State unilaterally imposed sanctions against Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA), for its alleged relations with the government of Iran. The sanctions are a desperate and weak attempt to link Venezuela to Iran’s nuclear energy program as part of an ongoing campaign to justify further aggressive action against the South American oil producing nation.

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Venezuela Rejects US Sanctions, Evaluates Oil Supply to US By Eva Golinger

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By Eva Golinger
Postcards from the Revolution
May 26, 2011

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Venezuela’s government strongly rejected the Obama administration’s attempt to sanction its state-owned oil industry, PDVSA, and interrupt its relations with other nations. Latin American nations and groups worldwide have expressed support for Venezuela’s defiant stance

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Obama Requests Funding For Venezuelan Opposition in 2012 Budget by Eva Golinger

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by Eva Golinger
Postcards from the Revolution
February 17, 2011

The US government is setting the terrain for the 2012 presidential elections in Venezuela, soliciting funding to back anti-Chavez groups and help prepare a “candidate” to oppose Chavez. Republicans call for an “embargo” against the oil-producing nation.

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Barack Obama: As Bad as Bush by Mike Whitney

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by Mike Whitney
Global Research
January 22, 2011

His enemies call him a tyrant and a dictator, but he is neither. Hugo Chavez is a tireless champion of the poor and a committed Christian socialist. The only difference between Chavez’s type of Christianity and Barack Obama’s, is that Chavez walks the walk.

For example, on Tuesday, Chavez used his powers under the new “enabling laws” to enact the “Law for Dignified Refuge” a presidential decree that mandates “dignified and humane” housing for all Venezuelans. The Venezuelan parliament approved the controversial (and temporary) enabling laws because the country faced an unprecedented housing crisis due to the massive floods in December.

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Setting the Record Straight on Venezuela and Hugo Chavez by Eva Golinger

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by Eva Golinger
Global Research, January 9, 2011
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With so much misinformation circulating in different media outlets around the world about Venezuela and President Hugo Chavez, it’s time to set the record straight. Venezuela is not a dictatorship and President Chavez is no dictator. Just last evening the Venezuelan head of state participated in a meeting with a group of housing activists, who not only criticized – live on television – government policies and inaction on tenant and housing issues, but also proposed laws, regulations and projects that were received with open arms by Chavez himself. And last week, the Venezuelan President vetoed a law on higher education that had been approved by the prior year’s majority pro-Chavez legislature, calling for more “open and wide” debate on the subject, to include critics and those who had protested the bill. That is not the behavior of a brutal dictator.

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Wikileaks In Venezuela: Espionage, Propaganda And Disinformation By Eva Golinger

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By Eva Golinger
Postcards from the Revolution
December 3, 2010

The first batch of recently released secret and confidential US State Department documents obtained by Wikileaks include over a dozen dispatches from the US Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela, evidencing espionage against the Chavez administration, use of opposition media and politicians as informants and insulting remarks about the country.

The Wikileaks release last Sunday, November 28, of over a quarter million US State Department cables obtained illegally has caused scandals worldwide over the methods, perspectives and dirty manuevering of US foreign policy. Almost no country or goverment is exempt from mention in the thousands of secret and classified documents, which are being released over a period of months in order to appreciate the quality of the information, while also subjecting Washington to a type of prolonged torture.

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The Latin American Revolution, Part 4: Integration: Towards a United Latin America

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Written by Asad Ismi and produced by Kristin Schwartz
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2010-07-11

Many Latin American countries are coming together to create a continental community based on socialism and taking care of human needs. The last episode examines this inspiring integration and its importance as a model for global development. With Presidents Evo Morales and Hugo Chavez and Joao Batista Lemos, Sonia Fleury, Rosemary Irusta, Sabina Gonzalez, Lilian Celiberti, Ramon Cardona, Julio Chavez and Doris Miranda.

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The Latin American Revolution, Part 1: Venezuela: The Bolivarian Revolution

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Written by Asad Ismi and produced by Kristin Schwartz
http://radio4all.net
2010-07-11

Venezuela under President Hugo Chavez has been a leader of the Latin American Revolution. This episode focuses on how the Chavez government has transformed Venezuela through its Bolivarian Revolution. With President Hugo Chavez, Clara Herrera, America Maldonado, Santiago Arconada Rodriguez, Adedue Kawa and Julio Chavez.

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Chavez to Assad: We should speed up the birth of a new world order

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Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
21 October 2010

1) Chavez to Assad: We should speed up the birth of a new world order (21 October 2010)

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Russia Today Interview with Hugo Chavez

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RTAmerica | October 15, 2010

Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, who is in Moscow for talks on cooperation between Russia and Venezuela, has given an exclusive live interview to RT.

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Democracy is Coming… to the USA By Timothy V. Gatto + Leonard Cohen: Democracy

By Timothy V. Gatto
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
liberalpro.blogspot.com
Oct. 13, 2010

It’s about time that Americans get over themselves and look to Latin America with a new eye. The changes that are happening to the nations of South America are astounding. Hugo Chavez is not the strongman dictator that the United States would want you to believe he is. Evo Morales is not the dictator that the U.S. State Department would like you to believe he is. The leaders of South America are a vibrant breath of fresh air and an example of what we here in the United States could become.

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Eva Golinger: Coup in Ecuador and Election in Venezuela, interviewed by Cindy Sheehan

by Cindy Sheehan
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox
October 10, 2010

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(SOAPBOX #76) – Cindy sez: “We will be hosting Venezuelan/American Attorney and author Eva Golinger to talk about some recent South American events.”  Ms. Golinger is the author of The Chavez Code, which illuminates (using US documentation) the US’s profound part in the attempted overthrow of President Hugo Chavez in 2002.  We chat about the importance and the implications of Venezuela’s recent parliamentary elections, and last week’s coup attempt in Ecuador.  We also try to answer the age old question of why does the Huffington Post hate Hugo Chavez and Venezuela so?  I doubt you will find an hour on radio or tv that is packed with more relevant info than on today’s Soapbox.

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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (2002)

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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised is a 2002 documentary about the April 2002 Venezuelan coup attempt which briefly deposed Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.

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