Cindy welcomes Temir Porras, Venezuela’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, in charge of the Middle East and Asia. In today’s world, Venezuela and its popularly beloved President, Hugo Chavez, are tarred as a “communist dictatorship” because of robber-class fears that his good example could give others ideas, too. (Where would the world be if we let people realize that Hugo Chavez is beloved precisely BECAUSE he takes good care of all his people – not just the wealthy and powerful few.) Continue reading →
Recently, I was given the honor of going to Venezuela to interview its President, Hugo Chavez, and I also had some extraordinary experiences and interviews along the way.
I was able to travel to Uruguay with Chavez and his team to attend the inauguration activities of President Jose Mujica. I traveled with and got to know some amazing revolutionaries and dedicated public servants.
Trust me, these people work hard and they are extremely dedicated to the revolution and devoted to President Hugo Chavez. We were constantly on the move and things changed by the minute. Spending two days traveling with this crew was exhilarating but also extremely fatiguing—I can’t even imagine doing it everyday!