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Thursday, July 05, 2007


Venezuela's narcissist-Leninist President Hugo Chávez, who makes headlines every day trying to pick a fight with the United States, is now embroiled in his worst clash ever with his left-of-
center South American allies. How serious is Chavez's current rift with Brazil? Read it here, and let us know what YOU think.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

from: Paul Thørsen

åndêrš, I don't see Chavéz as a threat to anyone, he is just a nuisance.
I have always seen Brasil as an ally of the USA. I don't see hatred in the eyes of their immigrants to the USA, nor do I see hatred from Portuguese immigrants in New England. I think it's because Portugal was never historic rivals with England. So it doesn;t humiliate those people to come/sneak in to the USA.

10:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

from: Paul Thørsen

åndêrš, way to go with your wok effort. Few reporters go out into the field to get storis as you do. Kudoes for the hard work.

10:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chavez gave an interview to Iran's new worldwide TV network, PRESS. In his interview he claimed Venezuela is the most important country in Latin America. Tis a good way to make friendly with Brazil. Right?

PRESS is at

Iran is going up against the likes of CNN and BBC and get the truth out. It should be fun reading and looking.

10:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

from: Paul Thørsen

Hey anonymous, how do you see that as a threat? Chavéz does not scare me at all.

11:29 PM  
Blogger Bogotano18 said... una vision alternativa de la realidad

12:50 AM  
Blogger leftside said...

This is just a manifestation of the larger left-right political battles being fought in South America. Rightist forces in Paraguay and Brazil (non the government) seem intent on forcing concessions on tariffs and regulation from Venezuela that Chavez has no intention of giving up. Chavez wants true integration able to agressively counter the EU and US demands, not just another neo-liberal custom's shop. Chavez seems no reason to join a group that does not want him or his politics, and will not apologize for defending a sovereign decision on RCTV (which is back on the air now) from foreign attack. So if Lula can't get the Congress to relent, he sees it as a sign that the right is calling the shots in Brazil. ALBA is Chavez's true project.

12:47 PM  
Blogger Carlos Erban said...

I think that Venezuela will be admitted to Mercosur, and the Adean Pact also wants it back. They need to negotiate a way to "save face" in front of their constituencies. They know that Chavez does not apologize to anyone. However, tt is a strategically important market for both blocs just like it is a strategic supplier for the U.S.

I thought you would find interesting my blog titled "What You Don't Read about Venezuela" (in U.S. papers), summarizing my impressions from my recent trip to Venezuela at

2:00 PM  

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