Archived posts from category ‘Hugo Chavez’

08.03.12
Danger Room: Don’t Freak Out, But Iran Is Helping Venezuela Build Drones

by ROBERT BECKHUSEN Iran is planning to build drones for the Venezuelan military. Just so you know, it sounds worse than it is. That’s according to Air Force Gen. Douglas Fraser, chief of U.S. forces in South America. According to Fraser, who spoke to reporters in Washington on Wednesday, the drones are to be manufactured [...]

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06.02.12
Robert’s Latin America Round-Up

by ROBERT BECKHUSEN Venezuela The Venezuelan National Assembly reformed the country’s anti-terrorism law “to “help combat crimes such as money laundering, bomb threats and airplane hijackings,” in a move that has angered opposition and rights activists while prompting a rhetorical defense from the government. “[It is] a strong law against terrorism and those who finance [...]

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17.01.12
Robert’s Latin America Round-Up

by ROBERT BECKHUSEN Iran Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited four countries in Latin America last week. The five-day trip — postponed from September because of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s cancer therapy — brought Ahmadinejad through Venezuela, Nicaragua, Cuba and Ecuador.  Although the trip was overshadowed by the assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist last week [...]

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06.01.12
Robert’s Latin America Round-Up

by ROBERT BECKHUSEN Bolivia Bolivia is officially no longer party to the United Nations Convention on Narcotic Drugs. The reason: the treaty’s prohibition of the coca leaf, used in traditional Bolivian medicine. The reason the coca leaf is banned by the U.N.? It’s the raw material for cocaine, one of the world’s most lucrative illegal [...]

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12.01.11
Hugo Chavez Comix #1

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