Sunday, November 29, 2009

Drawing The Line On Hugo Chávez

From Shadow Government/Foreign Policy:

Ordinarily, it’s easy to dismiss the rhetoric of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez as just so much bombast meant to sate the appetites of his most radical followers. Witness, for example, his recently expressed admiration for Carlos the Jackal, Robert Mugabe, and, yes, Idi Amin.

Other times, however, Chávez wanders into territory of strategic interest to the United States, and his rhetoric, not to mention his actions, cannot be ignored.

Chávez’s latest saber-rattling vis-à-vis neighboring Colombia is just such an occasion.

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More News On Venezuela

President Hugo Chavez's revolution in Venezuela limits singing in shower -- The Telegraph
Chavez threatens to nationalize Venezuelan banks -- Business Week
Chavez Says He Has ‘No Problem’ Nationalizing Banks -- Bloomberg
Chavez threatens to nationalize Venezuelan banks -- Globe And Mail
Colombia ministers in summit 'snub' to Venezuela -- BBC
Venezuela blasts Colombia as region talks defense -- Reuters
Venezuela ratchets up tension with Colombia -- Scotland On Sunday
Venezuela May Destroy Six Bridges on Colombian Border -- Bloomberg

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