Tag archives for Hugo Chávez

Three Latin American intellectuals accepted challenge of Chávez

Three Latin American intellectuals, the Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa and the Mexican Jorge Castañeda Gutman and Enrique Krauze, accepted the challenge of president Hugo Chávez to open a public debate in his program “Aló Presidente!. The program of the president has a special edition this week with a daily emission between 8 and 10 […]

The Venezuela of Chávez fears writer Vargas Llosa

The presence of prestigious Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa has risen concerns in the Venezuela of president Hugo Chávez, famous for his socialist project for the South American nation. Vargas Llosa, one of the most important authors of the Hispanic literature, came to Caracas for the International Congress on Freedom and Democracy organized by the […]

Chávez in Iran

The president of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, arrived to Tehran to pay a “strategic visit” in order to tie political and economical links with the ayatollahs’ regime. He will visit China and Japan after. Chávez will meet president Mahmud Ahmadineyad, a radical conservative that has visited Venezuela as well and some other Latin American nations. Iran, […]

A friendly press conference between two controversial presidents

Cartagena | ColPas. The meeting of the two most controversial presidents of Latin America in Cartagena de Indias was rather friendly. Even if journalists touched hot subjects like the Farc hostages that broke relations between Chávez and Uribe since November 2007 or the issue of the reelection that both leaders are looking. But the most […]

Colombia and Venezuela set up fund to finance micro and small enterprises

Cartagena | ColPas. The presidents of Colombia and Venezuela announced the creation of a fund to finance micro and small enterprises as a measure to face the the global recession. The fund will start with resources for 200 million dollars with an equal participation of both countries.

What Uribe and Chávez will talk in Cartagena

The two most famous presidents of the Americas will meet in Cartagena de Indias at the end of this month. On 24th January Álvaro Uribe of Colombia and Hugo Chávez of Venezuela will have a meeting to discuss the effects of the financial crisis in the two South American nations.

Chávez asked Obama to rectify

The comments of elected president Barack Obama in relation with the government of president Hugo Chávez of Venezuela, seems to initiate a new period in the long tensions between Washington and Caracas. Obama suggested that Chávez interrupted the progress of the region, exports terrorist activities and supports malicious entities like the Farc guerrilla of Colombia.

The silence of Castro broke by Chávez

A comment of Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez last Sunday, create a polemic over the health conditions of the retired president of Cuba, Fidel Castro. Chávez said that the “Fidel who used to walk through the streets and towns in the morning with his uniform and embracing people, will not come back and will stay in […]

Venezuelan TV channel receives attack

The Minister of Information of Venezuela, Jesse Chacón, condemned the attack with a can of tear gas against Globovisión on the 1rst of January. The channel is one of the main spaces of critic of the government of president Hugo Chávez Frías. Reporters Without Borders declared that the terrorist attack was made by “La Piedrita”, […]

The financial crisis is Capitalist, said Chávez

The 2008 Financial Crisis is a problem of capitalism, said Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez in Caracas last Tuesday. He prevented that if the financial crisis will affect his country, he will take socialist measures and not capitalists as US president George Bush did supporting bank crisis.

What about Chávez

Short analysis on the presidency of Hugo Chávez of Venezuela.

Latin America welcomes Obama

Latin American countries welcome the election of the new USA president, Barack Obama. From leftist governments like the ones of Caracas and La Paz to the most USA friends like Bogotá and Mexico, there were words of sympathy for the Democratic Senator, who is also the first Afro-American person to be elected as president of […]

Uribe Versus Chávez: The Americas take seat

Foto: Archivo / EL TIEMPO The political tensions between Colombia and Venezuela come already to a highest level with the outspoken speeches of the two most famous current Latin American presidents: Álvaro Uribe of Colombia and leftist Hugo Chávez. The Venezuelan President said that Uribe is a lier and that Colombia needs a best president, […]

I lost the truest, said Chavez

Caracas — ColPas. President Hugo Chávez said that he lost the truest and that it is serious for the relations among the two countries. Chavez said also that President Uribe should ask him first clarification about the incident before taking a such a decition and that it was a violation of the agreement they have […]

Colombian Uribe boosts tough-guy image over Chavez

By Hugh Bronstein BOGOTA, Nov 23 (Reuters) – When President Alvaro Uribe abruptly fired Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez this week as mediator in hostage talks with rebels it confirmed Uribe as the kind of tough decision maker most Colombians say the country needs. A quick-to-anger micro-manager who takes charge of everything from army offensives to road […]

Sarkozy would send letter to Uribe, said El Universal

President Chávez and Sen Córdoba, former mediators in the humanitarian release of the guerrilla hostages. Caracoal Broadcasting Picture. El Universal of Venezuela said that the French president, Nicolas Sarkozy would send a letter to the Colombian president Alvaro Uribe asking to reconsider his decision on canceling the mediation of the Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez with […]