Sept 17 2009 Links to Chavez related Stories from CNN News
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returned home Friday after a sometimes controversial nine-country
tour and said he had purchased weapons from Russia.
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Greg Palast: Continue reading ‘George Bush Should Get Down on his
Knees and Kiss Hugo Chavez’s Behind’
"Finding Bolivar’s Heir"
report by independent journalist Greg Palast in which he travels to Venezuela on special assignment from Link TV to get beyond
the U.S. media image of President Hugo Chavez and to find out why the Bush administration is trying to oust him. The report
offers a never-before-seen interview with Chavez, insight into Chavez’s relationship with the U.S. as well as Chavez’s
plans for Venezuela, perspectives from opposition party members and raw footage from the slums of Caracas. To view the 30-minute
film in streaming format
click here <30 min> Link TV interview
You’d think George Bush would get down on his knees and kiss Hugo
Chavez’s behind. Not only has Chavez delivered cheap oil to the Bronx and other poor communities in the United States.
And not only did he offer to bring aid to the victims of Katrina. In my interview with the president of Venezuela on March
28, he made Bush the following astonishing offer: Chavez would drop the price of oil to $50 a barrel, “not too high,
a fair price,” he said — a third less than the $75 a barrel for oil recently posted on the spot market. That would
bring down the price at the pump by about a buck, from $3 to $2 a gallon.
But our President has basically told Chavez
to take his cheaper oil and stick it up his pipeline. Before I explain why Bush has done so, let me explain why Chavez has
the power to pull it off — and the method in the seeming madness of his “take-my-oil-please!” deal.
Chavez told me, has more oil than Saudi Arabia. A nutty boast? Not by a long shot. In fact, his surprising claim comes from
a most surprising source: the U.S. Department of Energy. In an internal report, the DOE estimates that Venezuela has five
times the Saudis’ reserves. However, most of Venezuela’s mega-horde of crude is in the
WATCH <11 min> gogggle interview