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Interview: Noam Chomsky on Hugo Chávez

The Guardian publishes a transcript of its interview with Noam Chomsky about Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, and the Afiuni affair

The Guardian reported on Sunday that Noam Chomsky had accused Hugo Chávez of amassing too much power and making an “assault” on Venezuela’s democracy.

The article was based on a telephone interview with the scholar on the eve of Chomsky publishing an open letter which criticised the jailing of a Venezuelan judge, Maria Lourdes Afiuni, after she made a ruling which angered Chávez.

Chomsky subsequently told a blogger that the article was “dishonest” and “deceptive”, an accusation that has been reported elsewhere. Read the rest of this entry »

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Inside the Revolution: A Journey into the Heart of Venezuela. At the Showroom in Sheffield

Filmed in Caracas in November 2008, on the eve of the 10th anniversary of Chavez’s controversial presidency, this feature-length documentary work of Pablo Navarrete (Alborada Films)  takes a journey into the heart of Venezuela’s revolution to listen to the voices of the people driving the process forward.

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