Editorial & Opinion: The Man Who Dared to Take on the United States in Its Own Backyard
The Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez, has not yet touched down in Britain, but already he has managed to provoke controversy. In a breach of diplomatic protocol, he has not requested a meeting with the Prime Minister. Instead, he will be having lunch with his soulmate, Ken Livingstone. This is just the kind of provocative stunt we have come to expect from Mr Chavez that has made him emerge as one of the most intriguing - and divisive - figures on the world stage.
To many on the global left, he is hailed as a hero for standing up to the influence of the United States in Latin America. To the right -and especially the Bush administration - he is a dangerous demagogue and …
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Publication information: Article title: Editorial & Opinion: The Man Who Dared to Take on the United States in Its Own Backyard. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: May 13, 2006. Page number: 36. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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