Tales from the Trail

Washington Extra – Waiting for Hugo

May 25, 2011

Grab a chair, some drinks and snacks and get ready for the show.

The United States slapped sanctions on Venezuela’s state oil giant PVDSA for trading with Iran, a move that could worsen Washington’s already sour relations with Caracas. Now we’re waiting for President Hugo Chavez to respond.

Ambassador Sean Penn? Dream on, President Chavez

January 5, 2011

VENEZUELA/

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez regularly vents his fury against the United States, but there are a few Americans he’d like to talk to — such as Sean Penn, Oliver Stone, Noam Chomsky and even former President Bill Clinton.

Is Venezuela the new Cuba?

April 28, 2010

CUBA VENEZUELAIt takes a brave man to mention the word Cuba among certain company in Venezuela.

Chavez’s space plans have Foggy Bottom in stitches

April 3, 2010

Russian PM Vladimir Putin flew all the way to Venezuela for a quick 12-hour visit to boost oil and military ties with President Hugo Chavez, the loudest basher of U.S. “imperialism” in Washington’s backyard.