U.S. Policy in Latin America

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For decades, the leader in socialist anti-American dogma has been Cuba's Fidel Castro. But Hugo Chavez, a great friend of Castro's, is quickly climbing the power ladder of our hemisphere, and despite his being the elected President of Venezuela, is considered a hostile despot by the US. When this week, former presidential candidate Pat Robertson outraged many by suggesting the US assassinate the Chavez, the State and Defense Departments immediately distanced themselves, emphatically stating that the US does not engage in assassinations of elected officials. How does Chavez reflect growing anti-Americanism in Latin America? Guest host Diana Nyad looks at our current relations with Chavez, and considers what our history of intervention in Latin America can teach us about our intervention in the Middle East?
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Guest host Diana Nyad, 2002 inductee into the International Swimming Hall of Fame, is a business sports columnist for Marketplace, senior sports correspondent for Fox News, and has hosted her own show on CNBC. She's also the author of three books.

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