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2005-11-02 10:34:36

By Mary Milliken MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (Reuters) - The sparring U.S. and Venezuelan presidents, George W. Bush and Hugo Chavez, are sure to steal the show in this week's summit of 34 leaders from the Americas with a fight to steer the region's course. The November 4-5 meeting in this Argentine beach resort is a rare chance to see the foes in the same forum, as Washington struggles with an increasing number of Latin Americans angry over the Iraq war and years of U.S.-encouraged...

2005-10-20 11:23:16

By Bernd Debusmann CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela's president, Hugo Chavez, recently had an audience of foreign and local dignitaries in stitches with a joke on himself. Delivered with the deft timing of a stand-up comedian, the story helped show how a leftist leader detested by Washington and much of Venezuela's traditional elite commands a huge following among Venezuela's poverty-stricken majority. The story featured Chavez -- a stocky ex-paratrooper and no model of male...


Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'