Latest Alo Presidente Stories

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
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'