Venezuelan Oil Easing Tensions with U.S.

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez bills himself as the leader of a populist, left wing revolution. He has made overtures to Saddam Hussein and Muamar Khadafi. Relations with the United States are strained, but NPR's Martin Kaste reports that suddenly Chavez is courting the United States, and many suspect it has to do with the country's large supply of oil.



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