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'Morning Edition' Returns: Politics Played Out on Soap

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'Morning Edition' Returns: Politics Played Out on Soap

'Morning Edition' Returns: Politics Played Out on Soap

'Morning Edition' Returns: Politics Played Out on Soap

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Opponents of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez complain that a new soap opera running on the country's state-controlled television is pure pro-Chavez propaganda. The central character of Love Inside the Barrio is a young, poor and pretty Chavez supporter who falls for a journalist who hates Chavez.