Bush, Chavez and Venezuelan Politics The Bush administration holds no love for embattled Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. But oil interests -- and a questionable stance during a coup attempt against Chavez earlier this year -- has Bush remaining silent as Venezuelans vote. Hear NPR's Jennifer Ludden and Arturo Valenzuela, a former Latin American adviser in the Clinton administration now at Georgetown University.
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Bush, Chavez and Venezuelan Politics

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Bush, Chavez and Venezuelan Politics

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The Bush administration holds no love for embattled Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. But oil interests — and a questionable stance during a coup attempt against Chavez earlier this year — has Bush remaining silent as Venezuelans vote. Hear NPR's Jennifer Ludden and Arturo Valenzuela, a former Latin American adviser in the Clinton administration now at Georgetown University.