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Venezuelan ex-pats rally in Tampa for a recount of election their candidate lost listen

04/19/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Last night in downtown Tampa about 50 Venezuelan ex-pats banged pots and pans and waved Venezuelan flags at motorists passing by Curtis Hixon Park.

They boisterously supported the loser of the recent presidential election, Henrique Capriles.

They're asking for a full recount of the election narrowly won by Nicolas Maduro.

Yesterday officials said they would do an audit of the results.

WMNF interviewed Karina Celis, a sociologist from Caracas who lives in Tampa.



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A Venezuelan Citizen Discusses the Legacy of President Hugo Chavez; Right Wing Hate Groups on Rise in US

03/11/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today we'll speak with a Venezuelan citizen, living here in the Tampa Bay area, who has been traveling back and forth between the US and Venezuela for years. Ruben Ferrer owns a business in the Sarasota/Manatee County area. He says that the Chavez administration was very positive- enhancing democracy and dealing with neglected issues such as poverty, education, health care and pensions. He'll join us live.......

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Peace Activist Cindy Sheehan Speaks About Her Son's Death, Iraq, and Military Spending

01/03/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up on the first part of the program we'll speak with peace activist Cindy Sheehan who will be speaking in Sarasota this Saturday. But first one listener comment about yesterday's show on which we talked about the fiscal cliff budget deal. Here's what one listener had to say.

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Cindy Sheehan became a peace activist after her son Casey- who as a member of the Army's First Cavalry Division- was killed in 2004 during the US i...

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Human rights lesson from Venezuela to U.S. listen

01/06/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Members of the Uhuru movement in St. Petersburg think the United States isn’t doing enough to help the poor. Last Friday the group held a reception for a Venezuelan representative who told them why the U.S. could learn a thing or two from his country’s social programs.

“Understand that the government can use the resource they have to solve the problem of people in term of health, in term of education, in term of housing. That’s the main concern they have.”

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Hugo Chavez Documentary: "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised"

10/21/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Coming up on Radioactivity today- an interview with the executive producer of the controversial film The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.

The Revolution Will Not be Televised is a film about Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and the seven-month run-up to the dramatic attempt to overthrow him in April 2002. The film provides an eye-witness account of the coup d'etat and the extraordinary return to power of Chavez some 48 hours later.

Our guest is Rod Stoneman, executive producer of ...

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Rod Stoneman on media role in Venezuela coup listen

09/21/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The April 2002 coup that temporarily unseated Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is captured in the film The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.

Rod Stoneman is the director of the Huston School of Film & Digital Media at the National University of Ireland. He was an executive producer of the Film, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised. Stoneman’s new book is [Chavez: The Revolution will not be televised: a case study of politics and the media](http://wallflowerpress.co.uk/product/non-fic...

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Venezuelan ambassador cheered, jeered listen

04/25/08 Alvaro Montealegre
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Bernardo Alvarez Herrera, Ambassador of Venezuela to the United States, spoke yesterday at the University of South Florida in Tampa and at Eckerd College in St Petersburg.

At USF, an audience of about 100 people, despite detractors, greeted the ambassador warmly.

Herrera gave his perspective on happenings in the hemisphere, recent developments in relations between Venezuela and the U.S. and the challenges facing Venezuela. He discussed their view on pre-emptive war, the unity of Latin A...

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Interview with Venezuelan Ambassador to U.S., Bernardo Álvarez Herrera

04/23/08 Seán Kinane
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Bernardo Álvarez Herrera is the Ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United States. He will speak tonight at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg. The talk will begin at 7:30 pm in Fox Hall. For more information, call 727-864-7979. Ambassador Álvarez was in South St. Petersburg this morning to speak with homeless advocates at a new transitional house for homeless adults hosted by Living Water Community Ministries. WMNF’s Seán Kinane was there and began his interview with Amba...

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Ambassador meets with homeless advocates listen

04/23/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Bernardo Álvarez Herrera, the ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United States, will speak tonight at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg. This morning Ambassador Álvarez met with homeless advocates in South St. Petersburg.

This week, the so-called “Bishop of the Poor,” Fernando Lugo, was elected President of Paraguay. Ambassador Álvarez said Lugo’s victory proves there is an “irreversible trend” in Latin America toward “much more responsible, socially oriented” governm...

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