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Oliver Stone son in Iran to plan documentary

TEHRAN — The son of triple Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone, who annoyed Iranians with his 2004 movie “Alexander,” is in Iran to make arrangements for a documentary, Iranian news agencies reported on Tuesday. “Sean Stone is in Iran to make arrangements for filming a documentary,” the ILNA news agency quoted…

Chavez announces new round of chemotherapy

CARACAS — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Wednesday announced that he would travel perhaps next week to Cuba for a new third round of chemotherapy in his ongoing battle against cancer. Previously Chavez, 57, had said further chemotherapy to treat his cancer was a possibility, but he had not announced…

Leaked cable: Vatican sees Latino socialist leaders as ‘dangerous’

Less than a month after disastrous National Assembly elections in 2005, U.S. officials met with the Vatican’s third highest ranking archbishop to discuss the church’s outlook on Venezuela along with the Vatican’s positions on a number of other Latin American leaders, according to a U.S. diplomatic cable published Wednesday by…

Chavez proclaims solidarity with Gaddafi

CARACAS — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez declared Tuesday that he will continue to recognize only Moamer Kadhafi as the legitimate leader of Libya, despite signs the regime is likely in its last throes. In Libya, Chavez said, there is “only one government, the one led by Moamer Kadhafi,” the Venezuelan…

Venezuela’s Chavez says he is free of cancer

CARACAS — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was back in his country Sunday after undergoing chemotherapy treatment in Cuba, declaring himself free of “malignant cells” and ready to continue his work. The 56-year-old leader underwent an operation in Cuba a month ago for a cancerous tumor in his pelvic area. Chavez,…

At least now wingnuts can stop obsessing over iPods and DVD collections

Heh. At President Obama’s meeting with the heads of South American countries this morning, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez stood, walked over to him, and presented him with a copy of “Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent” by Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano. The book,…

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