Chaos in Caracas

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photoNationwide strikes to oust President Hugo Chavez have paralyzed Venezuela over the last eight days.

What began as a labor conflict has spread across industries and towns to stop, trade, traffic and oil exports. With eyes on the Middle East, the Bush administration is hoping for the OAS to carry a diplomatic solution.

Meanwhile Venezuelans are bracing for the chaos to deepen.


Phil Gunson, reporter, The Christian Science Monitor

Ricardo Hausmann, professor of the practice of economic development, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and former minister of planning of Venezeula (1992 to 1993)

Nicholas Kristof, columnist for The New York Times

This program aired on December 10, 2002.


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