"NO JUSTIFICATION" FOR CIVILIAN DEATHS : Chávez raises its voice with pain and courage and morality ... let the killing of innocents in Afghanistan stop right away," he added, speaking during a lengthy, detailed account of his recent three-week tour of 14 countries. He held the pictures of the dead children, who included a baby, up close to the camera and said: "See this baby, what fault did it have? ... These children can't be blamed, not for terrorism nor for bin Laden, nor for anything like that."
Chávez rejected the US's explanation "There is no justification of any kind, you can't say it was a mistake. Ah, a mistake. And will they carry on making these mistakes?"
VENEZUELA'S Chávez DEFENDS TIES WITH IRAQ, LIBYA
CARACAS, Venezuela -- September 28, 2001 - Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez on Friday defended his friendly ties with nations shunned by the United States and said he saw no proof that countries such as Iraq and Libya were "terrorist" states.
In an emotional speech to parliament, the Venezuelan leader angrily rejected criticism of his oil-rich country's foreign policy in the tense aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks against the United States.
Following these attacks, foreign and domestic opponents of the outspoken president have stepped up calls for him to reduce Venezuela's ties with states blacklisted by Washington as "sponsors of terrorism."
But Chávez unreservedly defended these ties on Friday, hailing countries such as Iraq, Libya, Iran and others as "brothers and partners" of Venezuela in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
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2001/12/22 - Opposition in Venezuela, encouraged by the US By John Cherian
2001/12/11 - General strike paralyses Caracas BBC
2001/12/08 - Editorial: Venezuela's Downward Spiral Washington Post
2001/11/11 - Neo-liberalism is the path to hell... Message Board
2001/11/09 - What's really bugging America Stevens senate.gov
2001/11/02 - Venezuela's president resists U.S. policy on terror By A. Olson
2001/10/31 - U.S. attacks Venezuela's President
2001/NA/NA - Chávez raises ire of Washington By Neville Spencer
2001/10/02 - Latin Americans Disagree With Leaders On War uscrusade.com
2001/03/01 - Editorial Comment: Caracas gimmick Financial Times
2001/01/08 - Chavez presents Bush with a problem Antonio C. Hsiang Taipei Times
2001/01/05 - The New Bolivar AntiWar
2000/12/30 - Bush plans aggressive policy in Latin America By Patrick Martin WSWS
2000/12/24 - Three amigos who bear close watching By Tad Szulc. Los Angeles Times
2000/12/07 - Venezuelan President Denounces US Smear Campaign Third World Network
2000/11/19 - Old guard fights back by Maurice Lemoine
2000/11/02 - Fidel Gets Hero's Welcome In Venezuela By Teresa Gutierrez
2000/10/30 - Castro: Cooperation with Venezuela beyond trade F. Castro iacenter.org
2000/10/21 - President Hugo Chávez Message Board
2000/09/14 - Fuel crisis: The Venezuelan view BBC
2000/09/NA - Venezuela's Chávez Takes On The US By Hazel Henderson
2000/09/12 - VENEZUELA ALERT : Chávez Era Part II By Lowell R. Fleischer
2000/08/17 - Venezuela's president is playing with fire salon.com
2001/08/14 - Castro watches as Venezuela, Brazil open power link Reuters
2000/08/10 - Chávez's tour of OPEC nations arrives in Baghdad CNN
2000/08/10 - Iraq greets defiant Chávez BBC
2000/08/08 - US attacks Chávez' Iraq visit BBC
2000/08/04 - The Venezuelan elections Chris Lehmann feedmag
2000/08/02 - Venezuela's Chances Washington Post Editorial
2000/08/01 - A Venezuelan History Lesson San Francisco Chronicle
2000/08/01 - Venezuela's Uncertain Course Christian Science Monitor
2000/07/30 - Chávez wins re-election in Venezuela CNN
2000/07/28 - A Disguised Dictatorship? by Brian Latell WP
1999/12/28 - The nation driving up oil prices Christian Science Monitor
1999/09/13 - In Venezuela: Chávez or chaos Christian Science Monitor
1999/09/10 - Coup warnings grow in Venezuela World Scocialist Web Site
1999/08/30 - Venezuela's Coup de Chavez Christian Science Monitor
1999/08/09 - The Chávez Revolution Time.com
1999/07/27 - Venezuela's Chávez says 'no' to drug war overflights Panama News
1998/12/14 - From prisoner to president U.S. News
1998/12/17 - VENEZUELA ELECTION Political setback for IMF austerity
¤ Extracto de la cadena presidencial del 29 de octubre de 2001
¤ Dávila y Hrinak precisaron deberes, apoyos y preocupaciones
¤ Iglesia Católica acusa a Chávez de "terrorismo de Estado"
¤ Declaración De La Embajada De Los Estados Unidos
¤ Bush lamenta actitud de Chvez...