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Wynton Marsalis Cancels Venezuela Shows, Youth Workshops Amid Rising Tensions

Saturday, March 14, 2015

The New York-based trumpeter and composer was scheduled to perform his "Swing Symphony" on Friday alongside the Simon Bolivar Orchestra.
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The Takeaway

Is Venezuela the New Cuba?

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

There's another bump in the road for relations between the United States and Venezuela after President Nicolás Maduro issued diplomatic sanctions against the U.S.

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WQXR Blog

New Conductor of Alabama Symphony Asserts He Was Tortured in Venezuela

Friday, January 16, 2015

The 37-year-old Izcaray has built a wide-ranging conducting career but it comes after difficult experiences growing up in Caracas, Venezuela.
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PRI's The World

Caracas is finally ending the 'world's tallest squat'

Friday, September 12, 2014

The "Tower of David" in downtown Caracas is called "the world's tallest squat" because thousands of people have been living in the unfinished skyscraper. Now, the government is moving people to new housing outside the city — and many squatters have mixed feelings.

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Conducting Business

Can Gustavo Dudamel and El Sistema Navigate Venezuela's Upheaval?

Thursday, March 13, 2014

As the LA Phil arrives in New York, its music director, Gustavo Dudamel, faces an increasingly difficult political situation back in his native Venezuela.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

The turmoil in Venezuela

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The turmoil in Venezuela

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Venezuela Protests Chavismo

Friday, February 28, 2014

Context for the current protests in Venezuela, including why they are happening, the media blackout, Cuba's influence on the country and if the protests might bring about some kind of change.

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Studio 360

Spies on TV & Shakespeare in Haiti

Friday, February 28, 2014

This week in Studio 360, Kurt Andersen talks with a songwriter whose words are being sung by protesters in the deadly clashes in Venezuela — he gives a firsthand account of life trapped behind barricades. A playwright explains why he moved Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra from Rome to colonial Haiti. ...

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Studio 360

The Soundtrack to Venezuela’s Student Protests

Friday, February 28, 2014

The student protests in Venezuela have turned violent in recent weeks. According to reports from inside the country, over a dozen protesters have died in clashes with the government and paramilitary groups. Amidst the turmoil, the music of the Venezuelan rock band La Vida Boheme ...

Video: La Vida Boheme, "Aún"

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WQXR Blog

Gustavo Dudamel Responds to Furor Over Venezuela Concert

Friday, February 21, 2014

Gustavo Dudamel has responded to sharp criticism that he conducted a high-profile concert in his native Venezuela on the same day that anti-government protests in Caracas had spawned violent clashes.

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The Takeaway

Hugo Chavez's Political Heir Maduro Wins Presidency

Monday, April 15, 2013

La Revolución continues in Venezuela with Hugo Chavez's heir winning a narrow election on Sunday. By a thin margin of just over one percentage point, Nicholas Maduro beat out his opponent and will go on to serve the remainder of Chavez's term in office following his death earlier this year. ...

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The Takeaway

Supreme Court Decides if Genes Can be Patented, Gang of Eight to Release Immigration Proposal

Monday, April 15, 2013

'Gang of Eight' to Introduce Bipartisan Immigration Bill This Week | Has the Pathway to Citizenship Been Ill-Conceived? | Can Companies Patent Human Genes? | Hugo Chavez's Political Heir Maduro Wins Presidency | Why the Rich Don't Give to Charity | Deduction Reductions | Deduction Reductions

WNYC News

Bronx Musician Willie Colon Sings About Venezuelan Election

Thursday, April 11, 2013

A salsa musician and Bronx native is stepping into the fray, in the lead-up to the Venezuelan presidential elections this Sunday. Willie Colon released a song that's criticizing the Nicholas Maduro, the candidate picked by the late Hugo Chavez. The song is called Mentira Fresca, or fresh lie, and is getting lots of attention.

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WNYC News

New Yorkers Remember Hugo Chávez

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Dozens of New Yorkers paid their respects to the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Wednesday.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Chavismo after Hugo Chavez?

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Chavismo after Hugo Chavez?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

After Hugo Chavez

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

El Pais columnist Moisés Naím and Shannon O'Neil, senior fellow for Latin American studies at the Council on Foreign Relations talk about the death of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez and what comes next.

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The Takeaway

Chavez's Death Leaves A Divided Venezuela

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Hugo Chavez, Venezuela’s deeply polarizing president, died Tuesday.  He was 58. His death leaves open questions about the future of the country-- and about the real impact of his legacy. Hannah Strange is Latin American Correspondent for the London Times; Phil Gunson is a Caracas based freelance journalist, who writes for The Economist; and Elio Aponte is founder of the Organizacion de Venezolanos en Exilo.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaway | March 6, 2013

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Chavez's Death Leaves A Divided Venezuela | Beau Willimon on Hollywood and "House of Cards" | President Obama Pushes to Diverisfy the Judiciary | Investing in Girls' Education in the Developing World | 'Gun Guys' Challenges the Stereotypes about Firearms and Those Who Love Them

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Edward Barrett Considers Anti-American Sentiment in Latin America

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

WNYC

The violent anti-American demonstrations occasioned by Vice President Richard M. Nixon's recent trip to Latin America are the subject of this 1958 International Interview with Edward W. Barrett, dean of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.

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WNYC News

Hugo Chavez Says He Needs Cancer Surgery Again

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is heading back to Cuba on Sunday for more surgery for cancer, announcing on television that the illness has returned after two previous operations, chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

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