Eric Farnsworth, vice president of the Council of the Americas, a New York-based business organization, comments on the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Farnsworth, who also worked on Latin America issues at the U.S. State Department under President Bill Clinton, spoke in a telephone interview from Austin, Texas.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is seeking treatment in Cuba to aid his recovery from cancer, seven weeks after winning re-election in a campaign in which he told voters he was “totally free” of the disease.
What stuck most in Timothy Towell’s memory was the car. When the former U.S. diplomat met with Leopoldo Lopez in September 2006, the Venezuelan opposition leader showed up in an SUV riddled with bullet holes.