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VENEZUELA - A Nation On Edge, June 2003


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Synopsis of "A Nation On Edge"

HUGO CHAVEZ'S NEIGHBORHOOD
Leanings of Latin American Leaders

REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK
Dateline Caracas

POWER AT THE PUMP
Players in the Battle for Venezuela's Oil

DIAGNOSIS
Interview With the President's Psychiatrist

FACTS & STATS
Economy, Government, Society and Culture

LINKS & RESOURCES
Anti-Chavez and Pro-Chavez groups, Relations With U.S., Oil, Media

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Reporter’s Notebook: Dateline Caracas
Juan Forero

Juan Forero (photo: The New York Times)

In April 2003, New York Times reporter and FRONTLINE/World correspondent Juan Forero filed a series of reports. These reports took stock of the state of affairs in Venezuela one year after President Hugo Chavez had survived a brief but violent coup d'etat. In partnership with The New York Times, FRONTLINE/World presents these dispatches, written while Forero was at work on the report for the broadcast.

Chavez Still on Top in Venezuela After Tough Year
April 11, 2003 -- Though the country's economy is expected to shrink by as much as 20 percent in 2003, Venezuelans remain sharply divided and the president's political opponents are still angling to force him from office. A look at Chavez's leadership in the wake of his remarkable comeback. read more

Inquiry Into a Deadly Venezuelan Rally Is Stalled
April 20, 2003 -- Within hours of his death on April 11, 2002, Jorge Tortoza became a martyr for the opponents of President Hugo Chavez. Tortoza was one of 18 people killed when gunfire erupted in Caracas during a sprawling antigovernment march. The explosion of violence that followed led to the brief unseating of the president. One year later, Tortoza's relatives say they still do not know who is responsible for his murder. read more

As Venezuela Slides, the Poor Stand By Their Man
April 25, 2003 -- Ermis Montilla, 31, is unemployed and penniless. He lives with his family in a shack made of cardboard and corrugated tin. But despite how little he has to show for it, Montilla has nothing but praise for President Hugo Chavez. read more


These articles were originally published in The New York Times. Copyright 2003 The New York Times. For more New York Times articles please visit www.nytimes.com.

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