If you think Hugo Chavez's regional meddling is confined to Bolivia, you're in for a surprise. Chavez not only meddles in Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, Colombia, Nicaragua and any other country he can find an opportunity in, he also is actively meddling in U.S. politics. Not only is it through his phony Citgo subsidy program, a pork—barrel scheme targetted at the underclass here to buy pro—Chavez votes in Congress, he's also seeking influence through leftwing groups who have now—re—Christened themselves 'Bolivarian Circles.' It's something we should be concerned about because it's the exact same thing he's doing to win influence in places like Bolivia. Miami Herald has a good descriptive piece here
but you can see more — much more — about the extent of Chavez's penetration of leftwing domestic groups here on sites like Indymedia
. They aren't hiding a thing.
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