A New Axis Of Power

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Left-wing and populist leaders have been consolidating their power across much of Latin America. One of the most controversial is Venezuela's Hugo Chavez. He is promoting a revolutionary vision to turn the continent into a power block to challenge the US. His close ties with Cuban president Fidel Castro have caused deep anxiety among many US politicians about his future plans.
Emilio San Pedro travels to Venezuela, Brazil and Argentina to investigate the rhetoric and the reality of Latin America's swing to the left, and the continent's move towards integration.

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President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela is attempting to build alliances to curtail the role of the US in South America. He's tapping into strong anti-US sentiment in many parts of Latin America. Emilio San Pedro visits the region and the US to see if Washington is losing influence on what it historically considered to be 'the backyard' - the countries to its south.

2/2. President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela is attempting to build alliances to curtail the role of the US in South America. He's tapping into strong anti-US sentiment in many parts of Latin America. Emilio San Pedro visits the region and the US to see if Washington is losing influence on what it historically considered to be 'the backyard' - the countries to its south.