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Chavez' friend and adviser reflects on Chavismo

March 6th, 2013
05:39 PM ET

Venezuelan-American attorney and author Eva Golinger knew and advised Hugo Chavez. In the video above, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour speaks with Golinger, who is a staunch supporter of Chavez’ policies, about his contradictory legacy: easing poverty, unemployment and infant mortality, but leaving the country with soaring inflation and crime rates.

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  1. Bennett March

    Your guest Eva Gollinger should be stripped of her US citizenship.She got rich supporting Chavez and his hate for the USA and Israel,the middle class,labor unions and all free thinkers.She was on the same dais when Chavez in his Christmas address said "well we all know who killed Jeseus dont we,"With that he threw out the Israeli diplomatic delegation from Caracas.Ms.Golinger wrote and interpreted all the venemos speeches including the DEVIL speech
    at the UN.She is a discrace and I am appalled you inviting these people on your show.

    March 7, 2013 at 7:08 am | Reply
  2. Mario

    This interview was one of the worst things I've seen on tv recently. You called her in to state her view of things and then forced your opinion on her not letting her to finish one single sentence where she was trying to say something you didn't like. Why is it such a sin to disagree with you? You do realize that it was you who called her in. It's obvious that you hated Chaves, but shutting down someone who has good arguments where you don't have any is not journalism.

    March 7, 2013 at 11:01 am | Reply
    • Scrut

      Couldn't have said it better.
      Unfortunately, this seems to become typical for Amanpour: that people who disagree with her will be shut down.
      That is really too bad – because what's left is "opinion journalism" like on Foxnews or so.

      March 10, 2013 at 8:43 am | Reply
  3. Yahaya

    Thank you Ms. Amanpour.

    March 7, 2013 at 7:24 pm | Reply
  4. Markus

    Great job!

    March 7, 2013 at 10:25 pm | Reply
  5. realoldguy

    I'll say one thing for Chavez: he wasn't on the side of the landlords. No wonder American conservatives - the biggest suck-ups on the planet - hated him so much.

    March 9, 2013 at 10:52 am | Reply
  6. Angie

    The proof is in the pudding she likes to eat, Eva Gollinger is half Venezuelan, loves the thriving democracy in Venezuela, but she has chosen to live in Brooklyn and not in Venezuela, and milk the "evil empire" system that she criticizes and probably hates so much. I wonder why she didn't chose to live in Venezuela and enjoy the joys and happiness of the revolution if it's that great? Perhaps because she likes to clean her butt with toilet paper, commodity that is getting scare in Venezuela these days. What a blatant hypocrite. Kuddos to Amanpour to expose her.

    May 29, 2013 at 11:05 am | Reply
  7. Angie

    Not on the side of landlords? But King Chavez was the biggest landowner himself and his family, and they decided to rule Venezuela like his own farm. The Chavez family who still lives in the presidential house like royalty (they should have moved out since his dad is not the "president" anymore) have a fortune of 2,000 million dollars thanks for his daddy became the landowner of the farm. Let's talk about all that shall we?

    May 29, 2013 at 11:12 am | Reply
  8. Lili

    Angie...Eva "golilla" is not half Venezuelan... none of their parents were born in the country. She was giving the nationality in 2004( or 2003) after she was going to be accused of being kind of a spy in the US ( You could read on the web there is a lot of info about it) She was a girl that went because someone in her great grandparents were from Venezuela. she decided to go to Merida and Be a Jazz Singer!!! she cannot even speak Spanish. Then he went to be a Inmigration Lawyer in The US!!! She is only Venezuelan because Chavez gave her the Nationality....But I agree she hates so much the USA , why she doesn't resign he US citizenship, and live in venezuela forever?

    May 30, 2013 at 5:06 pm | Reply
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