Hugo Chavez

Latest Articles


Saco star: Luis’s phenomenal arepas

You might want to hug Luis, or at least flirt with the guy, because he is creating first-rate arepas in his charming little shop.
Delicious inside and out
By BRIAN DUFF  |  March 22, 2013

Chavez dies; will poor be cold?

Last week, a man whose determination to embarrass the American government extended to helping US citizens when their own government wouldn't died, reportedly suffering a heart attack.
Fuel Price Watch
By JEFF INGLIS  |  March 15, 2013

The Kennedys will rise again!

As you've probably heard a couple thousand times by now, Rhode Island Representative Patrick J. Kennedy's retirement means Washington is without a member of Team Camelot for the first time in 64 years.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  January 07, 2011

Review: South of the Border

Oliver Stone may have been easy on W. in his bio-pic, but he chops the dummy's head off in this revealing documentary about the social-welfare-minded neo-liberal leaders running South America, and the liars in the Bush administration who compared them
Oliver Stone's look at Hugo Chavéz, among others
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 01, 2010

Operators are standing by

Here's the ugly truth about Republican 2nd District congressional candidate Jason Levesque.
Blah Blah Tourism
By AL DIAMON  |  February 05, 2010

Letter Rip

Hollywood celebrities who fancy themselves pols and pundits don’t just bring impassioned everyman views to the legislative banquet.
The Phoenix discovers secret messages in Hollywood-connected political correspondence
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 13, 2009

Sanity on Obama/Chavez

Over at Slate, Fred Kaplan makes an excellent case that conservative ire over Barack Obama's visit w...
By Adam Reilly  |  April 22, 2009

Sean Penn & Hugo Chavez

Sean Penn can kick back with this Caracasshole all he wants, but he needs to stop writing for The Nation; his December dud should have been titled “I'm Cool Enough to Hang with Hugo Chavez.” We stopped taking him seriously when he married Madonna.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009

Good news, bad news

It will be the best of times. Or, perhaps, it will be the worst.
Fear and loathing? Or happy days? The only thing we know for sure about the coming year is that we're all in this together.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 30, 2008
Non-journalists: you know them when you see them

Non-journalists: you know them when you see them

 Coming up with a satisfactory definition of who's a journalist is tricky. But as the New York...
By Adam Reilly  |  December 17, 2008

One mean mother

As the old expression goes, “If it’s not one thing, it’s your mother.”
Fox’s theorem: Back renewable energy or get bent
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 11, 2008

Bright lights of America

Once, I was even called a New York Yankees fan.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  April 30, 2008

Casting ballots

Some believe democracy can save the world. Others wonder whether it can even work in America.
The Human Rights Watch Film Festival on the campaign trail
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 08, 2008

Don't tase me, bro

2007 was the year that viral humor hit critical mass.
The year in would-be catch phrases
By JAMES PARKER  |  December 21, 2007

Everyone’s a neocon now

In the eight years I’ve covered the State House for the Portland Phoenix, I’ve been struck by the depressingly constant themes.
Looking back on state politics — and forward
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  December 21, 2007

Temporarily north of the border

Add another name to the list of Phoenix alums (Mark Leibovich, Dave Crowley, Seth Gitell, Dan Kennedy) writing on the 2008 presidential race.
Al Giordano plays the Field
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 19, 2007


The dictator slayer

According to some people — including at least one sitting head of state — East Boston’s Gene Sharp is a dangerous dude.
East Boston's Gene Sharp is soft-spoken, but he makes bad guys from Caracas to Beijing cringe
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 05, 2007

Menino’s hit list

At a recent political event, Boston mayor Thomas M. Menino asked Robert Crane, the former long-time state treasurer, how many years he had held that office.
40 potential candidates for the 2009 election who could take on the mayor — if they have the courage.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 28, 2007

The 10th Annual Muzzle Awards

Mitt Romney will say or do anything if he thinks it will help him become president.
Silencing free speech
By DAN KENNEDY  |  July 10, 2007

Looking for the next ‘Lisa’

A Dutch TV station says it will go ahead with a programme in which a terminally ill woman selects one of three patients to receive her kidneys.
Annals of Cultural Decline
By ADAM REILLY  |  May 30, 2007

Crossword: 'Italian for beginners'

Don't let this happen to you
By MATT JONES  |  March 21, 2007


A plea to the democrats in congress

Perhaps the new Democratic majority in Congress can slow down, if not bring to a halt, the current presidential insanity.
State of the nation
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  January 10, 2007

The Rhoda Reaction

what are the causes of evil and how do we eradicate it — or at least keep it in abeyance?
Why The Bad Seed teaches us more about “evil” than George W. Bush ever could
By MICHAEL BRONSKI  |  December 20, 2006

Changing lives

People who love the arts are fond of saying that art changes our lives. Slideshow: The New England Conservatory’s Youth Philharmonic Orchestra visits Venezuela and Brazil
 The New England Conservatory’s Youth Philharmonic Orchestra visits Venezuela and Brazil
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  December 15, 2006

Until there’s nothing left of us

Hey, all you Maine Republicans wallowing in self-pity, after losing the election: snap out of it.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  November 15, 2006

My Chomsky

Had Groucho Marx been a Marxist and stopped in the middle of A Night at the Opera to praise Karl Marx, the effect might have been a little like that which greeted Venezuela’s president Hugo Chavez after he lauded Noam Chomsky at the UN General Assembly
As the lefty linguist’s most recent book rises to the top of Amazon’s bestseller list, a partisan explains why Noam Chomsky’s all that
By GEORGE SCIALABBA  |  September 27, 2006


The IberoAmerican Film Festival

Boston’s IberoAmerican Film Festival, organized by the Boston Public Library in partnership with the regional consulates of each of the 13 countries, continues tonight and runs through August 26 at the BPL.
Through August 26 at the Boston Public Library
By ANA RIVAS  |  August 10, 2006
Portland heating list photo 2/17

Burning money

You’d think, with nearly $30 million to spend on heating oil for poor people this winter, the Maine State Housing Authority would have bargained a pretty good price with the oil dealers, right? Wrong.
State gives extra millions to oil dealers, leaving the poor and elderly out in the cold
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  February 16, 2006
Portland Evolution N&F list photo

God and Darwin

Julie Raines has been teaching biology at Yarmouth High School for 25 years. She hasn't always taught evolution.
A teacher's private battle between fact and faith
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  February 02, 2006


There’s got to be something more important in Maine to get your knickers knotted up about than the political convolutions currently contorting way too many pairs of skivvies.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  January 25, 2006