On United States and Venezuela relations
The much ballyhooed visit by Florida Senator Nelson a few days ago was just the tip of the iceberg. A good evaluation of the deteriorating relations between Venezuela and the US has been written by Alexandra Beech "Venezuela is no longer a Partisan Issue".
Chavez has managed to alienate pretty much everyone in the Senate. I am sure Nader is not too far behind. A few more Human Rights violations and a good oil spill should take care of that.