CHANNEL 4 NEWS; Chavez: borrowed time?
Posted: Thursday, May 9, 2002
Broadcast: May 9, 2002
Reporter: David Smith
He's long been viewed by the US government as an enemy of democracy and survived a coup that ousted him from power for two days last month.
Now back in office, the maverick President of Venezuela - Hugo Chavez - has told Channel Four News of his suspicions of American involvement.
His return to power left red faces in Washington - where the Bush administration was slow to condemn the coup - and has forced the State department to deny his claims. Our correspondent David Smith has been to Caracas to talk to the President. MORE