There’s no resolution to a ten day nationwide strike in Venezuela led by opponents of democratically elected President Hugo Chavez. A panel joins Diane to talk about the crisis in Venezuela and its wider implications.


  • Mark Weisbrot co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research
  • Michael Shifter speaker from Inter American Dialogue
  • Phil Gunson Freelance Journalist

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