An interview with Pepe Escobar
Chavez and Lula have become heroes on the streets of the Middle East for what’s seen as standing up to the US empire. Has South America become "a beacon of hope" in the Middle East?
As US foreign policy focuses on Iran and Iraq, is it losing its grip on Latin America? Will the US try to use Colombia against Chavez in Venezuela?
Based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Pepe Escobar covers the huge Latin American landscape for Asia Times Online.
Says Escobar: If the US gets the oil law it wants it will be happy otherwise it will not withdraw.