Chavez vows socialist opposition to U.S.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez called Sunday for a socialist counterattack against the American “empire,” taking his campaign to upstage President Bush’s Latin American tour to a packed gymnasium in a poor, indigenous Bolivian city. Speaking for over an hour in El Alto, which sits on a cliff above the capital, La Paz, Chavez repeated accusations that the U.S. was trying to assassinate him and close ally Bolivian President Evo Morales. The U.S. has denied the allegations. Full Story