As if the pursuit of nuclear weapons and efforts to kill American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan weren’t enough, Iran is now strengthening it’s foothold in Latin America through increasingly close ties with Hugo Chavez in Venezuela.  What does Venezuela have that Iran badly needs?  What aspect of authoritarian control is Iran exporting to Venezuela?  How quickly is the Chavez ideology spreading?  And what should be the U.S. policy to contain it?  We ask Jaime Daremblum, former U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica and director of the Center for Latin American Studies at the Hudson Institute.

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