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Assignment: Venezuela (Part I) #829431

CBS Evening News for Saturday, May 20, 2006
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(Studio: Thalia Assuras) Report introduced.

(Caracas & Barquisimeto, Venezuela: Lee Cowan) Life in Venezuela under a near dictator, President Hugo Chavez, featured; scenes shown from a poor neighborhood in Barquisimeto; details given about his appeal to the people & his antipathy for the US. [Former priest Charlie HARDY†- talks about conditions in Venezuela & the president's appeal.] [March 19, CHAVEZ - calls President Bush a donkey.] [American tourist Vick VINKEY†- reacts to the social experiment here.]

Assuras, Thalia;
Cowan, Lee

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