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Miami TV station's interview with Obama sets off dispute over Chavez



Oscar Haza, a well known Miami Spanish-language broadcast journalist and anchor, scored an interview this week in Washington with President Barack Obama in which Obama said Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez has not posed a "serious" national security threat to the United States.

The full interview aired Tuesday night on A Mano Limpia, Haza's nightly show on WJAN-Channel 41, better known as América TeVe. The show had shown portions of the interview Monday night, with Haza live in D.C., and teased to the president talking about Cuba and Venezuela.

The Chavez comments got the Romney's campaign's attention, and that of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, who blasted Obama as "living under a rock." 
-- Patricia Mazzei, Miami Herald

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 1:25pm]


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