[While Chavez's government touts the policy for its enormous oil sector,
it has left less lucrative areas like the diamond industry unregulated.
The result is smuggling, environmental damage and international concern.]
[Eva Golinger, author of The Chavez Code: Cracking U.S. Intervention in Venezuela, argues that even though Venezuela is a nation under the constant aggression and verbal attack of the U.S., it is setting an important example about how government truly can play a
protagonist role in stopping global warming and environmental decay. --Ed]
[In the interview below Nikolas Kozloff, author of the recently released Hugo Chavez: Oil, Politics, and The Challenge To The U.S, talks to Jorge Hinestroza, environmentalist and professor of sociology at the University of Zulia, who is critical of the Chavez government’s environmental policy. --Ed]