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Venezuela's Chavez at War with News Agencies

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's sharp criticism of his nation's news media has provoked attacks on reporters at pro-Chavez events. Now he's ordering TV stations to cover his speeches. NPR's Martin Kaste reports.

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Martin Kaste is a correspondent on NPR's National Desk. He covers law enforcement and privacy. He has been focused on police and use of force since before the 2014 protests in Ferguson, and that coverage led to the creation of NPR's Criminal Justice Collaborative.