Residents wary of price drop

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Master Sgt. Ed Hugo said his friends used to laugh at him for driving a four-cylinder car, but when the gas prices went up and he was getting 37 miles per gallon, it was his turn to laugh. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Master Sgt. Ed Hugo said his […]

U.S. intervention will do little against Chavez

Freedom New Mexico Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s threat to go to war with Colombia is almost certainly more bluster and opportunism than a real thirst for battle. Machiavelli formulated long ago what rulers have known since the dawn of time: A leader facing problems and potential opposition at home can often prosper by turning peoples’ […]

Venezuelans voice opposition to Chavez’ rule

By Freedom New Mexico It looks as if Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who despite appearing like a bit of a buffoon to many is a shrewd political operator, miscalculated big-time when he submitted a long list of constitutional amendments to a popular referendum. The Venezuelan people turned out to harbor suspicions about a president who […]

Chavez’ grasp for dictatorship becomes reality

By Freedom Newspapers The Venezuelan National Assembly confirmed what has been in the works for more than a month: President Hugo Chavez, an avowed socialist who sees Cuban dictator Fidel Castro as his role model, has been handed virtually unlimited power to rule by decree for the next 18 months. This new era of what […]

Socialism often cover for dictators’ hidden agendas

By Freedom Newspapers Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s recent strong-arm moves illustrate a couple of truths we’re weary of seeing illustrated. The first is that those who proclaim themselves socialists — avatars of “the people” and battlers for the underprivileged — all too soon end up taking the maximum possible power unto themselves, to the point […]

Chavez no laughing matter

Editorial Despite the oppressive nature of his totalitarian government, Cuba’s Fidel Castro still gets a warm welcome in the United States by many American leftists. But as Castro fades, the revolutionary left needs a new hero — and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez apparently is fitting the bill. We couldn’t help but chuckle at the sight […]

Ochoa, Hugo

Hugo Medrano Ochoa, 32, of Las Angeles, Calif., died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, in Clovis. Survivors include his parents, Manuel and Silvia Ochoa; two sisters, Consuelo and Karina Ochoa; nephews, Alex and Silvia Ochoa, all of Duarte, Calif; a fiancee, Sandra C. Valdez of Clovis; two sons, Hugo E. Ochoa of Clovis and Manuel Ochoa […]

Damron, James

James Damron Services: Have been held. James “Ollie ” Damron, 91, of Hugo, Okla., died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, in Hugo. He was born on Aug. 15, 1913, in Crosbyton, Texas, to James Henry and Edna Marie Cash Damron. He married Alta Mae “Jackie” Hicks on Dec. 24, 1933, in Sudan, Texas. He came to […]

Coggins, Iola

Iola Mae Coggins, 101, of Paducah, Ky., formerly of Hugo, Okla., died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004, in Paducah, Ky. She was born on Dec. 6, 1902, in Ashdown, Ark., to O.D. and Annie Conger Turner. She married J. Homer Coggins in 1920, in Ashdown, Ark. Family members said she loved card games, especially bridge, and […]

Guthrie, Edna

Edna Guthrie Services: Have been held Mrs. Edna C. Guthrie, 90, of Fort Towson, Okla., died Sunday, June 29, 2003, in Hugo, Okla. She was born on Nov. 11, 1912, in Penn, N.D., to Simon and Margaret Kircher Stoeser. She married Ora L. Guthrie on Sept. 8, 1937, in Leeds, N.D. She was a resident […]