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Henrique Capriles Refuses to Concede in Venezuela Presidential Election

In Venezuela news, Presidential candidate Henrique Capriles has refused to concede to Hugo Chavez' hand-picked successor Nicolas Maduro in spite of the 200,000 vote lead Maduro has. continue reading »

Venezuela Holds Election to Fill Chavez’s Position

Venezuelans are heading to the polls Sunday to elect a successor to President Hugo Chavez, who died last month after a nearly two-year battle with cancer. continue reading »

VENEZUELA: 900 Weapons Seized from Prisoners

Searches of Venezuela's prisons have led to the seizure of 900 weapons since July 2011, penal system Minister Iris Varela said Monday. Authorities have also arrested continue reading »

Venezuela Moves Body of Hugo Chavez to Museum

The body of late President Hugo Chavez was moved on Friday from Venezuela's Military Academy to the site of a planned Museum of the Bolivarian Revolution. continue reading »

Italian Firm, Venezuela’s PDVSA To Begin Production at Orinoco Field

State-owned oil giant Petroleos de Venezuela, or PDVSA, and Italy's Eni have commenced production ahead of schedule at their joint venture in the Orinoco Belt, while other projects with China's CNPC and U.S. supermajor Chevron Corp. should start producing crude soon, Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez said. continue reading »

Venezuelan Government Holds Another Tribute for Deceased President Chavez

The acting president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, government officials and military officers participated Tuesday in a religious ceremony to pay homage to the late President Hugo Chavez, who died a week ago in this capital after a lengthy battle with cancer. continue reading »

Latin America News: Interim Venezuela President Maduro to Run for President

In Latin America news, interim Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced his plans for run for the presidency in the upcoming April 14 election to replace Hugo Chavez that was buried on Friday. continue reading »

Venezuela to Hold Presidential Election April 14

The National Electoral Council, or CNE, has decided that an election will be held April 14 to choose Venezuela's president from now until 2019, the term begun by the late Hugo Chavez, council chairwoman Tibisay Lucena announced Saturday. continue reading »

Nicolas Maduro Sworn in as Acting President in Venezuela

Nicolas Maduro took the oath of office as Venezuela's acting president and asked electoral authorities to call an immediate vote, even as the opposition slammed the swearing-in as unconstitutional. continue reading »

Venezuela to Display Hugo Chavez’s Body Like Lenin, Mao

The body of late President Hugo Chavez will be preserved and kept on display in a glass tomb in the manner of Russian revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin, the Venezuelan government said Thursday. continue reading »

Venezuelans Adopt The Color Red While Mourning Chavez

The streets of Caracas are bathed in red in honor of late President Hugo Chavez, who made the color the symbol of his Bolivarian Revolution. Chavez will lie in state in the chapel of the Military Academy until his funeral and burial on Friday. continue reading »

U.S. May Retaliate Against Venezuela for Expulsion of Diplomatic Personnel

In Latin America news, the U.S. has announced it has not ruled some the possibility of retaliation against Venezuela for the expulsion of two military, diplomatic personnel on charges of them being spies. continue reading »

Venezuelans Prepare for State Funeral and Official Mourning for Hugo Chavez

Venezuelans are preparing to officially mourn for their fallen President Hugo Chavez and prepare for a state funeral on Friday. Vice President Nicolas Maduro will serve as interm President for 30 days until elections. continue reading »

Venezuela Expels Alleged U.S. Military Spy Out of Country

In Latin America news, the Venezuelan government has expelled an alleged U.S. spy, Col. David del Monaco and his "assistant', both men were given 24-hours to leave country. Venezuelan authorities believe del Monaco was spying on the country's military and then trying to 'destabilize' the army. continue reading »

Murder Investigation Underway for Venezuelan Indigenous Leader Sabino Romero

In Latin America news, Venezuelan authorities are undertaking a murder investigation into the shooting death of Yukpa indigenous leader Sabino Romero, who was killed Sunday. Romero is critical in the struggle for fair land distribution for indigenous people. continue reading »

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Undergoing Chemotherapy

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has received "complementary treatments" of chemotherapy after being operated in December for a recurrence of cancer, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said. continue reading »

Venezuelan V.P. Demands Stop to Chavez’s Death Rumors

Venezuela's vice president called on Friday for an end to rumors about the condition of cancer-stricken President Hugo Chavez as the head of state "is battling for his health." continue reading »

New Commission Will Investigate Venezuela’s “State Terrorism” Crimes

The Venezuelan government on Wednesday swore in a commission that will investigate "state terrorism" crimes it attributed to the administrations that alternated in power between 19 continue reading »

Hugo Chavez Met with Government for Over 5 Hours

Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro said Saturday that President Hugo Chavez met with members of his government team for 5 1/2 hours to discuss various topics, about which he expressed his views in writing and seemed "very energetic." continue reading »

“Respiratory Insufficiency” Latest Challege for Hugo Chavez Says Venezuelan Govt.

In Latin American news President Hugo Chavez continues with health challenges. The Venezuelan government noted he is being treated for respiratory insufficiency with an outlook that "has not been favorable" continue reading »