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Latin America News:  Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez Battling “Severe” Lung Infection

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who remains hospitalized in Cuba more than three weeks after his latest cancer surgery, is experiencing respiratory deficiency caused by a "severe" lung infection, government officials said. continue reading »

Some Venezuelans Doubt Positive Reports of Hugo Chavez’s Health

The Venezuelan opposition asked the government to release the latest medical report on President Hugo Chavez, who is recovering in Cuba from an operation made necessary by the reappearance of his cancer, the location and type of which have never been made public. continue reading »

Venezuelan Web Comedy Series Features Nun Hearing Online Confessions

A nun hearing confessions online? That's the storyline of the irreverent comedy "Madre Mia!" written for the Web by Francisco Lupini. continue reading »

Venezuela’s Carabobo Field Begins Oil Production

The first well in the Carabobo field of Venezuela's oil-rich Orinoco Belt began pumping extra-heavy crude after a launch ceremony attended by the country's energy minister and the CEO of Spain's Repsol, a partner in the project. continue reading »

Hugo Chavez has “Giant Will to Live,” says Venezuelan Vice President

Venezuela's vice president said Wednesday that head of state Hugo Chavez, now recovering in Cuba from his fourth cancer surgery in 18 months, remains undaunted by his illness. continue reading »

Body of Venezuelan Model Discovered in Jalisco

A Venezuelan model was found dead in Jalisco, a state in western Mexico, nearly a week after she went missing, state prosecutors told Efe Wednesday. continue reading »

Hugo Chavez Recovering, in Stable Condition After Respiratory Infection

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who has been recovering for more than a week in Cuba after an operation to deal with the return of his cancer, is in stable condition after his medical team treated him for a respiratory infection. continue reading »

Hugo Chavez’ Political Party Dominates in Regional Elections

President Hugo Chavez's leftist PSUV party took 20 of 23 state governorships in Venezuelan regional elections, but opposition standard-bearer Henrique Capriles retained power in the central state of Miranda. continue reading »

Hugo Chavez Arrives in Cuba This Morning Greeted by President Raul Castro

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez traveled to Havana, where he was met at the airport by his Cuban counterpart, Raul Castro, state television reported Monday. continue reading »

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Reveals Cancer has Returned

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said he was suffering from cancer once again and planned to return to Cuba on Sunday for another operation. continue reading »

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to Return to Cuba for “Special” Medical Treatment

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will travel to Cuba to undergo "special" medical treatment six months after his most recent session of anti-cancer radiation therapy. continue reading »

Venezuela’s PDVSA Unable to Find Oil in Cuban Waters

A well drilled by Venezuelan state oil giant PDVSA in Cuban waters of the Gulf of Mexico also has turned up dry, the Communist-ruled island's official media reported Friday. continue reading »

Massive Blackout Hits Venezuela

A large power outage on Wednesday affected two northwestern Venezuelan states, Electrical Energy Minister Hector Navarro said. The blackout, the cause of which is not yet known, "is a significant failure" that reduced by continue reading »

Venezuela Considers Offering Direct Flights to “Allies” Russia, China

Venezuela is considering investments of up to $300 million for the purchase of long-range aircraft to begin intercontinental flights to "allied" countries like China and Russia, the aquatic and air transport minister told Efe. continue reading »

President Chavez Chooses Maduro as New Vice President

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, just days after winning reelection for the 2013-2019 term, on Wednesday launched reforms in his Cabinet and named Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro as his new vice president, replacing Elias Jaua, who will compete in a regional gubernatorial election in December against opposition leader Henrique Capriles. continue reading »

Venezuelan Authorities Search for Man Who Killed 7 After Betting Chavez Would Lose

A Venezuelan businessman who bet that opposition candidate Henrique Capriles would win the recent presidential election here killed the two people who won the bet and then used his vehicle to run down five people who were celebrating Hugo Chavez's win, police said Tuesday. continue reading »

Election Day in Venezuela Sends People to the Polls

Voters are heading to the polls Sunday to decide who will govern Venezuela for the next six years, with President Hugo Chavez, a leftist firebrand who has been in office for 14 years, facing a stiff challenge from Henrique Capriles. continue reading »

Will Venezuelans Re-Elect President Hugo Chavez Tomorrow?

Venezuelans are in their second day of reflection before before going to the polls on Sunday to decide whether to give socialist incumbent Hugo Chavez another six years as president or to sharply change course with challenger Henrique Capriles. continue reading »

China Sends Venezuela’s Second Satellite Into Orbit

Venezuela's second satellite, dubbed the Miranda, was launched Saturday in optimum weather conditions from the Jiuquan space center in the northwestern Chinese province of Gansu, according to the Asian country's state television network. continue reading »

Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez, Henrique Capriles in Tight Presidential Race

Rafael Delgado, director of the pollster Varianzas, carried out a study about the electoral campaign in Venezuela, along with the last two polls. continue reading »