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Late President Chavez’s Daughter Posts Photo with Soap Star on Twitter

Late President Chavez’s Daughter Posts Photo with Soap Star on Twitter

Maria Chavez, the daughter of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, has caused a sensation in the press here with the appearance of a photograph showing her with soap opera actor Manuel "Coco" Sosa. continue reading »

Venezuela Agrees to Election Recount

Venezuela Agrees to Election Recount

Amid persistent political tension in Venezuela, the CNE election authority accepted opposition candidate Henrique Capriles's request for a review of 100 percent of the ballots cast in last weekend's special presidential election. continue reading »

U.S. Will Not Acknowledge Nicolas Maduro as Venezuela’s President

U.S. Will Not Acknowledge Nicolas Maduro as Venezuela’s President

While the majority of Latin American countries have acknowledged Nicolas Maduro as the rightfully elected President of Venezuela in a razor-thin victory, the U.S. is refusing to do so. continue reading »

Former Venezuelan Presidential Candidate Calls Off March

Former Venezuelan Presidential Candidate Calls Off March

Venezuelan opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles said Tuesday that he is ready for dialogue with President-elect Nicolas Maduro and he asked his supporters to abandon plans for a march in this capital to demand a recount of every ballot cast in last weekend's election. continue reading »

Protesting in Venezuela after Nicolas Maduro Named Official Presidential Winner

Protesting in Venezuela after Nicolas Maduro Named Official Presidential Winner

In Latin America news, protests in Venezuela continue after Hugo Chavez' successor Nicolas Maduro was elected President in a tight race. Supporters of Henrique Capriles are urging for a recount. continue reading »

Henrique Capriles Refuses to Concede in Venezuela Presidential Election

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 »

BREAKING NEWS:  Nicolas Maduro Wins Venezuelan Presidential Election

BREAKING NEWS:  Nicolas Maduro Wins Venezuelan Presidential Election

Hugo Chavez' former Vice President and hand-picked successor, Nicolas Maduro, has just been elected Venezeula’s newest President. Maduro defeated Henrique Capriles by winning 50.6% of the votes, while Capriles captured 49.07% of the votes. continue reading »

Venezuela Holds Election to Fill Chavez’s Position

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 »

Maradona Visits Remains of Hugo Chavez, Calls For Support for Maduro

Maradona Visits Remains of Hugo Chavez, Calls For Support for Maduro

Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona visited the army barracks in Caracas where the remains of Hugo Chavez lie and urged people to vote for ruling-party candidate Nicolas Maduro in Sunday's presidential election. continue reading »

VENEZUELA: 900 Weapons Seized from Prisoners

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 Celebrates Easter by Remembering Their Own “Son of God”

Venezuela Celebrates Easter by Remembering Their Own “Son of God”

Interim Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro compared Jesus' disciples reaction to his death to the country's reaction to its own "Son of God", former President Hugo Chavez dying. continue reading »

Madura Holds Double-Digit Lead in Venezuela’s Presidential Race

Madura Holds Double-Digit Lead in Venezuela’s Presidential Race

The ruling party candidate in Venezuela's April 14 special presidential election, Nicolas Maduro, leads the opposition standard-bearer by double digits in two polls released Tuesday. continue reading »

Timely Time in Latin America

Timely Time in Latin America

One thing that has been lacking for many years and from many United States Administrations is a Latin American policy. We have had policies, don’t get me wrong. But, we have never had a comprehensive policy since the early nineteenth century and then it was only warning the world that Latin America was our backyard and there was no room for other exploiters. continue reading »

Venezuela Unable to Proceed with Embalming Hugo Chavez

Venezuela Unable to Proceed with Embalming Hugo Chavez

The Venezuelan government announced that it has now ruled out embalming the body of Hugo Chavez after receiving a report from a Russian medical commission, which said that carrying out the procedure would mean removing the late leader's remains to Russia for at least seven months. continue reading »

Venezuela Moves Body of Hugo Chavez to Museum

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 »