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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 »

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

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 »

Plans to Embalm Hugo Chavez May Have Failed

Plans to Embalm Hugo Chavez May Have Failed

Acting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday that it would be "rather difficult" to embalm the body of Hugo Chavez because the decision to do so was made too late and the procedure was not started in time. continue reading »

Specialists Who Care for Embalmed Lenin to Help with Chavez Embalming

Specialists Who Care for Embalmed Lenin to Help with Chavez Embalming

The Russian specialists who care for the embalmed body of Vladimir Lenin are ready to help in the process of embalming the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. "The institute's experts have the necessary knowledge continue reading »

Venezuelan Government Holds Another Tribute for Deceased President Chavez

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

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 »

Latin America News: U.S. Expels Venezuelan Diplomats in Retaliation for Americans Ousted of VZ

Latin America News: U.S. Expels Venezuelan Diplomats in Retaliation for Americans Ousted of VZ

In Latin America news, the U.S. has retaliated against Venezuela for the two military diplomats kicked out of the country by kicking out two Venezuelan diplomats. continue reading »

Hugo Chavez the Best Friend Cuba Ever Had Says Fidel Castro

Hugo Chavez the Best Friend Cuba Ever Had Says Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro said Monday that the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was "the best friend" the Cuban people have ever had. continue reading »