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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 »

Venezuela to Hold Presidential Election April 14

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 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 »

World Leaders Pay their Respects to Hugo Chavez at Today’s Funeral

World Leaders Pay their Respects to Hugo Chavez at Today’s Funeral

Roughly 30 heads of state and government and other dignitaries from around the world have gathered to attend Hugo Chavez's funeral continue reading »

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

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 »

No Surprise:  Only 6% of Americans Polled View Hugo Chavez Favorably

No Surprise:  Only 6% of Americans Polled View Hugo Chavez Favorably

No surprise on this Rasmussen Reports poll on deceased Hugo Chavez, President of Venezuela - not many Americans have a favorable view of him. continue reading »