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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 »

State Dept.: US to Send Two Delegates to Chavez Funeral in Venezuela

State Dept.: US to Send Two Delegates to Chavez Funeral in Venezuela

The U.S. State Department announced Thursday that two politicians and the U.S. charge d'affaires in Caracas will represent President Barack Obama's administration at the funeral of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. continue reading »

Venezuela-US Relations Unlikely to Change After Chavez(VIDEO)

Venezuela-US Relations Unlikely to Change After Chavez(VIDEO)

The death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is raising questions about what happens next in Venezuela, both internally and with its relations to other nations, including the United States. Analysts do not expect the tense relationship between Washington and Caracas to change soon. continue reading »

Death of Chavez: Cardinal Urosa Savino Will Celebrate Mass for the Repose in Rome

Death of Chavez: Cardinal Urosa Savino Will Celebrate Mass for the Repose in Rome

Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino, Archbishop of Caracas, will celebrate a "Mass" in honor of the late President of Venezuela Hugo Rafael Chavez Frias in Rome, where he is to attend the conclave that will elect a new pope. continue reading »

Venezuelans Adopt The Color Red While Mourning Chavez

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

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 »

Iran’s Ahmadinejad Predicts Hugo Chavez Will Return as Messiah to Save Mankind

Iran’s Ahmadinejad Predicts Hugo Chavez Will Return as Messiah to Save Mankind

As Venezuela mourns the passing of its beloved (depending on who you ask) or feared (depending on who you ask) President (or dictator, depending on who you ask) his pal Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made a prediction: Chavez will be back. continue reading »