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Hugo Chavez Finished Post-Op Phase in Cuba

Hugo Chavez Finished Post-Op Phase in Cuba

Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro said that his country's head of state, Hugo Chavez, who is recovering in Cuba from an operation he underwent in December, has entered into "a new phase of treatment" and that the postoperative phase "is finished." continue reading »

Venezuela, Russia Strengthen Alliance with Oil Agreements

Venezuela, Russia Strengthen Alliance with Oil Agreements

Venezuelan state-owned oil company PDVSA has signed a series of offshore gas development and drill-rig import agreements with Russian state-controlled Rosneft, bolstering an alliance with a country that Caracas expects will be its top oil partner by 2021. continue reading »

Luggage of Missing Missoni Plane Lost in Venezuela Found

Luggage of Missing Missoni Plane Lost in Venezuela Found

Some of the luggage aboard the missing Venezuelan plane of Missoni executive, Vittorio Missoni, has been located on the Caribbean island of Curacao. continue reading »

Latin America News: Venezuela Prison Riot Leaves 58 Dead, 100 Injured

Latin America News: Venezuela Prison Riot Leaves 58 Dead, 100 Injured

A riot last week at Uribana prison in the western state of Lara left 58 people and around a hundred others injured, the head of Venezuela's penitentiary service said. continue reading »

El Pais Has Not Apologized to Venezuela for False Photo of Hugo Chavez

El Pais Has Not Apologized to Venezuela for False Photo of Hugo Chavez

The incident involving the posting by the Spanish daily El Pais on its Web site of a photo of a man with breathing tubes wrongly identified as ailing Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez "has not been overcome" because the newspaper has not apologized to the head of state or people of the South American country, Venezuelan Communications Minister Ernesto Villegas said. continue reading »

Chavez in His “Best Moment” Since Operation, Venezuelan V.P. Says

Chavez in His “Best Moment” Since Operation, Venezuelan V.P. Says

Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro said Saturday that President Hugo Chavez is in "the best moment" of the complex postoperatory process he has faced since undergoing his latest round of cancer-related surgery in Cuba on Dec. 11. continue reading »

Prison Riot in Venezuela Leaves 54 Dead, 80 Wounded

Prison Riot in Venezuela Leaves 54 Dead, 80 Wounded

At least 54 people died and another 80 were wounded in a prison riot in northwestern Venezuela after authorities carried out an inspection, officials told Efe. "The information we have is that there were 54 fatalities," the director of Central Hospital in Barquisimento, Ruy Medina, in charge of handling the emergency, said. continue reading »

Venezuelan President Chavez Continues to Fight Cancer, Says Aid

Venezuelan President Chavez Continues to Fight Cancer, Says Aid

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is recovering from his Dec. 11 operation to remove a tumor, but is still fighting "the more difficult battle" against cancer, one of his top aides said. continue reading »

False Photo of Venezuelan President Chavez Taken Down by Spanish News

False Photo of Venezuelan President Chavez Taken Down by Spanish News

Spain's highest-circulation daily has removed from its Web site and the front page of its Thursday print edition a photo of a man with breathing tubes whom it had wrongly identified continue reading »

Venezuela Celebrates 55 Years of Democracy

Venezuela Celebrates 55 Years of Democracy

President Hugo Chavez's leftist government and its opponents held separate events Wednesday to commemorate the 55th anniversary of Venezuela's return to democracy. continue reading »

Latin America News:  No Date Set for Hugo Chavez’ Return to Venezuela

Latin America News:  No Date Set for Hugo Chavez’ Return to Venezuela

No date has yet been announced for the return to Venezuela of President Hugo Chavez, who underwent surgery more than a month ago in Cuba, but he "has been in very good spirits," Communications Minister Ernesto Villegas said Tuesday. continue reading »

Latin America News: Unemployment in Venezuela Dips Below 6%

Latin America News: Unemployment in Venezuela Dips Below 6%

Venezuelan Finance Minister Jorge Giordani said that unemployment stood at 5.9% in December of 2012, the country’s lowest rate least since 1999. He pointed to strong economic growth last year of 5.2% and predicted more growth in 2013. continue reading »

Venezuela New Foreign Minister Visitor Hugo Chavez in Cuba

Venezuela New Foreign Minister Visitor Hugo Chavez in Cuba

Venezuela's new foreign minister is in Cuba to consult with his country's ailing president, Hugo Chavez, on Caracas' international stance. continue reading »

Hugo Chavez Enters into New Treatment Phase, Says Venezuelan V.P.

Hugo Chavez Enters into New Treatment Phase, Says Venezuelan V.P.

Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro said Sunday that President Hugo Chavez, who is recovering from cancer surgery in Cuba, is coming out of the postoperative period and "is going to enter a new phase of treatment that is in the process of evaluation" after going through a "difficult" period. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Singer Noelia Wants Private Plane Seized by Venezuela Returned

Puerto Rican Singer Noelia Wants Private Plane Seized by Venezuela Returned

Puerto Rican singer Noelia complained that her private plane was "arbitrarily seized" at an airport in Venezuela and asked the nation's Vice President Nicolas Maduro to take steps to resolve the case. continue reading »