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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‚Äôs 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 »

Chavez Has Been Fully Aware Since Operation Last Month, Says V.P.

Chavez Has Been Fully Aware Since Operation Last Month, Says V.P.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is calm and has remained fully aware throughout the complications that followed his Dec. 11 cancer surgery, his vice president said Thursday in an exclusive interview with Efe. continue reading »

Latin America News:  Ailing Pres. Hugo Chavez Names New Foreign Minister from Hospital Bed in Cuba

Latin America News:  Ailing Pres. Hugo Chavez Names New Foreign Minister from Hospital Bed in Cuba

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, still hospitalized in Cuba following a Dec. 11 operation to remove a cancerous tumor, has named a new foreign minister, the Andean nation's acting head of state said Tuesday. continue reading »

Latin America News: Hugo Chavez on the Mend Says His Government

Latin America News: Hugo Chavez on the Mend Says His Government

Venezuela's vice president said Tuesday that President Hugo Chavez is making progress in his recuperation in Cuba, where he remains hospitalized following a Dec. 11 operation to remove a cancerous tumor. continue reading »

Latin America News: Hugo Chavez Top Aides Meet with Raul and Fidel Castro in Cuba

Latin America News: Hugo Chavez Top Aides Meet with Raul and Fidel Castro in Cuba

Former President Fidel Castro and his successor, younger brother Raul, met here with top aides to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who remains in Havana recuperating from cancer surgery, Cuban official media said Monday. continue reading »

Chavez’s Brother Says Rumors of Coma Are False

Chavez’s Brother Says Rumors of Coma Are False

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is making progress with his recovery and is not in a coma, his older brother, Barinas state Gov. Adan Chavez, said. continue reading »

Venezuelan V.P. Meets Raul Castro Before Seeing Hugo Chavez in Cuba

Venezuelan V.P. Meets Raul Castro Before Seeing Hugo Chavez in Cuba

Cuban President Raul Castro met with Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro upon his arrival on the island to see Hugo Chavez, still convalescing in Havana following his fourth operation for cancer, local media said. continue reading »

VENEZUELA: At Least 11 Die, 75 Injured in Highway Pile-Up

VENEZUELA: At Least 11 Die, 75 Injured in Highway Pile-Up

At least 11 people died and 75 were injured in a pile-up on a highway in the western Venezuelan state of Zulia that included a truck and two buses, authorities said Thursday. continue reading »