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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 »

President Chavez Supporters Flood into Venezuelan Capital

President Chavez Supporters Flood into Venezuelan Capital

Thousands of supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez flooded into central Caracas on Thursday to participate in a rally called by the governing PSUV to support the ailing leftist leader on the day he was supported to be sworn in for another term. continue reading »

Juanes, Miguel Bose Plan Third ‘Peace Without Borders’ Concert

Juanes, Miguel Bose Plan Third ‘Peace Without Borders’ Concert

Singers Miguel Bose and Juanes met with Jose Antonio Abreu, founder of Venezuela's National System of Youth and Children's Orchestras, to discuss plans for holding the third Peace Without Borders concert in Caracas. continue reading »

Latin America News:  VZ Supreme Court Endorses Delaying Hugo Chavez Inauguration

Latin America News:  VZ Supreme Court Endorses Delaying Hugo Chavez Inauguration

Venezuela's Supreme Court endorsed on Wednesday the government's position that ailing President Hugo Chavez can delay his swearing-in for another term without creating a constitutional vacuum. continue reading »

Official:  Hugo Chavez to Miss His Inauguration, To be Sworn in At Later Date before Supreme Court

Official:  Hugo Chavez to Miss His Inauguration, To be Sworn in At Later Date before Supreme Court

Ailing President Hugo Chavez will not be fit in time for Thursday's scheduled inauguration and plans to take the oath of office at a later date before the Supreme Court, the speaker of Venezuela's National Assembly said. continue reading »

Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez Expected to Take “Virtual” Oath to Presidency

Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez Expected to Take “Virtual” Oath to Presidency

Ailing President Hugo Chavez is expected to be sworn in for another term as President this Thursday “virtually” from his hospital bed in Cuba. Chavez took office in 1999, and was re-elected in October to another six-year term. continue reading »

Venzuelans Worry Ailing President May Leave Them Without Gov’t Head

Venzuelans Worry Ailing President May Leave Them Without Gov’t Head

Supporters and opponents of Venezuela's ailing President Hugo Chavez, who won re-election last October, continued to argue Monday over whether a failure to hold the inauguration as scheduled three days from now would leave the country without a legitimate government. continue reading »

Mexican “Warlock” Predicts Hugo Chavez Will Die in Early 2013

Mexican “Warlock” Predicts Hugo Chavez Will Die in Early 2013

Antonio Vazquez Alba, who calls himself Mexico's "grand warlock," said the cards tell him that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will begin his next term in office on Jan. 10 but will die three months later. continue reading »

Plane Carrying Son of Italian Designer Missoni Goes Missing Off of Venezuela

Plane Carrying Son of Italian Designer Missoni Goes Missing Off of Venezuela

The oldest son of Italian fashion designer Ottavio Missoni was among six people traveling in a small plane that went missing off the Venezuelan archipelago of Los Roques, Italy's Foreign Ministry confirmed. continue reading »

Latin America News:  Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez Battling “Severe” Lung Infection

Latin America News:  Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez Battling “Severe” Lung Infection

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who remains hospitalized in Cuba more than three weeks after his latest cancer surgery, is experiencing respiratory deficiency caused by a "severe" lung infection, government officials said. continue reading »

Son-in-Law Says Pres. Chavez’s Health is “Delicate”

Son-in-Law Says Pres. Chavez’s Health is “Delicate”

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's health situation is "stable ... (but) delicate," his son-in law, Science and Technology Minister Jorge Arreaza, said Wednesday in Cuba, where the president has been hospitalized for three weeks. continue reading »

Rumors Swirls: Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez Taken Turn for the Worse

Rumors Swirls: Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez Taken Turn for the Worse

Venezuela’s Vice President Nicolas Maduro insists that ailing President Hugo Chavez though in a “delicate” condition is lucid and conscious. Maduro, who is Chavez appointed successor while he recuperates in Cuba, returned home today after visiting Chavez. continue reading »