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Latin America News: Ailing Hugo Chavez Sends Christmas Wishes to People of Venezuela

Latin America News: Ailing Hugo Chavez Sends Christmas Wishes to People of Venezuela

Nicolas Maduro told state television that Chavez telephoned him from the Havana hospital where he is recuperating to issue a "set of work orders." continue reading »

Venezuelan Vice President Gives Positive Update on Chavez’s Health

Venezuelan Vice President Gives Positive Update on Chavez’s Health

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is doing "well" as his doctors treat him for a respiratory infection that developed after he underwent his fourth cancer surgery in 18 months, the Andean nation's vice president said Thursday. continue reading »

Body of Venezuelan Model Discovered in Jalisco

Body of Venezuelan Model Discovered in Jalisco

A Venezuelan model was found dead in Jalisco, a state in western Mexico, nearly a week after she went missing, state prosecutors told Efe Wednesday. continue reading »

Hugo Chavez Recovering, in Stable Condition After Respiratory Infection

Hugo Chavez Recovering, in Stable Condition After Respiratory Infection

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who has been recovering for more than a week in Cuba after an operation to deal with the return of his cancer, is in stable condition after his medical team treated him for a respiratory infection. continue reading »

Hugo Chavez’ Political Party Dominates in Regional Elections

Hugo Chavez’ Political Party Dominates in Regional Elections

President Hugo Chavez's leftist PSUV party took 20 of 23 state governorships in Venezuelan regional elections, but opposition standard-bearer Henrique Capriles retained power in the central state of Miranda. continue reading »

Venezuelan President Chavez is “Totally Conscious”

Venezuelan President Chavez is “Totally Conscious”

The president of the National Assembly of Venezuela, Diosdado Cabello, said Saturday that President Hugo Chavez is "totally conscious" and giving instructions from Havana, where he was operated Tuesday for cancer. continue reading »

Actor Sean Penn Pleads for Prayers and Support for Ailing Hugo Chavez

Actor Sean Penn Pleads for Prayers and Support for Ailing Hugo Chavez

Actor Sean Penn, while in Bolivia, is pleading for prayers and support for ailing Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. continue reading »

Hugo Chavez Undergoes Fourth Surgery in Cuba

Hugo Chavez Undergoes Fourth Surgery in Cuba

The Venezuelan government announced Tuesday that the Cuban medical team attending President Hugo Chavez performed an "operational procedure" on him for a recurrence of cancer. continue reading »

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Reveals Cancer has Returned

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Reveals Cancer has Returned

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said he was suffering from cancer once again and planned to return to Cuba on Sunday for another operation. continue reading »

Hugo Chavez Jets Back to Venezuela After Treatment in Cuba

Hugo Chavez Jets Back to Venezuela After Treatment in Cuba

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returned to his country after nine days of treatment in Cuba as part of his process of recovery from cancer, which has had him in the operating room three times since June 2011. continue reading »

Venezuela and South Korea’s Samsung Working on Electronic Parts Venture

Venezuela and South Korea’s Samsung Working on Electronic Parts Venture

Venezuela and South Korean multinational Samsung have agreed to form a joint venture to manufacture telecommunications components, Science and Technology Minister Ricardo Menendez said. continue reading »

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to Return to Cuba for “Special” Medical Treatment

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to Return to Cuba for “Special” Medical Treatment

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will travel to Cuba to undergo "special" medical treatment six months after his most recent session of anti-cancer radiation therapy. continue reading »

Venezuela Deports Colombian Drug Lord Daniel “El Loco” Barrera

Venezuela Deports Colombian Drug Lord Daniel “El Loco” Barrera

Reputed drug kingpin Daniel "El Loco" Barrera and another Colombian national were deported back to their homeland on Wednesday, Venezuela's interior minister said. continue reading »

Miss Venezuela Hopeful in 2008 Arrested in Drug Case

Miss Venezuela Hopeful in 2008 Arrested in Drug Case

Model Gabriela Alexandra Fernandez Ocando, a Miss Venezuela hopeful in 2008, is under arrest along with four other people on charges of colluding with Colombian drug lord Daniel "El Loco" Barrera, authorities here said. continue reading »

Venezuela’s PDVSA Unable to Find Oil in Cuban Waters

Venezuela’s PDVSA Unable to Find Oil in Cuban Waters

A well drilled by Venezuelan state oil giant PDVSA in Cuban waters of the Gulf of Mexico also has turned up dry, the Communist-ruled island's official media reported Friday. continue reading »