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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 »

Some Venezuelans Doubt Positive Reports of Hugo Chavez’s Health

Some Venezuelans Doubt Positive Reports of Hugo Chavez’s Health

The Venezuelan opposition asked the government to release the latest medical report on President Hugo Chavez, who is recovering in Cuba from an operation made necessary by the reappearance of his cancer, the location and type of which have never been made public. continue reading »

Venzuela’s Ailing President Sends End of Year Message to Military

Venzuela’s Ailing President Sends End of Year Message to Military

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who remains in Cuba recovering from his fourth cancer surgery in 18 months, had his vice president deliver a year-end message to the Andean nation's military on Friday. continue reading »

Venezuelan Web Comedy Series Features Nun Hearing Online Confessions

Venezuelan Web Comedy Series Features Nun Hearing Online Confessions

A nun hearing confessions online? That's the storyline of the irreverent comedy "Madre Mia!" written for the Web by Francisco Lupini. continue reading »

Venezuela’s Carabobo Field Begins Oil Production

Venezuela’s Carabobo Field Begins Oil Production

The first well in the Carabobo field of Venezuela's oil-rich Orinoco Belt began pumping extra-heavy crude after a launch ceremony attended by the country's energy minister and the CEO of Spain's Repsol, a partner in the project. continue reading »

Hugo Chavez has “Giant Will to Live,” says Venezuelan Vice President

Hugo Chavez has “Giant Will to Live,” says Venezuelan Vice President

Venezuela's vice president said Wednesday that head of state Hugo Chavez, now recovering in Cuba from his fourth cancer surgery in 18 months, remains undaunted by his illness. continue reading »

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 »