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President Chavez Chooses Maduro as New Vice President

President Chavez Chooses Maduro as New Vice President

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, just days after winning reelection for the 2013-2019 term, on Wednesday launched reforms in his Cabinet and named Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro as his new vice president, replacing Elias Jaua, who will compete in a regional gubernatorial election in December against opposition leader Henrique Capriles. continue reading »

Upon Learning Chavez has Won Venezuelan Election, Little Boy Inconsolable (VIDEO)

Upon Learning Chavez has Won Venezuelan Election, Little Boy Inconsolable (VIDEO)

On Sunday, Hugo Chavez was announced the winner of the Venezuelan presidential election, but his opponent, Henrique Capriles, was not the only one disappointed. Capriles supports were upset, but one little supporter’s continue reading »

Venezuelan Authorities Search for Man Who Killed 7 After Betting Chavez Would Lose

Venezuelan Authorities Search for Man Who Killed 7 After Betting Chavez Would Lose

A Venezuelan businessman who bet that opposition candidate Henrique Capriles would win the recent presidential election here killed the two people who won the bet and then used his vehicle to run down five people who were celebrating Hugo Chavez's win, police said Tuesday. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Hugo Chavez Wins Re-election in Venezuela Defeating Henrique Capriles

JUST IN:  Hugo Chavez Wins Re-election in Venezuela Defeating Henrique Capriles

UPDATE: Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez has been declared the winner of the Presidential election by the country's electoral council. Chavez won a third term defeating Henrique Capriles in an election that saw record turn out. Currently 90 percent of the votes have been tallied and Chavez has garnered more than 54 percent of those vote counted. continue reading »

Election Day in Venezuela Sends People to the Polls

Election Day in Venezuela Sends People to the Polls

Voters are heading to the polls Sunday to decide who will govern Venezuela for the next six years, with President Hugo Chavez, a leftist firebrand who has been in office for 14 years, facing a stiff challenge from Henrique Capriles. continue reading »

Will Venezuelans Re-Elect President Hugo Chavez Tomorrow?

Will Venezuelans Re-Elect President Hugo Chavez Tomorrow?

Venezuelans are in their second day of reflection before before going to the polls on Sunday to decide whether to give socialist incumbent Hugo Chavez another six years as president or to sharply change course with challenger Henrique Capriles. continue reading »

On Eve of Election: Chavez Opponents Say Venezuela Not Democratic

On Eve of Election: Chavez Opponents Say Venezuela Not Democratic

Sunday's election in Venezuela is just days away, and opinion polls are predicting a close race between President Hugo Chavez and his opponent Henrique Capriles. While the opposition is guardedly optimistic, critics charge the process has not been fair and that Chavez has abused his power as president to gain political advantage, punish opponents and intimidate voters. continue reading »

Detroit’s Triple Crown Tiger Miguel Cabrera Deserves AL MVP

Detroit’s Triple Crown Tiger Miguel Cabrera Deserves AL MVP

When debating on who should win the American League MVP, voters need to know two words: Triple Crown. continue reading »

Venezuelan Specialists Deactivate Bomb at Uruguayan Embassy in Caracas

Venezuelan Specialists Deactivate Bomb at Uruguayan Embassy in Caracas

The Uruguayan government announced Saturday the deactivation of an explosive device planted in its embassy building in Venezuela, and said that the case, which came eight days before the Venezuelan elections, is under investigation by the authorities. continue reading »

China Sends Venezuela’s Second Satellite Into Orbit

China Sends Venezuela’s Second Satellite Into Orbit

Venezuela's second satellite, dubbed the Miranda, was launched Saturday in optimum weather conditions from the Jiuquan space center in the northwestern Chinese province of Gansu, according to the Asian country's state television network. continue reading »

Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez, Henrique Capriles in Tight Presidential Race

Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez, Henrique Capriles in Tight Presidential Race

Rafael Delgado, director of the pollster Varianzas, carried out a study about the electoral campaign in Venezuela, along with the last two polls. continue reading »

Venezuela Captures Drug-Smuggling Plane With Help of Drones

Venezuela Captures Drug-Smuggling Plane With Help of Drones

Venezuelan authorities captured a drug-smuggling plane after the aircraft was spotted by one of the drones the Andean nation is developing in partnership with Iran, President Hugo Chavez said Wednesday. continue reading »

Venezuela Presidential Election to be Monitored by 139,000 Members of the Military

Venezuela Presidential Election to be Monitored by 139,000 Members of the Military

Venezuela's Oct. 7 general elections will be patrolled by 139,000 troops, the head of the military strategic command, Gen. Wilmer Barrientos, said Monday continue reading »

Latino Groups Call Out Kennedy Center’s Neglect to Honor Latino Artists

Latino Groups Call Out Kennedy Center’s Neglect to Honor Latino Artists

In letters to Kennedy Center executives, Caroline Kennedy, President Obama, and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA) and the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) are calling for major changes in the process by which Kennedy Center Honorees are selected and asking why there is a constant pattern of exclusion of Latinos. The groups' demands follow the recent announcement of the 2012 Honorees, none of whom are Latino artists. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Pollution in Latin America

INFOGRAPHIC: Pollution in Latin America

Globally, outdoor urban air pollution kills 2 million people annually and indoor air pollution causes 2 million premature deaths. In Latin America, 100 million people in are exposed to levels of air pollution that exceed the recommended standards. With these rates it is important to look at the health and environmental issues connected to pollution. HS-News takes a look at which countries are culprits and which are taking strides towards environmental protection. continue reading »