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Venezuela’s Chavez to Return From Cancer Treatment in Cuba Later this Week

Venezuela’s Chavez to Return From Cancer Treatment in Cuba Later this Week

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez spoke Monday on state television for the first time since he went to Cuba for cancer treatment nine days ago and said he will be back in Caracas later this week. continue reading »

Chavez Remains in Cuba but No Health Updates Provided

Chavez Remains in Cuba but No Health Updates Provided

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has spent more than a week in Havana, where he is undergoing the final phase of his radiation therapy treatment, but he has communicated only via Twitter without giving any details about his health. continue reading »

Violence Explodes Inside Venezuela Police Lockup Leaving 7 dead, 12 Injured

Violence Explodes Inside Venezuela Police Lockup Leaving 7 dead, 12 Injured

At least seven detainees died and 12 others were injured in a violent confrontation at a police lockup in the southern Venezuelan state of Amazonas, authorities and non-governmental organizations said Wednesday. continue reading »

VENEZUELA: Chavez ‘Cancer Travel’ to Cuba Has Cost the Country $12 million in Less Than a Year

VENEZUELA: Chavez ‘Cancer Travel’ to Cuba Has Cost the Country $12 million in Less Than a Year

According Carlos Berrizbeitia, a political opponent of the Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez’s cancer treatment has cost the country millions of dollars. Between travel for both himself and his delegation to Cuba as continue reading »

Venezuela You Are INSANE: Demi Lovato Tweets About Fans Getting a Bit Too Crazy in Caracas

Venezuela You Are INSANE: Demi Lovato Tweets About Fans Getting a Bit Too Crazy in Caracas

Young starlet Demi Lovato tweeted, “17 freaking bodyguards yesterday and I STILL got my hair pulled!!! Hahahahaha Venezuela you are INSANE!!! I love you guys.” continue reading »

Chavez Skips Out on Summit of Americas, In Cuba for More Cancer Treatments

Chavez Skips Out on Summit of Americas, In Cuba for More Cancer Treatments

Cuban media reported on Sunday that Chavez had returned to the island, where he was greeted by the country's first vice president, Jose Ramon Machado Ventura, in contrast to earlier occasions on which President Raul Castro had awaited him on the tarmac of the Jose Marti international airport. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Ozzie Guillen Suspended from Miami Marlins for Pro-Castro Comments

JUST IN:  Ozzie Guillen Suspended from Miami Marlins for Pro-Castro Comments

Former White Sox manger and current manager of the Miami Marlins, Ozzie Guillen has been given a five-game suspension for his pro-Fidel Castro comments. continue reading »

Chavez Returns Yet Again to Cuba for Third Round of Radiation Treatment

Chavez Returns Yet Again to Cuba for Third Round of Radiation Treatment

Cuban President Raul Castro welcomed his Venezuelan counterpart, Hugo Chavez, back to Havana, where he will undergo another round of cancer treatment, state media reported Sunday. continue reading »

Chavez Pleas to Christ: “Don’t Take Me Yet” in Tearful Speech

Chavez Pleas to Christ: “Don’t Take Me Yet” in Tearful Speech

Battling cancer, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez asked Christ to give him a longer life and pleaded "don't take me yet" in an emotional speech after a Mass giving thanks for his health. "Give me your crown of thorns, Christ, give it to me, for I am bleeding, give me your cross, 100 crosses, but give me life, because I still have things to do for this people and this country, don't take me yet, give me your cross, give me your thorns, give me your spear for I am willing to bear them all, but alive, Christ my Lord," Chavez said. continue reading »

Venezuelan Robot Dinosaurs on Display in Havana Park

Venezuelan Robot Dinosaurs on Display in Havana Park

An exhibition of life-sized robotic dinosaurs will be on show until September in a Havana park, from where the giant beasts from Caracas, donated to the island by the Venezuelan government, will begin an international tour. continue reading »

After Radiation Treatments, Chavez Returns to Home State for a Visit

After Radiation Treatments, Chavez Returns to Home State for a Visit

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez bypassed the capital and traveled directly to his home state of Barinas after spending four days in Cuba for a second round of radiation following an operation to remove a cancerous lesion. continue reading »

Venezuela Oil Blast Kills One, Injures Three

Venezuela Oil Blast Kills One, Injures Three

At least one worker was killed and three others were injured in an explosion over the weekend at a refinery in eastern Venezuela operated by Petrocedeño, which is owned by state-owned PDVSA, France's Total and Norway's Statoil, PDVSA said. continue reading »

Chavez Returns Again to Cuba for 2nd Round of Cancer Treatments

Chavez Returns Again to Cuba for 2nd Round of Cancer Treatments

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was welcomed by Cuban President Raul Castro at the international airport in Havana, where he will continue the radiation therapy treatment against cancer he began a week ago, state media reported Sunday. continue reading »

Chavez Health Uncertain for Upcoming Venezuelan Presidential Election Oct 7 (VIDEO)

Chavez Health Uncertain for Upcoming Venezuelan Presidential Election Oct 7 (VIDEO)

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is battling what is believed to be an aggressive cancer, but he has vowed to continue running for a third term in office. The election is set for October 7 continue reading »

Controversial Venezuelan Governor Shot

Controversial Venezuelan Governor Shot

The former governor of the southwestern Venezuelan state of Apure was shot at a fast food restaurant in Maracay, a city located about 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Caracas, Globovision reported. continue reading »