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Hugo Chávez Will Be Missed

Rafael Fernández de Castro | Posted 06.01.2013 | World
Rafael Fernández de Castro

Cancer was a blessing for the legacy of Hugo Chávez. Cancer allowed the former Venezuelan president to die a martyr, derailing him from a fate á la ...

Do Celebrities Really Die In Threes?

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 04.09.2013 | Celebrity

Given that Margaret Thatcher breathed her last in the London Ritz Hotel yesterday, we're due a round of a dark guessing game. That old “rule of thre...

WATCH: State TV Animates Chavez In Heaven With His Amigos

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.01.2013 | World

"Hugo Chavez, Che Guevara, Simón Bolívar, and Salvador Allende all meet in Heaven." You'd be forgiven for thinking that was the opening line of a me...

Maduro: Chavez Embalming Unlikely

AP | By FABIOLA SANCHEZ | Posted 05.13.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's acting president said Wednesday that it is highly unlikely Hugo Chavez will be embalmed for permanent viewing ...

Cuba's Future Transition to Democracy Can Be a Success

András Simonyi | Posted 05.12.2013 | World
András Simonyi

2013-02-04-CTRlogo.jpgIt is too early to say how Hugo Chavez's passing will effect developments elsewhere in the region. One wonders first and foremost about the consequences on and in Cuba. It is a reminder to the Castro brothers that power is ephemeral.

It Would Be Polite If Americans Who Are OUTRAGED by Hugo Chavez Would Shut Up

Jonathan Schwarz | Posted 05.12.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Schwarz

And when countries are under attack, the space for civil liberties diminishes. Sometimes that's for legitimate reasons, and sometimes it's not and is opportunistic on the part of would-be authoritarians. But it's essentially a law of nature; it always happens.

This Week's World Photo Caption Contest

Posted 03.10.2013 | World

This biggest story of the week in world news: Hugo Chavez died. Many mourned. Others celebrated. And the Venezuelan government announced that Chavez's...

Preserving This Body Forever Isn't Easy

AP | LUIS ANDRES HENAO and LISA J. ADAMS | Posted 03.10.2013 | Latino Voices

-- No one lives forever – nor do they last forever. At least not without a lot of tuneups. As much as it may seem like the bodies of famous wo...

Encounter With Chavez

Ben Barber | Posted 05.08.2013 | World
Ben Barber

I asked him if it was true that he had ordered a delay in the evacuation of the Vargas region hit by the mudslide because it might interfere with the election he was in the process of winning. He didn't like that question. Then I asked him about improving relations with the U.S. That ended the interview.

Chávez's Legacy

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

Bertrand Russell once wrote about the American revolutionary Thomas Paine, "He had faults, like other men; but it was for his virtues that he was hated and successfully calumniated." This was certainly true of Hugo Chávez Frias.

PHOTOS: Emotional Venezuelans Mourn Chavez

Posted 05.08.2013 | World

Hundreds of thousands of people lined up in the streets of Caracas on Friday to mark the funeral of late President Hugo Chavez. The ceremony was atten...

Chavez Funeral Draws Dozens Of World Leaders

AP | VIVIAN SEQUERA and JORGE RUEDA | Posted 05.08.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — Hugo Chavez was lauded as a modern-day reincarnation of Latin American liberator Simon Bolivar at a fiery, foot-stomping st...

Chavez's Last Word

Evening Standard, London | Bo Wilson | Posted 05.07.2013 | World

President Hugo Chavez died of a heart attack after great suffering and inaudibly mouthed his desire to live, said the head of Venezuela's presidential...

PHOTO: Citgo's American Flags At Half-Staff For Chavez

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.06.2013 | Business

American flags at many Citgo facilities across the country are flying half-staff today for a reason that's raising a few eyebrows. The oil company,...

Janell Ross

Chavez Death Leaves Legacy Debate Unsettled

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 03.06.2013 | Latino Voices

In Caracas, Venezuela, as news of Hugo Chavez’ death filtered into the streets, some supporters of the late president and his brand of socialism wep...

How He Will Be Remembered

Posted 03.06.2013 | Latino Voices

Hugo Chavez's death rocked the world. Since being elected President of Venezuela 14 years ago he has been one of the most controversial leaders of...

U.S. Officials To Attend Chavez Funeral

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 6 (Reuters) - The United States is expected to send a delegation to Hugo Chavez's funeral later this week in a move that could sen...

Chavez: Dictator Or Democrat?

HuffPost France | Geoffroy Clavel and Benjamin Hue | Posted 03.06.2013 | World

Venezuela's “socialist revolution” came to an end on March 5. Democratic revolutionary to some, charismatic dictator to others, Hugo Chavez died o...

Business As Usual For The U.S. And Venezuela?

Agence France Presse | Jo Biddle | Posted 05.06.2013 | World

The US has long hoped that a post-Chavez era could herald a new era in ties with Venezuela, but allegations of a US plot to kill the leftist leader sh...

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Says Hugo Chavez Will Resurrect With Jesus

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 03.07.2013 | World

Hugo Chavez had a friend in Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who apparently held the Venezuelan leader in such high regard that he believes he w...

What Hugo Chavez Left Behind

Dan Rather | Posted 05.06.2013 | World
Dan Rather

As long as the oil was flowing, it appeared Chavez would be able to hold onto power. But as he grew ill, it appeared that so did his country.

My Conversation With Hugo Chavez

Larry King | Posted 05.06.2013 | Media
Larry King

I found Hugo Chavez conflicting. In a strange way, he was extraordinarily easy to like, but of course many people -- both good and bad -- who rise to prominence can be that way. Chavez was larger than life. He was very engaging.

Chavez's Funeral Expected To Be Lavish

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.06.2013 | World

The funeral for late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who passed away March 5 after a long battle with cancer, will be held on Friday, March 8. Ch...

LOOK: Chavez's Early Years

Posted 03.06.2013 | World

Hugo Chavez's life is sure to be examined exhaustively for years to come. The rise of the late Venezuelan president will be tracked in history books a...

WATCH: Chavez's Coffin Taken To The Streets

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2013 | World

CARACAS, March 6 (Reuters) - The coffin of deceased Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez was brought out of a military hospital onto the streets of Caracas...