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Venezuela to Exile -- Why I Fled the Country I Love

Rafael Osío Cabrices | Posted 09.07.2014 | World
Rafael Osío Cabrices

Until the moment the plane took off, we feared we might be in clear and present danger. We had just spent the last month seeking refuge in a makeshift panic room we created in our Caracas apartment.

Venezuela on the Brink

Moisés Naím | Posted 04.30.2014 | World
Moisés Naím

Venezuela is now the world champion of inflation, homicide, insecurity, and shortages of essential goods -- from milk for children to insulin for diabetics and all kinds of indispensable products. All this despite having the greatest oil reserves in the world and a government with absolute control of all state institutions and levers of power.

Castro: Chavez Doing 'Much Better'

AP | By PETER ORSI | Posted 04.06.2013 | World

HAVANA (AP) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is getting "much better" after undergoing a fourth cancer operation in December, according to the pre...

Twisting Venezuela

Marco Vicenzino | Posted 03.12.2013 | World
Marco Vicenzino

Realizing Hugo Chavez's cancer may prove terminal, his government desperately buys time through shameless gimmicks blatantly violating Venezuela's constitution.

Venezuela's 'Che' Prays For Chavez

Reuters | Posted 03.12.2013 | World

CARACAS, Jan 10 (Reuters) - A flamboyant look-a-like of Latin American revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara has for years been a familiar sight on th...

Praying For Chavez

Posted 12.12.2012 | World

Emotions have been running high in Venezuela following a Saturday televised session in which Hugo Chavez announced plans to return to Cuba for a criti...

Chavez Throws Obama Some 'Love'

Shirin Barghi | Posted 09.06.2012 | World

Beneath the blistering anti-American rhetoric and typical tough guy act, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez seems to have nursed a soft spot for America...

Venezuela's Chavez: 'There Is No Government In Libya'

AP | Posted 12.26.2011 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Wednesday that he won't recognize Libya's new government and predicted more war in th...

Venezuelan Activists Increasingly Targets Of Violence

AP | FABIOLA SANCHEZ | Posted 12.14.2011 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — Humberto Prado has seen plenty of danger. Once an inmate in some of South America's most feared lockups, he later was pardo...

Chavez Says Foes Use Illness As Part Of Campaign

AP | Posted 11.27.2011 | World

CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER, Associated Press CARACAS, Venezuela -- President Hugo Chavez accused Venezuela's opposition Monday of using his cancer diagn...

Chavez Expects One More Round Of Chemo

AP | Posted 11.13.2011 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he expects to undergo a fourth phase of chemotherapy to prevent cancer from reappeari...

Venezuela Plans To Release 20,000 Prisoners

Latin America News Dispatch | Roque Planas | Posted 10.01.2011 | World

A Venezuelan government minister said Sunday that the country plans to reduce its prison population by some 40 percent, due to overcrowding. Venezuela...

Behind President Hugo Chavez (AUDIO)

Worldfocus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Venezuelans recently voted for a referendum to end term limits, which could potentially extend President Hugo Chávez's term indefinitely. Chávez i...

Venezuela Referendum: Plebiscite On Chavez

GlobalPost.com | Charlie Devereux | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CARACAS -- Venezuelans will vote for a second time on Sunday on whether to scrap term limits, in a referendum that will lay plain their feelings abo...

Chavez To Supporters: Be Prepared To Die For The Revolution

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — President Hugo Chavez is asking the military and his supporters to prepare for a showdown with his newly elected political ...