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Venezuela Elections 2013

Venezuelan Opposition Leader Calls Vote Audit 'A Joke'

AP | CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER | Posted 06.26.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles announced Thursday that his movement will boycott an audit of election resul...

Venezuela Accuses American Of Inciting Riots

AP | FRANK BAJAK and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN | Posted 06.25.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela -- A 35-year-old filmmaker from California has been arrested by Venezuelan authorities who are accusing him of fomenting postelecti...

Maduro To Be Sworn In Amid Audit Of Contested Vote

Reuters | Posted 06.19.2013 | World

By Daniel Wallis and Brian Ellsworth CARACAS, April 19 (Reuters) - Nicolas Maduro will be sworn in as Venezuela's president on Friday ...

Defeated Capriles Condemns Violent Protests

Reuters | Posted 06.17.2013 | World

By Daniel Wallis and Enrique Andres Pretel CARACAS, April 17 (Reuters) - Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles distanced hims...

Death Toll At 7 In Venezuela Post-Election Clashes

AP | Associated Press | Posted 06.16.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Violent protests have broken out in the provincial capital of the home state of the late President Hugo Chavez. Police have...

Venezuelan Presidential Candidate's Twitter Account Hacked

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 04.14.2013 | World

The Associated Press / The Huffington Post CARACAS, Venezuela (AP/The Huffington Post) -- The Twitter account of Venezuela governing party candidat...

At Chavez's Tomb, A Quiet Place To Idolize Late President

AP | ALEXANDRA OLSON | Posted 04.14.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela -- The tour of the military museum that holds Hugo Chavez's remains begins like any other. A guide holding a small red placard info...

Venezuelans Choose Between Chavez Heir Or Fresh Start

AP | FRANK BAJAK and ALEXANDRA OLSON | Posted 06.14.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan electoral officials say voters have narrowly elected Hugo Chavez's hand-picked successor as president in a razor...

Maduro's Lead Shrinks

AP | ALEXANDRA OLSON | Posted 06.13.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — Nicolas Maduro hopes to ride a tide of grief into Venezuela's special presidential election Sunday and win voters' endorsem...

Meet The Underdog In Venezuela's Election

Agence France Presse | Ramon Sahmkow | Posted 06.13.2013 | World

With his baseball cap in Venezuela's colors, opposition leader Henrique Capriles is a young governor running for president for the second time in six ...

Venezuela Holds First Vote Post-Chavez

www.huffingtonpost.com | Posted 04.12.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — Just over a month after Hugo Chavez succumbed to cancer, Venezuelans vote Sunday to replace the firebrand socialist president w...

Brazilian Beef, Colombian Coffee, and The Venezuelan Election

AP | JAMES ANDERSON | Posted 04.10.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuelans complain that what goes into their Sunday dinner plate comes from abroad: Steak, from Brazil; plantains, the Dominic...

Venezuela Election Heats Up In Final Weeks

AP | CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER | Posted 05.29.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — It's Holy Week in Venezuela, a time when millions traditionally take a welcome pause from work and politics to go on vacati...

Post-Chavez Venezuela Faces Dire Problems

AP | JACK CHANG and E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 05.15.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — The road from the military academy where Hugo Chavez's body has been lying in state to the hilltop museum where he'll be di...

Venezuela: U.S. 'Far Right' Plans To Kill Opposition Leader

Reuters | Posted 05.13.2013 | World

By Daniel Wallis and Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS, March 13 (Reuters) - Venezuela's acting president said on Wednesday that "far right" fi...

Venezuela Opposition Leader Between Rock And Hard Place

AP | JACK CHANG and E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 05.10.2013 | World

By JACK CHANG and E. EDUARDO CASTILLO, The Associated Press CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- The date of elections to replace Hugo Chavez is set, and the...

Maduro Will Be Interim President Until New Elections, FM Says

AP | FABIOLA SANCHEZ and FRANK BAJAK | Posted 05.05.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — Some in anguish, some in fear, Venezuelans raced for home and stocked up on food and water Tuesday after the government ann...