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My Exclusive Conversation With President Hugo Chavez (VIDEO)

Tavis Smiley | Posted 03.05.2013 | Media
Tavis Smiley


Goodbye Chavez, America Never Knew You

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.05.2013 | World
Howard Steven Friedman

As Chavez is now laid to rest, the one thing I am certain of is that the mainstream American media will once again fail to accurately and fairly capture the positives and negatives of this complicated leader.

Chavez's Most Memorable Moments

Posted 03.05.2013 | World

Hugo Chavez was a man of many talents: he played ball, sang songs, pulled out pistols, and got down and groovy - and that is precisely how we'll remem...

WATCH: The Show That Keeps Venezuelans Laughing

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.04.2013 | Latino Voices

Venezuela may well have the hemisphere’s most contentious politics, but this show keeps them laughing. The Miami Herald published a report on...

The Keystone XL Pipeline, Terrorism and Our National Security

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 04.20.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Are we helping to fund a future danger on our northern border, and will the revenues generated by the Keystone Pipeline help to create a condition deeply adversarial to our national security?

LOOK: A Timeline Of Hugo Chavez's Battle With Cancer | Posted 02.15.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has undergone surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation treatment since June 2011 for an undisclo...

Mystery Man In Fake Chavez Photo Revealed

AP | Posted 01.30.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY -- A doctor says the man in a photograph published by the Spanish newspaper El Pais that supposedly showed an ailing Venezuelan President ...

Chavez Allies Uncover Alleged Assassination Plot


CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela's vice president said Wednesday that the government has uncovered a plot to attack him or another senior leader o...

Chavez's Health Mystery Puzzles Venezuelans

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2013 | World

By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Venezuela's bespectacled and shaven-headed information minister stands solemnly at the...

Chavez Opponent: 'There Is No Monarchy Here, And We Aren't In Cuba'

AP | IAN JAMES | Posted 03.10.2013 | World

By IAN JAMES, The Associated Press CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuela's opposition leader said Tuesday that the Supreme Court should rule in a dispute...

Chavez Suffers 'New Complications' Following Cancer Surgery

AP | IAN JAMES | Posted 03.01.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — Hugo Chavez has suffered "new complications" following his cancer surgery in Cuba, his vice president said Sunday, describi...

VP Reads Message From Chavez

AP | FABIOLA SANCHEZ | Posted 02.27.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced Friday night that he was traveling to Cuba to visit President Hugo Chave...

Maduro Is No Chávez, for Now

Javier Corrales | Posted 02.11.2013 | World
Javier Corrales

After much speculation, President Hugo Chávez announced that he now had a person in mind to succeed him -- Nicolás Maduro, the minister of foreign affairs who was elevated to vice president in October. So who is Maduro, and will he ever command the loyalty of chavistas?

Chavez Heads To Cuba For Critical Cancer Surgery

AP | FABIOLA SANCHEZ | Posted 02.09.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's cancer relapse and his sudden announcement that he will undergo a fourth cancer-related ...

Chavez Returns Home After Cuba Medical Treatment

AP | IAN JAMES | Posted 02.06.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez arrived back home early Friday after 10 days of medical treatment in Cuba, but his failure...

New Questions About Chavez's Health

AP | MARCO SIBAJA | Posted 02.05.2013 | World

BRASILIA, Brazil — An official in the Brazilian Foreign Ministry is hinting Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez will not attend a Mercosur trade bloc ...

Hugo Chavez: More Vulnerable Than Ever

Diego Arria | Posted 01.16.2013 | World
Diego Arria

The true picture of Venezuela today is the polar opposite of Chavez's fantasies. His regime has never looked so vulnerable and the opposition has never looked so strong. As we ready ourselves for the next set of challenges the December 16 elections are the next opportunity to remind the world that Chavez is far from invincible.

Chavez Picks New 'Loyal' Vice President

AP | FABIOLA SANCHEZ and IAN JAMES | Posted 12.11.2012 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — A burly former bus driver who rose through leftist political activism to become Venezuela's top diplomat will be a key play...

Everything You Need To Know About Venezuela's Election on Sunday

Posted 10.06.2012 | World

The Associated Press CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuela's presidential election pits incumbent Hugo Chavez against challenger Henrique Capriles. Sunday's...

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 Arrests U.S. Captain

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2012 | World

By Paulo Prada CARACAS, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Venezuelan authorities have arrested the American captain of a U.S.-flagged cargo ship afte...

Deadly Violence Engulfs Venezuelan Prisons

AP | FABIOLA SANCHEZ | Posted 10.13.2012 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — The number of killings inside Venezuela's notoriously violent prisons has increased this year even as President Hugo Chavez...

Chavez Claims U.S. Citizen Arrested For Being Mercenary

AP | CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER | Posted 10.10.2012 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — President Hugo Chavez announced Thursday that security forces arrested a U.S. citizen and suspect he is a mercenary who cou...

Chavez Faces New Cancer Surgery

AP | FABIOLA SANCHEZ | Posted 04.22.2012 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Hugo Chavez has never been one to share decision-making authority. Now, the voluble socialist strongman and acer...

Chavez To Opponent: 'Take Advantage Of Carnival And Dress Up As A Chavista'

AP | CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER | Posted 04.16.2012 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez accused the opposition's presidential candidate Wednesday of concealing his ideological leani...