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Venezuela, With Eyes Wide Open

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics
Yoani Sanchez

Taken over by Cuban intelligence, monitored from the Plaza of the Revolution in Havana, and ruled by a man who incites violence against those who are different, this South American nation now finds itself facing the most important dilemma of its contemporary history.

Hugo Chávez and Victor Hugo

Norman MacAfee | Posted 05.08.2013 | World
Norman MacAfee

I knew that Gore had seen the musical of Les Misérables with his sister, who was dying of cancer. I knew that Chávez's favorite book was Les Misérables. So I put the two men together.

Investing in Democracy in Venezuela

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 01.13.2013 | World
Azadeh Shahshahani

As part of an eight-member delegation from the National Lawyers Guild, we spent the week leading up to the October 7 Venezuelan presidential election in Caracas, learning about the electoral system that Jimmy Carter has called "the best in the world."

Man To Venezuelan Government: Give Me Simon Bolivar's Hair Back

Reuters | Posted 12.17.2012 | Latino Voices

MIAMI (Reuters) - A Florida man has filed a lawsuit against Venezuela's government demanding the return of artifacts that once belonged to Simon Boliv...

LOOK: 10 Latino Rebels And Revolutionaries

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 10.11.2012 | Latino Voices

Revered by some, reviled by others -- Ernesto “Che” Guevara continues to be one the most controversial figures in Latin American history. Tuesd...

LOOK: Famine Monument Plan Sparks Big Question

Posted 09.10.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The National Park Service last week released final plans for the Memorial to Victims of the Ukrainian Manmade Famine of 1932-1933, a mon...

Chavez Shows Adoration For Bolivar With Shrine

AP | FRANK BAJAK | Posted 07.25.2012 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela -- The towering, white mausoleum in downtown Caracas is for many Venezuelans a lot like Hugo Chavez, only in architectural terms: d...

Chavez Reveals New, Glitzy Coffin For National Hero

AP | Posted 12.19.2011 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez paid tribute to 19th century independence leader Simon Bolivar on Saturday by unveiling a new c...

New Latin American Organization Aims To Strengthen Regional Integration

AP | CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER | Posted 02.01.2012 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — South American independence hero Simon Bolivar once dreamed of unifying several nations as a counterweight to their powerfu...

The United Countries Of The Americas?

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 01.11.2012 | World
Patrick Takahashi

I'm on my annual global adventure and thus far have posted on: - "Japan: Seven Months After the Cataclysm," and - "A Simple Solution for E...

Our America

Viviana Hurtado | Posted 10.10.2011 | Latino Voices
Viviana Hurtado

Several terms refer to the same ethnic group and have produced what I call "happy talk," which contains economic and demographic truths but not proportional political or social clout.

Chavez Says U.S. Is Preparing An Invasion Of Libya

AP | CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Monday that he won't condemn Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and he warned the Uni...

Hugo Chavez Can't Kill Hope in Venezuela

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fernando Espuelas

With Sunday's election results, it is clear that President Hugo Chavez has been dealt a significant blow by the people of Venezuela.

Hugo Chavez OBSESSED With Simon Bolivar

AP | CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — For Hugo Chavez, Simon Bolivar is more than a founding father to be feted once a year on his birthday. He's the icon of an ...

Why Hugo Chavez Dug Up Simon Bolivar's Bones

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

On Friday before dawn, a Chávez government team ceremoniously opened Bolívar's casket in the National Pantheon in Caracas, where his remains were br...

Desperate Hugo Chavez Desecrates Simon Bolivar's Tomb

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fernando Espuelas

The desecration of Simon Bolivar's tomb is as shocking as anything Hugo Chavez has ever done.

Simon Bolivar & Arsenic: Poison Killed Latin American Liberator, Says Dr. Paul Auwaerter

AP | ALEX DOMINGUEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BALTIMORE — Arsenic helped kill Simon Bolivar, according to a Johns Hopkins doctor who is questioning the tuberculosis diagnosis given as the cause ...

The Colombian Elections: Who Will Be the Next President of Macondo?

Michael Fairbanks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Fairbanks

How many countries in the world could elect as its next president someone who dropped his pants and mooned a disrespectful audience of students?