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Venezuela Election

Are Maduro's Days Numbered After the Election?

Kate Parker | Posted 06.17.2013 | World
Kate Parker

Why was the margin of victory so slim and what does this tell us about Maduro's chances of hanging on to power once the memory of Chávez fades?

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 Opposition Demands Recount Of Vote

AP | FRANK BAJAK and VIVIAN SEQUERA | Posted 06.15.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela's government-friendly electoral council quickly certified the razor-thin presidential victory of Hugo Chavez' han...

Students Protest Against Venezuela's Election Results

AP | Posted 04.16.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela -- National Guard troops are firing tear gas and plastic bullets to disperse students protesting the official results in Venezuela'...

Venezuela's Election: A Defeat for Chavismo

Marco Vicenzino | Posted 06.15.2013 | World
Marco Vicenzino

With less than two months since President Hugo Chavez's death and barely half the votes, Maduro has no popular mandate but will undoubtedly claim one by continuing to relentlessly invoke the name of Hugo Chavez.

Maduro To Take Over A Divided Venezuela

AP | FRANK BAJAK and ALEXANDRA OLSON | Posted 06.15.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Hugo Chavez's hand-picked successor, Nicolas Maduro, has won Venezuela's presidential election by a stunningly narrow margin tha...

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...

Venezuela Heads To The Polls

AP | Posted 04.14.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Trucks blaring bugle calls have awoken Venezuelans long before dawn in a traditional election day get-out-the-vote tactic by the...

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 ...

Maduro Can Count On Chavez's Well-Greased Vote Machine

AP | FABIOLA SANCHEZ | Posted 04.12.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Socialist party activist Rodolfo Sanchez is all nervous energy as he mounts the impossibly steep streets of his impoverished hil...

Venezuela Holds First Vote Post-Chavez | 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...

Maduro Takes Narrow Lead In Venezuela's Polls

AP | ALEXANDRA OLSON | Posted 06.11.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — Red-shirted backers of Hugo Chavez's chosen heir transformed downtown Caracas into a raucous festival on the final day of c...

Chavez Legacy Put To The Test In Venezuelan Election

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2013 | World

* Maduro faces Capriles in election on Sunday * Maduro vows to continue Chavez's socialist policies * Opposition leader ...

Venezuelan President Invokes Curse On Opposition

Reuters | Posted 06.06.2013 | World

By Andrew Cawthorne and Deisy Buitrago CARACAS, April 6 (Reuters) - Venezuelan acting President Nicolas Maduro said on Saturday a cent...

Tough Times In Post-Chavez Venezuela

AP | FABIOLA SANCHEZ | Posted 04.01.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Doing business in post-Hugo Chavez Venezuela is not for the faint of heart. Thousands of companies suffer under currency contro...

Venezuelan Leader Accuses Opposition Of Sabotage Plans

AP | Posted 03.25.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro claims government opponents are planning to sabotage the country's power grid and interrupt foo...

Henrique Capriles Launches Venezuelan Campaign Tour

AP | Posted 03.16.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuelan opposition candidate Henrique Capriles has launched a nationwide tour as part of his campaign to replace the late Pre...

Venezuela's Political Divisions Spill Into Streets

AP | JACK CHANG | Posted 05.11.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — Under a three-story-tall banner blaring "You are all Chavez," Jose Rafael Hernandez crouched low with a can of spray paint,...

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...

A Chavez-less Venezuela?

Marco Vicenzino | Posted 04.17.2013 | World
Marco Vicenzino

As the first images of Hugo Chavez emerge after a two-month media blackout, the issue of post-Chavez Venezuela takes center stage once again. The bottom line is that without its chief protagonist, Chavismo will ultimately wither away over time.

Chavez Allies Steamroll Opposition

AP | IAN JAMES and FABIOLA SANCHEZ | Posted 02.16.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — Smarting after a bruising loss in state elections, Venezuela's opposition will now be forced to reassess its strategy and r...

Venezuelan Opposition Faces Daunting Task

AP | CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER | Posted 12.09.2012 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — A veteran of Venezuela's long-suffering political opposition compared Sunday's presidential election to a soccer game playe...

What to Expect From a New Chávez Term

Federico Barriga | Posted 12.08.2012 | World
Federico Barriga

Mr. Chávez was quick to emphasize his centrist position during his victory speech. But does this mean that we are likely to see a more moderate Chavismo in the next few years?