# venezuela - Wednesday 1 May, 2013
Opposition lawmakers said they were denied speaking rights as they refused to recognise the election of Nicolas Maduro as successor to Hugo Chavez.
# venezuela - Monday 15 April, 2013
It’s finally official after demands for recount: The acting president will succeed the late Hugo Chavez, beating his opponent by just over 1 per cent.
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Good morning! Here are the nine things you need to know as you kick off your Monday.
Nicolas Maduro, who had been acting president since the death of Hugo Chavez, won 50.66 per cent of the vote last night.
# venezuela - Sunday 14 April, 2013
Venezuelan’s went to the polls today to vote in a successor to Hugo Chavez.
# venezuela - Thursday 14 March, 2013
The acting president of Venezuela said preparatory steps to put Hugo Chavez’s body on display should have been taken much earlier.
# venezuela - Monday 11 March, 2013
Henrique Capriles will run in elections to replace late President Hugo Chavez.
# venezuela - Saturday 9 March, 2013
Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.
We’ve lost a colourful world leader who genuinely seemed to have the best interests of his people at heart. But the facts don’t lie – Chávez’s economic legacy is a warning against statist socialism, writes Aaron McKenna.
# venezuela - Friday 8 March, 2013
Good morning. Here are nine things to know as you start your day.
Venezuelan vice president Nicolas Maduro will be sworn in later today and said that Chavez will be kept in a glass casket “for eternity”.
# venezuela - Thursday 7 March, 2013
“I don’t want to die. Please don’t let me die,” the late Venezuelan president is quoted as saying according to the head of the presidential guard.
# venezuela - Wednesday 6 March, 2013
Expectations are that the government will hold elections within the next month as Venezuela faces uncertainty following the death of the leftist leader.
Reaction from world leaders to the death of the Venezuelan president yesterday has been mixed.
# venezuela - Tuesday 5 March, 2013
The fiery populist has died following a nearly two-year bout with cancer.
At least one US military official has been expelled from Venezuela amid accusations of a conspiracy, the Pentagon has confirmed.
# venezuela - Monday 18 February, 2013
# venezuela - Saturday 26 January, 2013
The government said the riot was set off after inmates at the Uribana prison rebelled against prison authorities who had launched a sweep of the facility in search of illicit weapons.
# venezuela - Thursday 24 January, 2013
El Pais published a photograph it said was of ailing president Hugo Chavez in his hospital bed – provoking a furious reaction from Venezuela.
# venezuela - Sunday 13 January, 2013
The brother of Hugo Chavez says reports that the family is discussing ending life support for the Venezuelan leader are totally false.
# venezuela - Friday 4 January, 2013
Hugo Chavez’s top aides say the opposition and the media have used the Venezuelan president’s poor health to wage a “psychological war” to destabilise the country.
# venezuela - Monday 31 December, 2012
The Venezuelan president has developed new complications from an infection after undergoing his latest round of cancer-related surgery.
# venezuela - Friday 14 December, 2012
The leader of Venezuela underwent treatment for cancer in Cuba earlier this week.
# venezuela - Wednesday 12 December, 2012
The Venezuelan president flew to Havana, Cuba, for surgery on Monday after revealing his cancer had returned.
# venezuela - Sunday 9 December, 2012
Chavez has not disclosed details of the type of cancer has has but in a significant move he has designated his successor, vice president Nicolas Maduro.
# venezuela - Friday 7 December, 2012
The Venezuelan president said he was very happy to be back but did not elaborate on his health.
# venezuela - Monday 22 October, 2012
Venezuela’s Vice President, Elias Jaua, said that he met with the aging revolutionary, which was Castro’s first public appearance in a number of months.
# venezuela - Monday 8 October, 2012
Facing his sternest test yet, the socialist leader saw off the challenge of Henrique Capriles in yesterday’s election and could now complete 20 years in office.
# venezuela - Monday 24 September, 2012
John Alan Brooks was today sentenced at a court in England for his involvement in a plot to smuggle 1.5 tonnes of cocaine.
# venezuela - Wednesday 19 September, 2012
Daniel “El Loco” Barrera, alleged to be the country’s last major drug lord, has been arrested in an international sting.
# venezuela - Monday 3 September, 2012
# venezuela - Tuesday 28 August, 2012
Fatal fires raged at refinery tanks for three days before being put out.
# venezuela - Saturday 25 August, 2012
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Huge clouds of smoke were seen over the refinery this morning after early morning blast believed to have been caused by gas leak.
Explosion was casued by a gas leak, according to the oil minister.
# venezuela - Wednesday 15 August, 2012
The Irish team’s group rivals, Germany, are in action, as they take on Argentina.
# venezuela - Tuesday 24 July, 2012
The Venezuelan president has urged his citizens to avoid sugary soft drinks – and instead go for grape juice. But why?
# venezuela - Friday 20 July, 2012
We’ll be rooting for Cuba in 2013.
# venezuela - Wednesday 20 June, 2012
US State Dept’s annual report on human trafficking shows progress being made in Burma, while Syria fell in the rankings.