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# hugo-chavez - Sunday 30 July, 2017

Candidate shot dead as Venezuelans line up to vote in controversial election
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# Constituent Assembly

Candidate shot dead as Venezuelans line up to vote in controversial election

Jul 30th 2017, 6:05 PM 17,128 Views 35 Comments

Locals have reported troops firing at buildings and people in the capital as tensions escalate.

# hugo-chavez - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Havana holds huge tribute to Castro; all kinds of world leaders turn up
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# Cuba

Havana holds huge tribute to Castro; all kinds of world leaders turn up

Nov 30th 2016, 12:06 PM 12,608 Views 80 Comments

Ireland’s ambassador to Mexico Sonja Hyland was in attendance in Havana last night.

# hugo-chavez - Wednesday 1 May, 2013

Video: Fights break out as Venezuelan politicians dispute election result
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# Punch-Up

Video: Fights break out as Venezuelan politicians dispute election result

May 1st 2013, 6:55 PM 6,790 Views 39 Comments

Opposition lawmakers said they were denied speaking rights as they refused to recognise the election of Nicolas Maduro as successor to Hugo Chavez.

# hugo-chavez - Monday 15 April, 2013

Venezuela confirms Nicolas Maduro as president
# Presidential Election
# Presidential Election

Venezuela confirms Nicolas Maduro as president

Apr 15th 2013, 11:41 PM 3,477 Views 13 Comments

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.

Chavez heir wins Venezuela vote - but opposition refuses to concede
# Election
# Election

Chavez heir wins Venezuela vote - but opposition refuses to concede

Apr 15th 2013, 7:46 AM 4,714 Views 63 Comments

Nicolas Maduro, who had been acting president since the death of Hugo Chavez, won 50.66 per cent of the vote last night.

# hugo-chavez - Sunday 14 April, 2013

Venezuela votes for Chavez revolution or change
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# Venezuela

Venezuela votes for Chavez revolution or change

Apr 14th 2013, 7:40 PM 5,599 Views 36 Comments

Venezuelan’s went to the polls today to vote in a successor to Hugo Chavez.

# hugo-chavez - Thursday 14 March, 2013

Plan to put Chavez's body on display 'may be impossible'
# Venezuela
# Venezuela

Plan to put Chavez's body on display 'may be impossible'

Mar 14th 2013, 10:54 AM 5,336 Views 8 Comments

The acting president of Venezuela said preparatory steps to put Hugo Chavez’s body on display should have been taken much earlier.

# hugo-chavez - Monday 11 March, 2013

Rivals trade barbs as election to succeed Chavez starts
# Election
# Election

Rivals trade barbs as election to succeed Chavez starts

Mar 11th 2013, 2:18 PM 2,620 Views 28 Comments

Henrique Capriles will run in elections to replace late President Hugo Chavez.

# hugo-chavez - Saturday 9 March, 2013

Column: Chávez was a charismatic leader - but his economic legacy should be a warning
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Chávez was a charismatic leader - but his economic legacy should be a warning

Mar 9th 2013, 7:45 AM 191 Views 70 Comments

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.

# hugo-chavez - Friday 8 March, 2013

Hugo Chavez will be embalmed 'like Ho Chi Minh, Lenin and Mao'
# Venezuela
# Venezuela

Hugo Chavez will be embalmed 'like Ho Chi Minh, Lenin and Mao'

Mar 8th 2013, 8:19 AM 5,448 Views 22 Comments

Venezuelan vice president Nicolas Maduro will be sworn in later today and said that Chavez will be kept in a glass casket “for eternity”.

# hugo-chavez - Thursday 7 March, 2013

Hugo Chavez died of a 'massive heart attack, mouthed desire to live'
# Venezuela
# Venezuela

Hugo Chavez died of a 'massive heart attack, mouthed desire to live'

Mar 7th 2013, 8:42 AM 8,699 Views 69 Comments

“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.

# hugo-chavez - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

After Chavez's death, Venezuela faces period of uncertainty
# Venezuela
# Venezuela

After Chavez's death, Venezuela faces period of uncertainty

Mar 6th 2013, 1:07 PM 4,398 Views 89 Comments

Expectations are that the government will hold elections within the next month as Venezuela faces uncertainty following the death of the leftist leader.

President and Tánaiste express sadness at death of Hugo Chavez
# Hugo Chavez
# Hugo Chavez

President and Tánaiste express sadness at death of Hugo Chavez

Mar 6th 2013, 7:45 AM 6,751 Views 71 Comments

Reaction from world leaders to the death of the Venezuelan president yesterday has been mixed.

# hugo-chavez - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has died
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# Hugo Chavez

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has died

Mar 5th 2013, 10:07 PM 18,693 Views 169 Comments

The fiery populist has died following a nearly two-year bout with cancer.

# hugo-chavez - Monday 18 February, 2013

Chavez uses Twitter to announce his surprise return to Venezuela
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# El Presidente

Chavez uses Twitter to announce his surprise return to Venezuela

Feb 18th 2013, 2:30 PM 7,111 Views 13 Comments

Hugo Chavez has spent more than two months in Cuba for cancer surgery and treatment.

Ecuador: President secures third term, says revolution cannot be stopped
# Ecuador
# Ecuador

Ecuador: President secures third term, says revolution cannot be stopped

Feb 18th 2013, 8:24 AM 42,860 Views 7 Comments

“Nobody is going to stop this revolution. We are making history,” leftist leader Rafael Correa declared as he secured a third term in office.

# hugo-chavez - Saturday 26 January, 2013

At least 50 dead in Venezuela prison riot
# Venezuela
# Venezuela

At least 50 dead in Venezuela prison riot

Jan 26th 2013, 7:15 AM 2,976 Views 0 Comments

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.

# hugo-chavez - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Spanish newspaper apologises for fake Chavez hospital picture
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# Sorry

Spanish newspaper apologises for fake Chavez hospital picture

Jan 24th 2013, 10:22 PM 9,839 Views 9 Comments

El Pais published a photograph it said was of ailing president Hugo Chavez in his hospital bed – provoking a furious reaction from Venezuela.

# hugo-chavez - Sunday 13 January, 2013

Chavez not in coma, responding well to treatment, says brother
# El Presidente
# El Presidente

Chavez not in coma, responding well to treatment, says brother

Jan 13th 2013, 12:43 PM 3,990 Views 19 Comments

The brother of Hugo Chavez says reports that the family is discussing ending life support for the Venezuelan leader are totally false.

# hugo-chavez - Sunday 6 January, 2013

Back to work: Here are the stories you missed over Christmas and New Year
# News You Missed
# News You Missed

Back to work: Here are the stories you missed over Christmas and New Year

Jan 6th 2013, 8:15 PM 18,480 Views 16 Comments

Many of us are returning to work for the first time tomorrow following the festive period. Here is a round-up of the news stories you may have missed. You are welcome.

# hugo-chavez - Friday 4 January, 2013

Chavez suffering from 'respiratory insufficiency'
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# Chavez

Chavez suffering from 'respiratory insufficiency'

Jan 4th 2013, 7:30 AM 3,571 Views 26 Comments

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.

# hugo-chavez - Monday 31 December, 2012

Venezuela cancels New Year's Eve parties as Chavez takes turn for the worse
# El Presidente
# El Presidente

Venezuela cancels New Year's Eve parties as Chavez takes turn for the worse

Dec 31st 2012, 4:09 PM 6,289 Views 41 Comments

The Venezuelan president has developed new complications from an infection after undergoing his latest round of cancer-related surgery.

# hugo-chavez - Sunday 9 December, 2012

Venezuela: Chavez admits cancer relapse and designates his successor
# Venezuela
# Venezuela

Venezuela: Chavez admits cancer relapse and designates his successor

Dec 9th 2012, 11:03 AM 4,536 Views 35 Comments

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.

# hugo-chavez - Friday 7 December, 2012

Chavez returns from Cuba after cancer treatment
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# El Presidente

Chavez returns from Cuba after cancer treatment

Dec 7th 2012, 12:00 PM 3,421 Views 23 Comments

The Venezuelan president said he was very happy to be back but did not elaborate on his health.

# hugo-chavez - Monday 8 October, 2012

Six more years: Chavez wins fourth term as Venezuela's president
# Venezuela
# Venezuela

Six more years: Chavez wins fourth term as Venezuela's president

Oct 8th 2012, 7:59 AM 4,134 Views 57 Comments

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.

# hugo-chavez - Sunday 7 October, 2012

Poll open in Venezuela in tough election for Chavez
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# El Presidente

Poll open in Venezuela in tough election for Chavez

Oct 7th 2012, 12:05 PM 3,256 Views 31 Comments

Hugo Chavez has been in power for almost 14 years – but his opponent in the presidential election is in a statistical dead heat with the president in opinion polls.

# hugo-chavez - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

Chavez: Drink juice, not cola
# Drink My Juice
# Drink My Juice

Chavez: Drink juice, not cola

Jul 24th 2012, 9:35 AM 4,317 Views 19 Comments

The Venezuelan president has urged his citizens to avoid sugary soft drinks – and instead go for grape juice. But why?

# hugo-chavez - Saturday 2 June, 2012

Hugo Chavez's 3 millionth Twitter follower gets a free house
# Twitter Win
# Twitter Win

Hugo Chavez's 3 millionth Twitter follower gets a free house

Jun 2nd 2012, 6:18 PM 5,453 Views 17 Comments

The gesture has been criticised by some and mocked by others who worried about the other 2,999,999 followers.

# hugo-chavez - Sunday 13 May, 2012

Did a crossword maker try to encourage people to kill the president's brother? Probably not
# Venezuela
# Venezuela

Did a crossword maker try to encourage people to kill the president's brother? Probably not

May 13th 2012, 3:44 PM 4,702 Views 2 Comments

Government critics and supporters alike are amused at the suggestion of a pundit on a state-run TV station.

# hugo-chavez - Saturday 17 March, 2012

Chavez makes energetic homecoming after surgery
# Venezuela
# Venezuela

Chavez makes energetic homecoming after surgery

Mar 17th 2012, 9:12 PM 1,775 Views 10 Comments

The Venezuelan president rallied thousands of supporters who welcomed him home after receiving cancer treatment in Cuba.

# hugo-chavez - Friday 2 March, 2012

Chavez says he is 'recovering rapidly' after latest surgery in Cuba
# Hugo Chavez
# Hugo Chavez

Chavez says he is 'recovering rapidly' after latest surgery in Cuba

Mar 2nd 2012, 10:07 PM 1,945 Views 19 Comments

The Venezuelan leader has undergone surgery for another potentially cancerous tumour.

# hugo-chavez - Monday 27 February, 2012

Hugo Chavez flies to Cuba for 'urgent' cancer treatment
# Hugo Chavez
# Hugo Chavez

Hugo Chavez flies to Cuba for 'urgent' cancer treatment

Feb 27th 2012, 2:09 PM 2,305 Views 23 Comments

The Venezuelan leader says he will still run in October’s presidential election despite the recurrence of his illness.

# hugo-chavez - Monday 9 January, 2012

Tensions mount between Venezuela and United States
# Venezuela
# Venezuela

Tensions mount between Venezuela and United States

Jan 9th 2012, 12:15 PM 2,524 Views 24 Comments

Hugo Chavez has welcomed Iran’s president onto Venezuelan soil and called for his country to leave a World Bank-affiliated body. Meanwhile, Washington has expelled Venezuela’s consul general in Miami.

# hugo-chavez - Thursday 29 December, 2011

Chavez wonders if US hatched cancer plot against Latin American leaders
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# Hugo

Chavez wonders if US hatched cancer plot against Latin American leaders

Dec 29th 2011, 2:53 PM 2,991 Views 41 Comments

The Venezuelan president insisted he was merely thinking aloud. It follows news that Argentina’s president is the latest Latin Americna leader to be diagnosed with cancer.

# hugo-chavez - Thursday 20 October, 2011

Hugo Chavez says he is now cancer free
# Chavez
# Chavez

Hugo Chavez says he is now cancer free

Oct 20th 2011, 8:30 PM 227 Views 9 Comments

The Venezuelan president has been undergoing treatment in Cuba and now says he is free of the illness.

# hugo-chavez - Monday 17 October, 2011

Chavez returns to Cuba for cancer treatment tests
# Chavez
# Chavez

Chavez returns to Cuba for cancer treatment tests

Oct 17th 2011, 1:04 PM 189 Views 5 Comments

The Venezuelan president said he expects to return home within the coming days with “good news” after undergoing tests in Cuba.

# hugo-chavez - Wednesday 17 August, 2011

Chavez "I've never been better"
# Chavez
# Chavez

Chavez "I've never been better"

Aug 17th 2011, 12:34 PM 178 Views 1 Comment

The Venezuelan president said he is doing well following his second round of chemotherapy.

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