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# hugo-chavez - Sunday 30 July, 2017

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

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

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 Punch-Up This post contains videos

Video: Fights break out as Venezuelan politicians dispute election result

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning. Here are nine things to know as you start your day.

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

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'

“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

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

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning. Here are nine things to know as you start your day.

President and Tánaiste express sadness at death of Hugo Chavez

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

Chavez suffering from 'respiratory insufficiency'

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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"

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

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