Category: Venezuela

Venezuela Holds Regional Elections Sunday; Chávez Foe Wins Maracaibo

Today in Latin America Top Story — Venezuelans went to the polls Sunday to elect 11 mayors and two state governors, with an opposition candidate claiming the biggest prize by […] Read More >

Floods In Venezuela Kill 21 And Leave Thousands More Stranded

Today in Latin America Top Story — Floods due to torrential rain in Venezuela have left 21 people dead, stranded thousands more and idled an oil refinery. Vice President Elias Jaua […] Read More >

Presidents Of Venezuela And Colombia Meet To Improve Ties & Discuss Gas Pipeline Project

Today in Latin America Top Story — Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez welcomed his Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos Tuesday for a meeting to improve relations between the two nations. Despite […] Read More >

Marches And Protests In Hugo Chávez’s Venezuela: “Towards The Conquest Of Public Space” (Photo Essay)

CARACAS — It has been almost twelve years since Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías assumed the presidency in Venezuela. Twelve years of speeches, protests, conflict and change. “The People” of Venezuela […] Read More >

UPDATE: Chávez’s Allies Win Majority Of Seats, But Opponents Gain Spots

Allies of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez won the majority of races in Sunday’s general elections, but the opposition won enough to secure one-third of the National Assembly seats needed to […] Read More >

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez at a rally on Thursday.

Venezuela Votes In General Election; Both Sides Claiming Victory As Polls Close

Today in Latin America Top Story — Shortly after polls closed Sunday night in Venezuela, the country’s ruling party claimed victory in the legislative elections. Leaders from the United Socialist Party […] Read More >

Colombia And Venezuela To Restore Diplomatic Relations

Today in Latin America Top Story — The presidents of Venezuela and Colombia agreed Tuesday to reestablish diplomatic relations at a meeting in the city of Santa Marta, on Colombia’s […] Read More >

Colombia-Venezuela Conflict Discussed At Mercosur Meeting; Chávez Will No Longer Attend

Today in Latin America Top Story — A meeting of Mercosur, the South American regional trading bloc, has become the latest forum for a feud between the governments of Venezuela […] Read More >

Venezuela Cuts Ties With Colombia; Orders Diplomats to Leave the Country

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Venezuelan government cut diplomatic ties with neighboring Colombia Thursday, as the dispute between the two countries escalated. Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez made […] Read More >

Venezuela Nationalizes 11 Oil Rigs Owned By U.S.-Based Helmerich & Payne

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Venezuelan government seized 11 oil rigs owned by U.S. driller Helmerich & Payne, after the company shut them down because the state […] Read More >