Category: Venezuela

Chávez Celebrates 12 Years In Power; Prepares For 2012 Elections

Today in Latin America Top Story — Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez celebrated 12 years in power Wednesday and asked his supporters continue with the country’s socialist revolution. Chávez, who admitted that […] Read More >

Hugo Chávez Won’t Give Up Decree Powers In Venezuela

Today in Latin America Top Story — Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez said Thursday he won’t relinquish special legislative powers, which he hinted he might do earlier this week. Facing a […] Read More >

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez Says May Relinquish Decree Power Early; Calls For National Conciliation

Today in Latin America Top Story — Facing a Congress with an increased opposition presence, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez has adopted a more conciliatory tone. In a speech to the […] Read More >

Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez Suggests Sean Penn, Bill Clinton or Oliver Stone for Ambassador Position

Today in Latin America Top Story — With uncertainty looming over Larry Palmer’s nomination as ambassador to Venezuela, on Tuesday Hugo Chávez jokingly suggested a number of people that he […] Read More >

Venezuela Approves Changes In Media Laws; Chávez Critics Worry About Free Speech

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Venezuelan congress approved two controversial measures late Monday night that put new regulations on the country’s internet and telecommunications systems.  One part of […] Read More >

Chávez Asks Venezuela National Assembly For Decree Powers

Today in Latin America Top Story — Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez requested temporary decree powers Tuesday from the country’s National Assembly, the fourth time he has requested deree powers during […] Read More >

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 >