Category: Venezuela

Venezuela Prison Standoff Ends After Hostages Released

Today in Latin America Top Story — Inmates who had held hostage more than 50 guards and other prison workers in the Tocuyito lockup have released the final 12 hostages, […] Read More >

Venezuela: Supreme Court Casts Doubt On Chávez Rival’s Presidential Bid

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Venezuelan Supreme Court defied an international human-rights court and dealt a major blow to the political aspirations of one of President Hugo […] Read More >

Hugo Chávez Denies He Was Hospitalized, Says He’s Recovering

President Hugo Chávez said at a press conference broadcast by state television from Venezuela Thursday afternoon that he continues to recover from cancer treatment and denied that he had been […] Read More >

Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez Rallies Supporters By Phone In New York

NEW YORK — When faced with serious illness, many people turn to religion for solace and inspiration. It’s not the reaction most would expect to see, however, from the Western […] Read More >

Chávez Helped Mediate Release Of American Hikers From Iran

Today in Latin America Top Story — Venezuelan authorities announced that ailing Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez helped mediate the release of two American hikers who were imprisoned in Iran for […] Read More >

Chávez Reiterates Support For Full Palestine U.N. Membership And Statehood

UNITED NATIONS — Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez reaffirmed his support Tuesday for the creation of a Palestinian state, in an open letter addressed to Secretary General of the United Nations […] Read More >

Venezuela Keeps In Contact With Carlos The Jackal, Officials Say

Today in Latin America Top Story — Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolás Maduro said that his government provides permanent support to convicted terrorist Carlos the Jackal, who is serving a life […] Read More >

U.S. Sanctions Venezuelan Officials For Alleged FARC Ties

Today in Latin America Top Story — The U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) added four Venezuelan government officials close to President Hugo Chávez to its its drug “kingpin” list, […] Read More >

Hugo Chávez’s Third Round Of Chemotherapy Will Be In Venezuela

President Hugo Chávez will continue his chemotherapy in Venezuela, working with a team of Cuban and Venezuelan doctors, state media reported Saturday. The Venezuelan leader’s third round of chemotherapy will […] Read More >

Chávez Says Venezuela Only Recognizes Gaddafi Gov In Libya

Today in Latin America Top Story— Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez said on Tuesday that Venezuela will continue to recognize Muammar Gaddafi as the leader of Libya and will not recognize […] Read More >