Category: Venezuela

Venezuela Plans to Release 20,000 Prisoners

A Venezuelan government minister said Sunday that the country plans to reduce its prison population by some 40 percent, due to overcrowding. Venezuela’s new minister of penitentiary services, Iris Varela, […] Read More >

Venezuela’s Chávez Plans For 2012 Re-election Bid

Top Story — In a newspaper interview published on Sunday, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez said that he will seek another six year term as president of the Andean nation despite […] Read More >

Se agotan los fondos de Venezuela para partidarios de Hugo Chávez en el Sur del Bronx

NEW YORK—En el Sur del Bronx hay quienes tienen afiches del Presidente de Venezuela guindando en la sala de su casa; como si se tratara de un familiar o de […] Read More >

Chávez Returns To Cuba For Chemotherapy Treatment

Today in Latin America Top Story— Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez headed back to Cuba over the weekend to receive chemotherapy treatment in his ongoing battle with cancer. Chávez, who has […] Read More >

Venezuelan Funds Dry Up For Hugo Chávez Supporters In New York

NEW YORK— The South Bronx’s unlikely romance with Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez had a memorable foundational moment. It was in 2005, when Chávez traveled to New York to speak at […] Read More >

Hugo Chávez Heads Back To Cuba For Cancer Treatment; Delegates Some Authority

Venezuela’s National Assembly approved unanimously on Saturday a request from President Hugo Chávez to return to Cuba for chemotherapy for an unspecified period, in follow up treatment for a cancerous […] Read More >

Hugo Chávez To Receive Cancer Treatment In Brazil

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez will travel to Brazil for cancer treatment, according to Brazilian daily A Folha de São Paulo. The newspaper did not cite sources, but a Brazilian government […] Read More >

Hugo Chávez May Need Chemotherapy To Treat Cancer

Today in Latin America Top Story — Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez said Wednesday that he may need radiation or chemotherapy to treat the cancerous tumor removed in Cuba last month […] Read More >

Chávez Returns To Venezuela; No New Details About His Cancer

 Today in Latin America Top Story –Hugo Chávez surprised nearly everyone by returning to Venezuela early Monday morning, after spending nearly a month in Cuba convalescing from surgery to remove […] Read More >

Hugo Chávez Says Doctors Removed Cancerous Tumor; No Word On Return To Venezuela

Today in Latin America Top Story — Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez announced last night on state-run television that doctors had removed a cancerous tumor while in Cuba. Chávez said the […] Read More >