Mar 21, 2013 14:08 EDT
Washington is still hoping for better ties with Venezuela even as the South American nation ratcheted up tensions by cutting off a channel of communications, a US official said Thursday.
Mar 20, 2013 16:10 EDT
Venezuela said Wednesday it has suspended a "channel of communications" with Washington as it ratchets up tension ahead of elections to replace the late president Hugo Chavez.
Mar 18, 2013 16:14 EDT
The United States on Monday emphatically denied it was involved in any plot against Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles ahead of the April 14 presidential vote.
Mar 17, 2013 02:10 EDT
Thousands of emotional supporters waited and wept after making a pilgrimage to the new tomb of former president Hugo Chavez, the face and leader of Latin America's left for over a decade.
Mar 15, 2013 23:21 EDT
Late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez was laid to rest at a military museum after an emotional final journey through the streets of Caracas watched by hundreds of thousands.
Mar 15, 2013 21:01 EDT
Late president Hugo Chavez was laid to rest at the headquarters of his failed 1992 coup attempt on Friday, a month before snap elections to pick his successor.
Mar 15, 2013 17:21 EDT
Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans thronged the streets of Caracas on Friday to bid a final farewell to late president Hugo Chavez a month before elections to pick his successor.
Mar 15, 2013 13:33 EDT
Woe is Venezuela, sitting atop the world's largest oil reserves. Production is down and its top customer, the United States, is buying less.
Mar 15, 2013 08:02 EDT
A senior Iranian cleri accused President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of "heresy" on Friday by saying in his tribute to late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez that he would be resurrected with Jesus Christ.
Mar 14, 2013 01:23 EDT
Venezuela is planning a complementary system to increase a supply of dollars hindered by strict currency control measures, acting President Nicolas Maduro said.
Mar 13, 2013 23:39 EDT
Venezuela's acting president Nicolas Maduro acknowledged that it could be too late to have president Hugo Chavez embalmed "like Lenin" so that his body could be on view permanently.
Mar 13, 2013 21:21 EDT
Venezuela's acting president Nicolas Maduro acknowledged that it could be too late to have late president Hugo Chavez embalmed "Lenin-style" so that his body could be on view permanently.
Mar 13, 2013 19:00 EDT
Venezuela's acting president Nicolas Maduro joked on Wednesday that late leftist president Hugo Chavez's recent death must have played into the selection of the first Latin American pope.
Mar 12, 2013 19:32 EDT
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias Jaua charged Tuesday that the United States had been plotting to overthrow late president Hugo Chavez.
Mar 12, 2013 16:18 EDT
Venezuela will continue to supply oil to the United States, despite the tit-for-tat expulsions of diplomats by Caracas and Washington, the country's oil minister said in an interview published Tuesday.
Mar 12, 2013 05:00 EDT
The campaign to succeed the late Hugo Chavez in Venezuela has officially begun and so has the mudslinging, good and thick.
Mar 11, 2013 22:46 EDT
Venezuela was plunged into a bitter election fight to succeed Hugo Chavez, with acting President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Henrique Capriles facing off in a flurry of name-calling.
Mar 11, 2013 14:38 EDT
It's a process described as "not a pretty sight" that involves the extraction of all the blood from a corpse. But if Venezuela needs help embalming Hugo Chavez then Russia has expertise stretching back to Soviet revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin.
Mar 11, 2013 14:25 EDT
The United States has expelled two Venezuelan diplomats in a tit-for-tat move after Caracas ordered two US Air Force officers out of the country, the State Department said Monday.
Mar 11, 2013 10:28 EDT
In death as in life, Venezuela's late president Hugo Chavez is courting his political base after the government announced plans to embalm the firebrand leftist leader "like Lenin."
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Assumed office |
2 February 1999
|Vice President||Isaías Rodríguez|
José Vicente Rangel
|Preceded by||Rafael Caldera|
|Born||28 July 1954 |
|Political party||United Socialist Party (2008–present)|
|Fifth Republic Movement (1997–2008)|
|Spouse(s)||Nancy Colmenares (Div.)|
Marisabel Rodríguez (Div.)
|Occupation||Military officer (Lt. col.)|