HUGO CHAVEZ

  • Hugo Chavez's bold scrawl is now a font! A new 'Hugo Chavez' font has been unveiled to keep the socialist leader's memory alive July 29, 2014

    Caracas: Supporters of Venezuela's late socialist leader Hugo Chavez on Monday unveiled yet another novel way of keeping his memory alive a font for typing in "El Comandante's" handwriting style. The distinctive 'ChavezPro' font was launched by a group of young "antiimperialists" to coincide with nationwide commemorations of the 60th...
  • Venezuelans mourn Chavez on the first anniversary, protest continues March 6, 2014

    Thousands of Venezuelans mourned the passing of President Hugo Chavez on the first anniversary of his death Wednesday, while National Guard troops fired tear gas and rubber bullets at anti-government activists who pressed on with street protests despite the commemorations. Chavez's successor, President Nicolas Maduro, angrily announced that he would break...
  • Venezuela marks anniversary of Chavez's death with pomp and protests March 5, 2014

    Followers of the late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez will flood the nation's streets on Wednesday to mark the anniversary of his death, a sad but welcome distraction for his would-be successor, who has struggled for a month to contain violent protests. A year after Chavez succumbed to cancer, his self-proclaimed "son",...
  • Didn't expect to live to 87: Cuba's Fidel Castro August 15, 2013

    Havana: Fidel Castro says he didn't expect he'd live long enough to turn 87 this week after grave illness forced him from office in 2006, according to an essay carried by official media on Wednesday. In a long, wideranging article taking up three pages of Communist Party newspaper Granma, Castro, whose...
  • Chavez's heir Maduro to take over divided Venezuela April 15, 2013

    Caracas: Hugo Chavez's handpicked successor, Nicolas Maduro, has officially won Venezuela's presidential election by a stunningly narrow margin that highlights rising discontent over problems ranging from crime to power blackouts. His rival demanded a recount, portending more headaches for a country shaken by the death of its dominating leader. One key...
  • Chavez ally Maduro narrowly wins Venezuela presidential election April 15, 2013

    Caracas: Ruling party candidate Nicolas Maduro narrowly won Venezuela's presidential election on Sunday, the electoral authority said, allowing him to continue the socialist policies of the late president Hugo Chavez. The National Electoral Council said Maduro won 50.7 per cent of the votes, compared to 49.1 per cent for his...
  • Venezuela goes to election on Sunday to elect new president after Chavez April 14, 2013

    Caracas: Late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's socialist revolution would be put to test on Sunday when the country goes to polls to elect a new president. Chavez's chosen successor will compete against a younger rival who promises change in the nation that Chavez polarized. Most opinion polls give his protege,...
  • US denies plotting to kill Venezuelan opposition leader March 19, 2013

    Washington: The Obama administration on Monday rejected accusations of any US involvement in a plot to assassinate a Venezuelan opposition leader. "Let me say it here extremely clearly, looking right at you, the United States categorically rejects allegations of any US government involvement in any plot to destabilise the Venezuelan government...
  • Venezuela's Maduro urges Obama to halt "plot" against rival March 18, 2013

    Caracas: Venezuela's acting president urged US leader Barack Obama to stop what he called a plot by the Pentagon and the Central Intelligence Agency to kill his opposition rival and trigger a coup before an April 14, 2013, election. Nicolas Maduro said the plan was to blame his opponent's murder on...
  • Ahmadinejad under fire for hugging Chavez's mother March 12, 2013

    Tehran: Senior Iranian clerics have criticized President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for consoling Hugo Chavez's mother with a hug - a physical contact considered a sin under the country's strict Islamic codes. The controversy follows a widely published photo showing Ahmadinejad embracing Chavez's mother at the funeral of the late Venezuelan president. Iranian papers...
  • Chavez may have been poisoned by 'the empire': Bolivian President March 10, 2013

    Caracas: Bolivian President Evo Morales has said he is "almost certain" that "the empire" had poisoned the late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez. Chavez, who led Venezuela for 14 years, died at age 58 after a two-year-long fight against cancer. Nicolas Maduro, who was vice president under Chavez and was sworn in...
  • Venezuela sets presidential election for April 14, 3013 March 10, 2013

    Caracas: Venezuelans will vote April 14, 2013, to choose a successor to Hugo Chavez, the elections commission announced on Saturday as increasingly strident political rhetoric begins to roil this polarized country. The constitution mandated the election be held within 30 days of Chavez's March 5, 2013, death, but the date picked...
  • Venezuela bids farewell to President Hugo Chavez March 9, 2013

    Caracas: World leaders, athletes and left-wing celebrities gathered at a music-filled state funeral honouring Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Friday, with multitudes waiting outside, the start of a day that will end with the swearing in of his hand-picked successor as interim president. The funeral at a military academy where Chavez...
  • High court affirms Maduro as acting president March 9, 2013

    Caracas: Venezuela's Supreme Court says Vice President Nicolas Maduro became acting president the moment Hugo Chavez died, and can run for president. The decision comes just hours before Maduro is to be sworn in as acting president before the National Assembly and it was issued during the state funeral for Chavez....
  • World View: How will the world remember Hugo Chavez? March 8, 2013

    Hello and Welcome to Worldview with me Suhasini Haidar- tonight-- the death of one of the world's large figures. The funeral for Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez is attended by the world. CNN's Shasta Darlington in Caracas, Venezuela Also Minister Mr. Shashi Tharoor- He was former UN undersecretary general and he met...
  • Hugo Chavez's body to be embalmed for public view March 8, 2013

    Caracas: Venezuela's Hugo Chavez will be embalmed and put on display "for eternity" at a military museum after a state funeral and an extended period of lying in state, acting President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday. Huge crowds are still waiting to pay their respects to Chavez after his death...
  • Ahmadinejad, Lukashenko head for Chavez's funeral March 8, 2013

    Minsk: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko are travelling to Caracas to attend the funeral of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, state television reported. President Lukashenko decided to personally pay tribute to his late Venezuelan ally, "taking into consideration the especially friendly character and strategic level of the...
  • Hugo Chavez: hero or villain? March 7, 2013

    Chavez, who died on Wednesday, led Venezuela for 14 years and had easily won a new six-year term in an election in October, defeating Capriles. His folksy charisma, anti-US diatribes and oil-financed projects to improve life for residents of long-neglected slums created an unusually powerful bond with many poor Venezuelans. ...
  • Chavez's successor faces uphill battle with oil production March 7, 2013

    Venezuela has some of the biggest oil and natural gas reserves in the world and it is one of the top energy suppliers internationally. But oil production has plummeted under Hugo Chavez's 14-year rule. ...
  • Heart attack killed Hugo Chavez, says his head guard March 7, 2013

    Caracas: President Hugo Chavez died of a massive heart attack after great suffering and inaudibly mouthed his desire to live, the head of Venezuela's presidential guard said late Wednesday. "He couldn't speak but he said it with his lips ... 'I don't want to die. Please don't let me die,'...
  • Venezuela: Hugo Chavez's coffin taken to military academy March 7, 2013

    Caracas: The coffin of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez was taken to a military academy where he will lie in state for three days, as throngs of weeping supporters swarmed Caracas streets to bid farewell. Hundreds of thousands waved flags and chanted "Chavez lives" as his hearse crawled across the capital...
  • Mourning Venezuelans parade Chavez's coffin, prepare for vote March 7, 2013

    Caracas: Weeping and shouting, a sea of Hugo Chavez's supporters paraded his coffin through the streets of Caracas on Wednesday in an emotional outpouring that could help his deputy win an election and keep his self-styled socialist revolution alive. Hundreds of thousands of "Chavistas" marched behind a hearse carrying the remains...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai March 6, 2013

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh hits out at the BJP calling its leadership abusive and arrogant. ...
  • Maduro to be Venezuelan govt's candidate for prez election March 6, 2013

    Caracas: Venezuelans mourned the death of Hugo Chavez and prepared on Wednesday for his body to lie in state as attention turns to a new election to succeed the socialist leader after 14 years of tumultuous and divisive rule. The 58-year-old president died on Tuesday after a two-year battle with...
  • On 'Devil' George W Bush and more: famous quotes by Hugo Chavez March 6, 2013

    Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan President, died at the age of 58 on March 6. The firebrand socialist leader was a sharp critic of capitalism and American imperialism for which he was frequently ridiculed by western media outlets. Here are some of his most famous quotes. "Those who want to go directly...
  • US for constructive relationship with Venezuela: Obama March 6, 2013

    Washington: Amidst flaring of tension between the United States and Venezuela following the death of its President Hugo Chavez, US President Barack Obama has said that America is interested in developing a "constructive" relationship with the Venezuelan people. "At this challenging time of President Hugo Chavez's passing, the United States reaffirms...
  • Hugo Chavez death echoes with leftists worldwide March 6, 2013

    Havana: Reactions to the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez were as mixed, polemical and outsized as the leader was in life, with some saying his passing was a tragic loss and others calling it an opportunity for Venezuela to escape his long shadow. Seen as a hero by some...
  • Despite new hopes, US treads cautiously after death of Chavez March 6, 2013

    Washington: While the death of Venezuela's stridently anti-American President Hugo Chavez on Tuesday raised hopes in Washington for better US-Venezuela relations, the Obama administration reacted cautiously as it weighed the prospects for a diplomatic thaw. US President Barack Obama quickly reached out to Venezuelans, expressing an interest in a "constructive...
  • Hugo Chavez loses his battle with cancer, dies at 58 March 6, 2013

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez lost his battle with cancer, silencing the leading voice of the Latin American left and plunging his divided oil-rich nation into an uncertain future. ...
  • Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dies, officials call for unity March 6, 2013

    Caracas: Some in anguish, some in fear, Venezuelans raced for home on Tuesday after the government announced the death of President Hugo Chavez, the firebrand socialist who led the nation for 14 years. Vice President Nicolas Maduro's voice broke and tears ran down his face as he appeared on national television...