Hugo Chavez

  • Venezuelans mourn Chavez on the first anniversary, protest continues 06-03-2014 11:55 AM

    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...
  • Venezuela marks anniversary of Chavez's death with pomp and protests 05-03-2014 12:47 PM

    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...
  • Didn't expect to live to 87: Cuba's Fidel Castro 15-08-2013 01:05 AM

    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, wide-ranging article taking up three pages of Communist Party newspaper Granma, Castro,...
  • Chavez's heir Maduro to take over divided Venezuela 15-04-2013 08:20 PM

    Caracas: Hugo Chavez's hand-picked 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...
  • Chavez ally Maduro narrowly wins Venezuela presidential election 15-04-2013 10:29 AM

    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 14-04-2013 09:28 AM

    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,...
  • World View: How will the world remember Hugo Chavez? 08-03-2013 07:14 PM

    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...
  • Hugo Chavez: hero or villain? 07-03-2013 11:57 PM

    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. ...
  • Chavez's successor faces uphill battle with oil production 07-03-2013 07:29 PM

    Venezuela has some of the biggest oil and natural gas reserves in the world but oil production has plummeted under Chavez's rule. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 06-03-2013 11:57 PM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh hits out at the BJP calling its leadership abusive and arrogant. ...
  • Hugo Chavez loses his battle with cancer, dies at 58 06-03-2013 08:09 AM

    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. ...