CARACAS

  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • Maduro a 'poor copy' of Chavez: Venezuela opposition December 22, 2012

    Caracas: Venezuela's opposition mocked President Hugo Chavez's chosen successor Nicolas Maduro on Friday as a 'poor copy' of his boss who should be promoting national unity rather than insulting opponents during a delicate time for the South American nation. In power since 1999, Chavez named vice president and foreign minister Maduro...