Venezuelan President

  • 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...
  • 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,'...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Venezuelan President Chavez's breathing problems worsen March 5, 2013

    Caracas: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's breathing problems have worsened and he is suffering from a "severe" new respiratory infection as he struggles to recover from cancer surgery, the government said in a somber medical update on Monday. The 58-year-old socialist leader has not been seen in public nor heard from...
  • Doctor tells Venezuela's Chavez to stop talking March 2, 2009

    Caracas: It's something few people can tell Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez: stop talking. Chavez, whose speeches often stretch five hours or more, said on Sunday his doctor told him to stay quiet for three days to help a sore throat. "I am a little affected by the intensive, continuous and...