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Venezuelans Pay Respects as Body of Former President Perez Returns

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Venezuelans have gathered in Caracas to pay their last respects to former President Carlos Andres Perez, one day after his body was returned from the United States following a lengthy legal battle over his final resting place. On Wednesday, supporters gathered at the headquarters of Mr. Perez’s Democratic Action Party, where he will lie in […]

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Chavez Denies Rumors of Health Setback

Posted September 29th, 2011 at 8:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has gone on television to dismiss rumors about his health, a day after a newspaper reported he had been rushed to a hospital with kidney failure linked to his treatment for cancer. The televised images Thursday showed Mr. Chavez, wearing a baseball cap and a red top, tossing a softball on […]

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Chavez Denies Rumors of Health Setback

Posted September 29th, 2011 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is denying a newspaper report that he had been rushed to the hospital with kidney failure linked to his treatment for an undisclosed form of cancer. President Chavez issued the denial Thursday, one day after Miami-based Spanish-language newspaper El Nuevo Herald, citing anonymous sources, said the Venezuelan leader had been taken […]

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Chavez Denies “Rumors” of Worsening Condition

Posted September 29th, 2011 at 12:42 pm (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is denying reports his health is in decline, countering an article in the U.S.-based EL Nuevo Herald saying he had been hospitalized. Mr. Chavez spoke by telephone to Venezuelan state television Thursday, urging people not to pay attention to what he said were rumors. He said he is working at “half-speed” […]

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Venezuelan Commuter Trains Collide

Posted September 29th, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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Two Venezuelan commuter trains collided in a tunnel outside of Caracas on Thursday, and the transportation minister says about 30 people were injured. Transportation Minister Francisco Garces told state television that most of the injuries appeared to be minor, although the engineer of one of the trains had more serious injuries. The trains collided in […]

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Chavez Recovering from Chemotherapy

Posted September 25th, 2011 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez sought to reassure his people, telling them he is recovering from his fourth round of chemotherapy and gearing up for a re-election bid next year. Mr. Chavez said on state television Sunday he hoped this was his last round of treatment. He returned from Cuba Thursday after completing treatment. Mr. Chavez […]

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Venezuela’s Chavez Back Home After Chemotherapy in Cuba

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 3:39 pm (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has returned home after completing what he says is a final round of chemotherapy to treat his cancer. President Chavez said after arriving from Cuba that the chemotherapy sessions have been successful and that he feels as if he has been “born again.” Mr. Chavez underwent three rounds in Cuba and […]

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Venezuela’s Chavez Expects 1 More Round of Chemotherapy

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 8:06 pm (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he will likely undergo a fourth round of chemotherapy in his battle with cancer, and that it should be his final round. President Chavez made the comment Tuesday in Caracas during an interview with a television station. Mr. Chavez recently completed his third round of treatment in Venezuela. He underwent […]

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Venezuela Protests US Sanctions

Posted September 10th, 2011 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez challenged U.S. President Barack Obama Friday to prove U.S. claims that four Venezuelan officials are involved in drugs and arms trafficking. The U.S. accused the four men Thursday of providing arms, security and training to FARC, Colombia’s main rebel group. The Venezuelans were placed on the U.S. narcotics kingpins list, freezing […]

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U.S. Accuses Venezuelan Officials of Aiding FARC

Posted September 9th, 2011 at 12:55 am (UTC-5)
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The United States has accused four top Venezuelan officials of supporting the drug trafficking operations of Colombia’s main rebel group. The U.S. Treasury Department said Thursday the four allies of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez supplied arms, training and security for Colombia’s Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia , but provided no details. It barred Americans from […]

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