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Venezuelan President to Continue Cancer Treatments

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 1:27 am (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez says he will continue his cancer treatments through at least November. The Socialist leader said Wednesday he will be fit and ready to run for reelection next year. Mr. Chavez has undergone three rounds of chemotherapy treatments since doctors in Cuba removed a cancerous tumor from his pelvic area in June. […]

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Venezuelan President Completes Third Cancer Treatment

Posted September 3rd, 2011 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says “he couldn’t feel better” after completing a week-long third round of chemotherapy at a military hospital. Mr. Chavez did jumping jacks to show off his stamina to cheering supporters as he left the hospital in Caracas Friday evening. The Socialist leader’s previous treatments were given in Cuba. In a TV […]

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Editor of Venezuelan Weekly Newspaper Surrenders

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 8:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The editor of a Venezuelan weekly newspaper has turned himself in to authorities in connection with a controversial photomontage that recently led to the temporary shutdown of the paper. Media reports say Leocenis Garcia, the editor of 6to Poder surrendered Tuesday at a military post in Venezuela’s Zulia state. The move comes one day after […]

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Rights Group: Venezuela Must Protect Activist

Posted August 29th, 2011 at 8:55 pm (UTC-5)
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An international human rights group is urging the government of Venezuela to protect an activist who has called attention to alleged rights violations in the country’s prisons. Human Rights Watch said Monday the government should take steps to protect Humberto Prado, who has received multiple threats. The Costa Rica-based Inter-American Court of Human Rights ordered […]

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Venezuelan President to Undergo Third Round of Chemotherapy

Posted August 28th, 2011 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he will undergo a third round of chemotherapy in his home country on Sunday. Mr. Chavez, who has previously gone to Cuba for treatment, revealed plans for treating his cancer during a TV broadcast on Saturday. Doctors removed a cancerous tumor from the socialist leader in June. President Chavez followed […]

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Venezuela’s Chavez Announces Possible 3rd Round of Chemo

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he may travel to Cuba again next week for another round of treatment in his ongoing battle against cancer. The president told reporters Wednesday the chemotherapy is “preventative” and said he feels strong. Mr. Chavez has previously said that he is “winning the battle” against cancer. The 57-year-old President has […]

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Venezuelan Gold Reserves to be Repatriated

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has officially nationalized Venezuela’s gold mining industry. The decree signed Tuesday places the gold mining industry under complete government control. The law gives the state the exclusive right to explore and mine gold within the country. It does allow for joint ventures in which private companies hold a minority stake. In […]

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Venezuelan Gold Reserves to be Repatriated

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 1:45 am (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has official nationalized Venezuela’s gold mining industry. The decree signed Tuesday places the gold mining industry under complete government control. The law gives the state the exclusive right to explore and mine gold within the country. It does allow for joint ventures in which private companies hold a minority stake. In […]

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Chavez Supporters Shave Heads in Solidarity

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 2:20 am (UTC-5)
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Supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez have shaved their heads in a televised event to show their solidarity with his struggle against cancer. Barbers shaved the heads of several men and at least one woman Sunday on the television show as the Venezuelan leader watched. President Chavez, bald from chemotherapy treatments, smiled and waved to […]

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S&P Downgrades Venezuela’s Credit Rating

Posted August 19th, 2011 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The rating agency Standard & Poor’s has downgraded Venezuela’s credit rating, citing the country’s political risk as a key weakness. S&P lowered the country’s sovereign currency rating once notch Friday from BB-minus to B-plus with a stable outlook. In a statement, S&P said “changing and arbitrary laws, price and exchange controls, and other distorting and […]

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