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Trial on Resting Place for Ex-Venezuelan President Delayed

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Court sources in Miami, Florida say a trial to decide the final resting place for former Venezuelan president Carlos Andres Perez has been postponed, following a request from relatives trying to settle a dispute over the issue. A spokeswoman for the 11th Judicial Circuit Court, Eunice Sigler, Tuesday said the trial was to have begun […]

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Chavez Cancer Treatment Changes Appearance

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez appeared on national television Monday with a close-shaved head, a result of his battle with cancer. Mr. Chavez said he shaved his head after his hair began falling out as a result of chemotherapy treatment for an unspecified type of cancer. The Venezuelan president said his chemotherapy was going well, and […]

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Venezuela’s Chavez Says He Feels Reborn

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez sang and danced on the balcony of the presidential palace, celebrating his 57th birthday amid a struggle against cancer. Crowds of supporters cheered the Venezuelan leader Thursday as he vowed to live a long life despite the illness. Earlier in the day, Mr. Chavez compared himself to a phoenix risen from […]

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Venezuela’s Chavez Says He Feels Reborn

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is celebrating his 57th birthday, comparing himself to a phoenix risen from the ashes. The Venezuelan leader told state TV by phone Thursday he felt reborn even though he soon faces a second round of chemotherapy in his battle with cancer. He said he will still host a summit of Latin […]

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Chavez Says “Largely Recovered” From Cancer

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he is recovering from his battle with cancer, and that he will win the country’s presidential elections next year. Mr. Chavez said Wednesday he has “largely recovered” from the disease, beating his chest and stomach to demonstrate his health during televised interviews. However, Mr. Chavez said he will soon undergo […]

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Venezuela Probe Unable to Determine Cause of Bolivar’s Death

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 8:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in Venezuela say experts who examined the remains of 19th century independence hero Simon Bolivar have not been able to determine what caused his death. Vice President Elias Jaua Monday announced the results of the investigation, one year after President Hugo Chavez’s government ordered the remains exhumed in search of clues to Bolivar’s death. […]

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Chavez Set on 2012 Re-Election Bid Despite Cancer

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says in a new interview that he will seek another six-year term next year even as he struggles to overcome cancer. President Chavez made the remark in an interview published Monday in the government newspaper Correo del Orinoco. The president said he has not thought for a moment about leaving his […]

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Venezuela’s Chavez Confirms Will Run Again in 2012

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he will seek another six-year presidential term in 2012. In an interview published Monday in the state newspaper Correo del Orinoco, President Chavez said he will seek “with more strength than before” his reelection to the presidency, despite his recent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor followed by chemotherapy. Mr. […]

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Venezuela’s Chavez Completes First Round of Chemotherapy

Posted July 22nd, 2011 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Venezuela’s president says he has “successfully” completed a first round of chemotherapy. In a phone call carried live on state television Friday, Hugo Chavez said he was preparing for a second cycle of chemotherapy to “totally defeat and eliminate” all cancerous cells. The 56-year-old president is in Cuba undergoing treatment after recent surgery to remove […]

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Venezuela’s Finance Minister Says Chavez to Seek Re-Election in 2012

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Venezuela’s finance minister says there is no doubt that President Hugo Chavez will run for re-election next year, despite returning to Cuba to begin chemotherapy following recent cancer surgery. Finance Minister Jorge Giordani made the comment on state television Monday, two days after President Chavez flew back to the island, where he underwent surgery last […]

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