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Chavez ally elected by assembly

Saturday, January 5th 2013, 20:26
related places: Chavez

Venezuela's National Assembly elects its leader, a potential stand-in for President Hugo Chavez who is struggling to recover from cancer surgery in Cuba.
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Missoni boss missing in Venezuela

Saturday, January 5th 2013, 11:43
related countries: Italy Italy

A small aircraft carrying the director of Italian fashion house Missoni is missing after disappearing off the coast of Venezuela.
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Chavez 'can rule without oath'

Saturday, January 5th 2013, 5:33

Venezuela's vice-president says Hugo Chavez can begin his new six-year term in office, even if he is too ill to be sworn in on Thursday.
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VIDEO: Chavez 'complications' after surgery

Friday, January 4th 2013, 23:15
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, is said to be suffering from "complications" brought on by a "severe lung infection" following his fourth operation in Cuba for cancer
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Chavez battling lung infection

Friday, January 4th 2013, 5:48

Venezuela's President, Hugo Chavez, is suffering from "complications" brought on by a "severe lung infection" that followed cancer surgery, officials say.
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VIDEO: Chavez 'problems after surgery'

Friday, January 4th 2013, 5:22

Venezuela's President, Hugo Chavez, is suffering from "complications" brought on by a "severe lung infection" which developed after surgery, officials say.
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'Truth' demand over Chavez health

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 0:22
related places: Chavez

Venezuela's opposition calls for an "objective" account of the health of President Chavez, who is said to be "stable but delicate" in hospital.
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Chavez 'conscious' says his deputy

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, 3:53
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez is conscious but in a "delicate and complex situation" after a cancer operation in Cuba, his deputy says.
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Cabinet attends mass for Chavez

Monday, December 31st 2012, 23:20
related places: Chavez

Venezuelan cabinet ministers gather at the presidential palace to pray for the health of President Hugo Chavez, who is being treated for cancer.
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Chavez suffers new complications

Monday, December 31st 2012, 14:37
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has suffered "new complications" after a cancer operation in Cuba, his vice-president says.
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VIDEO: Chavez suffers new complications

Monday, December 31st 2012, 7:41
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The ailing Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez, has suffered further complications after cancer surgery in Cuba.
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Chavez 'improves' after surgery

Tuesday, December 25th 2012, 5:06
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has improved after a cancer operation and has started walking and exercising, his deputy says.
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Chavez allies 'rule out election'

Sunday, December 23rd 2012, 9:59

Venezuela will not call new elections if the recovering President Hugo Chavez is unable to attend his swearing-in ceremony in January, the head of the National Assembly says.
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VIDEO: Working in the Caracas rush hour

Friday, December 21st 2012, 16:28
related places: Caracas

Angel Maria Torres has been a street vendor in Caracas for the last 32 years and has witnessed the many changes Venezuela's capital has undergone in that time.
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Chavez 'stable after infection'

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 1:31

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is stable after overcoming a respiratory infection following his cancer surgery, according to government officials.
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Chavez party extends poll wins

Monday, December 17th 2012, 8:00

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's Socialist Party widens its control of state governorships, winning 20 of 23 races, results from Sunday's election show.
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VIDEO: Venezuelans vote in uncertain times

Sunday, December 16th 2012, 21:48

State elections are taking place in Venezuela, despite the continuing ill health of President Hugo Chavez.
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Chavez recovery 'satisfactory'

Saturday, December 15th 2012, 2:18
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is recovering well, but gradually, from cancer surgery in Cuba, his communications minister says.
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Chavez 'bleeding during surgery'

Friday, December 14th 2012, 0:14

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez suffered bleeding during Tuesday's cancer operation but is recovering well, his communications minister says.
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Chavez 'faces difficult recovery'

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 3:01

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is stable after cancer surgery, but faces a "complex and difficult" recovery, ministers say.
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Chavez cancer surgery 'success'

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 5:26
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's cancer surgery - his fourth in 18 months - is successfully completed in Cuba, says his vice-president.
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VIDEO: Chavez in Cuba for cancer surgery

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 6:33
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez, has arrived in Cuba for his fourth cancer operation, having spoken openly for the first time about handing over to a possible successor.
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Chavez in Cuba for cancer surgery

Monday, December 10th 2012, 15:08
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Venezuela's Hugo Chavez arrives in Cuba for more cancer surgery, after speaking for the first time about a possible successor.
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VIDEO: Chavez says he needs cancer surgery

Sunday, December 9th 2012, 13:28

The President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, has said his cancer is back.
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Hugo Chavez needs cancer surgery

Sunday, December 9th 2012, 9:08
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Venezuela's Hugo Chavez says he is to return to Cuba for more cancer surgery, and has spoken for the first time about a possible successor.
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Chavez in Cuba to begin treatment

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 1:08
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Venezuela's Hugo Chavez arrives in Cuba, where he had cancer therapy, for further treatment to recover from the recent election campaign.
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Buried cash found in Venezuela

Saturday, November 24th 2012, 22:04

Members of Venezuela's National Guard find half a million dollars in cash buried on the shores of the river Meta in the west of the country.
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VIDEO: Venezuela's two wheel taxis

Saturday, November 24th 2012, 9:36
related places: Caracas

The use of motorbike taxis is increasing in the Venezuelan capital Caracas, as residents try to avoid traffic jams.
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Fake Venezuelan Olympians held

Saturday, November 17th 2012, 23:26
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Buenos Aires

Ten Venezuelans who falsely claimed to be Olympic weightlifters are arrested in Buenos Aires after scans show drug capsules in their stomachs.
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Colombian 'drug lord' captured

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 23:43
related countries: Colombia Colombia, United States United States

Venezuela announces the arrest of suspected Colombian drug dealer Jorge Milton Cifuentes Villa, for whose capture the US was offering $5m.
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Kenyans in diplomat murder charge

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 13:58
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Three Kenyans are charged with the murder of Venezuela's acting ambassador to Kenya, three months after the embassy's first secretary was charged.
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Pair guilty over stolen Matisse

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 9:11

Two people plead guilty to trying to sell a $3m (£1.8m) Henri Matisse painting stolen from a museum in Venezuela nearly 10 years ago.
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Chavez changes defence minister

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 10:00

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez appoints a new defence minister as he announces Gen Henry Rangel is to seek election as state governor.
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Fidel Castro appears in public

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 1:21
related countries: Cuba Cuba

A Venezuelan politician confirms reports by Cuban hotel staff that Fidel Castro made a public appearance there, amid rumours about his health.
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Venezuela sued over Bolivar items

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 2:56
related places: Bolivar

A Florida man sues the Venezuelan government in a Miami court, demanding the return of artefacts that belonged to independence hero Simon Bolivar.
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Chavez names new vice-president

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 7:09

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro is named vice-president by re-elected President Hugo Chavez, who recently fought a battle with cancer.
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