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  • In limbo

    01/10/2013 8:06:36 PM PST · by Rabin
    The Economist ^ | Jan 12th 2013 | Staff
    The country faces an economic crisis. Having ramped up spending to win the election, the government ran a budget deficit of 8.5% of GDP last year, according to independent economists. Plugging such a huge gap will require big spending cuts and a hefty devaluation to boost the local-currency value of oil revenues... Chávez’s prostration has given Cuba unhealthy sway over events in the country. Cuba’s influence was already considerable: it provides Mr Chávez with intelligence and security advisers in return for Venezuelan oil
  • Venezuela's Chavez confirms cancer has returned

    03/04/2012 9:16:41 PM PST · by Rabin · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Channel News Asia ^ | 05 March 2012 | Staff
    The 57-year-old underwent surgery in Havana last week for what he had called a "lesion" -- it was removed from the same area, around the pelvis, where a first tumour was extracted in June 2011. Chavez, who has been in Cuba for treatment since February 24, said Sunday that the new tumor was about two centimeters in length -- much smaller than the earlier one, which he described as being "about the size of a baseball."
  • Chavez retains secrecy over cancer in Cuba

    07/17/2011 11:04:05 PM PDT · by Rabin · 9 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | Monday, July 18, 2011 | IAN JAMES The Associated Press
    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has placed utmost importance on secrecy, carefully offering only scraps of information about his condition… Maria Teresa Romero, a professor of international studies at the Central University of Venezuela, said controlling information about Chavez's illness is important for him both to secure his hold on power in Venezuela and in his United Socialist Party of Venezuela.
  • Chavez thanks Sean Penn for slamming his critics

    03/14/2010 7:00:18 PM PDT · by Dominic01 · 16 replies · 483+ views
    AP ^ | Thursday, March 11, 2010 8:02:11 PM
    <p>Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is grateful that actor Sean Penn has defended him against his critics within the U.S. media.</p> <p>In an appearance on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, Penn slammed Chavez critics who refer to the socialist leader as a dictator.</p>
  • Chávez reopens oil bids to West as prices plunge

    01/14/2009 7:51:04 PM PST · by MAD-AS-HELL · 17 replies · 1,094+ views
    CARACAS: President Hugo Chávez, buffeted by falling oil prices that threaten to damage his efforts to establish a Socialist-inspired state, is quietly courting Western oil companies once again.
  • Chavez Demands Spanish King Juan Carlos Apologize for Verbal Slap

    11/14/2007 11:40:32 AM PST · by MotleyGirl70 · 78 replies · 125+ views
    Foxs News.com ^ | 11/14/07
    CARACAS, Venezuela — President Hugo Chavez is not about to turn the other cheek after a catching a verbal slap from Spanish King Juan Carlos last weekend. The fiery leftist leader of Venezuela all but openly warned Spain that his country doesn't need Spanish investment, and that he expects the king to offer an immediate apology.
  • BusinessWeek’s Spin on Socialism: ‘Business has never been better’ (Venezuela/Hugo Chavez)

    06/19/2007 5:32:05 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 14 replies · 651+ views
    http://newsbusters.org/ ^ | June 19, 2007 | Julia A. Seymour
    BusinessWeek’s Spin on Socialism: ‘Business has never been better’ Posted by Julia A. Seymour on June 19, 2007 - 18:26. Socialist Dictator Hugo Chavez has seized private businesses in Venezuela and many Venezuelans are fleeing the country, yet BusinessWeek magazine found a silver lining: “In some respects, business has never been better,” claimed Geri Smith in the June 25 issue. Smith quoted Venezuelan American Chamber of Commerce President Edmond J. Saade who said: “It’s a bit like the … French Revolution. Power to the people, death to nobility.” Smith’s claim that business has never been better even ignored the Venezuelan...
  • Venezuela's Chavez to finalise Russian submarines deal

    06/14/2007 7:59:09 AM PDT · by Freeport · 29 replies · 670+ views
    www.breitbart.com ^ | Jun 14, 2007 | AP
    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is expected to finalise a deal on buying up to nine Russian submarines during a visit here later this month, a Russian newspaper reported on Thursday. Caracas has already ordered five 636-type diesel submarines and four of a new model of diesel submarine, the 677E Amur, the Kommersant broadsheet said, quoting unnamed sources in the ship-building and arms export sectors. Chavez may have to settle for the older 636 submarines for the time being as the new 677E Amur has not yet been presented to Russia's own navy, a source at the arms export agency Rosoboronexport...
  • Donors replace fuel villages refused (FR mentioned)

    10/03/2006 4:32:06 PM PDT · by GATOR NAVY · 11 replies · 571+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 03 Oct 06 | ALEX deMARBAN
    Businesses and people around the country are digging into their pockets to help four Alaska villages whose tribal leaders rejected a heating-fuel gift from the president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, a critic of President George Bush. Donations, including a huge one from several fishing companies, have been so numerous there might be enough to replace the gift -- and then some. "The response has been overwhelming," said Dimitri Philemonof, president of the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, a nonprofit representing villages in Southwest Alaska. --snip-- A conservative Web site, www. freerepublic.com, posted a story that had run in the Daily News...
  • Venezuela: Is Time Running Out? Oil & Commodities: Gasoline Stocks Rise.

    05/15/2006 7:30:54 AM PDT · by roaddog727 · 41 replies · 1,432+ views
    Joe-Duarte.com ^ | 11 May 2006 | Joe-Duarte, MD
    Strange developments in Caracas continue to point toward a difficult time ahead for the U.S. oil supply, as diverse influences continue to move events toward an uncertain end. Unrealistic fuel subsidies, external and internal, and the continuing alienation of global oil industry are combining to put Venezuelas government in a box, and threaten the U.S. supply.
  • Caption Cindy Sheehan, with Hugo Chaves, Sunday, January 29,2006

    01/29/2006 5:36:15 PM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 70 replies · 1,829+ views
    yahoo news ^ | January 29,2006
    In this photo released by Venezuela's Miraflores Press, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez embraces visiting U.S. peace activist Cindy Sheehan, whose son was killed in Iraq, during his national broadcast 'Hello President' in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006. Chavez said Sheehan told him that 'soon, in Holy Week, she is going to put up her tent again in front of Mr. Danger's ranch,' referring to U.S. President George W. Bush. Sheehan gained international notoriety last year when she set up a protest camp near Bush's Texas ranch. (AP Photo/Miraflores Press, Francisco Batista)
  • Caption Pic of Cindy Sheehan and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in Caracas, Venezuela

    01/29/2006 7:04:29 AM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 114 replies · 2,602+ views
    yahoo news ^ | January 28, 2006
    U.S activist Cindy Sheehan (L) meets Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez at Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Venezuela January 28, 2006. Thousands of international activists have gathered in Caracas for the sixth World Social Forum, to protest against war, U.S. economic policies and debate on topics from fair trade to indigenous rights. Picture taken January 28, 2006. NO SALES NO ARCHIVES REUTERS/Ho-Miraflores Palace
  • Has Citgo become a political tool for Hugo Chavez

    01/13/2006 1:17:22 AM PST · by Aussiebabe · 12 replies · 567+ views
    USA Today ^ | 1/12/2006 | David Lynch
    Search: All News & Blogs Yahoo! News Only News Photos Video/Audio Advanced -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Has Citgo become a political tool for Hugo Chávez? By David J. Lynch, USA TODAY Thu Jan 12, 6:57 AM ET From the glass-walled building and manicured lawn to the security guard who greets visitors in a cheerful Texas drawl, everything at Citgo Petroleum seems perfectly ordinary. ADVERTISEMENT But in fact there's nothing ordinary about Citgo. One of the USA's largest refiners, Citgo is a subsidiary of Venezuela's state-owned oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA). As such, it ultimately belongs to Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, an...
  • Bolivian leader labels China 'ideological ally'

    01/10/2006 11:11:02 AM PST · by JZelle · 6 replies · 500+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 1-9-06 | Joe McDonald
    BEIJING -- Bolivian President-elect Evo Morales yesterday met with Chinese President Hu Jintao and called China an "ideological ally," a day after he invited the communist country to develop Bolivia's vast gas reserves. Mr. Morales' visit to China came at a propitious time for Beijing, which is eager to develop links with Latin America. China sees nations like Bolivia as new sources of fuel and raw materials as well as new markets for its exports. China imports an estimated 40 percent of its oil, and analysts expect consumption to surge in coming years.
  • Pat Robertson gives religion a black eye

    08/28/2005 6:47:42 PM PDT · by BitDrifter · 31 replies · 700+ views
    The Japan Times ^ | Aug. 29, 2005 | Cesar Chelala
    NEW YORK -- Statements... by... Pat Robertson throw a disturbing light on the influence of religion in American politics. <--snip--> Who is Chavez and what has he done to incur Robertson's wrath? Although one may dislike his vociferous and authoritarian style, it is obvious that Chavez has more support from the poor and dispossessed in his country than any other Venezuelan president in recent memory. After clearly winning his re-election, he embarked on a pro Latin-American crusade that won him popular support in several countries on the continent. <--snip--> Chavez is as disliked by the elites in Venezuela as by...
  • Jesse Jackson calls Venezuela 'An Example for the World'

    08/28/2005 11:45:50 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 60 replies · 1,415+ views
    El Universal (Venezuela) ^ | Aug. 28, 2005 | Staff
    TRANSLATION FROM SPANISH: CARACAS.-The U.S. reverend and activist affirmed that the political model of Venezuela constitutes an example for all the nations of the world, shortly after arriving last night to the nation, he told a local radio station. In his first words on arriving to Venezuelan soil, Jackson cited the just distribution of natural resources and the revindication of minority rights as some of the positive points of the 'revolutionary' process that impels the government of President Hugo Chavez, he told Union Radio. The defender of civil rights of Afro-Americans indicated that in his three-day visit to the country...
  • Deciphering 'The Chavez Code'=(Chavez Good , USA Bad. by liberal attrn.)

    04/06/2005 5:22:37 PM PDT · by Flavius · 6 replies · 313+ views
    World Peace Herald ^ | April 6, 2005 | Pedro F. Frisneda
    CARACAS, Venezuela -- A new book dealing with the U.S. role that led to the unsuccessful coup against Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez hits bookstores as ties between the two countries remain poor. In "The Chavez Code: Deciphering the intervention of the United States in Venezuela" (Editorial de Ciencias Sociales, pp. 330, $16.96), Venezuelan-American lawyer Eva Golinger presents official and classified CIA and U.S. State Department documents, which she claims show the United States participated in the failed coup attempt against Chavez April 11-12, 2002. During those 48 hours, a coalition of military officials and businessmen, headed by the industrialist Pedro...
  • AP spreads propaganda of land-grabbing Chavez regime

    01/10/2005 1:35:02 PM PST · by rightalien · 18 replies · 468+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 1 09 05 | Ethel C. Fenig
    Exposing the Venezuelan government's private land grab along with other blogs, A.M. Mora y Leon suggested that the MSM is taking a nap on this major story. Now they seem to have awakened, but are sleep walking through this incident, gently portraying it as another case of class warfare with the government on the side of the little guy as in this generally sympathetic AP report. Government officials escorted by troops and police descended on a privately owned cattle ranch Saturday to determine whether some lands may be turned over to poor farmers as part of an agrarian reform. [....]...
  • Venezuelan Political Opposition Crushed

    11/21/2004 10:27:56 PM PST · by WestVirginiaRebel · 2 replies · 261+ views
    Newsday ^ | 11-22-04 | WestVirginiaRebel
    CARACAS, Venezuela-Shoppers crowd Venezuela's shopping malls, two years after they were padlocked during a national strike against President hugo Chaves. The economy is robust once again. The mass demonstrations that paralyzed the capitol are no more.But underneath the veneer of normalcy in this oil-rich nation is deep frustration felt by Chavez's opponents after three attempts to unseat him failed: a coup, a national srike and a referendum. They are in dissaray and unable to challenge a preisent they accuse of steering Venzuela into a Cuba-style dictatorship.
  • Military backs me, Chavez warns

    01/14/2003 4:30:08 PM PST · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 110+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | January 15 2003
    VENEZUELA'S crippling strike has entered its seventh week amid renewed violence and warnings by President Hugo Chavez he would strengthen military efforts to end the action that has throttled the vital oil industry. In what has become an almost daily routine, police and National Guard troops fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters in Caracas and the country's second largest city, Maracaibo. Yesterday it was Chavez supporters who were targeted by security forces - in Caracas after they hurled rocks at government opponents, injuring at least two people, and in Maracaibo as they tried to stage a protest...