The latest news on Venezuela
It remains to be seen whether Venezuela will now change course and return to democratic pluralism and a free market economic system.
Hugo Chávez's death is a chance to improve ties between the United States and Latin America.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The stage is set for President Hugo Chavez's last appearance on the world stage, with leaders from five continents in Venezuela's anxious capital for a funeral Friday to remember a man who captivated the attention of millions and polarized his nation during 14 tumultuous years in power.
Now is not the best time to break new ground, official says.
Hints of the Chavez to come are evident in U.S. News's coverage of his first electoral victory.
Wily leader may still lead from beyond the grave, experts say.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Even in death, Hugo Chavez's orders are being followed. The man he anointed to succeed him, Vice President Nicolas Maduro, will continue to run Venezuela as interim president and be the governing socialists' candidate in an election to be called within 30 days.
Another day, another near-death news report for the man who upended U.S. foreign policy in Latin America.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Tens of thousands of chanting supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez rallied outside his presidential palace Thursday in an exuberant symbolic inauguration for a leader too ill to return home for the real thing.
President Obama's silence on press freedom in Latin America is troubling.