Diosdado Cabello: Chavez's potential replacement?
Diosdado Cabello, a Hugo Chavez ally who was re-elected leader of Venezuela's National Assembly, could be a stand-in for the ailing leader.
Vittorio Missoni, Italian fashion mogul, missing near Venezuela
Airplane carrying head of Missoni fashion house goes missing off coast of Venezuela.
Chavez can be sworn in by Supreme Court: Venezuela VP
Venezuela's VP has said that Chavez can be sworn in as president by the Supreme Court if he is unable to attend the inauguration.
Venezuela: National Assembly to meet, make decisions on Chavez inauguration
At issue: Can President Hugo Chavez be sworn in next week for another term?
Is Venezuela harboring Hezbollah?
American conservatives warn of militant Islam's spread in Latin America. But their claims are hard to prove.
Chatter: Hugo Chavez battling severe lung infection
Venezuela's president suffers "complications" brought on by a lung infection, the Pakistani schoolgirl activist shot by the Taliban is discharged from hospital, and an Iranian man's hairy eyeball.
Venezuela on the verge of crisis over Chavez’s health
Analysis: As the Venezuelan president battles complications after a cancer operation in Cuba, politicians look poised to fill the power void.
Washington’s thinking about Hugo Chavez
As rumors swirl over Chavez's health, US State Department spokeswoman says Washington wants to see a fair Venezuelan transition, and denies any US meddling.
Spanish newspaper ABC says Hugo Chavez in induced coma, on life support; Maduro affirms president's 'strength' (VIDEO)
Venezuela's VP challenged rumors about Chavez's health, while GlobalPost's correspondent in Havana said the truth about the ailing president's condition is unclear.
Venezuela cancels public NYE parties, urges people to pray for Chavez
Public New Year's Eve celebrations have been called off in Venezuela as Hugo Chavez struggles to recover from a cancer operation in Cuba.
Hugo Chavez suffers 'new complications' after latest cancer surgery
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has suffered "new complications" after a cancer operation in Cuba.
Venezuela deports alleged French agent over Hugo Chavez assassination plot
An alleged French agent jailed over a plot to kill Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in 2009 was deported to France on Saturday.
Chavez visited by Venezuela vice-president in Cuba
Venezuela's vice-president arrived in Cuba early Saturday to visit President Hugo Chavez, who is recovering from a recent cancer surgery.
2,012 words of 2012
Here are the buzzwords, the keywords, or just plain words, that were uttered time and again in 2012. This was an absurd amount of work. So please click on it.
After Sandy Hook, Latin America wags a finger at gun-toting US
America's neighbors to the south, torn by high murder rates themselves, urge the US to tighten its gun laws after the Newtown shooting.
Venezuela elections: Chavez allies gain ground
Venezuela's opposition did not fare well in the elections, losing ground to President Hugo Chavez's allies. But the president's rival Henrique Capriles retained his governor seat in Miranda.
Chavez mentally sound after surgery: relative
Chavez said to have "full intellectual capacity" after operation.
Venezuela lashes out at Obama over Chavez comments
Venezuela indignant over Obama remarks.
Chavez suffered bleeding after cancer surgery, says Venezuela official
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez suffered bleeding after his six-hour cancer surgery in Cuba on Tuesday.
Who would win Venezuela's battle to succeed Chavez?
Vice President Nicolas Maduro offered somber words of hard days ahead. His future could bring a fierce fight to succeed Hugo Chavez.
Venezuela's Maduro to nation: pray for recovering Chavez, 'hard days' ahead
Chavez faces uphill recovery after "difficult" six-hour surgery.
Hugo Chavez's cancer surgery in Cuba a success: report
Chavez reportedly survives "complex" six-hour surgery in Cuba.
Nicolas Maduro: Who is Hugo Chavez's chosen successor?
Who is Nicolas Maduro, the man chosen as Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's successor?
Nicolas Maduro named as Chavez's successor as the Venezuelan leader faces cancer surgery
Hugo Chavez has returned to Cuba to undergo more cancer treatment, and has for the first time named a successor.
Venezuela's Chavez returns from Cuba, ready to party (VIDEO)
After a long silence on a cancer recovery trip to Havana, Hugo Chavez is back in Venezuela just as his party gears up for a tough election.
Chavez back from Cuba, wants to party
After 21 days of silence and 10 days in Cuba, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez returned home and asked, "Where is the party."
Would Latin America accept Assad?
Analysis: Latin America has a history of being a popular paradise for disgraced foreign despots. Will Syria's Bashar al-Assad be next?
Report: Assad scoping out political asylum in Venezuela
Syria's ambassador to Venezuela has dismissed reports that the Syrian dictator may flee to South America.
Venezuela judge on trial refuses to enter court
Nearly three years after her arrest, Venezuelan Judge Maria Lourdes Afiuni refused to enter court at her trial, claiming she was raped while imprisoned.
Venezuela: Judge jailed under Hugo Chavez begins trial in absentia
Venezuelan judge Maria Lourdes Afiuni claims she was raped while in custody, but the Chavez government says she's telling "lies."
Chavez travels to Cuba for more cancer treatment
The recently re-elected Venezuelan president needs more care in Cuba six months after radiation therapy there.