venezuela election en Meet Henrique Capriles, Chavez's first real challenger <p>MAIQUETIA, Venezuela &mdash; For the first time in its disjointed history, Venezuela&#39;s opposition has finally united to take on the socialist president.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> venezuela election Elections Venezuela Fri, 10 Feb 2012 11:04:00 +0000 Girish Gupta 5691134 at Chavez, back from Cuba cancer treatment, is high in the polls Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez has returned to Venezuela after his first session of radiotherapy in Cuba, coinciding with the pope's visit to the Communist island.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> venezuela election World Leaders Cuba Venezuela Que pasa Thu, 29 Mar 2012 20:48:00 +0000 Girish Gupta 5698376 at Is Venezuela about to open up to foreign oil investment? <p><span style="font-size: 12.800000190734863px; line-height: 20px; ">CARACAS &mdash; Chevron officials may share in the three-day mourning declared by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez over the country&rsquo;s recent oil blast at Amuay, which killed at least 48 people. A new deal between the US oil giant and the South American country could be a sign of further loosening of the notoriously nationalized economy.</span></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies Oil venezuela election United States Venezuela Wed, 29 Aug 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Girish Gupta 5717547 at Venezuela presidential election: Poll shows Hugo Chavez lead over Henrique Capriles narrows Chavez’s poor health has clearly affected his campaign, said Leon. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> venezuela election Americas Elections Politics Venezuela Tue, 25 Sep 2012 22:44:00 +0000 Allison Jackson 5720502 at Putin gives Chavez a puppy "He is a good dog and beautiful," Chavez told a Russian delegation at his Venezuelan presidential palace, according to the Associated Press. "I'm going to call him 'Russian.'"<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 US Election venezuela election World Leaders Russia Venezuela Weird Wide Web Sun, 30 Sep 2012 12:25:00 +0000 Jill Langlois 5721138 at Hugo Chavez endorses Barack Obama in US presidential election "I hope this doesn't harm Obama, but if I was from the United States I'd vote for Obama," Chavez, who is also seeking re-election, told state television today.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 US Election venezuela election Americas Elections Politics United States Venezuela Sun, 30 Sep 2012 18:51:00 +0000 Allison Jackson 5721175 at What Venezuela’s election means for Washington <p>CARACAS &mdash; &ldquo;I hope this doesn&rsquo;t hurt Obama,&rdquo; Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on state television over the weekend, acknowledging that with elections coming up in the US, his words could be jumped upon by the Republicans. &ldquo;But if I was from the US, I&#39;d vote for him.&rdquo; Those words may haunt the US president in the coming days, though Chavez&rsquo;s foreknowledge of this is more interesting than the throwaway rhetoric. Chavez is a populist of rock-star proportions. Facing his toughest elections yet on Sunday, Oct. 7, Chavez may well be on his way out after 13 years in office.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> venezuela election World Leaders Elections Diplomacy Cuba United States Venezuela Wed, 03 Oct 2012 10:26:59 +0000 Girish Gupta 5721379 at Brazilian advisers spin elections in Venezuela and beyond <p>RIO DE JANEIRO &mdash;&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px; ">Both candidates for president of Venezuela have campaigned heavily around the South American country in the lead-up to the Oct. 7 election. Some of the finer campaign details are touches that show who is behind each candidate &mdash; a team of top-notch Brazilian marketeers.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa venezuela election Elections Emerging Markets Brazil Venezuela Thu, 04 Oct 2012 10:21:39 +0000 Taylor Barnes 5721485 at On Location Video: Caracas murder rate looms as Venezuelans vote <p>CARACAS &mdash; The Venezuelan capital&#39;s stratospheric crime rate rivals Baghdad&#39;s. As voters go to the polls Sunday, will that hurt Hugo Chavez&#39;s chances to extend his 13-year presidency?</p> On Location venezuela election World Leaders Venezuela Fri, 05 Oct 2012 10:26:00 +0000 Girish Gupta 5721506 at In-Depth Series: Venezuelan election Hugo Chavez won re-election on Oct. 7, adding another six-year term to his nearly 14 years in office. GlobalPost looks at why the vote matters, in Venezuela and beyond. venezuela election Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 5721620 at Chavez’s allure blends charisma and plenty of gifts <p style="font-size: 12.800000190734863px; line-height: 20px; ">CIUDAD CARIBIA, Venezuela &mdash; A dirt road winds up into the hills of the Avila mountain, a lush backdrop to Caracas. It is littered with construction equipment and men at work.&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12.800000190734863px; line-height: 20px; ">After climbing the path through red-painted street lights, the hills reach a plateau on which sits President Hugo Chavez&rsquo;s flagship housing project, a supposed paradise city built on his self-styled socialism featuring schools, shopping malls and churches. Many of the windows are plastered with posters of Chavez.</span></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> venezuela election Elections Venezuela Fri, 05 Oct 2012 10:25:45 +0000 Girish Gupta 5721644 at Venezuela: Long lines for presidential election <p>CARACAS, Venezuela &mdash; Venezuelans were up as early as 3 a.m. this morning to vote in the country&#39;s tightest presidential election since Hugo Chavez first came to power 13 years ago.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> venezuela election World Leaders Elections Politics Venezuela Sun, 07 Oct 2012 21:46:48 +0000 Girish Gupta 5721849 at Venezuela's Chavez wins re-election Hugo Chavez now has a mandate to rule Venezuela for another six years, deepening his brand of socialism.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> venezuela election Venezuela Mon, 08 Oct 2012 04:16:00 +0000 Kaitlin Funaro 5721856 at Chavez re-election: The view from Cuba <p style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px; ">HAVANA &mdash; In perhaps the most important election for Cuba in 50 years, the biggest winners were Fidel and Raul Castro.&nbsp;And their names weren&rsquo;t even on the ballot.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> venezuela election Elections Diplomacy Cuba Venezuela Tue, 09 Oct 2012 14:54:11 +0000 Nick Miroff 5722023 at Chavez's win feeds nations' Venezuela addiction <p><span style="font-size: 12.800000190734863px; line-height: 20px; ">LIMA, Peru &mdash; Sitting atop the world&rsquo;s largest oil reserves and vociferously advocating for his &ldquo;Bolivarian&rdquo; brand of socialist revolution, Hugo Chavez&rsquo;s re-election as president of Venezuela has implications that stretch far beyond his country&rsquo;s borders.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12.800000190734863px; line-height: 20px; ">One of the US&rsquo;s most outspoken critics, &ldquo;el Comandante&rdquo; is now set to continue his role as a thorn in Washington&rsquo;s side &mdash; whoever is in the White House &mdash; while using Venezuelan crude and petrodollars to push his radical agenda across Latin America.</span></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Oil venezuela election World Leaders Elections Diplomacy Energy United States Venezuela Sun, 14 Oct 2012 13:05:00 +0000 Simeon Tegel 5722523 at