venezuela election http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22720/all en Meet Henrique Capriles, Chavez's first real challenger http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/venezuela/120209/henrique-capriles-opposition-venezuela-primary-chavez <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="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/venezuela/120209/henrique-capriles-opposition-venezuela-primary-chavez" target="_blank">read more</a></p> venezuela election Elections Venezuela Fri, 10 Feb 2012 11:04:00 +0000 Girish Gupta 5691134 at http://www.globalpost.com Chavez, back from Cuba cancer treatment, is high in the polls http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/venezuelans-welcome-hugo-chavez-back-cuba-high-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="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/venezuelans-welcome-hugo-chavez-back-cuba-high-polls" 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 http://www.globalpost.com Is Venezuela about to open up to foreign oil investment? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/venezuela/120828/chevron-venezuelan-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="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/venezuela/120828/chevron-venezuelan-oil-investment" 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 http://www.globalpost.com Venezuela presidential election: Poll shows Hugo Chavez lead over Henrique Capriles narrows http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/venezuela/120925/venezuela-presidential-election-poll-hugo-chavez-henrique-capriles Chavez’s poor health has clearly affected his campaign, said Leon. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/venezuela/120925/venezuela-presidential-election-poll-hugo-chavez-henrique-capriles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> venezuela election Americas Elections Politics Venezuela Tue, 25 Sep 2012 22:44:00 +0000 Allison Jackson 5720502 at http://www.globalpost.com Putin gives Chavez a puppy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/putin-gives-chavez-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="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/putin-gives-chavez-puppy" 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 http://www.globalpost.com Hugo Chavez endorses Barack Obama in US presidential election http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/venezuela/120930/hugo-chavez-barack-obama-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="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/venezuela/120930/hugo-chavez-barack-obama-us-presidential-election" 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 http://www.globalpost.com What Venezuela’s election means for Washington http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/venezuela/121002/hugo-chavez-election-US-relations <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="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/venezuela/121002/hugo-chavez-election-US-relations" 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 http://www.globalpost.com Brazilian advisers spin elections in Venezuela and beyond http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/brazil/121003/brazilian-advisers-angola-venezuela-election-campaigns-hugo-chavez-capriles <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="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/brazil/121003/brazilian-advisers-angola-venezuela-election-campaigns-hugo-chavez-capriles" 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 http://www.globalpost.com On Location Video: Caracas murder rate looms as Venezuelans vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/18979/121003/location-video-caracas-murder-rate <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 http://www.globalpost.com In-Depth Series: Venezuelan election http://www.globalpost.com/series/depth-series-hugo-chavez-vs-henrique-capriles 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 http://www.globalpost.com Chavez’s allure blends charisma and plenty of gifts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/venezuela/121004/hugo-chavez-popularity-socialist-cities-election <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="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/venezuela/121004/hugo-chavez-popularity-socialist-cities-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> venezuela election Elections Venezuela Fri, 05 Oct 2012 10:25:45 +0000 Girish Gupta 5721644 at http://www.globalpost.com Venezuela: Long lines for presidential election http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/venezuela/121007/venezuela-election-hugo-chavez <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="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/venezuela/121007/venezuela-election-hugo-chavez" 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 http://www.globalpost.com Venezuela's Chavez wins re-election http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/venezuela/121008/officials-venezuelas-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="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/venezuela/121008/officials-venezuelas-chavez-wins-re-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> venezuela election Venezuela Mon, 08 Oct 2012 04:16:00 +0000 Kaitlin Funaro 5721856 at http://www.globalpost.com Chavez re-election: The view from Cuba http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/cuba/121009/venezuela-chavez-election-castro-cuban-venezuelan-relations <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="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/cuba/121009/venezuela-chavez-election-castro-cuban-venezuelan-relations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> venezuela election Elections Diplomacy Cuba Venezuela Tue, 09 Oct 2012 14:54:11 +0000 Nick Miroff 5722023 at http://www.globalpost.com Chavez's win feeds nations' Venezuela addiction http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/venezuela/121013/chavez-win-venezuela-oil-exports-latin-america <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="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/venezuela/121013/chavez-win-venezuela-oil-exports-latin-america" 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 http://www.globalpost.com