Nicolás Maduro http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26906/all en Maduro slams business leaders over Venezuela economy comments http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/maduro-slams-business-leaders-over-venezuela-economy-comments <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Vice president criticizes main business chamber</p> <p>* Fedecamaras called for imbalances to be addressed</p> <p>* President Chavez not seen nor heard in five weeks</p> <p>By Daniel Wallis</p> <p>CARACAS, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Venezuela's vice president hit out at the country's business leaders on Saturday, saying they were seeking to destabilize the country while cancer-stricken President Hugo Chavez fights to recover from surgery.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/maduro-slams-business-leaders-over-venezuela-economy-comments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hugo Chavez Nicolás Maduro Politics of Venezuela Social Issues Venezuela Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 20:00:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736695 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Maduro slams business leaders over Venezuela economy comments http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/update-1-maduro-slams-business-leaders-over-venezuela-economy-c <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Vice president criticizes main business chamber</p> <p>* Fedecamaras called for imbalances to be addressed</p> <p>* President Chavez not seen nor heard in five weeks (Updates with Barclays Capital report, paragraphs 14-15)</p> <p>By Daniel Wallis</p> <p>CARACAS, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Venezuela's vice president hit out at the country's business leaders on Saturday, saying they were seeking to destabilize the nation while cancer-stricken President Hugo Chavez fights to recover from surgery.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/update-1-maduro-slams-business-leaders-over-venezuela-economy-c" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hugo Chavez Nicolás Maduro Politics Politics of Venezuela Social Issues Venezuela Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 21:00:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736707 at http://www.globalpost.com Venezuela's Chavez in 'new' recovery phase: Maduro http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/venezuelas-chavez-new-recovery-phase-maduro <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has entered "a new phase" in his recovery from a fourth cancer surgery at a hospital in Cuba, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said Friday.</p> <p>"Fortunately, the post-operative cycle has closed and the president entered a new phase of treatment for his illness," Maduro said at an event broadcast on VTV state television.</p> <p>The leftist leader is "recovering little by little, gaining strength," added the vice president, Chavez's handpicked political heir.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/venezuelas-chavez-new-recovery-phase-maduro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hugo Chavez Nicolás Maduro Politics of Venezuela Venezuela AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 01:45:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743746 at http://www.globalpost.com Venezuela in suspense as Chavez absent two months http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/venezuela-suspense-chavez-absent-two-months <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Hugo Chavez vanished from public view two months ago Sunday, with Venezuela still in suspense over its political future despite assurances its cancer-stricken president is getting better and back in charge.</p> <p>The latest information on Chavez's condition came Friday from Vice President Nicolas Maduro, who read a message from the ailing leader after visiting him in the Cuban capital Havana where he has been convalescing from a fourth round of cancer surgery.</p> <p>"I am in a process of slow recovery, but I am in the battle," Maduro read.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/venezuela-suspense-chavez-absent-two-months" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality Hugo Chavez Human Interest Law Nicolás Maduro Politics Politics of Venezuela Venezuela AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 20:31:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751344 at http://www.globalpost.com Chavez 'working' from hospital, aide says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/chavez-working-hospital-aide-says <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is able to work on government issues and is "very energetic" despite being hospitalised and breathing through a tube, a top aide said Saturday.</p> <p>The 58-year-old president has not been seen or heard from since Monday, when he returned to Caracas from cancer surgery in Cuba.</p> <p>"The president continues to breathe through a tracheal tube, but he is able to communicate with us through written notes and give us instructions," Vice President Nicolas Maduro told local television.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/chavez-working-hospital-aide-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hugo Chavez Nicolás Maduro Politics of Venezuela Venezuela AFP Sat, 23 Feb 2013 10:45:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5764120 at http://www.globalpost.com With Chavez still sick, supporters turn to religion http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/chavez-still-sick-supporters-turn-religion <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A priest sang the name of deities, drummers provided the beat and 150 people dressed in white danced in a room that became hotter with every incantation -- all for the health of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.</p> <p>Another day, another prayer for Chavez, whose cancer relapse has pained his fervent followers, many of whom have attended ceremonies in Catholic churches, the Caracas mosque and now even a Yoruba ritual of African origin held in a sweltering concrete space.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/chavez-still-sick-supporters-turn-religion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chávez Hugo Chavez Nicolás Maduro Politics of Venezuela Religion Social Issues AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 07:46:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5766655 at http://www.globalpost.com Venezuela's Chavez in charge, giving orders: VP http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/venezuelas-chavez-in-charge-giving-orders-vp <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro dismissed rumors about Hugo Chavez's health Tuesday, saying the ailing leader was giving orders to subordinates who listen "with a knee on the ground."</p> <p>President Chavez has remained out of sight since checking into a Caracas military hospital eight days ago after two months of cancer treatment in Cuba, fueling speculation about his health and ability to lead.</p> <p>"He is a president in power and he has a team of men and women who are loyal, around him, with a knee on the ground," Maduro said at a book launch.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/venezuelas-chavez-in-charge-giving-orders-vp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Hugo Chavez Nicolás Maduro Politics of Venezuela Venezuela AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 02:30:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5767980 at http://www.globalpost.com Venezuelan govt denies rift with army at rally http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/venezuelan-govt-denies-rift-army-at-rally <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>With President Hugo Chavez still out of sight, the Venezuelan government denied any rift with the army Wednesday as it led a rally in Caracas to mark the anniversary of a deadly popular revolt.</p> <p>Thousands of people clad in red rallied in the capital, many wearing shirts bearing the image of the leftist leader, and others holding signs reading "I am Chavez" as they marked the massacre of hundreds of people in 1989.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/venezuelan-govt-denies-rift-army-at-rally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Hugo Chavez Nicolás Maduro Politics of Venezuela Social Issues Venezuela AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 21:01:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5768903 at http://www.globalpost.com In Venezuela, Twitter spreads official line, rumors http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/venezuela-twitter-spreads-official-line-rumors <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Addressing Venezuelans on state television, Vice President Nicolas Maduro pressed his thumb in the air as if typing on a smartphone, mocking the opposition for "saying absurdities" on Twitter.</p> <p>Maduro and other Venezuelan officials have frequently railed against rumors that have spread like wildfire on the micro-blogging website in recent days since President Hugo Chavez returned to Caracas last week.</p> <p>"They tweet in real-time, commenting on everything we say," Maduro said, waving at the VTV television camera during the presentation of state-subsidized apartments on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/venezuela-twitter-spreads-official-line-rumors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hugo Chavez Nicolás Maduro Politics of Venezuela Technology Venezuela AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 03:01:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5770444 at http://www.globalpost.com Venezuela slams media 'lies' about Chavez http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/venezuela-slams-media-lies-about-chavez <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Venezuelan government lashed out Friday at a wave of rumors about the fate of ailing President Hugo Chavez, branding it "psychological warfare" aimed at destabilizing the nation.</p> <p>Vice President Nicolas Maduro, the leftist leader's designated heir, said Chavez was undergoing "complex and difficult" treatment in a Caracas military hospital, where he checked in last week after two months in Cuban care.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/venezuela-slams-media-lies-about-chavez" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality Hugo Chavez Law Nicolás Maduro Politics Politics of Venezuela Technology Venezuela AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 21:16:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5771348 at http://www.globalpost.com Maduro reveals that Chavez is having chemotherapy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130303/maduro-reveals-chavez-having-chemotherapy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Caracas, Mar 2 (EFE).- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has received "complementary treatments" of chemotherapy after being operated in December for a recurrence of cancer, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said.</p> <p>"The doctors with President Chavez decided to begin complementary treatments. You understand what complementary treatments are, right? Well, they're the chemotherapies given to patients after operations," Maduro told reporters Friday after a Mass imploring good health for the head of state.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130303/maduro-reveals-chavez-having-chemotherapy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality Hugo Chavez Law Nicolás Maduro Politics Politics of Venezuela Venezuela Agencia EFE Mon, 04 Mar 2013 02:17:01 +0000 Agencia EFE 5772474 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Chavez's breathing problems worsen, has severe new infection http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130304/update-1-chavezs-breathing-problems-worsen-has-severe-new-infec <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Socialist leader's condition "very delicate"</p> <p>* Said to be receiving "high-impact" chemotherapy</p> <p>* Chavez has not been seen in nearly three months (Adds quotes, details, background)</p> <p>By Daniel Wallis</p> <p>CARACAS, March 4 (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's breathing problems have worsened and he is suffering from a "severe" new respiratory infection as he struggles to recover from cancer surgery, the government said in a somber medical update on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130304/update-1-chavezs-breathing-problems-worsen-has-severe-new-infec" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hugo Chavez Infection International relations Nicolás Maduro Politics of Venezuela Religion Social Issues Venezuela Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Mar 2013 03:30:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5773471 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Venezuela govt, military hold talks as Chavez worsens http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/urgent-venezuela-govt-military-hold-talks-chavez-worsens <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Venezuela's top civilian and military officials met at the presidential palace on Tuesday after the government announced that cancer-stricken President Hugo Chavez had taken a turn for the worse, according to state-run television.</p> <p>Vice President Nicolas Maduro, Chavez's chosen successor, began talks with several ministers, military officers and some 20 governors from the ruling party, VTV reported.</p> <p>jm-lth/jm</p> Hugo Chavez Nicolás Maduro AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 17:46:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5774107 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 9-Venezuela's Hugo Chavez dies from cancer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/update-3-chavez-allies-gather-supporters-weep-after-cancer-setb <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Socialist leader succumbs to two-year battle with cancer</p> <p>* Election due, Vice President Maduro favorite to win</p> <p>* Chavez's passionate supporters devastated</p> <p>By Andrew Cawthorne and Daniel Wallis</p> <p>CARACAS, March 5 (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez died on Tuesday after a two-year battle with cancer, ending 14 years of tumultuous rule that made the socialist leader a hero for the poor but a hate figure to his opponents.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/update-3-chavez-allies-gather-supporters-weep-after-cancer-setb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Che Guevara Hugo Chávez Hugo Chavez Human Interest Nicolás Maduro Politics Politics of Venezuela Religion Social Issues Venezuela Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Mar 2013 18:15:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5774129 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Venezuela says 'enemies' caused Chavez cancer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/urgent-venezuela-says-enemies-caused-chavez-cancer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Vice President Nicolas Maduro accused Venezuela's "historic enemies" on Tuesday of being behind the cancer of President Hugo Chavez.</p> <p>Maduro also announced a US embassy military official was being expelled from the country for seeking active Venezuelan military officers to promote "destabilization projects."</p> <p>lth/jm</p> Nicolás Maduro Politics of Venezuela Venezuela AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 18:46:10 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5774166 at http://www.globalpost.com