Maduro http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28076/all en UPDATE 1-Venezuela's Chavez overcomes infection, treatment continues http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/update-1-venezuelas-chavez-overcomes-infection-treatment-contin <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>By Fabian Cambero and Brian Ellsworth SANTIAGO/CARACAS, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has overcome a respiratory infection, but is still being treated for breathing problems after cancer surgery last month, a government minister said on Saturday. Official statements have sounded upbeat about the socialist president's condition in recent weeks following rumors he was gravely ill in a hospital in Cuba.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/update-1-venezuelas-chavez-overcomes-infection-treatment-contin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Maduro Politics of Venezuela Social Issues Venezuela Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 23:00:35 +0000 5740004 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Venezuela's Chavez overcomes infection, still having treatment http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/update-2-venezuelas-chavez-overcomes-infection-treatment-contin <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>* Chavez in "best moment" since surgery * Seeking to boost exports By Fabian Cambero and Brian Ellsworth SANTIAGO/CARACAS, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has overcome a respiratory infection, but is still being treated for breathing problems after cancer surgery in Cuba last month, a government minister said on Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/update-2-venezuelas-chavez-overcomes-infection-treatment-contin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Che Guevara Hugo Chávez Hugo Chavez Maduro Social Issues Venezuela Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 23:45:29 +0000 5740011 at http://www.globalpost.com Ailing Chavez in charge, giving orders: VP http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/ailing-chavez-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/ailing-chavez-charge-giving-orders-vp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hugo Chavez Maduro AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 01:30:22 +0000 5767945 at http://www.globalpost.com NEWSMAKER-Venezuela's Maduro: from bus driver to Chavez's successor http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/newsmaker-venezuelas-maduro-bus-driver-chavezs-successor <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>* Chavez named Maduro as heir apparent in December</p> <p>* He has continued former boss' tough line on opponents</p> <p>* Mocked by opposition as a bad Chavez imitator</p> <p>By Daniel Wallis</p> <p>CARACAS, March 11 (Reuters) - Former bus driver and union leader Nicolas Maduro followed a simple strategy when he began filling in for cancer-stricken Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez last year: copy his boss's policies, style and radical rhetoric.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/newsmaker-venezuelas-maduro-bus-driver-chavezs-successor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Cilia Flores Hugo Chavez Maduro Nicolás Maduro Nicolas Maduro Politics of Venezuela Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Mar 2013 14:15:21 +0000 5774998 at http://www.globalpost.com Eternal viewing of Chavez may be impossible: Maduro http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/eternal-viewing-chavez-may-be-impossible-maduro-0 <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 acting president Nicolas Maduro acknowledged Wednesday that it could be too late to have president Hugo Chavez embalmed "like Lenin" so that his body could be on view permanently.</p> <p>"We have welcomed top-level scientists, the best in the world, from Russia and Germany... The scientific reports and opinions we are getting are that it is going to be quite difficult" to arrange special embalming that would enable permanent viewing, Maduro said at an event carried on state television.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/eternal-viewing-chavez-may-be-impossible-maduro-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hugo Chavez Maduro Nicolas Maduro Politics of Venezuela Religion Social Issues Technology Venezuela AFP Thu, 14 Mar 2013 03:45:21 +0000 5782947 at http://www.globalpost.com How to keep Chavez memory alive? Name him 200 times a day! http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130321/how-keep-chavez-memory-alive-name-him-200-times-day <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>By Andrew Cawthorne</p> <p>CARACAS (Reuters) - Hugo Chavez's protege and the new flagbearer of socialism in Venezuela has lost no time proving his loyalty in public - in fact, 3,456 times in just 16 days.</p> <p>That is the number of times acting President Nicolas Maduro has mentioned Chavez in speeches since his mentor's death from cancer on March 5, according to a local tracker.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130321/how-keep-chavez-memory-alive-name-him-200-times-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hugo Chávez Hugo Chavez Maduro Technology Venezuela Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Mar 2013 17:31:26 +0000 5790165 at http://www.globalpost.com Chavez heir Maduro vows probe into leader's death http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130331/chavez-heir-maduro-vows-probe-leaders-death <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 acting president Nicolas Maduro told AFP Sunday that his mentor Hugo Chavez had fought for his life "until the last second" and called for a probe into the leader's death.</p> <p>"Until the last second of his life he believed that he would live and he wanted to live," Maduro told AFP in an exclusive interview.</p> <p>A visibly emotional Maduro recalled how he had visited Chavez in the military hospital on March 5 intending to discuss matters of state with the ailing leader, who had not appeared in public since December.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130331/chavez-heir-maduro-vows-probe-leaders-death" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Henrique Capriles Radonski Hugo Chavez Maduro Nicolas Maduro Politics of Venezuela AFP Sun, 31 Mar 2013 15:15:43 +0000 5798106 at http://www.globalpost.com Venezuela's Maduro launches campaign from Chavez's childhood home http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130402/venezuelas-maduro-launches-campaign-chavezs-childhood-home <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, Apr 2 (EE).- Ruling-party presidential candidate Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday at the childhood home of late Venezuelan head of state Hugo Chavez that he felt that his deceased mentor appeared to him in the form of a "little bird" and blessed him.</p> <p>"I felt it here like it was giving us a blessing, telling us: 'Today the battle gets started. Go on to victory. Have our blessings.' That's what I felt in my soul," said Maduro on the patio of Chavez's birthplace in the western state of Barinas.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130402/venezuelas-maduro-launches-campaign-chavezs-childhood-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chávez Hugo Chavez Maduro Nicolas Maduro Whistling Agencia EFE Tue, 02 Apr 2013 19:18:14 +0000 5799722 at http://www.globalpost.com Opposition leader calls for mental exam for Maduro after "bird" comments http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130403/opposition-leader-calls-mental-exam-maduro-after-bird-comments <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, Apr 3 (EFE).- A leader of the Venezuelan opposition said Wednesday that ruling-party presidential candidate Nicolas Maduro should undergo a "mental evaluation" after saying that late head of state Hugo Chavez had appeared to him in the form of a little bird.</p> <p>"Someone who tells us ... that he is hallucinating, seeing a little bird and that that little bird is giving him instructions, obviously that requires that an evaluation be made of Mr. Nicolas Maduro's mental equilibrium," Leopoldo Lopez told reporters.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130403/opposition-leader-calls-mental-exam-maduro-after-bird-comments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Henrique Capriles Radonski Maduro Nicolas Maduro Religion Agencia EFE Thu, 04 Apr 2013 00:30:43 +0000 5801243 at http://www.globalpost.com Venezuelan leader says opposition will turn lights off http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/venezuelan-leader-says-opposition-will-turn-lights-0 <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 acting President Nicolas Maduro accused the opposition Thursday of plotting to sabotage the national power grid to cause a blackout ahead of the April 14 election to replace Hugo Chavez.</p> <p>Maduro, who is facing opposition leader Henrique Capriles in a bitter campaign, said he ordered the "militarization" of areas with power stations, and that he would call on the armed forces and population to "take the street" if national power is shut down.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/venezuelan-leader-says-opposition-will-turn-lights-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Baruta Municipality Henrique Capriles Radonski Maduro Politics Social Issues AFP Fri, 05 Apr 2013 02:15:34 +0000 5802388 at http://www.globalpost.com Among Chavistas, support for Maduro not unconditional http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130410/among-chavistas-support-maduro-not-unconditional <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 truck barreled through a Caracas market with loudspeakers playing a campaign song of acting President Nicolas Maduro, with a Caribbean beat and the chorus "Chavez I swear, my vote is for Maduro."</p> <p>Many residents, fishmongers and fruit salesmen along the crowded blue-collar neighborhood of Petare have pledged to follow Hugo Chavez's wishes and vote for Maduro in Sunday's presidential election.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130410/among-chavistas-support-maduro-not-unconditional" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Henrique Capriles Radonski Hugo Chavez Maduro Nicolás Maduro Social Issues AFP Wed, 10 Apr 2013 06:30:50 +0000 5808682 at http://www.globalpost.com Maduro urges supporters to protest across Venezuela http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130415/maduro-urges-supporters-protest-across-venezuela <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 acting president Nicolas Maduro urged supporters on Monday to demonstrate across the nation on the same day that the opposition plans to protest his disputed election victory.</p> <p>"I continue calling for peace, and I call the people to combat in peace," Maduro said on state-run television, calling for "mobilizations across the country" on Tuesday and Wednesday.</p> <p>lda-lth/adm</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Maduro Nicolas Maduro AFP Tue, 16 Apr 2013 01:04:11 +0000 5816983 at http://www.globalpost.com 'We don't care' about US recognition: Venezuela president-elect http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/we-dont-care-about-us-recognition-venezuela-president-elect-0 <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 president-elect Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday "we don't care" about US recognition after Washington suggested it was not ready to acknowledge his contested weekend election win.</p> <p>US Secretary of State John Kerry said Washington was not yet ready to validate Maduro's narrow victory in Sunday's vote, in which he defeated opposition candidate Henrique Capriles by a margin of 1.7 percentage points.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/we-dont-care-about-us-recognition-venezuela-president-elect-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Maduro AFP Wed, 17 Apr 2013 20:45:48 +0000 5818730 at http://www.globalpost.com Venezuela's Maduro looks to inauguration as tensions subside http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130418/venezuelas-maduro-looks-inauguration-tensions-subside-1 <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>Nicolas Maduro steamrolled toward his inauguration as president Thursday, pushing past opposition demands for a recount in elections to replace Hugo Chavez despite days of flaring tensions.</p> <p>Venezuelan fighter jets, including Russian-made Sukhoi-35s, streaked across Caracas in an apparent rehearsal for Friday's swearing-in ceremonies, which were expected to draw fellow South American leaders.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130418/venezuelas-maduro-looks-inauguration-tensions-subside-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Baruta Municipality Business Henrique Capriles Radonski Hospitality Law Maduro Nicolas Maduro Politics Religion War AFP Thu, 18 Apr 2013 16:46:45 +0000 5819483 at http://www.globalpost.com Venezuela's Maduro to Peru summit before swearing-in http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130419/venezuelas-maduro-peru-summit-swearing-0 <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>President-elect Nicolas Maduro was set to be inaugurated in Venezuela Friday, even as election officials moved to defuse a political crisis by yielding to demands for an audit of the results in Sunday's bitterly contested elections.</p> <p>The last minute development came after Maduro flew to a South American summit in Peru Thursday, where he received international support for his new government hours before he was to be sworn in to succeed the late Hugo Chavez who died of cancer March 5.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130419/venezuelas-maduro-peru-summit-swearing-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Disaster Henrique Capriles Radonski Hospitality Law Maduro Nicolás Maduro Nicolas Maduro Politics Religion Technology AFP Fri, 19 Apr 2013 09:00:42 +0000 5820017 at http://www.globalpost.com