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Venezuela's Maduro to be sworn in

Nicolas Maduro is due to be sworn in as the first Venezuelan president to take office after 14 years of Hugo Chavez.


Venezuela divided: Recount sought after razor-thin victory of Chavez successor

Venezuela awoke to political turmoil Monday after Hugo Chavez's chosen successor, Nicolas Maduro, won the country’s presidential election by such a tight margin that his rival demanded a recount. The country, already shaken by the death from cancer of its dominating leader, faces uncertainty after Maduro secured 50.7 percent of the votes in Sunday's election, compared with 49.1 percent for Henrique Capriles -- a difference of just 235,000 ballots.


Ahmadinejad under fire for hugging Chavez's mother

Senior Iranian clerics have scolded President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for consoling Hugo Chavez's mother with a hug - a physical contact considered a sin under Iran's strict Islamic codes....


Venezuela sets post-Chavez poll date

A presidential election to replace late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez will be held on 14 April, the country's electoral commission says.


Chavez Funeral Has Begun in Venezuela

Hugo Chavez Funeral - NY Times

Foreign dignitaries and Venezuelans continued their extended goodbye to Hugo Chávez on Friday as the government began a stately funeral that seemed designed to showcase Mr. Chávez’s appeal to the powerless and the powerful.


Mourning Venezuelans parade Chavez's coffin, prepare for vote

CARACAS (Reuters) - Sobbing and shouting, a sea of Hugo Chavez's supporters paraded his coffin through the streets of Caracas on Wednesday in an emotional outpouring that could help his deputy win an election to keep his socialist revolution alive.


Venezuelans line streets for Chavez

In plazas across Venezuela today, Hugo Chavez's followers made it clear they want a continuation of the late president's policies.


Hugo Chavez, fiery Venezuelan leader, dies at 58

Hugo Chavez

President Hugo Chavez, the fiery populist who declared a socialist revolution in Venezuela, crusaded against U.S. influence and championed a leftist revival across Latin America, died Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer.


Reports say Chavez getting worse

Hugo Chavez

Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro is meeting with the country's top officials after the nation's information minister reported that the condition of President Hugo Chavez, fighting a battle with cancer, has worsened, state TV said Tuesday.


Venezuela issues grim report on Hugo Chavez's health

Hugo Chavez

President Hugo Chávez, who returned to Venezuela Monday after undergoing medical treatment in Cuba, continues to suffer respiratory problems in his two-year battle with cancer, the Venezuelan government said in a somber statement Thursday.


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