Outrage over Che Guevara perfume

2014-09-27 18:54

Cuba has denounced a state-run company for using the names of late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez and legendary Argentine revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara for new fragrances.


Former DA leader Tony Leon believes Julius Malema's policies - just like Hugo Chávez's - could ruin South Africa. Watch.

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Venezuela opposition keeps momentum with marches

2014-03-03 07:36

Thousands of anti-government activists have marched peacefully to an upper-class Caracas district shaken by more than two weeks of unrest, trying to maintain the movement's momentum.

Venezuela protest death toll rises

2014-02-25 08:01

Venezuelans have erected barricades in major cities in some of the worst demonstrations against the government since the protests began, with the death toll now 14.

Venezuela debates special powers for Maduro

2013-10-09 11:44

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has pressed lawmakers for special powers to fight corruption, in a move his rivals fear will lead to them being persecuted for political purposes.

US denies Maduro airspace access for China trip

2013-09-20 09:06

The United States has refused permission for President Nicolas Maduro's plane to fly through its airspace when the Venezuelan leader travels to China this weekend, Caracas says.

US, Venezuela meet to mend ties

2013-06-07 17:26

US and Venezuelan officials will meet soon for talks that could lead to the countries exchanging ambassadors for the first time since 2010, Venezuela's foreign minister says.

Venezuela in psychological war: Maduro

2013-05-22 13:07

President Nicolas Maduro has denounced a leaked audio recording that purports to show a power struggle among key followers of the late Hugo Chavez as "psychological war".

Venezuela poll to be formally contested

2013-05-02 09:05

Venezuela opposition leader Henrique Capriles has announced that he would formally contest results from last month's presidential poll, as both sides held rival May Day rallies in Caracas.

Maduro sworn in as Venezuela president

2013-04-19 21:21

Nicolas Maduro has been sworn in as president of Venezuela, taking the oath of office in the memory of the late Hugo Chavez to cheers in the National Assembly.

Government backers wreak havoc in Venezuela

2013-04-17 14:52

Several hundred supporters of President-elect Nicolas Maduro have burned and looted stores in a town where the opposition had planned to hold a protest against election results.

7 dead in Venezuela vote protests

2013-04-16 19:48

Violent protests over the outcome of Venezuela's presidential elections to replace late president Hugo Chavez have left at least seven dead and 61 injured, the attorney general says.

Cuba welcomes new Venezuela head

2013-04-15 22:15

Cubans were relieved by the announcement that the late leader Hugo Chavez's hand-picked successor, has been elected Venezuela's new president.

Venezuela opposition rejects vote count

2013-04-15 09:36

The opposition candidate in Venezuela's presidential election has refused to accept Nicolas Maduro's razor-thin victory and has demanded a full recount.

Venezuela's campaigns end with big rallies

2013-04-12 11:05

Venezuela's acting President Nicolas Maduro has vowed to complete Hugo Chavez's socialist revolution rival Henrique Capriles promised change at emotional rallies to close their campaign.

Past haunts Venezuela opposition

2013-04-09 09:28

The final stretch of Venezuela's race to replace Hugo Chavez has coincided with a delicate anniversary for the opposition: 11 years since a brief coup against the late leftist leader.

Venezuela: Claims of military meddling

2013-04-04 11:00

The Venezuelan opposition and the government have accused each other of seeking support from the military to meddle in the 14 April election to replace late president Hugo Chavez.

Election campaign kicks off in Venezuela

2013-04-03 11:00

The presidential campaign to replace Venezuela's Hugo Chavez formally has kicked off, with his chosen successor vowing to carry on the deceased leader's socialist revolution.

Paris makes Mandela honorary citizen

2013-03-26 07:50

The city of Paris has made anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela an honorary citizen but has refused to grant an honour to Venezuela's late leftist firebrand leader Hugo Chavez.

Capriles vows to end 'giveaways' to Cuba

2013-03-19 10:00

Venezuelan opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles has vowed to end the nation's shipments of oil to Cuba, slamming acting President Nicolas Maduro as a puppet of Havana.

Maduro urges Obama to halt coup 'plot'

2013-03-18 09:07

Venezuela's acting president has urged US leader Barack Obama to stop what he called a plot by the CIA to kill his opposition rival and trigger a coup before the upcoming election.

Chavez embalming 'may be impossible'

2013-03-14 10:20

For many Venezuelans, the late Hugo Chavez has been deeply etched in their minds and souls. But plans for them to be able to view him in perpetuity may have gone awry.

Venezuela: Maduro, Capriles face-off

2013-03-12 13:08

Venezuela has been plunged into a bitter election fight to succeed Hugo Chavez, with acting President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Henrique Capriles facing off in a flurry of name-calling.

Need to embalm a leader? Call Russia

2013-03-11 21:37

If Venezuela needs help embalming Hugo Chavez then Russia has expertise stretching back to Soviet revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin.


Venezuela calls jihadists a Western 'Frankenstein'

2014-09-25 08:39

Venezuela's leftist president Nicolas Maduro has accused Western powers of helping create the jihadist crisis in the Middle East and said that the only solution involved respecting regional governments.

1 000s protest ahead of Chavez anniversary

2014-03-05 09:06

Thousands of protesters have flooded the streets of Venezuela’s capital, seeking to keep pressure on the government on the eve of commemorations marking the anniversary of Hugo Chavez's death.


Venezuelans have erected barricades in major cities in some of the worst demonstrations against the government since the protests began.

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Venezuelan president promotes military rebels

2013-12-28 09:24

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is promoting several military officers who participated in a failed 1992 rebellion led by the late leader Hugo Chavez.

Venezuela president scraps UN trip over 'threats'

2013-09-26 08:50

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says he had scrapped his plan to take part in the UN General Assembly in New York to "protect my life" after purported threats on it.

Power blackout hits 70% of Venezuela

2013-09-04 09:01

Venezuela's main power distribution network has failed, depriving 70% of the country of electricity and creating traffic chaos in much of Caracas, which normally escapes such outages.

Colombia, Farc reach land reform deal

2013-05-27 08:11

Colombia and leftist Farc rebels say they have reached a deal on land reform, one of the most contentious items in negotiations aimed at ending five decades of insurgency.

Venezuela opposition seeks brawl probe

2013-05-03 10:17

Venezuela's opposition have asked prosecutors to investigate a brawl on the floor of congress that injured several of its lawmakers and forced at least one of them to undergo surgery.

Drama as Venezuelan president sworn in

2013-04-20 14:13

Nicolas Maduro has been sworn in as president of Venezuela, in a ceremony replete with drama as he replaces the late Hugo Chavez and urges dialogue with the opposition.

Cracks show in Venezuela troops loyalty

2013-04-19 19:37

Venezuelan troops is set to parade past Nicolas Maduro after he is sworn into office, but keeping their loyalty will be tricky for a leader lacking the charisma and savvy of his predecessor.

Pot vs cracker in Venezuela vote protests

2013-04-17 12:01

Post-election Venezuela has been dominated by pot-banging protests vs pro-government fireworks, allowing both sides to vent steam while avoiding street battles.

Venezuela election outcome fuels protests

2013-04-16 07:55

Thousands of opposition supporters have crammed the streets of Caracas, banging pots, burning trash bags and chanting "fraud" to protest Nicolas Maduro's victory.

Venezuela vote results spell uncertainty

2013-04-15 11:04

Newly elected Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, who won the contest by a whisker, now faces opposition protests plus a host of economic and political challenges in the Opec nation.

Nicolas Maduro wins Venezuela election

2013-04-15 07:53

Venezuela's acting President Nicolas Maduro has been declared the winner of the election to succeed Hugo Chavez by a thin margin over an opponent who voiced fears of vote manipulation.

Fidel Castro near tears over Chavez on TV

2013-04-12 09:01

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has been shown on Cuban TV looking near tears as he listened to a song about his friend and ally, the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

Venezuela closes borders ahead of election

2013-04-10 08:45

Venezuela has stepped up security earlier than usual ahead of Sunday's presidential election after acting President Nicolas Maduro claimed former US officials hatched a plot to kill him.

Capriles confident about election victory

2013-04-08 15:01

Hundreds of thousands of supporters have crammed Caracas' streets in what opposition presidential hopeful Henrique Capriles, trailing in the polls, called a fast-changing tide.

Shrine to mourn and celebrate Chavez

2013-04-04 09:06

The shrine dedicated to Hugo Chavez is a humble place, tucked along a noisy street in a Caracas slum that overlooks Venezuela's presidential palace far below.

Venezuela election: Battle between equals

2013-03-30 07:15

As Venezuela prepares for its first election without Hugo Chavez in years, the opposition hopes to find a level playing field at last. And the government can't help but cling to his legacy.

Maduro leads Capriles in Venezuela vote

2013-03-20 10:00

Nicolas Maduro, who has succeeded the late Hugo Chavez as Venezuela's interim president, has an 18 point lead over the opposition's Henrique Capriles ahead of April elections, says a poll.

Venezuela election rivals clash

2013-03-18 19:22

Moments after he registered to run in Venezuela's election, acting President Nicolas Maduro has vowed to go into the toughest slums of Caracas and ask the gangs to lay down their guns.

Maduro claims Chavez swung race for pope

2013-03-14 13:59

Venezuela's acting president Nicolas Maduro has joked that late leftist president Hugo Chavez's recent death must have played into the selection of the first Latin American pope.

Venezuela to probe Chavez 'poisoning'

2013-03-13 10:03

Venezuela will set up a formal inquiry into claims that the late President Hugo Chavez's cancer was the result of poisoning by his enemies abroad, the government says.

Ahmadinejad in trouble for 'forbidden' hug

2013-03-12 12:01

Senior Iranian clerics have criticised President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for consoling Hugo Chavez's mother with a hug — a physical contact considered a sin under the country's strict Islamic codes.

Chavez death: Cuba has lost 'best friend'

2013-03-11 16:25

Cuba's Fidel Castro has praised the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez as a champion of the poor and has said Cubans have lost their best friend ever.

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