From Verwoerd to Chavez: Battle heats up over Treasury aide

2017-04-17 09:15

DA MP David Maynier was accused of being trained at the “Verwoerd school of politics” after he accused the Finance minister’s economic adviser of being trained at the “Hugo Chavez School of Economics”.

Tensions up in Venezuela as cops arrest opposition leader

2015-02-20 13:34

Police have broken into Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma's office and carted off the long-time critic of Venezuela's socialist government.

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.

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.


Venezuela hits back at US for questioning its democracy

2015-10-06 11:05

Venezuela's foreign minister has blasted her US counterpart John Kerry for questioning the country's democratic credentials ahead of legislative elections the ruling socialists are forecast to lose.

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.

Malema's policies could ruin SA - Leon

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.

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