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Hugo Chavez’s longtime spy chief arrested in Madrid on U.S. arrest warrant for drug-trafficking offenses

A Spanish National Police spokeswoman says that Hugo Chavez’s longtime spy chief has been arrested in Madrid on a United States warrant for drug-trafficking offenses.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 4:46 p.m.

Maduro foe claims Venezuela presidency amid protests

Venezuela’s crisis quickly escalated Wednesday as an opposition leader backed by the Trump administration declared himself interim president in a direct challenge to embattled socialist Nicolas Maduro, who retaliated by …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 2:03 p.m.

Venezuela installs new all-powerful assembly rejected by US

Defying the U.S. and international community, Venezuela installed a new legislative body Friday that will have virtually unlimited power to rewrite the South American nation’s constitution and eliminate the last …


UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 8:58 p.m.

Angry Venezuela protesters take aim at Chavez statues, home

Anti-government protesters in Venezuela have settled on a new target for their frustration: Hugo Chavez.


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2013, 2:05 p.m.

Hugo Chavez, fiery Venezuelan leader, dies at 58

CARACAS, Venezuela — 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 today …


Gold Reserve claim in peril

The Venezuelan government has moved closer to seizing a gold and copper claim owned by Gold Reserve Inc., which last week asked an international arbitrator to determine the amount of …


Venezuela closer to seizing Spokane company’s mine

The Venezuelan government has moved closer to seizing a gold and copper claim owned by Gold Reserve Inc., which last week asked an international arbitrator to determine the amount of …


Chavez supports two rebel republics

MOSCOW – In a showy display of camaraderie and like-minded politics, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez recognized the independence of the breakaway republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia on Thursday during …


Honduras, Venezuela wrangle

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Honduras’ interim government ordered Venezuelan diplomats on Tuesday to leave the country as the international community threatened new sanctions on the Central American nation if negotiations fail …


Venezuelans overturn officials’ term limits

CARACAS, Venezuela – President Hugo Chavez won a referendum to eliminate term limits Sunday and vowed to remain in power for at least another decade to complete his socialist revolution. …


Oil freefall could mean trouble for Chavez

CARACAS, Venezuela – High oil prices allowed Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to spend freely to spread his socialist gospel and challenge the U.S. role as the dominant player in Latin …