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Hugo Chavez

video 06 March 2013 World, Venezuela
Hugo Chavez: an old school socialist firebrand - video

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Hugo Chavez rekindled the dreams of the Latin American left. Watch Jonathan Rugman's obituary of a man who referred to George W Bush as a donkey and the devil.

article 05 March 2013 World, Venezuela
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez dies
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez at a parade in February 2012 (picture: Reuters)

Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has died aged 58 after battling cancer for almost two years.

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article 18 March 2014 World, Venezuela
Pro-Chavez demonstration (Reuters)
by Venezuela in crisis: living in the shadow of Hugo Chavez

In any analysis of Venezuelan politics, it is prudent not to underestimate the vast shadow that former President Hugo Chavez casts over his country, writes Thom Walker.

article 08 January 2014 World, Venezuela
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by Venezuela: the most dangerous place on earth?

With almost 28,000 murders in 2013, Venezuela is now considered one of the most dangerous countries in the world, despite government attempts to crack down on crime.

article 17 May 2013 World, Venezuela
Venezuelans are used to shortages of food staples and medicines. Now they are desperately scouring supermarket shelves for another of life's essentials (Reuters)
Venezuelan shoppers hit by toilet roll shortage

Venezuelans are used to shortages of food staples and medicines. Now they are desperately scouring supermarket shelves for another of life's essentials.

article 10 March 2013 World, Venezuela
Nicolas Maduro and Henrique Capriles are the likely opponents in Venezuela's election (pictures: Retuers)
Venezuela election to replace Chavez set for April

Venezuela's presidency will be decided in an election to take place on 14 April, officials say, as opinion polls heavily favour Hugo Chavez's anointed successor Nicolas Maduro.

article 09 March 2013 World, Venezuela
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'Doralzuela' cheers passing of Chavez

While Caracas mourns the passing of Hugo Chavez, Venezuelans in South Florida have been celebrating the death of the man who they claim forced them to leave their homeland.

article 08 March 2013 World, Venezuela
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Crowds gather for funeral of Hugo Chavez

At least two dozen heads of state are attending Hugo Chavez's funeral during an outpouring of grief for the charismatic but divisive Venezuelan leader.