No one ever got rich betting on the demise of Hugo Chvez. As a leftist Venezuelan paratrooper officer, he led a failed coup in 1992, but he was let out of prison just two years later and started campaigning for the presidency, which he won in 1998.
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Venezuela says it has captured pair of Colombian spies
Obama leads summit’s adoption of nuclear arms resolution
U.N. ‘doesn’t smell of sulfur anymore,’ says Chavez
Chavez reveals personal side, criticizes U.S.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez revealed a deeply personal side in an interview Thursday night, saying he loves Jesus Christ and would have liked to play Major League baseball in Yankee Stadium. He also expressed a fondness for American people and culture, saying he likes the movie actor Charles Bronson and the poet Walt Whitman
U.S. fears Venezuela could trigger regional arms race
The United States fears recent weapons purchases by Venezuela could fuel an arms race in South America, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday. “They outpace all other countries in South America and certainly raise the question as to whether there is going to be an arms race in the region,” Clinton said about Venezuela’s arms deals, after a meeting with Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez