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.
Venezuelan authorities have captured two Colombian spies, says President Hugo Chavez, who also accuses the United States of being behind efforts to destabilize his leftist government.
A rare meeting of U.N. Security Council heads of state, led for the first time by a U.S
Drawing on 2006 remarks in which he compared former U.S. President George Bush to the devil, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, speaking at the United Nations Thursday, said, “It doesn’t smell like sulfur anymore.” In a rambling speech at the U.N
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
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
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returned home Friday after a sometimes controversial nine-country tour and said he had purchased weapons from Russia. Chavez appeared on Venezuelan news channel Globovision in Caracas, and he had a message about a purchase he made in Russia
Spanish energy company Repsol announced Friday a large natural gas find off the coast of Venezuela and visiting Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was immediately informed, a Repsol spokesman told CNN.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez ended a sometimes controversial nine-country tour on a quieter note Friday, meeting with top Spanish leaders in Madrid. Chavez, while in Russia on Thursday, announced his country has decided to recognize the independent republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
Iran and Venezuela plan to stand up against “imperialist” foes by strengthening bilateral cooperation on a range of issues, including nuclear power, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Saturday.