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Chavez uses Twitter to announce his surprise return to Venezuela
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Chavez uses Twitter to announce his surprise return to Venezuela

Feb 18th 2013, 2:30 PM 7,112 Views 13 Comments

Hugo Chavez has spent more than two months in Cuba for cancer surgery and treatment.

At least 50 dead in Venezuela prison riot
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At least 50 dead in Venezuela prison riot

Jan 26th 2013, 7:15 AM 2,976 Views 0 Comments

The government said the riot was set off after inmates at the Uribana prison rebelled against prison authorities who had launched a sweep of the facility in search of illicit weapons.

Spanish newspaper apologises for fake Chavez hospital picture
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Spanish newspaper apologises for fake Chavez hospital picture

Jan 24th 2013, 10:22 PM 9,839 Views 9 Comments

El Pais published a photograph it said was of ailing president Hugo Chavez in his hospital bed – provoking a furious reaction from Venezuela.

Chavez not in coma, responding well to treatment, says brother
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Chavez not in coma, responding well to treatment, says brother

Jan 13th 2013, 12:43 PM 3,991 Views 19 Comments

The brother of Hugo Chavez says reports that the family is discussing ending life support for the Venezuelan leader are totally false.

Chavez suffering from 'respiratory insufficiency'
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Chavez suffering from 'respiratory insufficiency'

Jan 4th 2013, 7:30 AM 3,571 Views 26 Comments

Hugo Chavez’s top aides say the opposition and the media have used the Venezuelan president’s poor health to wage a “psychological war” to destabilise the country.

Venezuela cancels New Year's Eve parties as Chavez takes turn for the worse
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Venezuela cancels New Year's Eve parties as Chavez takes turn for the worse

Dec 31st 2012, 4:09 PM 6,291 Views 41 Comments

The Venezuelan president has developed new complications from an infection after undergoing his latest round of cancer-related surgery.

Chavez suffered 'complications' but recovering, his aides say
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Chavez suffered 'complications' but recovering, his aides say

Dec 14th 2012, 7:31 AM 2,718 Views 1 Comment

The leader of Venezuela underwent treatment for cancer in Cuba earlier this week.

Chavez recovering after 'successful' cancer surgery
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Chavez recovering after 'successful' cancer surgery

Dec 12th 2012, 7:00 PM 3,762 Views 29 Comments

The Venezuelan president flew to Havana, Cuba, for surgery on Monday after revealing his cancer had returned.

Venezuela: Chavez admits cancer relapse and designates his successor
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Venezuela: Chavez admits cancer relapse and designates his successor

Dec 9th 2012, 11:03 AM 4,538 Views 35 Comments

Chavez has not disclosed details of the type of cancer has has but in a significant move he has designated his successor, vice president Nicolas Maduro.

Chavez returns from Cuba after cancer treatment
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Chavez returns from Cuba after cancer treatment

Dec 7th 2012, 12:00 PM 3,424 Views 23 Comments

The Venezuelan president said he was very happy to be back but did not elaborate on his health.

Fidel Castro is 'seen in public' as reports of stroke are dismissed
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Fidel Castro is 'seen in public' as reports of stroke are dismissed

Oct 22nd 2012, 9:53 AM 4,911 Views 17 Comments

Venezuela’s Vice President, Elias Jaua, said that he met with the aging revolutionary, which was Castro’s first public appearance in a number of months.

Six more years: Chavez wins fourth term as Venezuela's president
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Six more years: Chavez wins fourth term as Venezuela's president

Oct 8th 2012, 7:59 AM 4,134 Views 57 Comments

Facing his sternest test yet, the socialist leader saw off the challenge of Henrique Capriles in yesterday’s election and could now complete 20 years in office.

Man gets 28 years for cocaine plot foiled by Irish authorities
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Man gets 28 years for cocaine plot foiled by Irish authorities

Sep 24th 2012, 4:18 PM 8,098 Views 23 Comments

John Alan Brooks was today sentenced at a court in England for his involvement in a plot to smuggle 1.5 tonnes of cocaine.

Colombia says last top drug lord arrested
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Colombia says last top drug lord arrested

Sep 19th 2012, 1:47 PM 4,751 Views 14 Comments

Daniel “El Loco” Barrera, alleged to be the country’s last major drug lord, has been arrested in an international sting.

Venezuelan authorities find 'no evidence' of Amazon tribe massacre
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Venezuelan authorities find 'no evidence' of Amazon tribe massacre

Sep 3rd 2012, 8:32 AM 7,001 Views 14 Comments

Authorities have been urged to continue their investigations, after reports that illegal gold miners massacred up to 80 members of an indigenous tribe by setting fire to a communal hut.

In photos, video: Venezuela refinery fire finally extinguished
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In photos, video: Venezuela refinery fire finally extinguished

Aug 28th 2012, 4:13 PM 2,602 Views 0 Comments

Fatal fires raged at refinery tanks for three days before being put out.

The Evening Fix: Saturday
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The Evening Fix: Saturday

Aug 25th 2012, 8:01 PM 7,719 Views 5 Comments

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Venezuela refinery explosion death toll rises to 24
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Venezuela refinery explosion death toll rises to 24

Aug 25th 2012, 4:49 PM 2,996 Views 3 Comments

Huge clouds of smoke were seen over the refinery this morning after early morning blast believed to have been caused by gas leak.

Venezuela oil refinery explosion kills 19, injures dozens
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Venezuela oil refinery explosion kills 19, injures dozens

Aug 25th 2012, 12:45 PM 2,510 Views 0 Comments

Explosion was casued by a gas leak, according to the oil minister.

Here's all you need to know about tonight's international action
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Here's all you need to know about tonight's international action

Aug 15th 2012, 8:00 AM 733 Views 0 Comments

The Irish team’s group rivals, Germany, are in action, as they take on Argentina.

Chavez: Drink juice, not cola
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Chavez: Drink juice, not cola

Jul 24th 2012, 9:35 AM 4,317 Views 19 Comments

The Venezuelan president has urged his citizens to avoid sugary soft drinks – and instead go for grape juice. But why?

'World' Baseball Classic loses reigning champions Japan over money wrangle
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'World' Baseball Classic loses reigning champions Japan over money wrangle

Jul 20th 2012, 12:33 PM 566 Views 0 Comments

We’ll be rooting for Cuba in 2013.

Up to 27 million people are living in slavery, says US report
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Up to 27 million people are living in slavery, says US report

Jun 20th 2012, 9:17 AM 2,336 Views 12 Comments

US State Dept’s annual report on human trafficking shows progress being made in Burma, while Syria fell in the rankings.

Hugo Chavez's 3 millionth Twitter follower gets a free house
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Hugo Chavez's 3 millionth Twitter follower gets a free house

Jun 2nd 2012, 6:18 PM 5,455 Views 17 Comments

The gesture has been criticised by some and mocked by others who worried about the other 2,999,999 followers.

Man 'living' in Venezuelan airport disappears
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Man 'living' in Venezuelan airport disappears

May 28th 2012, 6:00 PM 9,803 Views 7 Comments

Terminal One was his home for four months but now authorities have no idea where he has gone.

Did a crossword maker try to encourage people to kill the president's brother? Probably not
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Did a crossword maker try to encourage people to kill the president's brother? Probably not

May 13th 2012, 3:44 PM 4,703 Views 2 Comments

Government critics and supporters alike are amused at the suggestion of a pundit on a state-run TV station.

Bye the Gods: Katie Taylor coasts into second round of Olympic qualifiers
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Bye the Gods: Katie Taylor coasts into second round of Olympic qualifiers

May 11th 2012, 11:50 AM 3,376 Views 15 Comments

The Bray boxer advanced to the second round due to her number one ranking while Ceire Smith and Sinead Kavanagh will fight on Saturday.

Irishman dies in Venezuela
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Irishman dies in Venezuela

Mar 23rd 2012, 9:31 AM 3,638 Views 17 Comments

The death occurred after a suspected drug-smuggling attempt went wrong.

Chavez makes energetic homecoming after surgery
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Chavez makes energetic homecoming after surgery

Mar 17th 2012, 9:12 PM 1,776 Views 10 Comments

The Venezuelan president rallied thousands of supporters who welcomed him home after receiving cancer treatment in Cuba.

Chavez says he is 'recovering rapidly' after latest surgery in Cuba
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Chavez says he is 'recovering rapidly' after latest surgery in Cuba

Mar 2nd 2012, 10:07 PM 1,945 Views 19 Comments

The Venezuelan leader has undergone surgery for another potentially cancerous tumour.

Hugo Chavez flies to Cuba for 'urgent' cancer treatment
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Hugo Chavez flies to Cuba for 'urgent' cancer treatment

Feb 27th 2012, 2:09 PM 2,306 Views 23 Comments

The Venezuelan leader says he will still run in October’s presidential election despite the recurrence of his illness.

Five more countries choose Dublin as training base for Olympics
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Five more countries choose Dublin as training base for Olympics

Feb 24th 2012, 9:32 AM 5,199 Views 14 Comments

Swimmers from the five countries will train at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin.

Tensions mount between Venezuela and United States
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Tensions mount between Venezuela and United States

Jan 9th 2012, 12:15 PM 2,524 Views 24 Comments

Hugo Chavez has welcomed Iran’s president onto Venezuelan soil and called for his country to leave a World Bank-affiliated body. Meanwhile, Washington has expelled Venezuela’s consul general in Miami.

Chavez wonders if US hatched cancer plot against Latin American leaders
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Chavez wonders if US hatched cancer plot against Latin American leaders

Dec 29th 2011, 2:53 PM 2,992 Views 41 Comments

The Venezuelan president insisted he was merely thinking aloud. It follows news that Argentina’s president is the latest Latin Americna leader to be diagnosed with cancer.

Former Miss Venezuela dead at 28 after breast cancer battle
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Former Miss Venezuela dead at 28 after breast cancer battle

Dec 20th 2011, 9:17 AM 3,825 Views 3 Comments

Eva Ekvall had written a book about her struggle with breast cancer. She had been crowned Miss Venezuela at just 17.

Global Witness leaves anti-Blood Diamond group in protest
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Global Witness leaves anti-Blood Diamond group in protest

Dec 6th 2011, 10:55 AM 1,735 Views 1 Comment

The NGO said the diamond certification scheme has failed to prevent the processing of conflict diamonds in Ivory Coast, Zimbabwe and Venezuela.

WATCH: An owl eat a rat during Colombia v. Venezuela
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WATCH: An owl eat a rat during Colombia v. Venezuela

Nov 14th 2011, 6:00 PM 563 Views 1 Comment

And now for something completely different.

Major league catcher kidnapped in Venezuela
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Major league catcher kidnapped in Venezuela

Nov 10th 2011, 11:01 AM 109 Views 0 Comments

Wilson Ramos, a 24-year-old who just finished his rookie season with the Washington Nationals, was taken away in an SUV by four armed men.

Carlos the Jackal goes on trial again in Paris
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Carlos the Jackal goes on trial again in Paris

Nov 7th 2011, 2:34 PM 2,027 Views 0 Comments

One of the most prominent terrorists of the Cold War, Carlos the Jackal, is facing trial in France today over four deadly bombings in Europe in the 1980s.