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Stories with person: Hugo Chavez
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez hailed as literary giant 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 10:09 am
  • MEXICO CITY - His death mourned around the globe, Gabriel Garcia Marquez is being hailed as a giant of modern literature, a writer of intoxicating novels and short stories that illuminated Latin America's passions, superstition, violence and social inequality.

  • Cuban doctors in eye of Venezuelan hurricane 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:40 am
  • CARACAS, Venezuela - When Judith Faraiz's son was near death after a severe motorcycle accident, she put his life in the hands of God and Cuban doctors.

  • Venezuela's street barricades a deadly protest 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 12:52 am
  • CARACAS, Venezuela - Like a beaver dam of urban detritus, the piles of tires, old mattresses and heavy steel grates in Venezuela's streets have sparked some of the most violent episodes of this tumultuous season of protest and repression.

  • Venezuela issues ID cards to curtail food hoarding 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 3:13 pm
  • CARACAS, Venezuela - Battling food shortages, the government is rolling out a new ID system that is either a grocery loyalty card with extra muscle or the most dramatic step yet toward rationing in Venezuela, depending on who is describing it.

  • Armed pro-govt militias roil Venezuela protests 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 5:00 pm
  • VALENCIA, Venezuela - The masked gunmen emerged from a group of several dozen motorcycle-mounted government loyalists who were attempting to dismantle a barricade in La Isabelica, a working-class district of Valencia that has been a center of unrest since nationwide protests broke out last month.

  • Venezuelan protesters camp outside UN office 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 12:37 am
  • CARACAS, Venezuela - Dozens of students have pitched camp outside the United Nations office in Caracas to complain the international community is siding with Venezuela's government by not speaking out against rights abuses during a bloody, two-month political standoff.

  • Disney World among casualties of US-Venezuela spat 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 12:32 am
  • CARACAS, Venezuela - U.S.-Venezuela relations have been deteriorating for years, and for members of the socialist-governed county's better off, the failed diplomacy is suddenly endangering a dearly held value: Disney World.

  • Pregnant woman, Venez National Guardsman killed 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 8:41 pm
  • CARACAS, Venezuela - A pregnant woman shot in the head and a National Guard soldier fired on as he tried to clear a roadway are the latest fatalities in violence tied to anti-government protests in Venezuela, authorities said Monday.

  • US partially suspends visa issuances in Venezuela 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 10:11 pm
  • CARACAS, Venezuela - The U.S. Embassy in Venezuela is partially suspending the issuance of tourist visas because President Nicolas Maduro's recent expulsion of American diplomats has left it understaffed.

  • Venezuelan student protesters seek to woo poor 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 3:07 pm
  • PETARE, Venezuela - The two students venture into one of Latin America's biggest slums for the first time, feeling scared and somewhat awkward. Their mission: to broaden support for their anti-government protest movement in the low-income barrios whose working poor the late President Hugo Chavez championed.