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Stories with person: Hugo Chavez
  • Businesses quietly switch to dollar in socialist Venezuela story has photos
    Updated: May-25-15 2:41 pm

    CARACAS, Venezuela - It's still possible to buy a gleaming Ford truck in Venezuela, rent a chic apartment in Caracas, and snag an American Airlines flight to Miami. Just not in the country's official currency.

  • Independent candidate rides hatred of politics in Mexico story has photos
    Updated: May-25-15 2:32 pm

    MEXICO CITY - Mexicans' disgust with corrupt, aloof, high-living politicians has a name, and it's El Bronco. The horseback-riding, boot-clad, tough-talking Jaime Rodriguez lives up to his nickname.

  • Frustration with Latin America's left on the rise story has photos
    Updated: May-18-15 7:38 pm

    CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela's socialist government is struggling to put food on the shelves amid runaway inflation. Brazil's president is facing calls for impeachment. And even Cuba's communist government, an iconic touchstone for generations of leftists, is embracing closer ties with the U.S.

  • Venezuelan president's bout with thrown mango inspires game story has photos
    Updated: May-06-15 12:14 am

    CARACAS, Venezuela - Two Venezuelans who emigrated to escape the country's economic woes are drawing laughs with a mobile game mocking President Nicolas Maduro for his decision to give a new home to a woman who threw a mango at him seeking attention for her plea to get housing.

  • May Day demos staged around the world; Turkey square blocked story has photos
    Updated: May-01-15 1:21 pm

    HAVANA - Left-wing groups, governments and trade unions were staging rallies around the world Friday to mark International Workers Day.