Ruling Venezuelan Party Faces Life Without El Commandante

The grave condition of Hugo Chavez poses a challenge to regime he built.Amiel Ungar, 12/14/2012, 3:12 AM

Venezuela's Pres. Chavez Admits Cancer is Back, Surgery Planned

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced on state TV Saturday night his cancer is back, and he must return to Cuba for more surgery.Chana Ya'ar, 12/9/2012, 8:55 AM

Venezuela's Chavez Returns to Havana for Treatment

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez is back in Cuba for another round of medical treatment for an undetermined length of time.Chana Ya'ar, 11/29/2012, 1:16 AM

Attack Against Caracas Synagogue 'Reminiscent of Kristallnacht'

Jewish group denounces Venezuelan government for enabling the recent anti-Semitic attack that plagued country’s largest synagogue. Rachel Hirshfeld , 11/25/2012, 1:19 PM

Anti-Israel Protesters Target Synagogue in Venezuela

About 50 anti-Israel protesters gathered outside Venezuela's largest synagogue on Thursday to demonstrate against recent Israeli airstrikes.Rachel Hirshfeld, 11/23/2012, 10:58 AM

Human Rights Violators to Join UN Rights Council; US May Lose

Human rights groups warn that many countries up for seats on UN Human Rights Council are unfit under UN membership criteria.Rachel Hirshfeld , 11/12/2012, 9:31 AM

Venezuelan President Chavez Names Vice President

Chavez is re-taking the reins, but his elections adversary Capriles has not given up. There is always next time.Scott Krane, 10/14/2012, 3:18 AM

Opposition Considers Options After Chavez Wins Reelection

Although it had done comparatively well, the Venezuelan opposition absorbs the consequences of Chavez' victory.Amiel Ungar, 10/10/2012, 2:41 AM

Venezuela Heads to the Polls

Venezuelans head to the polls for a vote that will show if they believe President Hugo Chavez's claim he is still healthy enough to rule. Chana Ya'ar, 10/7/2012, 8:28 AM

Capriles Pledges To Do Away With Controversial Chavez Diplomacy

Venezuelan opposition candidate drew hundreds of thousands at rally, has outlined his foreing policy changes.Amiel Ungar, 10/3/2012, 2:03 AM

As Opponent Displays Resilience, Chavistas Resort to Violence

Although still favored, Hugo Chavez is resorting to violence and threats of violence to counter his challenger.Amiel Ungar, 9/16/2012, 4:49 AM

Iran Creates Hizbullah Terrorist Training Base in Nicaragua

Iran has established a Hizbullah terrorist training base in northern Nicaragua, according to a report in local media there.Chana Ya'ar, 9/6/2012, 10:49 AM

Refinery Accident Highlights National Oil Company's Exploitation

Hugo Chavez has fended off accusations of safety lapses at a refinery of the state oil company that has become synonymous with his regime.Amiel Ungar, 8/28/2012, 3:04 AM

Giant Explosion at Venezuela's Largest Oil Refinery

Venezuela's largest oil refinery went up in flames Saturday, leaving 26 dead and some 80 people wounded, officials said.Chana Ya'ar, 8/25/2012, 11:22 PM

Chavez Government Pulls Out All Stops For October 7 Vote

Hugo Chavez' lead in the polls has narrowed and in a few polls has vanished, but will the election be fair and its results respected?Amiel Ungar, 8/21/2012, 10:22 PM

Chavez Equates Opposition Victory With Loss Of Independence

Hugo Chavez emphasized that he had the loyalty of the armed forces whom he harangued for three hours.Amiel Ungar, 6/18/2012, 2:07 AM

Chavez Will Return To Cuba For Repeat Cancer Surgery

Hugo Chavez, who was once declared cancer free, will be forced to return to Cuba for repeat surgery.Amiel Ungar, 2/22/2012, 7:16 PM

Five Candidates Contend For Right To Oppose Chavez In October

Five candidates contended in today's primary in Venezuela for the right to oppose Hugo Chavez in October.Amiel Ungar, 2/13/2012, 6:34 AM

Chavez Celebrates Abortive Coup 20 Years Ago, Claims Army Is His

Hugo Chavez celebrated his abortive coup of twenty years ago and proclaimed identity between himself and the army.Amiel Ungar, 2/6/2012, 5:33 AM

US Ejects Venezuelan Consul Over Cyber-Plot

The US has ejected a Venezuelan diplomat believed to have been involved in a cyber-plot to attack servers at US nuclear sites.Gabe Kahn., 1/10/2012, 10:04 PM

Argentine President Faces Surgery for Thyroid Cancer

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez, 58, has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer. She will undergo surgery January 4 to remove the tumor.Chana Ya'ar, 12/28/2011, 10:41 AM

Chavez Repatriates Gold, Offers Obama a Loan

Hugo Chavez has impressed supporters and outraged opponents by bringing back Venzuela's gold bars.Amiel Ungar, 12/1/2011, 7:45 AM

Can Chavez Curb Crime and Will He Make It to October Elections

The kidnapping and rescue of Wilson Ramos plus the diametrically opposed diagnoses of Hugo Chavez dominate news on Venezuela.Amiel Ungar, 11/13/2011, 12:53 AM

Major Leaguer Kidnapped, Freed in Venezuela

Venezuelan authorities on Friday ordered a dramatic aerial rescue of a kidnapped native who plays in U.S. Major League Baseball. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/12/2011, 10:24 PM

Chavez 'Upholds' PFLP Terrorist's Honor, Hides Personal Health

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez calls on France to "respect" PFLP terrorist Carlos the Jackal, and tries to hide his health from voters.Chana Ya'ar, 11/9/2011, 3:16 PM

Russia and China Practice Loans for Oil to Bolster Chavez

Taking a risk, Russia and China are loaning Venezuela billions in hope that Hugo Chavez can hold out.Amiel Ungar, 10/18/2011, 6:20 AM

Chavez Begins Third Chemotherapy Round in Venezuela

President Hugo Chavez has returned to Venezuela for a third round of chemotherapy to treat his cancer. Chana Ya'ar, 8/28/2011, 9:56 AM

Ailing Venezuela President Chavez Claims Health is 'Improving'

Ailing Venezuela President Hugo Chavez told Cubans this week he could "speak for five hours" -- but spent only 20 minutes on television.Chana Ya'ar, 8/17/2011, 11:14 AM

Chavez Returns To Cuba Sans Omnipotence

Hugo Chavez, forced to undergo chemotherapy in Cuba, must now delegate responsibilities. The nail biting is not restricted to Venezuela.Amiel Ungar, 7/17/2011, 10:03 PM

Chavez' Illness Opens Door to Succession Issue

Hugo Chavez' illness comes at a time that his regime is facing problems at home and abroad and has no orderly procedures for a succession.Amiel Ungar, 6/28/2011, 12:17 AM

Report: Venezuela President Hugo Chavez in Critical Condition

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is reportedly hospitalized in Cuba in critical condition. Chana Ya'ar, 6/25/2011, 11:29 PM

Peru's Polarized Presidential Race Reaches Finish Line

Keiko Fujimori and Ollanta Humala, the two candidates for Peru's presidency, have one thing in common - a close relative serving jail time.Amiel Ungar, 6/6/2011, 12:53 AM

The Venezuelan Missile Crisis: The Parallels Hold Up

So far the report in Die Welt about Iranian missile bases in Venezuela is not arousing much alarm. It should.Amiel Ungar, 5/18/2011, 9:34 PM

Argentine University Honors Hugo Chavez

A Supporter of dictators and stifler of domestic opposition, Venezuela's Hugo Chavez is a laureate of a press freedom award. Shades of Orwell.Amiel Ungar, 4/1/2011, 1:53 AM

Is Hugo Chavez the Next Domino to Fall?

Venezuelan strongman is convinced he is immune from the fate of Middle Eastern leaders, but the opposition is gaining confidence.Amiel Ungar, 2/20/2011, 10:08 PM

Obama, Chavez: From Reset to Abort

Barack Obama's hopes for improved relations with Hugo Chavez' Venezuela will have to be jettisoned. Iran,Russia filling the gap with missiles..Amiel Ungar, 12/19/2010, 4:13 PM

Venezuelan-Syrian Axis Renewed in Caracas

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez welcomed Syrian President Bashar Assad during his “historic” first visit to Caracas on Saturday.Hana Levi Julian, 6/27/2010, 2:24 PM

Venezuela: State-Sponsored Anti-Semitism in the West

State-sponsored anti-Semitism has appeared in the West. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is leading a drive to make his country Judenrein.Hana Levi Julian, 5/5/2010, 12:35 PM

Edelstein: Iran Exporting Radical Islam to Latin America

Latin American Jewish leaders are meeting with Minister Edelstein Tuesday night in the wake of the growing Iranian influence and anti-Semitism. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 2/23/2010, 3:44 PM

USGS: Venezuela Oil Field Dwarfs Saudi Arabia Reserves

The US Geological Survey estimates that a new reserve of thick black crude oil found in Venezuela is about double Saudi Arabia's oil reserves.Hana Levi Julian, 1/24/2010, 12:02 PM

Spain Dumps Lieberman for Chavez

Spanish diplomats canceled a scheduled meeting with FM Lieberman in favor of talks with pro-Iranian Venezuelan President Chavez.Maayana Miskin, 9/11/2009, 9:23 AM