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New Book Reveals Venezuela-Hezbollah Alliance

Spanish reporter details Venezuela's official ties with the Shiite terrorist organization to traffic cocaine and penetrate US-Mexico border.

New Book Reveals Venezuela-Hezbollah Narcotics Alliance

Latin American Dictators Slam Gaza 'Genocide'

Chavez's successor makes surprise visit to Fidel Castro, is told he's a 'hero' for giving Hamas enclave material support.

Latin American Dictators Slam Gaza 'Genocide'

Venezuelan Protest Turns Lethal, Govt. Teeters

Mass demonstration ends in gunfire with at least three dead, President Maduro clamps down on opposition, press.

Venezuelan Protest Turns Lethal, Govt. Teeters

Argentine Official Charged After Praising Hitler

A spokesman for the mayor of Buenos Aires is facing criminal charges after saying Hitler "was a spectacular guy."

Argentine Official Charged After Praising Hitler

Chavez Protege Wins Venezuela National Election

The Venezuelan Central Elections Commission has announced that Acting President Nicolas Maduro has won the nation’s presidential polls.

Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro Squeaks Presidential Win

Holocaust Grandchild Runs Again to Lead Venezuela

Henrique Capriles is giving interim Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro a vigorous run as the two make their final campaign appeals.

Holocaust Grandchild Runs Again to Lead Venezuela

Rivals Are 'Heirs to Hitler': Venezuela's Maduro

Acting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday accused the country's opposition of being "heirs of Hitler."

Rivals Are 'Heirs to Hitler': Venezuela's Maduro

Venezuelan Jews Fear for Future

Hugo Chavez may be gone, but the Jews of Venezuela are not resting any easier, after anti-Semitic graffiti incidents

Venezuelan Jews Fear for Future

Hollywood's Liberals Hail Chavez as Social Hero

Hollywood stars lionized the late Venezuelan leader, in defiance of America's fierce antipathy to his regime.

Hollywood's Liberals Hail Chavez as Great Social Hero

Ahmadinejad to Attend Funeral of Friend Chavez

Iran's President travels to Caracas for the funeral of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez.

Ahmadinejad to Attend Funeral of Close Friend Chavez

UN Holds Minute of Silence Honoring Chavez

U.N. Watch has criticized the chief UN human rights body for holding a minute of silence for late Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez.

UN Holds Minute of Silence Honoring Chavez

Syria, Iran Hail 'Martyr', 'Honorable' Chavez

Syria pays tribute to "honorable" Chavez, while Iran hails the late Venezuelan leader as "a martyr for his people."

Syria, Iran Hail 'Martyr', 'Honorable' Chavez

Venezuela's Chavez Dies at 58

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has died, hours after his Vice President accused "enemies" of being responsible for his cancer.

Venezuela's Chavez Dies at 58

Venezuela’s President Chavez Returns to Caracas

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez is alive and has returned home to Caracas following a fourth round of surgery in December for cancer.

Venezuela’s President Chavez is Alive, Returns to Caracas

Venezuela VP Delivers State-of-Nation for Chavez

Vice President Nicolas Maduro stood in for President Hugo Chavez Tuesday to give Venezuela’s State of the Nation address amid legal debates.

Venezuela VP Delivers State-of-Nation As Chavez Fights for Life

Power Struggle Starts as Venezuela Pres. Recovers

A power struggle is in the works as doubts grow over whether Venezuela's president will attend his own inauguration following surgery.

Power Struggle Starts as Venezuela Pres. Chavez Recovers

Can PSUV Stay Together In A Post Chavez Era?

The grave condition of Hugo Chavez poses a challenge to regime he built.

Ruling Venezuelan Party Faces Life Without El Commandante

Venezuela's Pres. Chavez Admits Cancer is Back

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced on state TV Saturday night his cancer is back, and he must return to Cuba for more surgery.

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

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.

Venezuela's Chavez Returns to Havana for Treatment

Synagogue Attack 'Reminiscent of Kristallnacht'

Jewish group denounces Venezuelan government for enabling the recent anti-Semitic attack that plagued country’s largest synagogue.

Attack Against Caracas Synagogue 'Reminiscent of Kristallnacht'

Anti-Israel Protesters Target Venezuela Synagogue

About 50 anti-Israel protesters gathered outside Venezuela's largest synagogue on Thursday to demonstrate against recent Israeli airstrikes.

Anti-Israel Protesters Target Synagogue in Venezuela

Re-elected Chavez Names Vice President

Chavez is re-taking the reins, but his elections adversary Capriles has not given up. There is always next time.

Venezuelan President Chavez Names Vice President

Six More Years Of Hugo Chavez

Although it had done comparatively well, the Venezuelan opposition absorbs the consequences of Chavez' victory.

Opposition Considers Options After Chavez Wins Reelection

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.

Venezuela Heads to the Polls

Capriles Will Weaken Venezuela's Ties With Pariahs

Venezuelan opposition candidate drew hundreds of thousands at rally, has outlined his foreing policy changes.

Capriles Pledges To Do Away With Controversial Chavez Diplomacy

Chavez Claims Opponent Will Bring Civil War

Although still favored, Hugo Chavez is resorting to violence and threats of violence to counter his challenger.

As Opponent Displays Resilience, Chavistas Resort to Violence

Chavez Denies Safety Lapses At Stricken Refinery

Hugo Chavez has fended off accusations of safety lapses at a refinery of the state oil company that has become synonymous with his regime.

Refinery Accident Highlights National Oil Company's Exploitation

Chavez Warns Of Civil War In Case He Is Defeated

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?

Chavez Government Pulls Out All Stops For October 7 Vote

Chavez To Host Buddies Ahmadinejad And Lukashenko

Hugo Chavez emphasized that he had the loyalty of the armed forces whom he harangued for three hours.

Chavez Equates Opposition Victory With Loss Of Independence

United Opposition Poses Strongest Test For Chavez

Five candidates contended in today's primary in Venezuela for the right to oppose Hugo Chavez in October.

Five Candidates Contend For Right To Oppose Chavez In October

Venezuela Seeks to Evade Arbitration Judgement

Venezuela intends to ignore the arbitration clause designed to protect foreign investors.

Chavez Will Ignore the Arbitration Panel's Compensation Award

Gold Repatriation-Electoral Ploy

Hugo Chavez has impressed supporters and outraged opponents by bringing back Venzuela's gold bars.

Chavez Repatriates Gold, Offers Obama a Loan

Can Chavez Curb Crime and Make It to October

The kidnapping and rescue of Wilson Ramos plus the diametrically opposed diagnoses of Hugo Chavez dominate news on Venezuela.

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

Chavez 'Upholds' Carlos the Jackal's Honor

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez calls on France to "respect" PFLP terrorist Carlos the Jackal, and tries to hide his health from voters.

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

Chavez Begins 3rd Chemo Round in Venezuela

President Hugo Chavez has returned to Venezuela for a third round of chemotherapy to treat his cancer.

Chavez Begins Third Chemotherapy Round in Venezuela

Ailing Venezuela Pres. Chavez Says He's Bette

Ailing Venezuela President Hugo Chavez told Cubans this week he could "speak for five hours" -- but spent only 20 minutes on television.

Ailing Venezuela President Chavez Claims Health is 'Improving'

Chavez in Critical Condition

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is reportedly hospitalized in Cuba in critical condition.

Report: Venezuela President Hugo Chavez in Critical Condition

Clinton, Chavez Chat for Photos?

US Secretary of State Clinton and Venezuelan President Chavez appear to chat amiably after diplomatic dogfight days earlier.

Did Clinton, Chavez Exchange Pleasantries at Brazil Event?

USGS:Venezuelan Oil Dwarfs Saudi

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.

USGS: Venezuela Oil Field Dwarfs Saudi Arabia Reserves