Tag: Hugo Chávez

Hugo Chávez
Thursday, May 8th 2014 - 04:50 UTC

“The open veins of Latin America” is a boring undocumented book, admits his author

Eduardo (Hughes) Galeano made the public admission at the Brasilia book show

Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano said in an interview published on the Argentine newspaper Perfil.com that he considers his 1971 book “The Open Veins of Latin America”, by far his best-known work, to be so bad he will no longer read from it during public appearances.

Tuesday, March 4th 2014 - 23:31 UTC

Venezuela prepares to honor Chavez on the first anniversary of his death

 The charismatic Chavez in 14 years won a dozen national elections and became an international reference figure

Venezuela has geared up for commemorations of populist leader Hugo Chávez's death despite continued protests against his successor that have shaken the OPEC member and threatened the legacy of “El Comandante.”

Friday, October 25th 2013 - 14:21 UTC

Guyana-Venezuela: The consequences of ideology and avarice

The recent arrest by the Venezuelan Navy of RV Teknik Perdana exploring for oil revealed a long standing demand from the military

By Sir Ronald Sanders - BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - The internal politics of Venezuela is playing a big part in the sudden deterioration of that country’s relations with its smaller neighbor Guyana after a period of steady improvement.

Monday, October 21st 2013 - 06:03 UTC

Inspirator of Venezuelan Socialism anticipates Maduro won't make it to April 2014

Heinz Dieterich said Maduro has a “complete inability to deal with the serious problems of the country.”

The man credited with pioneering the idea of 21st Century socialism, which was championed and put into application in Venezuela under Hugo Chávez, recently made a damning condemnation of current Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.

Wednesday, August 7th 2013 - 03:11 UTC

”Christ the Redeemer became flesh…in Hugo Chavez”, says President Maduro

Chavez “came to protect those who had nothing”

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Monday compared Hugo Chavez to Christ and said that the late president, just like Jesus, “came to protect those who had nothing”, in a tribute to the fallen leader on the fifth month anniversary of his death.

Friday, June 28th 2013 - 12:26 UTC

Petrocaribe: Central America and the Caribbean’s Energy Dilemma

In the eve of the Managua summit which will focus on creating a new Economic Zone, Petrocaribe, the late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez’s oil treaty, continues to play a vital role in the economic development of its 18 member states from the Central America and Caribbean region. But given the current political and economic climate in Venezuela, the question remains if Petrocaribe’s cheap oil is sustainable?

Thursday, June 6th 2013 - 02:13 UTC

U.S. and Venezuela agree to start dialogue to restore respective ambassadors

Kerry and Jaua in the sidelines of the OAS annual assembly in Guatemala (Photo AFP)

The United States is to start a dialogue with Venezuela aimed at restoring their respective ambassadors, US Secretary of State John Kerry has said. He was speaking after Venezuela freed and deported a US filmmaker who had been held on conspiracy charges. Mr Kerry welcomed Timothy Tracy's release as a “positive development”.

Saturday, May 18th 2013 - 06:57 UTC

Maduro admits to knowing “the IDs and all” of the 900.000 Chavistas who did not vote for him

The Venezuelan president made the revelation during one of his ‘Government in the Streets’ act

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro admitted to knowing ‘with IDs and all’ who are the 900.000 Chavistas who crossed lines and did not vote for him in the 14 April election which anointed him as the successor of deceased Hugo Chavez.

Wednesday, May 1st 2013 - 05:48 UTC

In a continent of tweeting chiefs, should presidents message immediate reactions?

Cristina Fernandez, Santos, Maduro, Peña Nieto love twitting, but for Dilma it is a waste of time

When a million angry Argentines flooded the streets earlier this month to protest her government, President Cristina Fernandez decided to post a message on Twitter, but then could not stop and kept twitting.

Wednesday, April 24th 2013 - 06:18 UTC

Maduro calls on Washington for dialogue, but based on ‘respect’ and ‘no threats’

“We want to have the best ties with all the world's governments”, says Maduro

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro named a new acting head of its US diplomatic mission in Washington and sent an offer of dialogue after attacking the United States for “interference” in a row over his election.

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