Reuters - Addressing tens of thousands of red-clad workers at a May Day march on Sunday, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez set a goal to create more than 3 million jobs in eight years and end unemployment in the OPEC nation.
CARACAS, Venezuela — Hugo Chavez’s hand-picked successor, Nicolas Maduro, has officially won Venezuela’s presidential election by a stunningly narrow margin that highlights rising discontent over problems ranging from crime to power blackouts. His rival on Monday demanded a recount, portending more uncertainty for a country shaken by the death of its dominating leader.
By Daniel Wallis and Tomas SarmientoCARACAS (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Wednesday called for an end to violence in Venezuela that has killed at least 13 people and urged politicians to take the lead in calming the nation's worst unrest for a decade.
National Guard troops are firing tear gas and plastic bullets to disperse students protesting the official results in Venezuela’s disputed presidential election.
The students are hurling chunks of concrete and stones back at the troops on a highway in the capital of Caracas.
The students are trying to reach the western part of Caracas, where most of the government is headquartered and where Nicolas Maduro is being declared winner of Sunday’s election to replace the deceased Hugo Chavez.
CARACAS — Nicolas Maduro’s win in Venezuela’s presidential election means state oil company PDVSA will continue funding the government’s socialist policies while increasingly relying on deals with China and Russia.
The late Hugo Chavez picked Maduro, a 50-year-old former bus driver, to continue his self-declared revolution in the OPEC country where he nationalized most of the oil industry during his polarizing 14-year rule.
Hugo Chavez’s hand-picked successor, Nicolas Maduro, won a razor-thin victory in Sunday’s special presidential election, edging the opposition’s leader by only about 300,000 votes, electoral officials announced.
Maduro’s stunningly close victory over Henrique Capriles came after a campaign in which the winner promised to carry on Chavez’s self-proclaimed socialist revolution while the challenger’s main message was that Chavez’s regime put Venezuela on the road to ruin.
After imposing his socialist "revolution" on national radio and television, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is now intent on spreading his ideology worldwide through the blogosphere.Chavez informed his South American nation on Sunday, via his weekly televised talk show "Alo Presidente", that he would be blogging to counter online detractors whom he accused of disseminating lies about his government on their own web pages and Twitter accounts."Maybe I'll reach millions, not only in Venezuela but in the world," Chavez said.