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The president says he needs the right of unlimited re-election in order to take Venezuela into what he calls the "third phase" of the 21st Century Socialist revolution...

2009-02-14

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has sent troops to take over companies that provide services for the oil industry. "This is a revolutionary offensive," he told workers near Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela's main oil-producing area. Military vehicles were used as the state oil company seized supply boats and two US-owned gas facilities...

2009-05-09

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The remains of South American independence hero Simon Bolivar have been exhumed in Venezuela to determine the cause of his death nearly 200 years ago.

2010-07-19

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he is going to govern temporarily from a tent so that families made homeless by recent floods can take refuge in his office.

2010-12-11

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The Sorte mountain, in Venezuela's western state of Yaracuy, is considered a sacred place by the faithful followers of Maria Lionza - a syncretic religion blending African, indigenous, and Catholic beliefs. Every year, thousands of her worshippers travel there to make offerings to the indigenous goddess and conduct spiritual healing rituals in the forest. While 90% of Venezuelans are nominally Catholic, Maria Lionza is now considered...

2010-12-15

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has questioned whether the US has developed a secret technology to give cancer to left-wing leaders in Latin America.

2011-12-29

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