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Chavez wins Venezuela election: Council


Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was re-elected on Sunday, taking 54.42 per cent of the vote as he saw off the challenge of opposition rival Henrique Capriles, the National Electoral Council said, cit

Chavez's socialist rule at risk as Venezuelans vote


Venezuelans vote on Sunday with President Hugo Chavez facing the biggest electoral challenge yet to his socialist rule from a young rival tapping into discontent over crime and cronyism.

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Chavez enters election's last stretch with narrower lead


After breezing through past elections, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez entered the last week of campaigning Sunday against a rival who has gained ground in opinion polls.

The leftist leader, in powe

Venezuela’s Chavez holds 10-point lead over rival


President Hugo Chavez has a 10-point lead over challenger Henrique Capriles ahead of Venezuela's October 7 presidential vote but a potentially decisive number of voters are undecided, a poll showed Tuesday.

80 Indians killed by Brazil miners in Venezuela: Group

A group that represents Yanomami communities charged on Wednesday that illegal Brazilian miners killed as many as 80 Yanomamis in the Venezuelan jungle in July.

"On July 5, garimpeiros (illegal miner

Refinery blast kills many in Venezuela, dozens hurt


A huge explosion rocked Venezuela's biggest oil refinery and unleashed a ferocious fire on Saturday, killing at least 26 people and injuring more than 80 others in the deadliest disaster in memory for

Chavez plays traffic cop, stops driver

Hugo Chavez has a new pet peeve: speeding drivers who he says are creating mayhem on Venezuela’s highways.

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