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Chavez portraits removal sparks Caracas protest

Pro-government supporters in Venezuelan capital Caracas held an emotional rally in the Plaza Bolivar on Thursday (January 7). The crowd came out to

Pro-government supporters in Venezuelan capital Caracas held an emotional rally in the Plaza Bolivar on Thursday (January 7). The crowd came out to

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Venezuelan opposition triumphs, economy needing urgent action

Confirmed as the winners of a two-thirds super majority in Venezuela’s parliament, the victorious opposition draws a line under 16 years of

Confirmed as the winners of a two-thirds super majority in Venezuela’s parliament, the victorious opposition draws a line under 16 years of

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President Maduro slams US sanctions on Venezuelan officials

A sea of red shirts flowed through Caracas on Monday. Thousands took to the streets in a show of strength for their president Nicolas Maduro who

A sea of red shirts flowed through Caracas on Monday. Thousands took to the streets in a show of strength for their president Nicolas Maduro who

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Students sign up to Hugo Chavez studies in Venezuela

Chavez studies is now on the curriculum at a military institute in Caracas The course entitled “Studies of the Thoughts of the Supreme Commander

Chavez studies is now on the curriculum at a military institute in Caracas The course entitled “Studies of the Thoughts of the Supreme Commander

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Venezuela: Catholic church denounces Lord's Prayer to Hugo Chavez

A reworking of the Lord’s Prayer to commemorate the late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has been causing controversy. The trouble started on

A reworking of the Lord’s Prayer to commemorate the late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has been causing controversy. The trouble started on

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Venezuela ends relations with Panama as it remembers Chavez

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced the end of diplomatic relations with Panama because of a “conspiracy” against him. Maduro

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced the end of diplomatic relations with Panama because of a “conspiracy” against him. Maduro

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Venezuela divided on anniversary of Hugo Chavez's death

One year on from his death, Hugo Chavez still exerts a powerful influence over Venezuela. As his chosen successor, President Nicolás Maduro

One year on from his death, Hugo Chavez still exerts a powerful influence over Venezuela. As his chosen successor, President Nicolás Maduro

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Sixth person dies in Venezuelan unrest

Tensions have risen in Venezuela since a protest leader surrendered to troops on Tuesday. Supporters of Leopoldo Lopez called for his release

Tensions have risen in Venezuela since a protest leader surrendered to troops on Tuesday. Supporters of Leopoldo Lopez called for his release

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Bolivia honours Venezuela's Hugo Chavez with a statue

A statute of the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has been unveiled in the Bolivian city of Riberalta by his friend President Evo Morales

A statute of the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has been unveiled in the Bolivian city of Riberalta by his friend President Evo Morales

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"Chavez is everywhere": ex-Venezuelan president's image seen in subway

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has invoked the spirit of his predecessor Hugo Chavez to extol workers’ efforts in extending the Caracas subway

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has invoked the spirit of his predecessor Hugo Chavez to extol workers’ efforts in extending the Caracas subway

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Hugo Chávez awarded journalism prize

The Simón Bolívar National Award of Journalism 2013 was awarded today to the former Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. Journalist Lil Rodríguez, a

The Simón Bolívar National Award of Journalism 2013 was awarded today to the former Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. Journalist Lil Rodríguez, a

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Venezuela's presidential election result stands

Venezuela’s National Election Council has announced that last Sunday’s disputed presidential election result will stand. Nicolas Maduro was sworn

Venezuela’s National Election Council has announced that last Sunday’s disputed presidential election result will stand. Nicolas Maduro was sworn

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Venezuela's Maduro faces difficult 'start'

They announced a victory in Caracas, but it was by far fewer votes than expected. At the end of presidential election day in Venezuela, Nicolas

They announced a victory in Caracas, but it was by far fewer votes than expected. At the end of presidential election day in Venezuela, Nicolas

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Maduro narrowly wins Venezuela's presidential poll

There have been wild celebrations across the Venezuelan capital Caracas following Nicolas Maduro’s victory in the presidential election. Supporters

There have been wild celebrations across the Venezuelan capital Caracas following Nicolas Maduro’s victory in the presidential election. Supporters

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Venezuela's Capriles refuses to accept Maduro victory

Venezuela’s opposition leader Henrique Capriles is refusing to accept the narrow win of the ruling party candidate Nicolas Maduro. In a speech to

Venezuela’s opposition leader Henrique Capriles is refusing to accept the narrow win of the ruling party candidate Nicolas Maduro. In a speech to

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Chavez loyalist Nicolas Maduro wins Venezuela presidency

Celebrations erupted at the ruling party headquarters in several Caracas as acting President Nicolas Maduro was elected leader. After a tightly

Celebrations erupted at the ruling party headquarters in several Caracas as acting President Nicolas Maduro was elected leader. After a tightly

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Venezuela votes for Chavez successor

Polling stations have opened in Venezuela, but queues had already started to form outside hours before voting began. There is little sign of the

Polling stations have opened in Venezuela, but queues had already started to form outside hours before voting began. There is little sign of the

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Insults and blows mark Venezuela's combative campaign

Two Venezuelan teenagers wearing protective headgear and gloves slug it out in a boxing ring set up outdoors in a local neighbourhood in Caracas

Two Venezuelan teenagers wearing protective headgear and gloves slug it out in a boxing ring set up outdoors in a local neighbourhood in Caracas

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Venezuela goes to the polls to choose post-Chavez president

All is ready for the millions of Venezuelans who are likely to flock to the polls on Sunday in the first election of the post-Hugo Chavez

All is ready for the millions of Venezuelans who are likely to flock to the polls on Sunday in the first election of the post-Hugo Chavez

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Venezuela's election under Chavez nostalgia

The presidential election this Sunday in Venezuela is expected to give the country either a leader who tries to fill the shoes of the late Hugo

The presidential election this Sunday in Venezuela is expected to give the country either a leader who tries to fill the shoes of the late Hugo

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Fidel Castro near tears as he listens to Chavez song

The former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has been shown on state television visibly moved as he listened to a song in memory of his close ally, the late

The former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has been shown on state television visibly moved as he listened to a song in memory of his close ally, the late

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Last lap in Venezuelan election campaign

In Venezuela, tens of thousands of people have turned out to see the two main presidential candidates trade insults at their respective rallies in

In Venezuela, tens of thousands of people have turned out to see the two main presidential candidates trade insults at their respective rallies in

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Maduro's attempt to carry Chavist colours

With a campaign in national candy colours to carry on ‘Chavismo’ in the name of the late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, who named Nicolás Maduro

With a campaign in national candy colours to carry on ‘Chavismo’ in the name of the late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, who named Nicolás Maduro

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Chavez successor Maduro accuses opposition of causing blackouts

With 10 days to go until elections in Venezuela, acting President Nicolas Maduro is the most likely to win. Polls give him a lead of around eight

With 10 days to go until elections in Venezuela, acting President Nicolas Maduro is the most likely to win. Polls give him a lead of around eight

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Birdsong kicks off Venezuela's election campaign

Official campaigning for Venezuela’s presidential election has kicked off with huge rallies by the candidates … and one little bird. The country’s

Official campaigning for Venezuela’s presidential election has kicked off with huge rallies by the candidates … and one little bird. The country’s

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Venezuela presidential campaigning launched

Venezuela’s electoral campaigning has begun, to see who will succeed the late president Hugo Chavez after the 14 April election – even though the

Venezuela’s electoral campaigning has begun, to see who will succeed the late president Hugo Chavez after the 14 April election – even though the

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Venezuela's Maduro accuses US of assassination plot

In a military museum in Caracas, adorned in the trappings of national mourning, the focus is on grieving for the man who ruled Venezuela for 14

In a military museum in Caracas, adorned in the trappings of national mourning, the focus is on grieving for the man who ruled Venezuela for 14