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  1. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Venezuela gives president decree powers for ‘economic war’

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 03:12pm by Reuters in Caracas

    ... Venezuelan lawmakers granted President Nicolas Maduro year-long decree powers on Tuesday that he says are essential to regulate the economy and stamp out corruption. His adversaries, however, view ... and socialist lawmakers for approving this law that will let us advance, over the next 12 months, in defeating the economic war being waged against our people,” Maduro said. “Tonight has been a victory ...

  2. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Vice president Maduro delivers state-of-nation report in place of Chavez

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:37pm

    ... Associated Press in Caracas Opposition lawmakers walk out, claiming government is ‘illegitimate’ Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro took the place of ailing President Hugo Chavez ... of the opposition lawmakers walked out of the session. “We have an illegitimate government,” said lawmaker Maria Corina Machado, one of about a dozen who left. Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez rejected ...

  3. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Venezuela opposition claims new crackdown

    Posted Aug 08th 2013, 04:04pm by Associated Press in Caracas

    ... controls. And the National Assembly, controlled by allies of Maduro, stripped opposition lawmaker Richard Mardo of immunity from prosecution, opening the way for the government to pursue a tax fraud case against him. The opposition calls it a trumped-up attempt to silence a critic. The late July vote by lawmakers drew especially vehement reproach from the opposition because ...

  4. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Venezuela's Maduro attacks 'devil' Barack Obama

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... and pro-government lawmakers exchanged punches and kicks in a spectacular brawl at the National Assembly on Tuesday. Maduro said the fight was "planned" ahead of Obama's trip to Mexico ...

  5. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Venezuela says ailing Chavez faces more treatment

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 05:43pm by Associated Press in Caracas

    ... in Cuba. The 58-year-old president won re-election in October, and lawmakers indefinitely put off his inauguration earlier this month in a decision that was condemned by opponents but upheld ...

  6. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Hugo Chavez heading to Cuba for more treatment

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 12:11pm by Associated Press in Caracas

    ... lawmakers at a special session in the city of Maracay. National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello read the request on television. It said Chavez would travel to Cuba as soon as Tuesday. It did ... of the tumours. Opposition lawmaker Alfonso Marquina expressed concern about what he said seems to be a “veiled or deliberate attempt to continue creating uncertainty.” Marquina told The Associated Press ...

  7. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Venezuela election to select Chavez successor set for mid-April

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 10:11am by Reuters in Caracas

    ... lawmaker Maria Corina Machado said on Twitter. Capriles called it an abuse of power. “To become president, the people have to elect you,” he said on Friday. “No one elected Nicolas president.” ...

  8. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Two shot to death in Venezuelan political clash

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 02:57pm by Associated Press in Caracas

    ... in a motorcade of Capriles supporters. Opposition lawmaker Julio Cesar Reyes said a group of Chavez supporters blocked the caravan and people on both sides were arguing when a man appeared with a gun ...

  9. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Delay in inauguration of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez sparks anger

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Caracas Opposition lawmakers claim constitution has been violated after assembly agrees to put off cancer-stricken president’s swearing-in Allies vote to delay Chavez inauguration Venezuela is heading into uncharted political waters without ailing President Hugo Chavez amid calls for the Supreme Court to decide if his government's postponing of his ...

  10. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Venezuelans pray for Chavez as condition worsens

    Posted Jan 01st 2013, 10:37am by Associated Press in Caracas

    ... lawmaker Earle Herrera said that Chavez “is continuing to fight the battle he has to fight.” “He’s an undefeated president, and he’ll continue to be undefeated,” he said.   ...



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