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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How they see it

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by GLOBAL TIMES, MIAMI HERALD, EL UNIVERSAL

    ... The life and death of Hugo Chavez How they see it 1. El Universal Lieutenant Colonel Hugo Chavez Frias introduced himself to Venezuela and the world in the most dramatic and tragic manner: ...   2. Global Times The national strength of Venezuela is limited, but the personal influence wielded by Chavez far exceeded support of his country. … [His] reputation has proven ...

  2. 'Red' mayor shows anti-US slant in Venezuela oil deal

    Posted Feb 24th 2007, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... eyebrows. This week Mr Livingstone announced one of his most curious ideas since taking office seven years ago- signing a deal with Venezuela's state-owned oil company to trade cheap oil ... his sympathy for socialism and long-held anti-Americanism. In the deal, announced on Tuesday, Venezuela's Petroleos de Venezuela Europa would provide oil for the city's bus fleet ...

  3. Legal challenge next hurdle for Venezuela's leader

    Posted Sep 18th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A coup attempt collapsed after two days; a national work stoppage disintegrated after two months. Now, Venezuela's political opposition is trying to oust President Hugo Chavez in a more conventional way - through legal channels. Opposition leaders are calling for a recall referendum, guaranteed by the nation's constitution, after Mr Chavez passed the midpoint of his ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hugo Chavez reign highlights the pitfalls of populism

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 12:00am by Hu Shuli

    ... war" mentality and was keen on social experiments. Chavez enjoyed wide public support during his time in power, losing only one of the four elections and five referendums held in Venezuela ... favour economic policies hostile to foreign investors, or massive nationalisation. They encourage privatisation and a market economy, while focusing on people's livelihood. Yet, Venezuela ...

  5. Spirit of Bolivar created support base in the slums

    Posted Aug 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... an end to inequality and poverty in the oil-rich nation through his 'Bolivarian revolution'. He quickly became a hero to Venezuela's majority poor, while alienating much ...

  6. Odd couple, odd deal

    Posted Feb 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer In a globalised world, nothing should surprise us. Yet a deal struck recently between London and Venezuela has raised many an eyebrow: discounted oil will be provided ... line? Shouldn't Venezuela's president, Hugo Chavez, be selling the oil and using the proceeds to improve the lives of his own people? Why isn't the expertise- from Greater London ...

  7. Hugo Chavez- an irrelevant nuisance

    Posted Mar 08th 2007, 12:00am by Doug Bandow

    ... in the region. Venezuela's ambitions can be contained by its neighbours. Mr Chavez may believe himself to be the continent's leading figure, but few other heads of state accept his leadership. ... by the Bush administration's misguided foreign policies did Venezuela have a shot of winning a seat on the UN Security Council. Nevertheless, few of Washington's critics were impressed when ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: Democracy in Retreat

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Louise Rosario

    ... As a result, they have come to disdain norms of democratic culture such as using elections, not violent demonstrations, to change leaders. From Bolivia to Venezuela to the Philippines, disillusioned ...

  9. Chavez seeks to ease fractious ties with US

    Posted Sep 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reed Lindsay in Caracas President Hugo Chavez appears to be seeking a rapprochement with Washington two weeks after revalidating his mandate in Venezuela's recall referendum, which he ... advisers, who were not very well informed about what is happening in Venezuela,' Mr Perez said. Relations between the two nations have been at best rocky since Mr Chavez assumed office in 1998. ...

  10. Revolutionary trip

    Posted Oct 31st 2004, 12:00am by lau kit wai

    ... Guevara (Gael Garcia Bernal) who in 1952 travels with his friend Alberto Granado (Rodrigo De la Serna) through Chile, Peru, Colombia and Venezuela on a motorcycle. The trip starts off as a fun ...




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