Henrique Capriles

US filmmaker charged, ex-general held in Venezuela

Filmmaker Timothy Tracy. Photo: AP

The federal prosecutor’s office said Timothy Tracy, 35, of West Hollywood, California, was charged with crimes including conspiracy, association for criminal purposes and use of a false document.

Sunday, 28 April, 2013, 12:32pm

Venezuela faces political volatility as opposition rejects Maduro's win

Supporters of opposition leader Henrique Capriles face off against riot police in Caracas as they demonstrated for a recount of the votes in Sunday's election. Photo: Reuters

Venezuelans faced the prospect of extended political instability after Nicolas Maduro was proclaimed president-elect and opposition supporters started to march in the streets for a second day to demand a full recount of Sunday's election.

17 Apr 2013 - 3:33am

Venezuela polls open to decide Chavez successor

A woman walks past an electoral poster of Venezuela's Acting President and presidential candidate Nicolas Maduro in Caracas. Photo: Xinhua

One month after Chavez died, supporters of acting President Maduro played military-style bugles to wake up people before dawn and later voters stood in lines, from the capital’s hillside slums to its wealthier districts.

14 Apr 2013 - 7:07pm

Venezuela opposition chief Capriles enters race to succeed Hugo Chavez

Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles. Photo: AP

Opposition leader Henrique Capriles on Sunday entered the race to succeed Hugo Chavez in the April 14 election, accusing the late Venezuelan leader’s chosen successor of using Chavez’s death for political ends.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Venezuela election to select Chavez successor set for mid-April

A man sells photos of the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez at the Simon Bolivar Square, in Caracas, Venezuela. Photo: Xinhua

Opinion polls have shown Nicolas Maduro as the likely winner, but Chavez’s opponents said they wanted a chance to end “Chavismo” at the voting booth.

10 Mar 2013 - 11:54am 1 comment

Chavez revels in Venezuela re-election victory

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez with supporters in Caracas on Sunday. Photo: AFP

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez revelled in his comfortable election victory that may extend his rule to 20 years, as he vowed to deepen his socialist revolution.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Venezuelans to vote in Hugo Chavez’s toughest election yet

Campaign posters cover a wall in Caracas a day before Venezuelans vote. Photo: Xinhua

Venezuelans vote on Sunday in the toughest election President Hugo Chavez has faced in almost 14 years in power after fresh-faced rival Henrique Capriles electrified the country’s opposition.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Tears, kisses and dancing at last Chavez campaign rally

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, greets supporters under a heavy rain during his closing campaign rally on Avenida Bolivar, in Caracas, on Thursday. Photo: AP

Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez played air guitar, danced in the rain and blew kisses on Thursday to a red sea of followers, ahead of his toughest election test.

5 Oct 2012 - 3:49pm

Chavez calls for pre-dawn turnout at Venezuela vote

Venezuela's President and election candidate Hugo Chavez (right) participating in a campaign rally in Yaritagua, Yaracuy state, on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez urged his supporters to vote early at Sunday’s election, saying the key to him winning another six-year term was organisation and logistics.

3 Oct 2012 - 1:22pm

Surging Capriles threatens Venezuela’s Chavez

Venezuelan presidential candidate Henrique Capriles Radonsky blows a kiss to the crowd attending his campaign meeting in Caracas on Sunday. Photo: EPA

Hundreds of thousands of backers of opposition candidate Henrique Capriles thronged the streets of the Venezuelan capital on Sunday.

1 Oct 2012 - 11:16am

Two shot to death in Venezuelan political clash

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez delivers a speech at a campaign rally in Monagas, in northeastern Venezuela, last week. Photo: AFP

Two people were shot to death on Saturday during a confrontation between supporters of President Hugo Chavez and his opponent in next month’s presidential election, Henrique Capriles, Venezuelan authorities said.

Clashes have erupted previously during the campaign for the October 7 vote, but these were the first deaths.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am