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Hugo Chavez

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  • News, links and observations about Latin America

    Maradona suffers another health scare The soccer legend was hospitalized in Buenos Aires today after experiencing abdominal pains, doctors said. This was just two days after he was released following a two-week clinic stay for alcohol-related ailments....
  • Che's legacy looms larger than ever

    It was a long fight, but the Cubans have finally conquered this forlorn Andean hamlet, four decades after Ernesto "Che" Guevara was executed in the adobe schoolhouse here. Cuban physicians provide healthcare, Cuban educators oversee literacy classes, and...
  • Rafael Antonio Caldera dies at 93; former president of Venezuela

    Rafael Antonio Caldera dies at 93; former president of Venezuela
    Rafael Antonio Caldera, who helped establish democracy in Venezuela, went on to serve two terms as president and issued the pardon that allowed Hugo Chavez to rise to power, has died. He was 93. Caldera died Thursday in the capital of Caracas, his son...
  • 10 things you might not know about Hugo Chavez

    Venezuela's leftist leader made news last week by threatening to expel any visiting foreigner who said anything bad about him. At the risk of being banned from the country, Perspective offers a look at one of the United States' greatest irritants: 1....
  • Edgar Ramirez, professional chameleon

    Edgar Ramirez, professional chameleon
    New York When actor Edgar Ramirez had a break from shooting "The Bourne Ultimatum" in London last spring, he didn't hit the English nightclubs or take a long weekend to unwind in the Cotswolds. Instead, he hopped over to Paris to observe the first...
  • Venezuela passes amendment to end term limits

    Venezuela passes amendment to end term limits
    Putting aside concerns over a worsening economy, rising crime and increasing social polarization, Venezuelan voters gave President Hugo Chavez a resounding victory Sunday on a constitutional amendment that will allow him to run for reelection...
  • 15 hostages freed as FARC is fooled in cunning operation

    15 hostages freed as FARC is fooled in cunning operation
    Armed forces disguised as rebels Wednesday rescued former Colombia presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, three U.S. defense contractors and 11 other hostages held by leftist insurgents, in a daring operation that delivered the latest in a series of...
  • Chavez seeks to free hostages

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Friday that he expected to meet soon in Caracas with a leader of Colombia's largest rebel group in an effort to help secure the release of dozens of hostages the leftists are holding. The announcement came at the end...
  • A drug's worrisome detour

    A landmark shift in trafficking routes has transformed West Africa into a hub for cocaine smuggled from South America to a booming European market, anti-drug officials on three continents say. Traffickers have established a haven and transit area along...
  • Archive: Bristol, Conn.'s guerrilla hostage

    The phone rings and Jo Rosano jumps to answer, thinking of the sound of her son's voice: Hi, Mom, it's me, Marc. But it isn't him. Rosano hangs up to resume scouring the Internet for news, brewing espresso, pacing, praying, crying and waiting -- as she...
  • Tariff dispute unsettles Argentina

    Tariff dispute unsettles Argentina
    An atmosphere of crisis and tumbling confidence has enveloped Argentina after five years of political stability and robust economic growth. President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is facing a rancorous farm revolt in one of the world's major grain-...
  • King's words to Chavez start a battle royal

    King's words to Chavez start a battle royal
    Someone finally told Hugo Chavez to shut up, and the Spanish-speaking world can hardly stop talking about it. The verbal slap to the Venezuelan president came from none other than King Juan Carlos I of Spain, providing fodder for satirists from Mexico...