Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said authorities have arrested a U.S. citizen who "had all the appearances of a mercenary" working to destabilize the South American country's government.
While many world leaders have condemned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the embattled leader has found an ally in Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
Opponents of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez are questioning the arrest of a medical doctor accused of leaking state secrets.
A private Venezuelan television station openly critical of President Hugo Chavez said Friday it will pay a hefty fine after the country's highest court ordered that its assets be seized.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez filed the formal paperwork declaring his re-election bid Monday, as cheering crowds packed a plaza outside the election authority headquarters in Venezuela's capital.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, dogged by widespread speculation about his health, appeared chipper and energetic in a television appearance over the weekend.
He is running against one of the world's most recognized presidential strongmen, but Henrique Capriles, the governor of the Venezuelan state of Miranda, exudes confidence.
Hugo Chavez's secrecy about his cancer is leaving many in Venezuela on edge. CNN's Paula Newton reports.
It started with an unscheduled phone call to an evening TV show.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is battling cancer. Health problems began to pop up for him a year ago. Here are some key dates, according to government statements, local media accounts and CNN reporting:
With his health in question and speculation rampant about his future, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has named 10 Venezuelans to an influential commission.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Monday he will return to Havana to undergo more cancer treatment.
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro said Friday that President Hugo Chavez is recovering well from cancer treatment and is in full control of all that is going on in the country.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returned home early Thursday after receiving cancer treatments in Cuba.
Ending a more than week-long silence, Hugo Chavez took to the airwaves Monday to refute rumors of his death.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returned home late Wednesday night from his latest round of cancer treatment in Cuba and told the nation he was "advancing with great faith" in his battle.
Hugo Chavez was leaving Cuba and heading back to Venezuela Wednesday night, state media reported.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez flew to Cuba early Sunday morning for another round of radiation treatment.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will fly to Cuba Saturday night to continue cancer treatment, he said Friday.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said in a Twitter post Wednesday night that he was heading back to his country after a round of radiation treatment in Cuba.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is expected to begin radiation treatment Sunday in Cuba, where he underwent cancer surgery late last month.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Saturday that he will head back to Havana to begin radiation treatment.
Governors of several Venezuelan states have warned that recent oil spills and other contamination could be polluting local drinking water.
Hugo Chavez leaves Cuba for Venezuela to run for reelection and fight cancer. CNN's Patrick Oppmann reports.
President Hugo Chavez returned to Venezuela on Friday after undergoing cancer surgery in Cuba.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said he will return to his homeland by the weekend, following cancer surgery last month.
Carlos Alberto Montaner analiza la política de Venezuela y Cuba.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez faces a new round of treatment for a recurrence of cancer following abdominal surgery last week, he announced Sunday.
In his first live public comments since undergoing surgery here on Tuesday to remove a tumor from his abdomen, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Thursday that he was on the path to recovery.
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez says a new lesion has been found. CNN's Luis Carlos Velez reports.
The possibility that poor health may prevent Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez from being re-elected in October has altered the country's political landscape.
Doctors in Cuba have successfully removed a lesion from Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, authorities said Tuesday.
Doctors in Cuba will operate on Hugo Chavez early next week, the Venezuelan president said Thursday.
Speculation and messages of support surged in Venezuela Wednesday, a day after President Hugo Chavez announced he would travel to Cuba for surgery.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Tuesday that he will undergo surgery to remove a lesion from the same area where doctors removed a cancerous tumor from his body last year.
Two Jewish organizations are calling on Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to stop what they say are anti-Semitic attacks by his government's media.
When an opposition candidate challenged Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to a debate last month, his reply was "aguila no caza mosca" -- "the eagle doesn't hunt the fly."
With 95% of votes counted, Miranda state Gov. Henrique Capriles cruised to an easy primary win in Venezuela on Sunday, garnering some 62% of the vote. He will face President Hugo Chavez in October.
El presidente de Venezuela opina sobre las elecciones presidenciales.
Cancer has spread in Hugo Chavez's colon, spine and bones, and the Venezuelan president could have only nine months to live, Spain's ABC newspaper reported Monday, citing medical records provided by unidentified intelligence sources.
El presidente Chávez habla ante la Asamblea Nacional sobre las elecciones.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Friday that he has decided to close the country's consulate in Miami after the United States expelled a Venezuelan diplomat in the same city.
When the World Bank's arbitration body weighs in on a dispute between Venezuela and ExxonMobil, President Hugo Chavez says he won't respect the decision.
A day after officials announced the cancer diagnosis of Argentina's president, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez wondered Wednesday if the United States could be infecting the region's leaders with the illness.
As a Venezuelan opposition presidential candidate said she would demand an investigation of a weekend shooting at a campaign event, one ruling party lawmaker had a different take: The candidate should have seen the violence coming.
It was the year 2000. Standing at attention, a relatively unknown Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, only 18 months after taking office, was positioned right next to one of the world's most-controversial dictators.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, back in his home country after five days of medical tests in Cuba, said Thursday that he was cured from the cancer he was diagnosed with this year.
CNN's Hala Gorani talks to Eric Farnsworth about the recent public appearance of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez heads home Thursday after undergoing five days of medical tests in Cuba.
Venezuela's Supreme Court rejected a ruling from an international human rights court Monday, all but assuring opposition candidate Leopoldo Lopez will not challenge President Hugo Chavez in next year's election.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will head back to Cuba on Saturday to undergo more medical tests, state media reported.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is a divisive leftist, but nonetheless has bested (fairly or unfairly, as some say) his political challengers in two re-elections and one recall referendum since taking office in 1999.
In response to a report that his health was failing and that he had been rushed to the hospital, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Thursday that he had the best proof that his recovery from chemotherapy is advancing fine.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez talks about heading back to Cuba for his fourth, and possibly final, chemotherapy treatment.
An audio recording of a confident-sounding, strident President Hugo Chavez aired on Venezuelan state-run television on Sunday, with the ailing president assuring listeners he is recovering successfully from his last round of chemotherapy in Cuba.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returned to Caracas on Thursday night after the fourth treatment of chemotherapy in Havana.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Saturday that he is headed back to Cuba for his fourth -- and possibly final -- round of chemotherapy, state news reported.
A throat infection sidelined Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez for a few days, but on Tuesday he said he is ready to begin what will be his fourth cycle of chemotherapy.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced Saturday that he was hours away from a third phase of chemotherapy, state media reported.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez told reporters Wednesday that his country's embassy in Libya's capital was "attacked and plundered."
Venezuela will nationalize the exploration and mining of gold and recall $11 billion in gold reserves from foreign banks, President Hugo Chavez said Wednesday.
Alberto Bernal of Bulltick Capital Markets talks about Venezuela's plan to nationalize the gold industry.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has returned to his country after undergoing a second round of chemotherapy in Cuba, state media reported Sunday.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has arrived in Cuba for the next phase of his cancer treatment, Venezuelan state media reported Sunday.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has asked lawmakers to approve a trip to Cuba, where he is expected to continue cancer treatment.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez appeared on state television with a shaved head Monday, telling viewers it is a sign that his cancer treatment is working.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is pledging to run for re-election next year, dismissing speculation that cancer treatment would force him out of the political arena.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has arrived in his home country from Cuba, where he underwent cancer treatment, the Venezuelan state-run broadcaster VTV reported Saturday.
Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez is back in Cuba for cancer treatment. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has arrived in Cuba where he is expected to continue cancer treatment.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez reveals he's battling cancer and remains optimistic. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
For the first time in his more than 12 years in office, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez delegated some of his powers to his vice president and finance minister, just hours before a trip to Cuba on Saturday for cancer treatment.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Friday he is seeking congressional approval to return to Cuba to continue cancer treatment.
It has appeared repeatedly on Venezuelan state television, government ads, and the even the president's Twitter account. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has a new populist slogan.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said his cancer treatment may require radiation therapy and chemotherapy, comments that shed a little more light on the state of his health after he underwent surgery to remove a tumor last month.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez created a new Cabinet post focusing on the country's youth Thursday, but he dismissed widespread speculation about reshuffling within his inner circle.
The Brazilian government has offered to provide cancer treatment to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who just returned to his homeland after having a cancerous tumor removed in Cuba, the Brazilian Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper reported.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, back in his homeland after a prolonged absence in Cuba where he was treated for cancer, did not attend the country's bicentennial parade in person Tuesday.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez speaks at his country's bicentennial after having a cancerous tumor removed in Cuba.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returns to the nation's capital of Caracas after surgery in Cuba to remove a tumor.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returned unexpectedly Monday to his nation's capital, where he vowed to win the "battle for life" after undergoing emergency surgery in Cuba.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's stay in Cuba, where he is being treated for cancer, could last for months, the country's vice president told a Colombian radio station.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez discusses his recent surgery in Cuba. CNN's Luis Carlos Velez reports.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who is undergoing cancer treatment in Cuba, said Friday he is recuperating and thankful that former Cuban President Fidel Castro pushed him to seek additional care.
Doctors in Cuba detected and removed a cancerous tumor from Hugo Chavez's body, the Venezuelan president announced in a speech broadcast on state-run VTV Thursday night.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, whose condition after surgery two weeks ago has fueled rampant speculation about his health, appeared in a video Wednesday walking and talking with Fidel Castro.
Citing the recuperation of President Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan government announced Wednesday it will postpone the Third Summit of Latin America and the Caribbean on Integration and Development.
Venezuela's state-run television network aired video images Tuesday of President Hugo Chavez meeting with former Cuban leader Fidel Castro.
A close ally of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez denied media reports that the South American leader has prostate cancer.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez broke a 12-day silence on Friday, sending messages via his Twitter account while recovering from surgery in Cuba.
More than 11 days after doctors in Cuba performed emergency surgery on Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the official information released about his condition could fit on one side of an index card.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez underwent surgery Friday in Cuba, a top official in Caracas said.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez mocked reports that his country is building missile launchers in its territory with the help of Iran.
Syria, facing U.S. sanctions for violent crackdowns on protesters, is "the victim of a fascist onslaught," Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Friday via Twitter.
Leftist guerrillas with Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) offered Venezuela's intelligence agency "training in urban terrorism involving targeted killings" and suggested they were willing to assassinate opponents of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, according to a new study of the Colombian rebels' records.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was given a prestigious journalism award in Argentina on Tuesday, despite his frequent and outspoken criticism of media outlets at home and abroad.
Venezuela's president says embattled Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi was receptive to the idea of an international commission coming to the North African country when the two heads of state spoke this week.
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