Hugo Chavez
Life Without Chávez? Venezuelans Ponder The Thought
By Amaris Castillo | 07/08/2011 - 16:00

Many Venezuelans have begun to ponder life without their leader. Hugo Chávez, who has ruled the Latin American country for the past 12 years, has been seen only sporadically in public lately and revealed that he is battling cancer on June 30.


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Hugo Chavez is Battling Cancer
Hugo Chavez is Battling Cancer
By Fox News Latino | 07/01/2011 - 09:30

Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez revealed that he is battling cancer and recently had a tumor removed in Cuba, making his political future uncertain.

The politician appeared on television Thursday evening looking quite thin as he read a prepared speech with a serious and at times sad expression. He said he is resolved to "be victorious in this new battle that life has placed before us."


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Cuba Subscribes to Socialism Light
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 10/14/2009 - 10:42

Cuba is attempting to salvage its failing economy by making last ditch efforts to scale back on socialism, The Miami Herald reports. Leaders insist picking away at socialism is the only way to save it, but some experts say their efforts are just a desperate attempt to stave off the inevitable.


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Hugo Chavez Urges Obama to Join Socialist Movement
By Monica Herrera | 03/09/2009 - 16:05

Hugo Chavez took to Venezuelan state television on Friday to lament the state of the U.S. economy and urge President Barack Obama to join the socialist movement.


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Chavez Declares Venezuela's Vote on Referendum "Mandate for Socialism"
By Mariela Rosario | 02/17/2009 - 16:07

Hugo Chavez scored a decisive win recently with the passing of a referendum he had proposed, effectively ending term limits and opening a path for the controversial president to stay in power well past his current term, which ends in 2012.

Speaking from the balcony of the presidential palace to thousands of supporters, Chavez called his referendum win a "perfect victory" and declared it a "mandate for socialism."


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