Venezuela creates Hugo Chavez peace prize, awards it to Putin

Oct 8, 2016

Venezuela creates Hugo Chavez peace prize, awards it to Putin

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday announced the creation of peace prize in honor of late socialist leader Hugo Chavez, and said he was awarding it to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The announcement came on the same day that the Nobel Committee awarded its ...

Jul 22, 2014

China's Xi signs Venezuela resource deals during Latin America blitz

Chinese President Xi Jinping signed a raft of oil and mineral deals with Venezuela Monday, his latest stop on a Latin American tour showcasing China’s growing influence in the region. During his four-country visit to what is often considered America’s back yard, Xi has ...

Caracas poor find haven in 'skyscraper slum'

/ Apr 4, 2014

Caracas poor find haven in 'skyscraper slum'

It boasts a helicopter landing pad, glorious views of the Avila mountain range, and large balconies for weekend barbecues. Yet this 45-story skyscraper in the center of the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, is no five-star hotel or swanky apartment block. It is a slum, probably ...

Chavez still going strong a year after his death

/ Mar 6, 2014

Chavez still going strong a year after his death

Though he died a year ago, Hugo Chavez still presents a weekly show on Venezuelan state television. In the last episode, he showed off poverty reduction data, railed at the “bourgeoisie” for looting the nation’s oil wealth and accused the opposition of fomenting instability ...

Chavez cult a fading force as Venezuela fights turmoil

/ Mar 3, 2014

Chavez cult a fading force as Venezuela fights turmoil

A year after Hugo Chavez’s death, dozens of mourners still trek daily to his mausoleum atop a hillside slum overlooking downtown Caracas. There, in the century-old military barracks where Hugo Chavez commanded a failed 1992 coup, El Comandante rests in a marble tomb flanked ...

/ Dec 31, 2013

2013, a year of angry elites

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The crowds who called for revolution in Cairo, Istanbul, Bangkok and Kiev in 2013 were not the impoverished losers of globalization. They were mostly the economic winners: middle-class, educated, English-speaking. So why were they rebelling?

Thatcher 'gave nod to son's coup plans'

/ Apr 18, 2013

Thatcher 'gave nod to son's coup plans'

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Margaret Thatcher approved of a failed attempt to use an army of mercenaries to overthrow the president of Equatorial Guinea, according to the unpublished memoirs of the chief protagonist of the bid — former SAS officer Simon Mann. The former prime minister, whose son, ...