Chavez cult a fading force as Venezuela fights turmoil

World / Politics 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 by ...

Venezuela opposition hits out at heavy-handed crackdown

World Feb 21, 2014

Venezuela opposition hits out at heavy-handed crackdown

Venezuelan opposition leaders condemned the government Thursday for its heavy-handed attempt to subdue a protest movement with nighttime sweeps that have turned many parts of the country into dangerous free-fire zones. Police, National Guard troops and members of private militias have swarmed through streets in ...

Venezuela seeks opposition leader's arrest

World / Politics Feb 16, 2014

Venezuela seeks opposition leader's arrest

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Saturday that a police manhunt was under way for Leopoldo Lopez, the hardline opposition leader behind recent anti-government demonstrations that ended with three deaths. The socialist president's announcement came amid dueling pro-government and student-led opposition groups' demonstrations, held in different ...