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Hugo Chavez’s Body to Remain on Public Display After Funeral

Hugo Chavez’s Body to Remain on Public Display After Funeral

JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images(CARACAS, Venezuela) — As world leaders, mainly from Latin America and the Caribbean, are gathering in Caracas ahead of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s funeral Friday, large crowds of mourners coming to pay their respec…

Hugo Chavez’s Body to Remain on Public Display After Funeral

Hugo Chavez’s Body to Remain on Public Display After Funeral

JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images(CARACAS, Venezuela) — As world leaders, mainly from Latin America and the Caribbean, are gathering in Caracas ahead of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s funeral Friday, large crowds of mourners coming to pay their respec…

Hugo Chavez’s Funeral Set for Friday

Hugo Chavez’s Funeral Set for Friday

Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images(CARACAS, Venezuela) — Venezuela says a state funeral for its late president, Hugo Chavez, will be held on Friday. The country’s foreign minister, Elias Jaua, declared seven days of mourning and ordered all schools closed u…

Rep. Jose Serrano Takes Heat for Praising Hugo Chavez

Rep. Jose Serrano Takes Heat for Praising Hugo Chavez

Matthew Staver/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — After the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, Democratic Rep. Jose Serrano had this to say on Twitter:”Hugo Chavez was a leader that understood the needs of the poor. He was committed to e…

WATCH: Barbara Walters’ Rare Interview with Hugo Chavez

WATCH: Barbara Walters’ Rare Interview with Hugo Chavez

Donna Svennevik/ABC News(NEW YORK) — In a rare interview, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez sat down with ABC News’ Barbara Walters in 2007 to discuss his ire for President George W. Bush, his reputation and his lonely personal life.The interview…

Sean Penn, Oliver Stone Mourn Death of Hugo Chavez

Sean Penn, Oliver Stone Mourn Death of Hugo Chavez

Michael Tran/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — Sean Penn and Oliver Stone, two vocal supporters of controversial Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, released statements following Chavez’s death on Tuesday at the age of 58.”Today the people of the United States l…

Obama, Lawmakers React to Death of Hugo Chavez

Obama, Lawmakers React to Death of Hugo Chavez

RODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The White House and several members of Congress have expressed their feelings about the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez at the age of 58.President Obama released a statement saying, “At th…

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Dead at 58

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Dead at 58

Gregorio Marrero/LatinContent/Getty Images(CARACAS, Venezuela) — The president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, has died, the country’s Vice President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday. Venezuelan government officials said Monday that Chavez had developed a …

Venezuelan VP Says Chavez Undergoing Chemotherapy

Venezuelan VP Says Chavez Undergoing Chemotherapy

RODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP/Getty Images(CARACAS, Venezuela) — Speaking after a Mass for President Hugo Chavez on Friday, Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro shed some light on Chavez’ health.Maduro told reporters that Chavez is battling for his life, ac…

Wide Uncertainty in Venezuela About Hugo Chavez

Wide Uncertainty in Venezuela About Hugo Chavez

RODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP/Getty Images(CARACAS, Venezuela) — As rumors continue to fly about the health of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, most of his countrymen still believe the socialist leader will eventually return to power.The government is not reve…

Hugo Chavez Returns to Venezuela. What Happens Next?

Hugo Chavez Returns to Venezuela. What Happens Next?

Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Hugo Chávez returned to Venezuela in the early hours of Monday morning, two months after heading to Cuba for cancer surgery. There are still no images of Chávez’s return. But according to governme…

Venezuela After Hugo Chavez: What’s Next?

Venezuela After Hugo Chavez: What’s Next?

Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images(CARACAS, Venezuela) — As Venezuelans woke up Thursday morning, hours before Hugo Chavez was supposed to be sworn in for his third term as president, there was as much evidence that the father of the nation’s “Bolivarian Re…

Ailing President Chavez Will Not Attend Inauguration Thursday

Ailing President Chavez Will Not Attend Inauguration Thursday

RODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP/GettyImages(NEW YORK) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez won’t be taking the oath for a fourth term in office on Thursday, his government officials have said.  The Venezuelan National Assembly approved the ailing president’s r…

Road to Post-Chávez Venezuela Still Nebulous

Road to Post-Chávez Venezuela Still Nebulous

Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The road to a post-Chávez Venezuela became a little bit less hazy Saturday, after legislators re-elected Diosdado Cabello to the post of National Assembly president. Cabello is a long time Chávez …

Mystery Surrounds Condition of Hugo Chavez

Mystery Surrounds Condition of Hugo Chavez

RODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — It’s anyone’s guess as to the exact condition of ailing Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez after he underwent surgery in Cuba on Dec. 11 for what his government described as a severe lung infection.According …

Hugo Chavez to Undergo Third Cancer Surgery, Names Successor

Hugo Chavez to Undergo Third Cancer Surgery, Names Successor

Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Venezuela’s president Hugo Chavez, 58, announced Saturday night on state television that his pelvic cancer had “returned” and that he is heading to Cuba on Sunday to undergo surgery in the coming days. Chavez h…

Venezuela Election Results: Hugo Chavez Declared Winner

Venezuela Election Results: Hugo Chavez Declared Winner

RODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP/Getty Images(CARACAS, Venezuela) — President Hugo Chávez has retained power in Venezuela after defeating opponent Henrique Capriles on Sunday by a comfortable victory of 900,000 votes.Chávez, the longest serving presi…

Venezuela: Radical Group Promises Violence if Chávez Loses Election

Venezuela: Radical Group Promises Violence if Chávez Loses Election

Ana Maria Benedetti/ABC/Univision(CARACAS) — In past Venezuelan elections there have been rumors of violence, but they never amounted to much. This time around, with President Hugo Chávez forced to contemplate the possibility of handing over th…

Experts Predict Who Will Win the Venezuelan Election

Experts Predict Who Will Win the Venezuelan Election

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Presidential contests in Venezuela have recently lacked suspense. In three elections held since 1998, President Hugo Chávez has easily defeated his opponents, winning by at least 14 percent and by as much as 26 per…

Hugo Chavez Faces Opposition Challenges Heading into Sunday Election

Hugo Chavez Faces Opposition Challenges Heading into Sunday Election

Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images(CARACAS, Venezuela) — Venezuela’s charismatic leader Hugo Chavez may still be the favorite to win Sunday’s presidential election, but polls show that momentum has been building behind opposition candidate Henrique Caprile…

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