Fidel Castro was “healthy and alert” during a two-hour discussion about current affairs last week, a Spanish journalist told the Associated Press on Monday.
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Tuesday 23 March 2010
An outspoken opponent of President Hugo Chavez said police took him into custody while he awaits trial on conspiracy charges for saying Venezuela has become a haven for drug trafficking.
Sunday 14 March 2010
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez called for regulation of the internet while demanding authorities crack down on a critical news website that he accused of spreading false information.
Tuesday 02 March 2010
Falkland Oil and Gas, one of the companies at the centre of the heated political row over UK companies drilling for oil in the Falkland Islands’ territorial waters, confirmed yesterday that it has sufficient cash to fund its exploration programme in the region.
Thursday 25 February 2010
The choreography of Argentina's latest theatrics over the Falkland Islands has been faultless. First you attend a Latin American summit where leaders will fall over themselves for the chance to bash a big, bad foreign power like Britain and the very next day you show up at the UN.
Wednesday 24 February 2010
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez weighed into the row over oil and gas exploration in the Falkland Islands' territorial waters yesterday, supporting Argentina's claim that drilling started earlier this week by a British company is illegal.
Monday 25 January 2010
Venezualan cable television providers stopped transmitting a channel critical of President Hugo Chavez yesterday, after the government said it had failed to comply with new regulations requiring the socialist leader's speeches be televised on cable.
Friday 22 January 2010
While last week saw adult entertainer Ron Jeremy claiming games were a more negative influence than porn, this week’s naysayer is the president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez.
Monday 11 January 2010
Friday 01 January 2010
The main players in Honduras' dramatic 2009 coup went up in smoke on today as one village said good riddance to a difficult year.
Rafael Caldera: President of Venezuela who helped forge an era of democracy and political stability in his country
Tuesday 29 December 2009
Rafael Caldera was one of the main architects and upholders of democracy and political stability in Venezuela. A presidential candidate six times, and president twice, from 1969-74 and 1994-99, Caldera helped to ensure Venezuela's status as one of the very few Latin American countries to avoid military government in the last half-century. Venezuelans will probably remember him most for securing the pacification of the country at the end of the 1960s.
Tuesday 22 December 2009
Being angry about the devil is a standard refrain for Hugo Chavez. In 2006 he declared that George Bush was Lucifer incarnate, and just last week he told the Copenhagen climate summit that in Barack Obama's presence he could "still smell sulphur". At home, though, the devil has been ousted by a holier enemy: the Venezuelan leader has turned his ire on a dead American Angel.
Saturday 19 December 2009
Saturday 05 December 2009
Monday 30 November 2009
Hondurans voted for a new president yesterday in an election that could ease a crisis triggered by a coup, but it has also pitted the United States against some of the biggest countries in Latin America.
Saturday 21 November 2009
Hugo Chavez has defended the alleged terrorist mastermind Carlos the Jackal, saying the Venezuelan imprisoned in France was an important "revolutionary fighter" who supported the cause of the Palestinians.
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