Photo Of Iranian President Ahmadinejad Hugging Chavez’s Mother At Chavez’ Funeral Causes Controversy
Venezuela‘s electoral commission announces that new presidential elections will be held on April 14 following Hugo Chavez‘s death.
Acting President Nicolas Maduro pushed for a snap election just hours after Chavez was honored at a state funeral.
Weeping and shouting, a sea of Hugo Chavez’s supporters paraded his coffin through the streets of Caracas on Wednesday in an emotional outpouring that could help his deputy win an election and keep his self-styled socialist revolution alive.
Hundreds of thousands of “Chavistas” marched behind a hearse carrying the remains of the flamboyant and outspoken president, draped in Venezuela’s blue, red and yellow national flag.
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From Brazil to Chile to Peru… leaders, some of whom may not have always agreed with Chavez’s firebrand form of socialism, offered their sympathies.
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez passed away on March 5, after a two-year battle with cancer.
The controversial socialist, who called President Obama a ‘fraud’, was extremely popular on Twitter with more than 4 million followers.
Chavez was missing from Twitter since November 1, 2012 as he was under treatment in Cuba. He finally sent his three last tweets, two weeks ago on February 18, praising his doctors, nurses, Fidel, Cuba, and the people of Venezuela.
The sports world is still reeling Thursday from the news that Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos was abducted Wednesday night in Venezuela for currently unknown reasons. Even more shocking, perhaps, is that Ramos is not the first Venezuelan-born baseball player to be targeted by kidnappers.
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After shocking news broke Wednesday night that Washington Nationals Catcher Wilson Ramos had been abducted in Venezuela, more details emerged Thursday morning about the kidnapping.
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Looking much thinner and weak last week, the Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez addressed his nation standing behind a podium. This was the first speech he made after flying to Cuba for treatment. He confirmed what many had been suspecting – his health problems were definitely more serious than what the officials were claiming to be a simple operation on a pelvic abscess. These speculations were rife since three weeks when Chavez left Venezuela for his mentioned operation. In his address, Chavez revealed that he did undergo the first operation as proclaimed by his officials on June 10th. But while he recuperated, tests “confirmed the existence of a tumour with cancerous cells”, forcing him to undergo another operation. The extraction of the tumor had been “completely successful”,he said. MORE