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# chavez - Monday 15 April, 2013

Chavez heir wins Venezuela vote - but opposition refuses to concede

Nicolas Maduro, who had been acting president since the death of Hugo Chavez, won 50.66 per cent of the vote last night.

# chavez - Thursday 14 March, 2013

Plan to put Chavez's body on display 'may be impossible'

The acting president of Venezuela said preparatory steps to put Hugo Chavez’s body on display should have been taken much earlier.

# chavez - Monday 11 March, 2013

Rivals trade barbs as election to succeed Chavez starts

Henrique Capriles will run in elections to replace late President Hugo Chavez.

# chavez - Saturday 9 March, 2013

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# chavez - Thursday 7 March, 2013

Hugo Chavez died of a 'massive heart attack, mouthed desire to live'

“I don’t want to die. Please don’t let me die,” the late Venezuelan president is quoted as saying according to the head of the presidential guard.

# chavez - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

After Chavez's death, Venezuela faces period of uncertainty

Expectations are that the government will hold elections within the next month as Venezuela faces uncertainty following the death of the leftist leader.

President and Tánaiste express sadness at death of Hugo Chavez

Reaction from world leaders to the death of the Venezuelan president yesterday has been mixed.

# chavez - Monday 18 February, 2013

Chavez uses Twitter to announce his surprise return to Venezuela

Hugo Chavez has spent more than two months in Cuba for cancer surgery and treatment.

# chavez - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Spanish newspaper apologises for fake Chavez hospital picture

El Pais published a photograph it said was of ailing president Hugo Chavez in his hospital bed – provoking a furious reaction from Venezuela.

# chavez - Sunday 13 January, 2013

Chavez not in coma, responding well to treatment, says brother

The brother of Hugo Chavez says reports that the family is discussing ending life support for the Venezuelan leader are totally false.

# chavez - Friday 4 January, 2013

Chavez suffering from 'respiratory insufficiency'

Hugo Chavez’s top aides say the opposition and the media have used the Venezuelan president’s poor health to wage a “psychological war” to destabilise the country.

# chavez - Monday 31 December, 2012

Venezuela cancels New Year's Eve parties as Chavez takes turn for the worse

The Venezuelan president has developed new complications from an infection after undergoing his latest round of cancer-related surgery.

# chavez - Friday 14 December, 2012

Chavez suffered 'complications' but recovering, his aides say

The leader of Venezuela underwent treatment for cancer in Cuba earlier this week.

# chavez - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Chavez recovering after 'successful' cancer surgery

The Venezuelan president flew to Havana, Cuba, for surgery on Monday after revealing his cancer had returned.

# chavez - Sunday 9 December, 2012

Venezuela: Chavez admits cancer relapse and designates his successor

Chavez has not disclosed details of the type of cancer has has but in a significant move he has designated his successor, vice president Nicolas Maduro.

# chavez - Friday 7 December, 2012

Chavez returns from Cuba after cancer treatment

The Venezuelan president said he was very happy to be back but did not elaborate on his health.

# chavez - Monday 8 October, 2012

Six more years: Chavez wins fourth term as Venezuela's president Venezuela This post contains videos

Six more years: Chavez wins fourth term as Venezuela's president

Facing his sternest test yet, the socialist leader saw off the challenge of Henrique Capriles in yesterday’s election and could now complete 20 years in office.

# chavez - Friday 2 March, 2012

Chavez says he is 'recovering rapidly' after latest surgery in Cuba

The Venezuelan leader has undergone surgery for another potentially cancerous tumour.

# chavez - Thursday 29 December, 2011

Chavez wonders if US hatched cancer plot against Latin American leaders

The Venezuelan president insisted he was merely thinking aloud. It follows news that Argentina’s president is the latest Latin Americna leader to be diagnosed with cancer.

# chavez - Thursday 20 October, 2011

Hugo Chavez says he is now cancer free

The Venezuelan president has been undergoing treatment in Cuba and now says he is free of the illness.

# chavez - Monday 17 October, 2011

Chavez returns to Cuba for cancer treatment tests

The Venezuelan president said he expects to return home within the coming days with “good news” after undergoing tests in Cuba.

# chavez - Wednesday 17 August, 2011

Chavez "I've never been better"

The Venezuelan president said he is doing well following his second round of chemotherapy.

# chavez - Sunday 26 June, 2011

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The Daily Fix: Sunday

In this evening’s fix: DAA board backs down, shock death at Glastonbury, cringey MySpace pages and the only slideshow you’ll ever need to see…swamp soccer!