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Candidate shot dead as Venezuelans line up to vote in controversial election
Locals have reported troops firing at buildings and people in the capital as tensions escalate.
Havana holds huge tribute to Castro; all kinds of world leaders turn up
Ireland’s ambassador to Mexico Sonja Hyland was in attendance in Havana last night.
Video: Fights break out as Venezuelan politicians dispute election result
Opposition lawmakers said they were denied speaking rights as they refused to recognise the election of Nicolas Maduro as successor to Hugo Chavez.
Venezuela confirms Nicolas Maduro as president
It’s finally official after demands for recount: The acting president will succeed the late Hugo Chavez, beating his opponent by just over 1 per cent.
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.
Venezuela votes for Chavez revolution or change
Venezuelan’s went to the polls today to vote in a successor to Hugo Chavez.
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.
Rivals trade barbs as election to succeed Chavez starts
Henrique Capriles will run in elections to replace late President Hugo Chavez.
Column: Chávez was a charismatic leader - but his economic legacy should be a warning
We’ve lost a colourful world leader who genuinely seemed to have the best interests of his people at heart. But the facts don’t lie – Chávez’s economic legacy is a warning against statist socialism, writes Aaron McKenna.
Hugo Chavez will be embalmed 'like Ho Chi Minh, Lenin and Mao'
Venezuelan vice president Nicolas Maduro will be sworn in later today and said that Chavez will be kept in a glass casket “for eternity”.
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.
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.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has died
The fiery populist has died following a nearly two-year bout with cancer.
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.
Ecuador: President secures third term, says revolution cannot be stopped
“Nobody is going to stop this revolution. We are making history,” leftist leader Rafael Correa declared as he secured a third term in office.
At least 50 dead in Venezuela prison riot
The government said the riot was set off after inmates at the Uribana prison rebelled against prison authorities who had launched a sweep of the facility in search of illicit weapons.
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 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.
Back to work: Here are the stories you missed over Christmas and New Year
Many of us are returning to work for the first time tomorrow following the festive period. Here is a round-up of the news stories you may have missed. You are welcome.
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.
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.
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 returns from Cuba after cancer treatment
The Venezuelan president said he was very happy to be back but did not elaborate on his health.
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.
Poll open in Venezuela in tough election for Chavez
Hugo Chavez has been in power for almost 14 years – but his opponent in the presidential election is in a statistical dead heat with the president in opinion polls.
Chavez: Drink juice, not cola
The Venezuelan president has urged his citizens to avoid sugary soft drinks – and instead go for grape juice. But why?
Hugo Chavez's 3 millionth Twitter follower gets a free house
The gesture has been criticised by some and mocked by others who worried about the other 2,999,999 followers.
Did a crossword maker try to encourage people to kill the president's brother? Probably not
Government critics and supporters alike are amused at the suggestion of a pundit on a state-run TV station.
Chavez makes energetic homecoming after surgery
The Venezuelan president rallied thousands of supporters who welcomed him home after receiving cancer treatment in Cuba.
Chavez says he is 'recovering rapidly' after latest surgery in Cuba
The Venezuelan leader has undergone surgery for another potentially cancerous tumour.
Hugo Chavez flies to Cuba for 'urgent' cancer treatment
The Venezuelan leader says he will still run in October’s presidential election despite the recurrence of his illness.
Tensions mount between Venezuela and United States
Hugo Chavez has welcomed Iran’s president onto Venezuelan soil and called for his country to leave a World Bank-affiliated body. Meanwhile, Washington has expelled Venezuela’s consul general in Miami.
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.
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 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 "I've never been better"
The Venezuelan president said he is doing well following his second round of chemotherapy.