Caracas, April 4 (IANS/EFE) A leader of the Venezuelan opposition has said that ruling-party presidential candidate Nicolas Maduro should undergo a "mental evaluation" for saying that late head of state Hugo Chavez had appeared to him in the form of a little bird. "Someone who tells us ...
Caracas, April 4 (IANS/EFE) Gustavo Dudamel and Venezuela's Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra are on a tour of Argentina, Brazil and Colombia, the orchestra's programming chief, Carolina Marquez, said.
Caracas, April 3 (IANS/EFE) Ruling-party presidential candidate Nicolas Maduro said at the childhood home of late Venezuelan head of state Hugo Chavez that he felt that his deceased mentor appeared to him in the form of a "little bird" and blessed him. "I felt it here like it was giving us a blessing, telling us: 'Today the battle gets started.
Caracas, March 21 (IANS/EFE) Venezuela announced Wednesday the suspension of high-level contacts with the US aimed at a thaw in bilateral ties that have been frozen since late 2010. Venezuela's permanent representative to the Washington-based Organization of American States, Roy Chaderton, was instructed to tell US officials that the talks are suspended pending "a clearer message about what kind of relationship" the US wants with Venezuela, Foreign Minister Elias Jaua said. Jaua cited comments made March 5 - the day Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez died after a long fight with cancer - by Washington's top diplomat for Latin America, Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson.
Caracas, March 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Venezuela's acting president Nicolas Maduro will launch social media accounts to communicate actively with his supporters ahead of the forthcoming presidential elections. Maduro is running as the main candidate from the ruling party
Caracas, March 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Venezuelan government has decided not to embalm the body of late president Hugo Chavez, Communications Minister Ernesto Villegas said. Chavez, who ruled Venezuela for 14 years, died March 5 at the age of 58 after a two-year-long fight with cancer. Venezuelan authorities announced the possibility of his embalming two days after his death.
Caracas, March 16 (IANS/EFE) The body of late president Hugo Chavez was moved Friday from Venezuela's Military Academy to the site of a planned Museum of the Bolivarian Revolution. Cavalry officers in 19th-century uniforms carried the coffin into the academy's courtyard, where more than 1,000 cadets rendered honours to the one-time paratrooper. Chavez, 58, died March 5 after a nearly two-year battle with cancer and his state funeral took place last Friday, but authorities decided to keep the glass-covered coffin at the military academy for an extra week to give as many people as possible the chance to pay their final respects.
Caracas, March 14 (IANS) Venezuela's Acting President Nicolas Maduro has admitted that it would be "very difficult" to embalm the body of late president Hugo Chavez due to technical reasons. Maduro said scientists from Russia and Germany had arrived in the country for the embalming process, but the preservation was expected "to be quite difficult" because technical preparations should have started earlier, reported Xinhua. Chavez's body has been kept in the chapel of Military Academy for a week, following the official announcement of his death March
Caracas, March 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro was sworn in as acting president Friday despite the Opposition saying such a move was in violation of the country's constitution.
Caracas, March 7 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelans are mourning the death of president Hugo Chavez while government officials make preparations for his funeral and succession. The armed forces fired a 21-gun salute to Chavez at 8 a.m. and announced that a cannon would be fired once an hour until the late president was buried Friday.