Caracas, March 6 (IANS) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez lost his battle with cancer Tuesday at the age of 58. He died in a military hospital in Caracas, Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced on national radio and television
Caracas, March 6 (IANS) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez lost his battle with cancer Tuesday at the age of 58. He died in a military hospital in Caracas, Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced on national radio and television. With tears in his eyes, Maduro addressed Venezuelans from the Doctor Carlos Arvelo military hospital, where Chavez passed his last two weeks after returning from Cuba Feb 18, Xinhua reported
Caracas, Ma Mar 1 (IANS) President Hugo Chavez is continuing his battle for "health and life" following his recent cancer treatment, said Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro Thursday. The 58-year-old Chavez has been battling cancer since 2011.
Caracas, Feb 24 (IANS) Supernatural forces have been evoked in Venezuelan politics, as representatives of the country's indigenous people held a ritual for ailing president Hugo Chavez, state media reported. The ritual, held in Caracas, involved lighting a "sacred fire", mass dancing and a prayer for presidential health, RIA Novosti reported citing Venezuelan state news agency
Caracas, Feb 18 (IANS) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on his Twitter account Monday that he has returned home after a two-month cancer treatment in Cuba. "We have arrived again to the Venezuelan homeland. Thank you, God!
Caracas, Feb 16 (IANS/EFE) The Venezuelan government has released the first photographs of President Hugo Chavez since Dec 10, the day before he underwent a fourth operation in Cuba for the cancer he has been battling for 20 months. Science Minister Jorge Arreaza, the president's son-in-law, displayed the images Friday during a national television appearance.
Caracas, Feb 14 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is undergoing "very complex and tough" medical treatment in Cuba, where he has been hospitalized since Dec 11 after undergoing cancer surgery for the fourth time, Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday. "Our commander is being subjected to supplementary treatment, as we have reported, treatments (that are) very complex and tough," Maduro said at an event broadcast by state-run television after announcing that he had just returned from Cuba. Maduro said that Chavez is "undergoing alternative treatments ...
Caracas, Feb 13 (IANS/EFE) Two months after being operated for cancer in Cuba, President Hugo Chavez was analyzing images from Venezuela's recently launched Miranda satellite and giving orders based on what he observed, Science and Technology Minister Jorge Arreaza said. "President Chavez attentively analyzed recent images from our Miranda satellite and issued several orders" on Sunday night, "even calling for an inspection of certain parcels of apparently uncultivated land seen in multispectral images of Barinas and Guarico", the president's son-in-law Arreaza said in a Twitter posting.
Caracas, Feb 9 (IANS/EFE) Venezuela is devaluing its currency by 31.7 percent, though the old exchange rate will be honoured for businesses and individuals with pending applications for dollars, Planning Minister Jorge Giordani said Friday. One dollar will buy 6.30 bolivares under the new rate, up from 4.30 bolivares previously. Venezuela's food, retail, media, telecoms and health sectors will be able to obtain dollars from the government at the old rate for some time, Giordani said, holding up the devaluation decree signed by ailing President Hugo Chavez
Caracas, Feb 8 (IANS/EFE) The Venezuelan government has announced that authorities confiscated 106 firearms, including rifles and submachine guns, ammunition and grenades, along with assorted illegal drugs, at the Uribana prison, where Jan 25 a riot by inmates resulted in the deaths of 58 people.
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