Maduro reveals murder plot

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Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday night that security services had uncovered a plot to assassinate him and parliament head Diosdado Cabello. Mr Maduro revealed details of the plot at a rally commemorating the overthrow of former dictator Marcos Perez Jimenez, shortly before travelling to Havana to visit his cancer-stricken superior. The acting president…

President Chavez began systemic medical treatment for underlying disease

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The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela informs the Venezuelan people and other brother peoples on the clinical course of President Hugo Chávez. Forty-five days after carrying out a complex surgical intervention for the removal of a malignant lesion in the pelvis, with severe, acute complications, the patient’s general evolution is favorable. At this…

Scandal as leading Spanish newspaper El Pais forced to retract fake photos of Hugo Chavez in hospital

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Spain’s largest selling newspaper was forced to pulp its front page on Thursday after it printed a fake photo of President Hugo Chavez that it claimed showed “the truth” about his health condition. The grainy photo that El Pais originally splashed on its front page on Thursday, billed as a global exclusive, portrayed the head…

Jewish Leaders Express Hope for Speedy Recovery by President Chávez

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Representatives of important Jewish groups in the hemisphere expressed well wishes for President Hugo Chávez during a meeting in Caracas Tuesday with top officials of the Venezuelan government. Communications Minister Ernesto Villegas spoke in a press conference after a meeting of the council of ministers at Fuerte Tiuna in the Venezuelan capital city of Caracas,…

Evo Morales “received good news about Chavez”

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Speaking to the Legislative Assembly of Bolivia, President Evo Morales informed its members that he had made a phone call to Havana and received good news about Chavez. Morales expressed that Chavez is a president who fights for the freedom of Venezuela and the entire continent of Latin America, wishing a quick recovery for the…

“Very Important” Reduction in Poverty Proven by Census Figures

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Representatives from the National Institute of Statistics (INE) officially revealed some of the most important conclusions from the 14th National Census of Population and Housing to the Venezuelan public this week. The most potent conclusion drawn from the census, which was conducted during 2011, was that extreme poverty levels have significantly reduced in the 10…

The Guardian vs. the Conventional Wisdom on Venezuela

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By ALEX MAIN – CEPR, January 17th 2013 Earlier this month my colleague Dan Beeton noted that the major media, after incorrectly predicting a close race in Venezuela’s presidential elections, had quickly reverted to the familiar “gloom and doom” predictions for Venezuela’s economic future.  Additionally, many recent opinion and news pieceshave echoed the Venezuelan opposition’s view that the decision to postpone Chávez’s inauguration was…

Venezuela’s Chavez “Entering New Phase” of Recovery

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By EWAN ROBERTSON. Mérida, 21 January 2012 (Venezuelanalysis.com) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is entering a new phase of his recovery, according to Vice President Nicolas Maduro. Chavez has been out of the public light since his cancer operation in Cuba in December, his fourth in eighteen months. Recent health updates from the Venezuelan government have sent positive signals,…

Venezuelan Government Continues Push for Dignified Housing

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By CORREO DEL ORINOCO INTERNATIONAL After reaching its construction goal for 2012, The Venezuelan government renewed its pledge to provide affordable and dignified housing for all citizens during a special meeting held last Friday between state governors and members of the Executive branch. The encounter, led by Vice President Nicolas Maduro and the Chair of the…

Coup supporter falsely charges Venezuelan government with violation of constitution

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By Lee Brown, VSC Executive Committee In recent days numerous press articles have reported claims by Venezuelan opposition MP, Maria Corina Machado, that the current Venezuelan government is violating the nation’s constitution by deferring the swearing in ceremony of President Chavez until he returns from Cuba, where he is receiving medical treatment for cancer. Venezuela’s…