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Top leaders at Chavez's funeral

At least two dozen heads of state were due to attend Hugo Chavez's funeral on Friday during an outpouring of grief for the charismatic but divisive Venezuelan leader who changed the face of politics in South America. Chavez di

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Venezuela's Hugo Chavez dies from cancer

  Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez died on Tuesday after a two-year battle with cancer, ending 14 years of tumultuous and divisive rule that won him passionate support among the poor but hatred from business leaders and weal

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Chavez returns to Cuba for surgery, names successor

  Venezuela's Hugo Chavez returns to Cuba on Sunday for another operation after doctors found a recurrence of his cancer, and the president named a successor for the first time in a sign his illness could force him to step as

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Historic election win for Venezuela's Chavez

  Venezuela's socialist President Hugo Chavez comfortably won re-election on Sunday, quashing the opposition's best chance at unseating him in 14 years and cementing himself as a dominant figure in modern Latin American h

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Chavez makes surprise return to Venezuela

Venezuela's ever-theatrical President Hugo Chavez made a surprise homecoming on Monday after cancer surgery in Cuba and declared himself 'fine' despite speculation he may still require lengthy treatment. 'Here I am, home an

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China offers $20bn financing to Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said that China was providing his nation with a long-term, $20 billion financing plan for major projects in the South American oil-exporter. 'China is going to give financing to Venezuela, to the Venezu

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Chavez wins vote to allow re-election

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez won a referendum vote on Sunday that lets him stay in power for as long as he keeps beating rivals in elections Chavez has already been in power for 10 years and the referendum vote helps clear the way for

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Chavez, opposition share Venezuela poll spoils

President Hugo Chavez's left-wing party and the growing opposition shared the spoils of Venezuela's local elections as they jostled for political momentum. Chavez's socialist allies won a clear majority of state races but the m

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Colombia, US plotting invasion: Chavez

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said the government of Colombia was plotting with the United States to attack Venezuela, even as Colombia hosted US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Friday. "I accuse the government of Colombia of plo

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Chavez extends oil largesse

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has proposed extending a barter scheme used by Cuba to other Caribbean and Central American nations to help them pay for oil supplies with products and services. At a summit of his growing regional energy a

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