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  • In this March 27, 2014 photo, a poster of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez stands in the Petare shanty town of Caracas, Venezuela. Many in Petare, a sprawling hillside slum of crumbling brick buildings on the eastern outskirts of Caracas, have come to rely on Cuban physicians for free health services in a country where private care is too expensive for the poor and public hospitals have a dismal reputation. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

    Cuban doctors in eye of Venezuelan hurricane

    When Judith Faraiz's son was near death after a severe motorcycle accident, she put his life in the hands of God and Cuban doctors.

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    Venezuela's government, opposition still under shadow of Hugo Chavez

    Amid protests against the socialist government, two things have become clear: President Nicolas Maduro is no Hugo Chavez, and neither is the opposition.

  • Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

    CARDENAS: Venezuela still reeling from dysfunction

    Just shy of one year since the death of Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez, the movement he created is floundering. In recent days, massive demonstrations have rocked the government of Chavez's hapless successor Nicolas Maduro.

  • Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks next to a painting of the late Hugo Chavez, during a news conference at Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. Speaking Friday to international media, Maduro called out what he said was a "campaign of demonization to isolate the Bolivarian revolution." (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

    EDITORIAL: Socialist Venezuela runs out of money

    Venezuela once exported more oil than almost any other country. Now it can't even keep the lights on. A nation rich in natural resources scrambles to find enough toilet paper.

  • FILE - In this April 19, 2013 file photo, a supporter of Venezuela's newly sworn-in President Nicolas Maduro holds a picture of late President Hugo Chavez during Maduro's inauguration in Caracas, Venezuela. Civil rights and liberties around the world declined for the eighth straight year, dragged down by the Egyptian military's coup, Venezuela clinging to authoritarianism and Russia's crackdown on opposition groups, according to a pro-democracy watchdog group. (AP Photo/Gil Montano, File)

    D.C. mayoral candidate’s business to host Venezuelan government's pro-Chavez event

    The government of Venezuela will celebrate the legacy of its late socialist president Hugo Chavez this month at a coffee shop owned by a radical Washington, D.C., mayoral candidate who has said Israel controls U.S. foreign policy.

  • Opposition Venezuelan blogger steps aside

    One of Venezuela's most-prominent opposition bloggers, whose English-language musings are a must-read for foreign journalists, academics and political junkies, is leaving his beat as a chronicler of the country's socialist revolution.

  • Tony Teano (left) of the Anne Arundel Community College internship office talks with independent U.S. Senate candidate Rob Sobhani at a jobs fair at the college, in Arnold, Md., on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    SOBHANI: Azerbaijan’s example of how to breed success

    As the world focuses on the passing of Hugo Chavez and the impact of his socialist policies on oil-rich Venezuela, halfway around the globe a different kind of leader has been quietly transforming his country into a prosperous and reliable partner of the West.

  • Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    CARDENAS: The return of Manuel Zelaya to a wary Honduras

    When the world last heard from Honduras in 2009, the country had sparked a regional crisis after deposing its president, Manuel Zelaya, for his repeated illegal attempts to rewrite the Honduran Constitution as his amigo, the now-deceased autocrat Hugo Chavez, had done in Venezuela. Despite the fact that the Law Library of the U.S. Congress later found the process to be constitutional, the Obama administration joined Chavez and other radical regimes in branding Mr. Zelaya's removal a "military coup" and unleashed punitive sanctions on one of the region's poorest countries.

  • Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

    Embassy Row: Diplomatic roulette with Venezuela

    Expulsion of U.S. and Venezuelan embassy officials is a game of diplomatic roulette that started under Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez.

  • ** FILE ** Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (Associated Press)

    Venezuela, Nicaragua presidents both offer asylum to Snowden

    The presidents of Nicaragua and Venezuela offered Friday to grant asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden, one day after leftist South American leaders gathered to denounce the rerouting of Bolivian President Evo Morales' plane over Europe amid reports that the American was aboard.

  • Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    CARDENAS: The 'Cubanization' of Venezuela

    One of the greatest ironies of the late strongman Hugo Chavez's rule was that even as he attempted to personify Venezuelan nationalism, he was quietly outsourcing more and more of the country's sovereignty to the Castro brothers in Cuba.

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    EDITORIAL: The bottom line

    Socialism has finally hit the fan in Hugo Chavez's Venezuela, though he checked out just in time to miss it. He left millions of Venezuelans struggling to clean up the mess.

  • ** FILE ** Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (Associated Press)

    EDITORIAL: Fooling the people

    Venezuela offers a classic study of how socialist regimes impose misery and mayhem but manage to fool or intimidate enough voters to keep the regime in power.

  • Opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles waves as he arrives at a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela, on Saturday, April 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

    Venezuela's choice: Chavez heir or fresh start

    Voters who kept Hugo Chavez in office for 14 years were deciding Sunday whether to elect the devoted lieutenant he chose to carry on the revolution that endeared him to the poor but that many Venezuelans believe is ruining the nation.

  • Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro, center, raises his fist next to Bolivia's President Evo Morales, center left, as they walk along the coffin containing the remains of President Hugo Chavez in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013.

    Lead narrows for Chavez's heir on the eve of the elections in Venezuela

    Nicolas Maduro hopes to ride a tide of grief into Venezuela's special presidential election Sunday and win voters' endorsement to succeed the late Hugo Chavez, the divisive larger-than-life leader who chose him to carry on the messy, unfinished Chavista revolution.

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