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  • ** 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.

  • Venezuelans wait to enter a polling station where a nearby wall is covered with a mural of Interim President Nicolas Maduro during the presidential election in Caracas, Venezuela, on Sunday, April 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

    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.

  • Illustration by Greg Groesch for 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 Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    ROS-LEHTINEN: Venezuela after Chavez: What comes next?

    Since 1999, the Venezuelan people have suffered under an oppressive, neosocialist dictatorship that disregarded human rights, the rule of law and freedom of the press. For 14 years, Hugo Chavez trampled over democratic order, jailed political prisoners and oppressed the Venezuelan people.

  • Venezuela's acting President Nicolas Maduro speaks at the opening of the Ninth International Book Fair of Venezuela (Filven) which pays tribute to late President Hugo Chavez at the Teresa Carreno theater in Caracas, Venezuela, on March 13, 2013. (Associated Press)

    Maduro: Chavez long-term embalming unlikely

    Venezuela's acting president said Wednesday that it is highly unlikely Hugo Chavez will be embalmed for permanent viewing because the decision to do so was made too late and the socialist leader's body was not properly prepared on time.

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