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  • New computer virus targets Venezuelans after vote

    A newly detected computer virus aims to steal Venezuelans' online credentials using a link that purports to reveal information about the country's recent presidential election, the digital security company Kaspersky Lab said on Friday.


  • Hugo Chavez wins re-election, electoral council says

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez won a forth term in a landmark election Sunday that might keep him in power through 2019 — twenty years after he first took office — allowing him to further his goal of turning the South American nation into a socialist state.


  • Illustration: Hugo Chavez by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    CARDENAS: Violent election resolve of Hugo Chavez

    Venezuelans go to the polls this Sunday in what is shaping up to be the strongest challenge yet to the 14-year reign of President Hugo Chavez.


  • For Venezuelans in U.S., voting requires New Orleans trip

    By bus and car, commercial flight and charter, U.S.-based Venezuelans are traveling en masse to New Orleans in the coming days, spending hundreds of dollars and in some cases more than a day of their time to cast a vote in their country's presidential election.


  • A man and his daughter pose Sept. 1, 2012, with a poster that reads in Spanish, "I'm a socialist and will vote for Capriles," at a campaign rally in Miranda, Venezuela. A segment of President Hugo Chavez supporters have been turning away from the president and considering opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles. (Associated Press)

    Some Venezuelans abandon Chavez ahead of vote

    From single mothers to construction workers, some Chavez supporters have been turning away from the president to consider new leadership. They've become key to the Oct. 7 presidential vote and opposition challenger Henrique Capriles' strategy.


  • Firefighters and rescue teams work at the Amuay oil refinery after an explosion in Punto Fijo, Venezuela, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Diario EL Amanecer)

    Refinery blast kills 39 in Venezuela, dozens hurt

    A huge explosion rocked Venezuela's biggest oil refinery and unleashed a ferocious fire on Saturday, killing at least 39 people and injuring more than 80 others in one of the deadliest disasters ever to hit the country's key oil industry.


  • Illustration by Garrincha

    NORIEGA: Hugo Chavez: An uncounted enemy

    U.S. Gen. Douglas Fraser on Tuesday backed up President Obama's appraisal that Venezuela does not represent a threat to U.S. security. The only thing that statement proves is that both men refuse to acknowledge a menace that has grown worse on their watch.


  • Residents wait on the roof of a flooded building in Anju City, South Phyongan province, North Korea on Monday. Officials said 1,000 houses and buildings were destroyed and 5,683 acres of farmland were completely submerged in the city. (Associated Press)

    World Briefs: 4 sentenced to death in bank fraud case

    An Iranian court has sentenced four people to death and given two more life sentences on charges linked to a $2.6 billion bank fraud described as the biggest financial scam in the country's history, an official said Monday.


  • Illustration Chavez's Threat by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    CARDENAS: South of the border, Chavez means war

    Supporters of President Obama scrambled last week to defend his startling comments that Venezuelan firebrand Hugo Chavez poses no threat to U.S. national security. In the face of fierce criticism from Republican challenger Mitt Romney, the Obama campaign responded, “People like Hugo Chavez want attention — and that’s exactly what Mitt Romney and his supporters gave him today.


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