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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.


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

    EDITORIAL: Hugo's gun dream

    Anew law in Venezuela bans the sale of guns, requires universal gun registration and threatens to send violators to prison for 20 years.


  • 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.


  • ** 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)

    Nicolas Maduro, Hugo Chavez's heir, to take over divided Venezuela

    Hugo Chavez's hand-picked successor, Nicolas Maduro, has won Venezuela's presidential election by a stunningly narrow margin that highlights rising discontent over problems ranging from crime to power blackouts. His rival demanded a recount, portending more headaches for a country shaken by the death of its dominating leader.


  • 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.


  • ** FILE ** Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (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.


  • Venezuela's acting President Nicolas Maduro stands in front of a portrait of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez after a symbolic swearing in ceremony in the presence of the flag-draped coffin of Chavez at the military academy where the funeral ceremony was held earlier in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, March 8, 2013. Chavez died on March 5 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. (AP Photo/Miraflores Press Office)

    Hugo Chavez's successor? Opposition leader Henrique Capriles to challenge Nicolas Maduro

    Henrique Capriles, the opposition leader in Venezuela, will face off against Hugo Chavez's hand-picked successor, interim President Nicolas Maduro.


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