17.05.2011 [PBS NewsHour] - "It'll raise price of gasoline at the pump, export American jobs and make us more dependent on people like HugoChavez because the amount of oil we have to import will go up," McConnell said Tuesday. "Clearly this is not a serious effort to address the
05.05.2011 [PR Newswire (press release)] - "The only logical conclusion is that what makes KRIV uncomfortable is that by airing our documentary, KRIV might upset those in Houston who are involved with an oil conglomerate that lines HugoChavez's pockets with millions and millions of dollars of
10.05.2011 [BusinessWeek] - Many parts of Venezuela had to cope with rolling blackouts for months last year, when President HugoChavez's government said cutbacks were necessary during a drought that drove water levels to precarious lows at Guri dam. The facility produces 70
26.11.2013 [guardian] - …, was deposed by his own Liberal party after he aligned himself with the late Venezuelan president HugoChávez. He was taken out of the country at gunpoint as he was attempting to hold a referendum on whether to rewrite the constitution, which Honduras's supreme…
22.11.2013 [guardian] - … is a new HugoChávez, Libre is also explicitly pro-business and US friendly.For many months Castro de Zelaya was ahead in the polls, followed closely by Salvador Nasralla, an ultra-conservative sports broadcaster and political novice running…
20.11.2013 [guardian] - … expected since Maduro requested a month ago to be given expanded power to enact laws without consulting congress for up to a year.The same tactic was employed four times by Maduro's mentor and predecessor, the late HugoChávez, to promulgate dozens…
15.11.2013 [guardian] - … from strict currency and price controls imposed by the former president HugoChávez. Despite years of high oil prices, the distortions that these have caused in the economy have led to shortages, difficulties for local industries that are not oil…
Before anything else I would like to say good day to all of the Venezuelan people, and this Boliviarian message is directed to the brave soldiers in the Parachutist Regimen of Aragua and the Armed Brigade of Valencia. Friends: For now, lamentably, the objectives we considered were not achieved in the capital. That is to say, we here in Caracas have not managed to take power. You did very well over there, but now is the time to reflect; new situations will come and the country must definitively get on the path to a better destiny. So hear my word; hear Commander Chávez, who sends you this message so that you may please reflect and put down your weapons, because now, really, the objectives that we have brought to the national level are impossible to achieve. Friends: Hear this message of solidarity. I thank you for your loyalty, your valor, your exuberance, and I, before this country and before you all, assume responsibility for this Boliviarian militant movement. Thank you. - HugoChávez to Venezuelan television reporters just before being arrested for his participation in an attempted coup d'état, February 1992.
17.05.2011 [Heritage.org (blog)] - The Berlin-based daily Die Welt published a news story on May 13 citing “Western security sources” who reported that Venezuela's authoritarian strongman HugoChavez secretly met in February 2011 with the chief of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard's Air
16.05.2011 [Top Secret Writers] - A Houston TV station was pressured to air a documentary critical of fiery Venezuelan President HugoChavez. The Texas Fox affiliate, KRIV-TV, had originally decided not to air the 30-minute documentary critical of Chavez and CITGO, a move that led to
14.05.2011 [El Universal] - Venezuelan President HugoChávez seemingly promised Colombian guerrillas in 2007 a "USD 300 million aid" which was not accomplished, as appears from a review of Raúl Reyes' computer files recently released in London. The report prepared by the
17.05.2011 [El Universal] - Ex Carabobo state governor Acosta Carlez conceded that Makled's donation to his government was “instructed by Mr. President (HugoChávez)” (Photo: Venancio Alcázares) The relationship between the Makled Group -the economic empire led by alleged drug
09.05.2011 [El Universal] - "My opponent, I am sure about it, is HugoChávez." Capriles Radonski, a member of opposition Primero Justicia (Justice First, PJ) party, has occupied several elected public offices. He has been a Member of Parliament, a mayor and he is currently the
28.04.2011 [Media Matters for America (blog)] - Fox's resident energy misinformer (and birther) Eric Bolling appeared on Fox & Friends this morning to comment on the economy and criticized the Obama administration while comparing gas prices in Venezuela ($.07/gallon) and Saudi Arabia ($.44/gallon)
06.05.2011 [Washington Post (blog)] - But Nemtsov saw one bright side: At least he didn't have to live under the economic policies of HugoChavez. “Putinism will survive if oil prices are huge. Frankly, it is the same with HugoChavez, but Hugo is more stupid than Putin.
06.05.2011 [People's Daily Online] - Venezuelan President HugoChavez on Thursday said his government is launching a new plan that will allow for great advances in the issues of housing, food and electricity for the people of this South AMerican country. Chavez, in meeting of the
05.05.2011 [Minyanville.com] - Following news of minimum wage hikes kicking in on Sunday, International Workers' Day, Venezuelan president HugoChávez held a huge rally in Caracas' Avenida Bolívar to announce full employment if he is re-elected in 2012. After arriving in an open-top
16.05.2011 [Power-Gen Worldwide] - It was thought that HugoChavez's government had put behind any fears of power cuts following heavy rain fall at the end of last year, which helped to replenish the country's largest hydroelectric facility, the Guri Dam.
16.05.2011 [El Universal] - The government of Venezuelan President HugoChávez spent USD 1.55 billion from the National Development Fund (Fonden) for the "building and sending of petrohouses to Guatemala, Bolivia, Cuba and Nicaragua" in 2010. The information is contained in a
17.05.2011 [El Universal] - Last weekend, President HugoChávez said that the major private channels of food distribution that may be found involved in speculation and hoarding should be partially taken over by workers and community councils. "And they would be possibly seized
22.04.2011 [Miami New Times (blog)] - Over the past decade, Venezuelan president HugoChávez has become the Cuban government's number one supporter. His oil subsidies help keep the embargoed island afloat and, in return, he welcomes Cuban
17.05.2011 [Washington Post (blog)] - Colombia has been a democratic ally, resisting HugoChavez at every turn. This is how we repay the presently pro-American country? Every day and week we delay, other countries, unhobbled by protectionist leaders, stake out more and more of the market
22.04.2011 [El Universal] - Venezuela's President HugoChávez announced on Thursday night the issuance of a decree-law within the framework of the special powers vested in him by the National Assembly (AN), to levy a special windfall tax for above the average oil prices in the
16.05.2011 [Kansas.com] - Venezuelan President HugoChavez is thanking Colombian singer Shakira for an autographed red guitar that he says the artist sent him as a gift. Chavez says he stayed up late strumming on the electric guitar and singing songs. He told Venezuelan state
14.05.2011 [El Universal] - Venezuela's President HugoChávez called it "monster of capitalism" in a speech delivered on December 21, 2008. Two years and four months later, other ghosts hunt the neighbors of what was meant to become the local chapter of Sambil mall networks.
17.05.2011 [Cuba Headlines] - Venezuelan President HugoChavez, Cuba's closest and most vocal ally, offered an opportunity for another gesture of conciliation at the summit, briefly shaking hands with Obama late Friday. Yesterday's summit group photo and working sessions were to
10.05.2011 [El Universal] - Opposition governors and mayors met on Monday in Caracas to discuss the law that creates a special tax on windfall and exorbitant oil prices in international oil markets, which was passed by President HugoChávez through the Enabling Law.
17.05.2011 [El Universal] - Raisa Urribarri (@uraisa), a journalist, professor and researcher with Andes University, agrees and notes that most Venezuelan politicians are not aware of the significant role of social networks, even though President HugoChávez brought the issue