Tag: Chavez

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - An anchor keeps Latin America stuck in its most recent past. A retrospective look highlights how difficult it is for the region to turn the page, which is not about left or right. The...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (AFP) Venezuela, once Latin America's top oil exporter and a bête noire of the United States, is enduring a deep economic, political and migration crisis. With a third of its 30 million people going hungry,...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Having weathered punishing sanctions and thinly veiled US invasion threats, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro hopes to take Congress back from the opposition in Sunday's elections. Here is a timeline of the leftist leader's seven tumultuous...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One of the rallying cries of the supporters of presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro is that, if Brazil once again falls into the hands of Lula and Workers’ Party PT, who ruled...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Wednesday, March 12th, 2014, the Curmudgeon was invited to attend the inauguration of a photographic exhibition entitled “Chávez: seeding the fatherland, harvesting the revolution”. This event is part of the Worldwide...
By Lucy Jordan, Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – President Hugo Chávez met with the leaders of Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay in Brasília Tuesday to formalize Venezuela’s entrance to Mercosur – six years after the oil-rich Caribbean nation’s first attempt to...
By Jaylan Boyle, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - The 39th summit of South America’s co-operative trade bloc, Mercosur, ended last week in San Juan, Argentina, with many involved praising the conclusion to a constructive and amenable...
By Bruno De Nicola, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Last week Lula and his government presented the new model for oil and gas extraction in Brazil, a plan to control the gigantic underwater reserves of the Santos Basin and...
By Oscar Maldonado, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - The presidents of Brazil and Venezuela, Luis Inácio Lula da Silva and Hugo Chávez, met last week in Salvador, capital city of Bahia, to discuss bilateral energy projects and the ongoing...



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