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Hugo Chavez

Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías is the 56th and current President of Venezuela, having held that position since 1999. Following his own political ideology of Bolivarianism and "Socialism for the 21st Century", he has focused on implementing socialist reforms in the country as a part of a social project known as the Bolivarian Revolution, which has seen the implementation of a new constitution, participatory democracy and the nationalisation of several key industries.
Born into a working class family in Sabaneta, Barinas, Chávez became a career military officer, and after becoming dissatisfied with the Venezuelan puntofijismo political system which he viewed as corrupt and undemocratic, he founded the secretive Revolutionary Bolivarian Movement-200 (MBR-200) in the early 1980s to work towards overthrowing it. After the Democratic Action government of President ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Cucalambeana dialogará sobre Hugo Chávez y la Tierra
2014-06-27
Cucalambeana2014-5 Las Tunas: Dos días de diálogo incluye en su programa la 47 Jornada Cucalambeana, uno de ellos dedicado a la Tierra desde una perspectiva antropológica y el otro a reverenciar al líder latinoamericano Hugo Chávez Frías, ...
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  1. Catauro de la Décima un destino común para los escritores de Cuba
  2. Resaltan importancia de tradiciones para unión latinoamericana
  3. El pueblo entero salió a la calle a venerar al Cucalambé

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Report: Radical Leftist 'Occupy' Party in Spain Received Funding from Hugo ...
2014-06-19
The radical left-wing party Podemos ("We Can") of Spain, which became the sensation of the European Parliament elections after winning a stunning five seats and 1.2 million votes on its first try, accepted millions of Euros from Hugo Chávez's ...
(Breitbart News)
  1. Spanish foundation given USD 5 bn by gov't of late Hugo Chávez

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Two-time GOP loser changes party to Democrat, name to Cesar Chavez for new ...
2014-06-02
The Chavez for Congress website is covered in photos showing demonstrators rallying for Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. The name “Chavez” can be seen on balloons, signs and t-shirts of activists in the photos, which have mostly been lifted from ...
(Arizona Capitol Times)
  1. White GOP Candidate Changes Name to Cesar Chavez in Arizona Race
  2. Ex-GOP Candidate Changes Name to Cesar Chavez to Run for Congress in ...
  3. Failed GOP candidate ditches party, legally changes name to Cesar Chavez

2013
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Antonio Banderas Praises Hugo Chavez, Calls For Nationalizing Businesses
2013-11-21
In an interview with CNN en Español's Ana Pastor, actor Antonio Banderas lamented the power corporations have over political structures, arguing that government takeovers of corporations, "like Chavez did," are the only solution. "What other way is there?
(Big Hollywood)
  1. Antonio Banderas: Chávez's policies will solve economic crisis
  2. Hollywood actor recommends Chávez's policies on CNN-Spain (UPDATED)

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Venezuelans Celebrate Hugo Chavez''s 59th Birthday
2013-07-28
28 de julio de 2013, 12:44Caracas, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelans are celebrates the 59th birthday of Hugo Chavez, the man who dreamed of being a painter and a professional baseball player, and who definitely took the course of the soldier until ...
(Prensa Latina)
  1. Venezuela celebrates birthday of late leader Chavez
  2. Venezuela celebrates birthday of late leader Chave
  3. Why Did Washington Hate Hugo Chavez?

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Spain's Top Daily Publishes False Photos Of "Hugo Chavez" Surgery
2013-01-24
MADRID - Spain's most widely circulated newspaper El País was forced Thursday to retract a story and image it had claimed showed Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez undergoing surgery. With information scant on the Venezuelan President, who is in ...
(Worldcrunch)
  1. Spanish Newspaper 'El País' Publishes Fake Photo of Hugo Chávez
  2. Venezuelan Embassy in Madrid complains about smear campaign against Chávez
  3. Spanish daily El País apologises over false Chávez photo

2012
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Chavez Council Stirs Succession Speculation (5)
2012-05-04
Chavez council stirs succession speculation (KESQ News, click orlando, WPBF News 25, WPTZ.com)
Chavez Council Stirs Succession Speculation (Denver Channel)
Excerpt: With his health in question and speculation rampant about his future, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has named 10 Venezuelans to an influential commission. The Council of State, as it is known, is stipulated in the Venezuelan Constitution as the highest... (Read article)

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Exxon Mobil (5)
2012-01-05
Chavez calls claims by Exxon Mobil 'madness' (Daily Finance, Product Design & Development)
Venezuela's Chavez calls arbitration claims by Exxon Mobil 'madness' (Stockhouse)
Exxon Mobil wins hollow victory in court battle with Hugo Chávez (The Guardian)
Excerpt: CARACAS, Venezuela -Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says Exxon Mobil Corp. has been demanding excessive amounts in compensation for the nationalization of its assets. Chavez says Exxon Mobil's demands of $12 billion in compensation were... (Read article)

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MOMENT With Hugo Chavez (4)
2012-01-02
A MOMENT WITH HUGO CHAVEZ (American Reporter, American Reporter, American Reporter, American Reporter)
Excerpt: LOS ANGELES -- Stopping into the Misawa bookstore for a fun book to read as I prepared to travel for another 10 days, I spotted T.C. Boyle's newest book, The Women. T.C. (Tom Coraghessan) is the father of my son's best friend. They live in an amazing Santa... (Read article)

2011
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Ramos (4)
2011-11-16
The Ramos Kidnapping And Violence In Latin America – OpEd (eurasiareview.com)
Washington Nationals’ Ramos Safe After Venezuela Kidnapping (Businessweek)
Chavez’s Venezuela: police corruption and bribery equal victims like Wilson Ramos (Washington Times)
Excerpt: President Hugo Chávez was incredibly fortunate that the Venezuelan security forces were able to rescue Ramos. Successful outcomes regarding such crime can at times at as a deterrent; however, enforcement over the long term has almost always ritually... (Read article)

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Caribbean (3)
2011-10-10
Hugo Chavez Expropriates Caribbean Island Mansions And Yachts (Huffingtonpost.com)
Americas & CariBbean (News-Press)
Venezuela’s Caribbean paradise: “expropriate it” says Chávez (Financial Times)
Excerpt: Venezuela President Hugo Chavez announced on television over the weekend that he plans to expropriate the mansions on Los Rocques, a beautiful Caribbean archipelago off his country's northern coast, and convert them into affordable hotels for do... (Read article)

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Message to Opponents (4)
2011-05-26
Chavez's new message for opponents: 'Let me work!' (The Argus-Press, Washington Examiner)
Venezuelan government ads trumpet Chavez's message to opponents: 'Let me work!' (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
Venezuelan government ads trumpet Chavez’s message to opponents: ‘Let me work!’ (Washington Post)
Excerpt: Chavez's new message for opponents: 'Let me... (Read article)