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Coming to Grips with Chavez

To understand Venezuela today, you have to understand Venezuela B.C. — Before Chavez. That is, of course, radical left-wing President Hugo Chavez, who is poised...

Chavez: A Mixed Victory in Venezuela Elections

The regional voting in Venezuela on Sunday was ostensibly about gubernatorial and mayoral contests. But for the past decade, every election held in the Western...

Hugo Chavez for President ... Now and Forever?

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has given his rubber-stamp National Assembly the green light to fashion yet another constitutional referendum on whether...

A Kinder, Gentler Hugo Chavez?

When Hugo Chavez took power and the world was first taking stock of the new leader in Venezuela, U.S. diplomats there counseled that the firebrand's bark was...

Venezuela's Next Chapter

Like his Idol Fidel Castro, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez was one of the most garrulous and pugnacious leaders Latin America has ever known. That makes his...

Behind the King's Rebuke to Chavez

Few world leaders would consider it a good day if the King of Spain were to tell them publicly to "shut up." But then, few heads of state are as skillful as...

Behind Chavez's Anti-US Rant

Who needs diplomacy and all its excruciating politeness? Not even the traditional "Yankee Go Home" was enough to convey the pique of Venezuelan President Hugo...

Chavez Tastes Defeat Over Reforms

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's left-wing, oil-fueled revolution usually carries itself like a swaggering, cocksure juggernaut. So it was a sign that things...