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Stories with person: Hugo Chavez
  • Venezuela top court overrules Congress on economic emergency 
    Updated: Feb-11-16 9:23 pm

    CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela's Supreme Court overruled the opposition-controlled congress on Thursday and granted broad decree powers to President Nicolas Maduro.

  • Venezuela's UN envoy: Not concerned about US investigations story has photos
    Updated: Feb-01-16 7:52 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Venezuela's ambassador to the United Nations dismissed the possibility of cooperating with U.S. investigations into billion-dollar bribery schemes that allegedly occurred at the country's state-run oil company while he was in charge.

  • Venezuela congress nixes Maduro request for emergency powers story has photos
    Updated: Jan-22-16 5:57 pm

    CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela's opposition-led congress on Friday rejected President Nicolas Maduro's request for emergency powers amid a plunging national economy, the depths of which were dramatized by an IMF estimate that inflation this year will top 700 percent.

  • Venezuela president gets rare live TV criticism story has photos
    Updated: Jan-15-16 10:44 pm

    CARACAS, Venezuela - In a stunning display of Venezuela's tense new political order, President Nicolas Maduro suffered through a long scolding from the head of the country's new opposition Congress Friday after presenting his state of the nation address.