Several hundred supporters of the Venezuelan government staged a colorful rally in the capital Caracas on Saturday, as opponents called for more protests against President Nicolas Maduro and his leftist administration.
Opposition parties take up gains in Venezuela`s National Assembly Wednesday but President Hugo Chavez has countered the loss of his supermajority by taking on special decree powers and reining in dissent.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez asked congress Tuesday to grant him special powers to enact laws by decree for one year, just before a new legislature takes office with a larger contingent of opposition lawmakers.
Prez Hugo Chavez and leaders of the Venezuelan Catholic Church are tangling like never before, angering parishioners who feel the president and his clerical detractors aren`t following Jesus Christ`s creed of brotherly love.
Colombia on Monday dismissed Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez`s charges that drones flying from Colombia are spying on him, with a senior official saying Venezuelan troops instead may have seen "Father Christmas` sleigh."
President Hugo Chavez said Monday that Venezuela has received thousands of Russian-made missiles and rocket launchers as part of his government`s military preparations for a possible armed conflict with neighboring Colombia.
President Hugo Chavez has threatened to nationalize banks that violate regulations, saying he`ll do whatever is necessary to prevent irregularities amid a scandal that has prompted his govt to take over management of four banks.
President of Venezuela Hugo Chavez and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have consolidated a relationship here that the former called "exemplary". They signed new accords and gave speeches defending their cooperation.
Venezuela`s President Hugo Chavez says he will join a team of Cuban scientists on flights to "bomb clouds" to create rain amid a severe drought that has aroused public anger due to water and electricity rationing.