WorldViews: Venezuela


Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 02/28/2014

Both Ukrainian and Venezuelan protesters have been called fascists. Why?

It’s a complicated term.

By Adam Taylor  |  03:25 PM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fascism, ukraine, Venezuela

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 02/27/2014

How a sensible economic policy might have sparked Venezuela’s protests

Venezuela’s middle class had long been placated with arcane foreign exchange laws.

By Adam Taylor  |  10:37 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Economy, Venezuela

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 02/25/2014

How did Venezuela’s protests get so big? These two charts offer a clue

Venezuela’s economy is in the tanks.

By Adam Taylor  |  03:57 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Economy, Protests, Venezuela

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 02/24/2014

Amid the coverage of Ukraine, is a crisis in Venezuela being ignored?

Euromaidan gets more headlines, but why?

By Adam Taylor  |  03:39 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kiev, ukraine, Venezuela

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 08/02/2013

A video tour of the 'Tower of David,' Venezuela's infamous skyscraper-turned-slum

The half-built, 45-story financial center was supposed to be a testament to Venezuela's economic boom. Now it's the world's tallest slum.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  01:08 PM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Venezuela

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 07/02/2013

Venezuela's president praises Snowden but stops short of asylum offer

Maduro charged that an "imperialist elite" in the U.S. had "created an evil system, halfway Orwellian, that intends to control the communications of the world."

By Juan Forero  |  11:59 AM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Venezuela

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 05/28/2013

State Dept. report for Caracas personnel: Crime level 'critical'

The State Department has long warned employees of danger in the Venezuelan capital, where two embassy personnel were wounded Tuesday morning

By Caitlin Dewey  |  05:12 PM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Venezuela

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 03/08/2013

A photographic guide to the world's embalmed leaders

Chavez will join Vladimir Lenin, Mao Zedong and several other perfectly preserved luminaries

By Caitlin Dewey  |  11:34 AM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Venezuela

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 03/07/2013

Ahmadinejad: 'Chavez will return to Earth'

The Iranian president isn't the only one talking about Chavez in almost messianic terms.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  11:15 AM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Venezuela

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 03/06/2013

Hugo Chavez's legacy, in six charts

Public approval -- and poverty -- decreased during Chavez's tenure

By Caitlin Dewey  |  02:47 PM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Venezuela

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 03/06/2013

How the Venezuelan press is remembering Hugo Chavez

"The structures of the State built in his image and likeness," reads an editorial in one paper

By Caitlin Dewey  |  12:48 PM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Venezuela

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 03/06/2013

Today's reads: Chavez's legacy, U.S. globalization (or lack thereof)

Also: an in-depth analysis of Chavez's influence in Latin American

By Caitlin Dewey  |  10:04 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Venezuela

Posted at 08:04 PM ET, 03/05/2013

U.S. politicians, world leaders react to the death of Hugo Chavez

To Brazil, the Venezuelan president was "a great leader"; to the U.S., a "dictator" and "tyrant."

By Caitlin Dewey  |  08:04 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Venezuela

Posted at 07:09 PM ET, 03/05/2013

Maduro promises to investigate Chavez 'assassination'

Chavez himself also accused the U.S. of trying to kill him

By Caitlin Dewey  |  07:09 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Venezuela

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 02/28/2013

Why we know so little about Hugo Chavez's health

The Venezuelan president's only public presence has been in photos, letters and tweets since December.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  12:16 PM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Venezuela

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 02/11/2013

Pope Benedict's resignation lauded as 'a great lesson' in Latin America

Across Latin America, the pope's announcement that he will step down at the end of the month is drawing official comment as well as some speculation that the next pope could come from the region.

By Juan Forero and Nick Miroff  |  03:40 PM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cuba, mexico, Religion, Venezuela

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 01/08/2013

How Chavez and Venezuela are like a blissful marriage, with hidden secrets

Chavez makes it rain, then hides the bank statements

By Olga Khazan  |  01:41 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Venezuela

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 01/25/2012

Hugo Chavez’s daughter Rosines sets off furor of social media mockery

Chavez’s 14-year-old daughter, Rosines, posted a photo posing with U.S. dollars.

By Juan Forero  |  04:29 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, venezuela, hugo chavez, Rosines chavez

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 01/10/2012

Ahmadinejad and Chavez joke about having atomic bomb

In a joint news conference in Caracas on Monday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez joked about having an atomic bomb at their fingertips.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:14 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Iran, Venezuela, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Hugo Chavez, nuclear program

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 10/10/2011

Mimes invade Venezuela as traffic cops (Photo and videos)

Venezuela hires a troupe of mimes to direct traffic and shame bullying drivers.

By Melissa Bell  |  10:00 AM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Mimes, Traffic Cops, Venezuela