After Hugo

Nicolas Maduro and rival Henrique Capriles make last-ditch appeals at mass rallies before Sunday’s crucial election. CARACAS, Venezuela — Interim president Nicolas Maduro and opposition challenger Henrique Capriles made their final speeches to voters as official campaigning closed ahead of Venezuela’s election. Hundreds of thousands rallied in Caracas, the capital, to support Maduro, on Thursday. Some […]

A tale of two economies

Experts complain about a devalued currency and inflation, but government supporters say their lot has improved. Caracas, Venezuela – Despite a currency facing further devaluation, soaring inflation, and intense capital flight, Mildred Castellano thinks Venezuela’s economy is doing better than ever. Like millions of working-class voters who have supported the socialist government during the past […]

Nicolas Maduro campaigns in Hugo Chavez’s hometown

Interim leader vows to “fulfil the will and legacy” of the late president as he calls for support in the April 14 vote Nicolas Maduro, the acting president of Venezuela, has officially opened his campaign to succeed Hugo Chavez, vowing to carry on his mentor’s socialist legacy in the late leader’s hometown ahead of the […]

Poisoned by dark forces…

Venezuela’s interim leader has opened an investigation into the death of Hugo Chavez, amid speculation the late president’s cancer was the result of an elaborate poisoning plot by foreign enemies. The acting President Nicolas Maduro, Chavez’s chosen successor, told the Telesur TV network, “We have the intuition that our commander Chavez was poisoned by dark […]