Politics Hugo Chavez

  • HAVANA, Nov 26- Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for five decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him, died on Friday. Wearing a green military uniform, a somber Raul Castro, 85, appeared on state television on Friday night to announce Fidel's death, 60 years to the day since the two brothers...

  • HAVANA, Nov 26- Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for five decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him, died on Friday. Wearing a green military uniform, a somber Raul Castro, 85, appeared on state television on Friday night to announce Fidel's death, 60 years to the day since the two brothers...

  • HAVANA, Nov 26- Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for five decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him, died on Friday. He formally ceded power to his younger brother Raul Castro two years later. Venezuela's Socialist President Nicolas Maduro said "revolutionaries of the world must...

  • Nov 26- Cuba's Fidel Castro, who seized power in Cuba in a 1959 revolution and transformed the country into a communist state while ruling for five decades has died, Cuban television said on Saturday. Here are some of his more memorable quotes about himself and communism in Cuba:. "--Castro in a 1959 interview with CBS's Edward Murrow, 30 days after the revolution.

  • Nov 26- Cuba's Fidel Castro, who seized power in Cuba in a 1959 revolution and transformed the country into a communist state while ruling for five decades has died, Cuban television said on Saturday. Here are some of his more memorable quotes about himself and communism in Cuba:. "--Castro in a 1959 interview with CBS's Edward Murrow, 30 days after the revolution.

  • CARACAS, Nov 25- Running short of raw materials in mid-2015, Venezuela's two biggest beer makers Polar and Regional publicly chided the socialist government for delays in releasing foreign currency to import hops, barley and tin for cans. Their stance in a joint communique angered President Nicolas Maduro's administration, which allocates dollars to...

  • CARACAS, Nov 17- Venezuela said it would tap $2.2 billion from a Chinese credit line to boost oil output at joint ventures with China National Petroleum Corp, in a boost for the South American country's struggling oil industry and a show of unity with a key ally. Funds will come from an up to $9 billion credit line with China, Maduro said after a meeting with CNPC in...

  • CARACAS, Nov 16- Venezuela's opposition-led National Assembly on Wednesday declared former PDVSA President Rafael Ramirez "politically responsible" for what it says was flagrant corruption at the state oil company during his decade-long tenure. Last month, a report by Venezuela's congressional comptroller's commission said some $11 billion in funds...

  • CARACAS, Nov 15- Multinational companies are selling their Venezuelan operations at hefty discounts- or even giving them away- as they to seek to escape the OPEC nation's soaring inflation and chronic supply shortages. One company, U.S. autoparts-maker Dana, last year sold its debt-laden Venezuela operations to a local buyer for no cash compensation.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 2- Some U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday appeared wary about the foreign policy implications of making it too easy for foreign governments to be sued in U.S. courts as they considered a lawsuit by an Oklahoma-based oil drilling company that claims Venezuela unlawfully seized 11 drilling rigs six years ago. The eight justices heard an...

  • HOUSTON, Oct 28- Unpaid debts and broken promises are making Venezuelan oil giant PDVSA an outcast in several Caribbean countries where it had been a guest of honor. Business partners in the island nations of Curacao, Bonaire, Jamaica and the Bahamas are turning away from the firm as debts pile up to tugboat operators, ship brokers, maritime agencies and terminal...

  • CARACAS, Oct 26- Venezuela's increasingly militant opposition stepped up its push to oust leftist leader Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday with protests that drew hundreds of thousands but also saw unrest leading to dozens of injuries and arrests. After launching a political trial against Maduro on Tuesday in the National Assembly, the opposition coalition held...

  • CARACAS, Oct 26- Venezuela's increasingly militant opposition stepped up its push to oust leftist leader Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday with protests that drew hundreds of thousands but also saw unrest leading to dozens of injuries and arrests. After launching a political trial against Maduro on Tuesday in the National Assembly, the opposition coalition held...

  • CARACAS/ SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela Oct 26- V enezuela's increasingly militant opposition stepped up its push to oust leftist leader Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday with protests that drew hundreds of thousands but also saw unrest leading to dozens of injuries and arrests. After launching a political trial against Maduro on Tuesday in the National Assembly, the...

  • CARACAS/ SAN CRISTOBAL, Oct 26- Venezuela's increasingly militant opposition stepped up its push to oust leftist leader Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday with protests that drew hundreds of thousands but also saw unrest leading to dozens of injuries and arrests. After launching a political trial against Maduro on Tuesday in the National Assembly, the opposition...

  • CARACAS, Oct 26- Venezuela's increasingly militant opposition stepped up its push to remove leftist leader Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday with rallies that drew hundreds of thousands of protesters and calls for a general strike and march on the presidential palace. After launching a political trial against Maduro on Tuesday in the National Assembly, the...

  • CARACAS, Oct 26- Hundreds of thousands of opposition supporters rallied across Venezuela on Wednesday against socialist President Nicolas Maduro, whom they accuse of becoming a dictator by blocking a plebiscite to remove him. After launching a political trial against him in the National Assembly legislature on Tuesday, the coalition organized marches...

  • CARACAS, Oct 26- Opposition supporters rallied throughout Venezuela on Wednesday against unpopular socialist President Nicolas Maduro, whom they accuse of turning into a dictator by preventing a plebiscite to remove him. The opposition coalition says Maduro must go before the situation worsens, but Venezuela's electoral authorities last week canceled a...

  • CARACAS, Oct 26- Opposition supporters headed to rallies around Venezuela on Wednesday against unpopular socialist President Nicolas Maduro, whom they accuse of turning into a dictator by preventing a plebiscite to remove him. The opposition coalition says Maduro must go before the situation worsens, but Venezuela's electoral authorities last week...

  • CARACAS, Oct 26- Venezuela's opposition was to hold nationwide rallies on Wednesday against unpopular socialist President Nicolas Maduro, whom they accuse of morphing into a dictator by preventing a plebiscite to remove him. The opposition coalition says Maduro must go before the situation worsens, but Venezuela's electoral authorities last week...