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  • In Latin America, incumbents increasingly dominate Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 8:21 AM ET

    CARACAS, Venezuela-- After four election wins, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is on track to completing at least 20 years in power, and supporters such as street bookseller Cristina Tovar say they're glad to have him in charge.

  • Venezuela's new VP to be key figure for Chavez Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 2:06 PM ET

    CARACAS, Venezuela-- A mustachioed former bus driver who rose to become his country's top diplomat has emerged as the vice presidential pick of President Hugo Chavez as the Venezuelan leader prepares to launch a six-year term following two cancer operations.

  • Re-elected Chavez faces likely economic reckoning Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 7:59 PM ET

    CARACAS, Venezuela-- During his re-election campaign, President Hugo Chavez promised to deepen the "21st century socialism" that has meant an ever-greater state role in the economy. Chavez faces immediate economic time bombs beginning with a rapidly expanding public debt, one of Latin America's highest inflation rates and a weakening currency.

  • Chavez wins 6 more years in tightest race yet Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 8:23 AM ET

    CARACAS, Venezuela-- President Hugo Chavez put to rest any doubts about his masterful political touch in winning a third consecutive six-year term after a bitterly fought race against a youthful rival who has galvanized Venezuela's opposition.

  • LONDON, Oct 8- The South African rand plunged to a new 3-1/ 2 year low against the dollar as the worst bout of labour unrest since the end of apartheid rattles the market, while growth worries weighed on broader emerging markets. The rand tumbled 2.4 percent, extending losses chalked up on Friday when Anglo American Platinum.

  • *World Bank says China economic slowdown could get worse. SINGAPORE, Oct 8- Brent crude slipped below $111 per barrel on Monday, dropping for a second straight session on concern that a fragile global economy could curb oil demand, but supply worries stemming from tension in the Middle East may help check losses.

  • Hugo Chavez Wins Venezuela Election     Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 1:30 AM ET

    Diego Moya-Ocampos, Latin America analyst at IHS Global Insight, tells CNBC, "In the end Chavez was running the show, kept broad electoral support and kept the very strong state owned media apparatus."

  • *World Bank says China economic slowdown could get worse. *Turkey retaliates against Syria bombing for 5th day By Florence Tan.

  • *World Bank says China economic slowdown could get worse. *Turkey retaliates against Syria bombing for 5th day By Florence Tan.

  • If Chavez Wins, Bonds Sell Off: Analysts     Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 6:55 AM ET

    This weekend Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will be facing his toughest political challenge since rising to power, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Venezuela Bonds Tank as Chavez Faces Tough Election Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 12:07 PM ET
    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez waves to supporters during a campaign rally for his reelection in Valencia, Carabobo state, Venezuela.

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez faces one of the toughest elections of his life this coming weekend, and the uncertain outcome is leading investors to back off from the country’s bonds

  • Fears abound ahead of close Venezuelan elections Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 8:37 AM ET

    CARACAS, Venezuela-- Venezuelan voters Luis Gustavo Marin and Dunia Nessi are on opposite sides of the political spectrum, but as Sunday's election draws closer they both fear what will happen if their candidate loses.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 3- Brent crude futures slipped below $111 per barrel on Wednesday, hurt by persistent concerns over global growth and oil demand, while Europe's festering debt crisis added to uncertainty.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 3- Brent crude futures slipped towards $111 per barrel on Wednesday, hurt by persistent concerns over global growth and oil demand, while Europe's festering debt crisis added to uncertainty.

  • Brent slips towards $111 as growth worries persist Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 10:22 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, Oct 3- Brent crude futures slipped towards $111 per barrel on Wednesday, hurt by persistent concerns on global growth and oil demand, while Europe's festering debt crisis added to uncertainty.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 2- Oil prices fell in choppy, light trading on Tuesday, pressured by the outlook for weak economic growth and petroleum demand, even as the risk of potential crude supply disruptions limited losses. "Profit taking out of gasoline had a significant influence on market tone today," said Timothy Evans, energy analyst at Citi Futures Perspective in New York.

  • Global economic growth has slowed this year, curbing fuel demand growth in Asia, Europe and the United States. The euro strengthened against the dollar a second straight session on growing expectations the euro zone's fourth-largest economy, Spain, will seek a bailout.

  • Hugo Chavez vows stronger socialist drive Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 8:42 AM ET

    CARACAS, Venezuela-- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez pledged to redouble his efforts to create a socialist system if re-elected in Sunday's election, saying the next six-year term would bring bigger changes.

  • Global economic activity has slowed this year, curbing fuel demand growth in Asia, Europe and the United States. The euro supported oil prices, rising for a second straight session on growing expectations the euro zone's fourth-largest economy, Spain, will seek a bailout.

  • Capriles leads huge rally in Venezuelan capital Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 9:18 AM ET

    CARACAS, Venezuela-- A huge crowd filled the streets of Venezuela's capital on Sunday cheering for opposition candidate Henrique Capriles, waving flags in a show of support one week before the country's hotly contested presidential election.