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    What does the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez mean for crude oil prices? Traders weigh in.

  • Got Sugar? Venezuela Faces Shortages of Staple Foods Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 3:07 AM ET
    Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

    The increased difficulty in finding basic consumer goods in Venezuela is raising concerns about the viability of Chávez's socialist economic policies.

  • Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez waves to supporters during a campaign rally for his reelection in Valencia, Carabobo state, Venezuela.

    Things are looking increasingly bleak for Hugo Chavez, which has oil companies, Western governments and all of Latin America asking the same question: What's next if he dies?

  • Venezuela's Sick Chavez Misses Own Inauguration Bash Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 11:50 AM ET
    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez stayed on his sickbed in Cuba on Thursday while supporters rallied on the day he should have been sworn in for a new six-year term.

  • Chavez Inauguration Delayed  Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 6:40 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports medical treatment for cancer will prevent Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez from being sworn in for a new term at this time.

  • If Chavez Dies, What's Next for the US and Venezuela? Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 11:25 AM ET
    Hugo Chavez wins election.

    The implications of Hugo Chavez's illness are enormous, for Venezuela, for the world, and particularly for the U.S., which remains highly dependent on imports of Venezuelan crude.

  • Is the Chavez Era Coming to an End?  Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 5:30 AM ET

    Kathryn Rooney Vera, director of macroeconomic research at Bulltick Capital Markets, tells CNBC that Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez could be incapacitated due to an on-going battle with cancer.

  • 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.