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Dec 9, 2012

Venezuela’s Chavez to have another cancer operation

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Saturday he would undergo another cancer operation in the coming days after doctors in Cuba found a third recurrence of malignant cells in his pelvic area.

The news is a big blow for his supporters in South America’s biggest oil exporter, who elected him in October to a new six-year term in power. Chavez has twice said he was cured, and then had to return to Cuba for more surgery.

Nov 29, 2012

Venezuela’s Chavez doing well in Cuba: vice president

CARACAS, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez
is doing well as he receives medical treatment in Cuba, Vice
President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday, despite a two-week
absence from public view that has raised fresh doubts about his
health.

Chavez, 58, said in a letter to parliament on Tuesday he was
returning to Havana for “hyperbaric oxygenation,” which is used
to treat bone decay caused by radiation therapy. The president
has undergone three cancer operations in Cuba since mid-2011.

Oct 8, 2012

Analysis: Chavez win keeps Venezuela oil policy intact

CARACAS (Reuters) – President Hugo Chavez’s re-election on Sunday means Venezuela’s state oil company PDVSA will remain highly politicized and will continue its discount supply deals with his socialist allies.

Chavez, 58, won a new six-year term with more then 54 percent of the vote against opposition rival Henrique Capriles, a young state governor who sought to end his 14-year, self-styled revolution.

Oct 8, 2012

Analysis: Chavez win means more of the same for Venezuela oil

CARACAS (Reuters) – President Hugo Chavez’s re-election on Sunday means Venezuela’s state oil company PDVSA will remain highly politicized and will continue its discount supply deals with his socialist allies.

Chavez, 58, won a new six-year term with more than 54 percent of the vote against opposition rival Henrique Capriles, a young state governor who sought to end his 14-year, self-styled revolution.

Oct 8, 2012

Chavez win means more of the same for Venezuela oil

CARACAS (Reuters) – President Hugo Chavez’s re-election on Sunday means Venezuela’s state oil company PDVSA will remain highly politicized and will continue its discount supply deals with his socialist allies.

Chavez, 58, won a new six-year term with more than 54 percent of the vote against opposition rival Henrique Capriles, a young state governor who sought to end his 14-year, self-styled revolution.

Oct 8, 2012

Venezuela presidential vote looks set for close finish

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s presidential election looked headed for a close finish on Sunday with Hugo Chavez facing an unprecedented challenge to his socialist rule from a young rival tapping into discontent over crime and cronyism.

An energetic campaign by centrist state governor Henrique Capriles, 40, has united the opposition and turned him into its best chance in 14 years to unseat the popular president and take the reins of South America’s leading oil exporter.

Oct 7, 2012

Chavez’s socialist rule at risk as Venezuelans vote

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelans vote on Sunday with President Hugo Chavez facing the biggest electoral challenge yet to his socialist rule from a young rival tapping into discontent over crime and cronyism.

Henrique Capriles, a centrist state governor, edged toward the still popular Chavez in final polls thanks to a vigorous campaign that united the opposition and made him its best chance of ending Chavez’s 14-year rule.

Oct 3, 2012

Chavez calls for pre-dawn turnout at Venezuela vote

YARITAGUA/CARACAS, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Venezuelan President
Hugo Chavez urged his supporters to vote early at Sunday’s
election, saying the key to him winning another six-year term as
leader of South America’s biggest oil exporter was organization
and logistics.

Chavez, 58, is in a close race with 40-year-old state
governor Henrique Capriles, and both camps are now focused on
their final rallies and getting their supporters to the polls.

Oct 2, 2012

What could Venezuela vote mean for its oil industry?

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s bitterly-fought election will not bring major short-term changes to the oil industry but if the opposition won, it would try to depoliticize the business and end supply deals with President Hugo Chavez’s leftist allies.

Chavez, 58, is seeking a new six-year term and accuses opposition challenger Henrique Capriles, a 40-year-old state governor, of seeking to reverse his self-styled socialist revolution.

Sep 28, 2012

Satellite launch stirs passions before Venezuela vote

CARACAS, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Venezuela will launch its
second satellite on Friday in a move President Hugo Chavez says
highlights the achievements of his self-styled revolution ahead
of an election, but which his rival says underscores his neglect
of problems closer to home.

It is a close race with just nine days to go before the vote
in South America’s biggest oil exporter. Both sides are planning
huge rallies next week to close their campaigns, as well as
making last-ditch efforts to win over undecided voters.

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      "Daniel used to work for The Times newspaper and PA News agency in London before joining Reuters in 2003. Since then he has reported on political, general and economic news from across east Africa, Iraq and Latin America."
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