Hugo Chavez http://www.kunc.org en Post-Chavez Venezuela Grows More, Not Less, Polarized http://www.kunc.org/post/post-chavez-venezuela-grows-more-not-less-polarized Under the rule of its late president, Hugo Chavez, Venezuela became a nation sharply divided between those who supported his self-styled socialist revolution and those who opposed it.<p>But after a disputed presidential election in which Chavez's deputy <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/04/14/177268673/tensions-up-in-venezuela-after-polls-close">was ruled the winner</a> by a razor-thin margin, the country appears <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/177037417/venezuela-after-chavez">more polarized than ever</a>.<p>Since Sunday's results, there have already been protests, eight deaths and angry cl Fri, 19 Apr 2013 06:46:00 +0000 43117 at http://www.kunc.org Post-Chavez Venezuela Grows More, Not Less, Polarized Venezuela Says Recount Likely After Chavez Heir's Close Win http://www.kunc.org/post/venezuela-recount-likely-after-chavez-heirs-close-win A surprisingly <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/04/14/177268673/tensions-up-in-venezuela-after-polls-close" target="_blank">small victory margin for Hugo Chavez's hand-picked successor</a> in Sunday's special presidential election looks likely to be followed by a recount in Venezuela.<p>Chavez, Venezuela's fiery, controversial and charismatic leader, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/03/06/173634420/thousands-line-the-streets-of-caracas-paying-respects-to-hugo-ch-vez" target="_blank">died on March 5</a>.<p>NPR's Juan Forero tells our Newscast Desk that Nicolas Maduro, who had b Mon, 15 Apr 2013 10:25:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 42906 at http://www.kunc.org Venezuela Says Recount Likely After Chavez Heir's Close Win Even In Death, Chavez Dominates Venezuelan Election http://www.kunc.org/post/even-death-chavez-dominates-venezuelan-election In Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro — the president of a powerful government — should be at center stage. But as he runs in Sunday's snap presidential elections, it's his larger-than-life predecessor who is getting much of the attention.<p>The death of Hugo Chavez, who taunted the U.S. and empowered the poor, is triggering the special vote. Sat, 13 Apr 2013 09:33:00 +0000 42842 at http://www.kunc.org Even In Death, Chavez Dominates Venezuelan Election Venezuela's Telenovelas http://www.kunc.org/post/venezuelas-telenovelas Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Hugo Chavez, the late president of Venezuela, had a touch for the dramatic. He appeared on television all the time. It turns out, he also admired dramatic acting. In the 1990s, when he was in prison for an attempted coup, he never missed an episode of his favorite TV drama.<p>Once he gained power, a deeper drama developed. Venezuela was a huge exporter of Latin-American multi-episode dramas called telenovelas, until President Chavez's government changed that. Fri, 12 Apr 2013 09:49:00 +0000 42799 at http://www.kunc.org Oil, Chavez And Telenovelas: The Rise Of The Venezuelan Novel http://www.kunc.org/post/oil-chavez-and-telenovelas-rise-venezuelan-novel <em>Marcela Valdes is the books editor of </em>The Washington Examiner<em> and a specialist in Latin American literature and culture.</em><p>For more than 40 years, the most important book prize in South America has been bankrolled by the region's most famous petro-nation: Venezuela. Yet Venezuelan novelists themselves rank among the least read and translated writers in the entire continent. Fri, 12 Apr 2013 04:41:00 +0000 42792 at http://www.kunc.org Oil, Chavez And Telenovelas: The Rise Of The Venezuelan Novel