Venezuela

7:43am

Sun September 30, 2012
Latin America

Venezuela's Young Voters Courted Heavily In Election

Originally published on Sun September 30, 2012 11:09 am

Supporters of opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles attend a campaign rally in Valencia, Venezuela, on Thursday. Capriles is running against President Hugo Chavez in the country's Oct. 7 election.
Rodrigo Abd AP

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is running for re-election next Sunday. With some polls predicting a tight race, the youth vote in Venezuela is shaping up to be crucial.

That has both the populist president and his challenger working hard to appeal to younger voters who are worried about high crime and jobs — and who can remember no other president than Chavez.

Out on the campaign trail, Angie Rivas passes out fliers and organizes other young people as they canvass this gritty metropolis in a van belting out hip music.

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9:31am

Tue August 7, 2012
The Torch

Venezuela's Olympic Hero Gets A Parade To Celebrate Long-Awaited Gold

Venezuelan gold medal fencer Ruben Limardo (center) greets supporters after arriving in Caracas Monday. Limardo was received at the airport as a national hero, after winning the first gold medal for Venezuela in 44 years.
Juan Barreto AFP/Getty Images

The streets of Caracas, Venezuela, were awash in joy Monday, as fencer Rubén Limardo brought home the country's first gold medal in 44 years. That's right: the last time a Venezuelan Olympian won gold was in 1968. So, Limardo's fans could be forgiven for going a little crazy over it.

"I never imagined they'd receive me like this," he said.

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4:50pm

Tue June 12, 2012
Latin America

Venezuela's Chavez Aims To Beat Cancer, Election Foe

Originally published on Thu June 14, 2012 8:38 am

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez arrives atop a truck at the elections office in Caracas on Monday. Chavez addressed thousands of supporters as he formalized his re-election bid. Chavez's younger daughter Rosines is by his side, and on his right is his brother Adan.
Ariana Cubillos AP

The crowds came out by the thousands in Venezuela on Monday, flooding the streets of Caracas in red T-shirts just as the nation's populist government had promised.

Hugo Chavez — the country's 57-year-old, bigger-than-life leader — then took the stage. He had arrived in an open truck, minutes after registering as a candidate for the Oct. 7 election.

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11:46am

Mon April 30, 2012
The Two-Way

Venezuela's Chávez Seeks Permission To Return To Cuba For Treatment

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez speaking during a TV program in Havana on March 4.
AFP/Getty Images

5:38am

Sun April 22, 2012
The Two-Way

Wasting Away: An Earth Day Look At Living Among Garbage

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 8:51 am

Afghan refugee Shafiq Mohammed, 9, and other children look for items of use on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, in December.
Muhammed Muheisen AP

This Earth Day, the Environmental Protection Agency is focusing on environmental justice, the "fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people" when it comes to environmental regulations and policies.

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