Firefighters have managed to extinguish one of three burning storage tanks at the country’s biggest refinery, according to the Venezuelan president. Hugo Chavez said on Tuesday the plan to restart the facility by the end of the week was still on track. Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman vists the families who have lost loved ones in [...]
The death toll from a massive explosion at an oil refinery in north-western Venezuela continues to rise. At least 39 people are reported to have died. President Hugo Chavez has declared three days of national mourning for the victims. Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman reports from the capital, Caracas.
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Hugo Chavez, the Venezeulan president, has made nationalising private industry one of the staples of his presidency. Now, the man who called for a Bolivarian revolution in his nation wants to do the same for a caribbean beach resort. Since 2002, the Chavez government has taken over almost 1000 foreign and domestic companies, now, they [...]
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After 13 years in office, Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez is running for re-election again in October. But aside from accusations of corruption and meddling in the armed forces, he is also facing a housing crisis, caused by poverty and landslides two years ago. Although the government is investing billions of dollars in housing for many [...]
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When Libyans vote in the country’s first free elections in almost five decades, will they have had the benefit of a free and independent media to help them make an informed decision? Since Muammar Gaddafi’s downfall, the country has seen a proliferation of news outlets, from print, broadcast and online. But after decades under Gaddafi’s [...]
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Venezuela’s pulled its diplomatic staff from Paraguay – in a tit-for-tat response after its Latin American neighbor did the same. Paraguay has been losing diplomatic connections ever since its president was impeached for cracking down on farmers settling on state land. Let’s explain this with the help of political analyst Adrian Salbuchi. Watch RT LIVE [...]
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There have been allegations of dirty tricks in Mexico’s election and also allegations of media bias against the left, not just in Mexico but also elsewhere in Latin America. Enrique Pena Nieto thought he had won Mexico’s elections on Sunday, but he will have to wait to be officially crowned Mexico’s president-elect. Election officials announced [...]
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Thousands of workers have held a national strike in the Argentine capital, demanding that the government extend tax cuts amid spiralling inflation. The walkout was called by Hugo Moyano, the head of two powerful labour unions and a former ally of President Cristina Fernandez Kirchner. Moyano is currently being investigated on corruption charges, and Kirchner [...]
One of Argentina’s most powerful unions, the General Workers Confederation (CGT), has called a national strike. Last week CGT leader Hugo Moyano called off a previous strike after securing a pay increase, but on Wednesday large sectors of Argentina will be virtually paralyzed as the new strike will affect transport fuel, food, cash and other [...]
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A new monument is rising in the skyline of Venezuela’s capital Caracas. It’s a mausoleum, being built to honour the country’s liberator Simón Bolívar. But President Hugo Chavez’s critics have seized on the project as a means of attacking the country’s leader. Al Jazeera’s Adam Raney reports from Caracas.
Workers in Venezuela celebrating May Day have been hearing about proposals to cut their working hours and improve their benefits. President Hugo Chavez announced a series of workplace reforms just before he flew to Cuba for more cancer treatment. Al Jazeera’s Adam Raney reports from Caracas.