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Right-wing push to destabilize Venezuela after close election

Violence, instigated by the right wing opposition, has broken out in Venezuela after leftist candidate Nicolas Maduro narrowly won the special election necessitated by the death of Hugo Chavez.

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Leftist Maduro wins Venezuela election

His mandate runs until 2019 and he has promised to continue the socialist policies of his predecessor.

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Ultra right plotting dirty tricks for Venezuela election?

Venezuelan right wingers appear to accept Capriles will lose, but they may question the election's legitimacy and somehow have the results overturned with U.S. help.

Venezuelan elections down to the wire

On April 14, Venezuelans will elect a new president replacing Hugo Chavez Frias, who died on March 5. 

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Hugo Chavez and Yewri Guillen: two lives connected

The late Hugo Chavez and the late Yewri Guillen were both Latin Americans who, although they never knew each other and came from different countries, are deeply connected.

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Warnings about destabilization in Venezuela should be taken seriously

Acting President Maduro accused a group of right wing former U.S. officials of working to destabilize Venezuela and strongly suggested that his election opponent is in contact with those circles.

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Poor people in the U.S. also benefitted from Venezuelan oil

Chavez cared about the poor at a time when "some of the wealthiest people on our planet have more money than they can ever reasonably expect to spend."

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Hugo Chavez, popular Venezuelan president, dies

In life, Chavez was almost a legendary figure; first elected to Venezuela's presidency in 1998, he was popularly re-elected three more times in 2000, 2006, and 2012.

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Battle for Venezuela’s presidency in overdrive

Vice President Nicolas Maduro, who was favored by Chavez, is the presidential candidate of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela.

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Venezuelan right wing creates false crisis on Chavez inauguration

The stakes in this situation are high not only for Venezuela but for the entire Latin American and Caribbean area.

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