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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez wins third term

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on October 7 overwhelmingly defeated Henrique Capriles, presidential candidate of the right-wing Roundtable of Democratic Unity Coalition.

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Rocky road to Venezuela presidential elections

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, winner of elections in 2000 and 2006 by overwhelming majorities, is heavily favored in voting set for October 7.

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Latin American, Caribbean unity group forms in Caracas

Cuban President Raul Castro told reporters that, "For the first time in history we will have an organization of Our America."

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World Notes: Venezuela, South Africa, Romania and more

Thousands marched in Caracas on June 7 demanding protection for small farmers determined to take over unused land in accordance with the Lands and Agrarian Development Act of 2001.

World Notes: Venezuela, Somalia, Fiji and more

Sanctions on Iran hit Venezuela; labor rights under siege in Iraq, Fiji and Turkey; humanitarian crisis in Somalia; and Cuba at the UN.

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Chavez's jailing of Colombian political refugee causes outrage

An arrest near Caracas triggered questions about Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, a socialist and protagonist of continent-wide emancipation knuckling under to Colombia.

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Reject terrorism, extradite Posada

The time is overdue for justice-minded people to organize to secure terrorist Luis Posada's extradition to Venezuela.

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Outrage over acquittal of accused terrorist Posada Carriles

Posada, a Cuban exile, was used by the CIA as a key operative in the United States' long running effort to overturn the Cuban Revolution.

World Notes: Cuba, Israel, Venezuela - and more

Pakistanis are protesting U.S. drones while South Africans are negotiating better prices for anti-HIV drugs. All of this and more in World Notes.

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U.S. ousts Venezuelan ambassador

WASHINGTON - In what seems to be a growing diplomatic spat, the United States State Department announced it was cancelling the diplomatic visa of Bernardo Alvarez, the Venezuelan ambassador here in Washington, Dec. 29.

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