HUGO CHAVEZ, 1954-2013

Timeline: Hugo Chavez's life

 

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez was one of Latin America’s most charismatic, influential and controversial leaders. On Tuesday, the socialist firebrand lost his long-running battle with cancer. He was 58.

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    A judge in Aruba ruled Friday that the highest-ranking Venezuelan official ever arrested on a U.S. warrant will remain behind bars pending an extradition request on drug charges.

  • Ex-Venezuelan intelligence chief detained in Aruba

    Authorities in Aruba announced Thursday that they arrested a close confidant of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez who was sent as that country's consul to the Caribbean island despite being sanctioned by the U.S. government on charges of drug trafficking.

  • Venezuelan network Telesur expands into English

    The Spanish-language television network started by the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez as a vehicle for promoting in Latin America his leftist brand of political change will now reach audiences in English.

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