Hugo Chavez

Imagine if Barack Obama claimed that he created Social Security.

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President Maduro is wrong. The country is closer to an autocracy.

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A Brief History of 'Bags of Cash'

The CIA's Afghanistan bribes join a long and storied genre

The CIA's Afghanistan bribes join a long and storied genre.

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CARACAS, Venezuela — The late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez always had superb political timing. His initial election in 1998 coincided with the lowest oil prices in decades, and he rode a steady rise in prices to a nearly impregnable, petrodollar-fueled reign of power. Although oil prices tumbled in the wake of the global financial crisis in 2008 and 2009, they reversed course in time for his October 2012 reelection.

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Chávez the Unfriendly Ghost

What will happen to Venezuela now that the caudillo is dead?

What will happen to Venezuela now that the caudillo is dead?

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The Source of El Comandante's Power

Hugo Chavez: The Source of His Power

What I learned from meeting Hugo Chavez.

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Adios, Presidente

What Hugo Chávez's obituaries revealed

Parsing the many obituaries of Hugo Chávez

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What will outlive the Comandante?

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What Fidel Taught Hugo

Cuba defined Chávez's career as much as Venezuela did

Fidel Castro's Cuba defined Hugo Chavez's life as much as Chavez's own Venezuela did.

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Mitt Romney has long avoided explicitly calling President Obama a socialist, but desperate times call for desperate measures—and that includes another dubious ad, this one linking Obama with a triumvirate of famous socialists. "Who supports Barack Obama?" asks the Spanish-language released this week in Florida. The question is followed by clips of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez saying he’d vote for Obama if he lived in the U.S. and of Mariela Castro, Fidel Castro’s niece, saying she would vote for Obama, too.

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