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An EMPTY balcony at the Miraflores presidential palace told Venezuela's latest election story.
SOME here joke that they might be safer if they lived in Baghdad. Sadly, the numbers bear them out.
VENEZUELAN president Hugo Chavez yesterday said he has deployed troops and air units in case of a conflict with neighbouring Colombia.
HUGO Chavez has opened the coffin of his idol Simon Bolivar as Venezuela investigates the president's suspicions of foul play in the South American independence hero's death nearly two centuries ago.
Chavez displayed Bolivar's intact skeleton briefly on national television, saying he wept when he saw the bones of the inspiration for his Bolivarian Revolution.
VENEZUELAN authorities have issued an arrest warrant for the owner of a television channel that takes a critical line against President Hugo Chávez.
VENEZUELA'S President Hugo Chavez has announced a crackdown on money lenders and currency exchanges in a desperate bid to stop the crashing bolivar currency.
NINETY-FIVE workers were rescued from an offshore natural gas platform which sank off Venezuela yesterday.
CANVASSING for support has acquired a more literal meaning in the crucible of Venezuelan politics.
VENEZUELAN president Hugo Chavez has warned his opponents against mounting a coup attempt.
VENEZUELA and Colombia yesterday traded more insults as their simmering border dispute heightened again.
AT THE Caracas Country Club, the clack of golf balls and chatter of birdsong contrast with the cacophony of city life beyond the palm tree-lined confines of one of Venezuela's oldest and wealthiest clubs.
VENEZUELAN President Hugo Chavez and his allies sought to criticise Colombia yesterday over a plan to host US troops that has stoked diplomatic tensions and divided leaders at a regional summit in Ecuador.
PRESIDENT Hugo Chavez said his government will buy dozens of Russian tanks because Venezuela feels threatened by a pending deal for the US military to increase its presence in neighbouring Colombia.
VENEZUELA'S president Hugo Chavez said today his government will buy dozens of Russian tanks because his country feels threatened by a pending deal for the US military to increase its presence in neighbouring Colombia.
THE tide is slowly turning against President Hugo Chavez. Venezuela's 21st-century socialist revolution is under threat, as many hospitals have effectively collapsed, crime is out of control and, for the first time in ten years, absolute poverty is making a comeback.
A SIX-year-old British boy has been killed and eight other UK nationals injured after a tourist flight crashed in Venezuela, the Foreign Office revealed yesterday.
HUGO Chavez, president of Venezuela, has seized control of a foreign-owned eucalyptus plantation, vowing to clear the trees and use the land for other crops as he seeks to tighten state control over food production.
HUGO Chavez and his supporters were yesterday celebrating a referendum victory that allows him to seek another term as Venezuela's president, as opponents complained that his use of state funds had made the campaign unfair.