| Mar 6, 2013
| 9:24 AM
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the charismatic socialist whose Bolivarian Revolution reduced poverty and galvanized anti-American sentiment across Latin America but left his nation deeply polarized and ever more dependent on oil dollar...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Venezuela’s interim president, Nicolas Maduro, squares off Sunday with Miranda state Gov. Henrique Capriles in an election that will decide who will complete the term of Hugo Chavez, who died March 5 after designating Maduro as his political heir....
| Mar 7, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Even in death, Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez will be a powerful force guiding his countrymen to elect Vice President Nicolas Maduro to replace him.
Some call the widely predicted victory of Chavez’s handpicked successor a “sympathy vote&...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 9:39 AM
Gustavo Dudamel will fly to Caracas, Venezuela for the funeral Friday of President Hugo Chavez, and the L.A. Philharmonic music director might lead a concert tied to the Chavez events.
The Venezuelan-born conductor is expected to head to Caracas...
| Feb 17, 2013
For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is available only through their websites. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 3:09 PM
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez loomed so large over his country and Latin America for the last two decades that his death on Tuesday following a long battle with cancer confronts the region with potentially destabilizing political swings and economic...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 9:38 PM
The Venezuelan government has charged a West Hollywood filmmaker with criminal activity for allegedly inciting post-election violence within the South American nation.
Timothy Tracy was charged Saturday with conspiracy and using a fake public document,...
| May 1, 2013
| 12:07 PM
CARACAS -- Political tensions that have boiled steadily in Venezuela since last month’s presidential election exploded on the floor of Congress, with lawmakers slugging it out in a brawl that left several injured.
Pro- and anti-government...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Well before the Los Angeles Philharmonic packed for its 10-day tour to Caracas, Venezuela, music director Gustavo Dudamel said that his mission was to show off his orchestra to his home country. And yes, the audiences have been indefatigably enthusiastic....
| Feb 29, 2012
| 4:40 PM
The older sister of Cuban leaders Fidel and Raul Castro has died, news reports from Havana and Miami say. Angela Castro was 88....
| Feb 17, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Mark Swed reports on the gargantuan Venezuelan student orchestras in a showcase event with Gustavo Dudamel and Jose Antonio Abreu....