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PRI's The World

Caracas is finally ending the 'world's tallest squat'

Friday, September 12, 2014

The "Tower of David" in downtown Caracas is called "the world's tallest squat" because thousands of people have been living in the unfinished skyscraper. Now, the government is moving people to new housing outside the city — and many squatters have mixed feelings.

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The Takeaway

Hugo Chavez's Political Heir Maduro Wins Presidency

Monday, April 15, 2013

La Revolución continues in Venezuela with Hugo Chavez's heir winning a narrow election on Sunday. By a thin margin of just over one percentage point, Nicholas Maduro beat out his opponent and will go on to serve the remainder of Chavez's term in office following his death earlier this year. ...

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WNYC News

New Yorkers Remember Hugo Chávez

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Dozens of New Yorkers paid their respects to the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Wednesday.

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WNYC News

Venezuela's Hugo Chavez Wins Re-Election

Monday, October 08, 2012

President Hugo Chavez won re-election Sunday, defeating challenger Henrique Capriles and gaining six more years to cement his legacy and press ahead with his crusade for socialism in Venezuela.

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WNYC News

Wait Begins After Huge Turnout in Venezuela Vote

Sunday, October 07, 2012

A huge voter turnout swamped polling sites across Venezuela on Sunday as a united, well-organized opposition candidate gave President Hugo Chavez the race of his life.

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The Takeaway

Velezuelans Celebrate Chavez Return on Independence Day

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Hugo Chavez has returned to his home country of Venezuela just in time for the 200th anniversary of his country’s independence from Spain celebrated with parades and parties today. Chavez had been in Cuba receiving treatment for stomach cancer and his arrival was somewhat unexpected. Yesterday he gave a speech from the balcony of the presidential palace to excited crowds in Caracas. 

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The Takeaway

This Week's Agenda: Wikileaks, BP, Arizona, GDP

Monday, July 26, 2010

This week will mark 100 days since the Deepwater Horizon exploded, sending millions of barrels of oil a day into the Gulf of Mexico. BP's second quarter earnings are expected tomorrow, and the results will be telling about the oil company's future. What we do know: BP's future will not include Tony Hayward. The embattled chief executive officer agreed to step down yesterday, and will be replaced by Robert Dudley, BP's most senior American executive, who has been in charge of operations in the Gulf. We'll look ahead to the future of BP with Marcus Mabry, associate national editor for The New York Times; and Fernando Pizarro, a Washington correspondent for Univision.

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