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Venezuelan Government to Form Commission to Investigate Chavez’s Death

Maduro speaking on Telesur last night (Telesur)

Last night interim President Nicolas Maduro announced that the government will form a state commission to investigate the illness which caused Hugo Chavez’s death last Tuesday.

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Chavez: the Motive-Hunting of a Malignant NGO

Human Rights Watch Americas Director José Miguel Vivanco

The death of Hugo Chavez provoked HRW to immediately (within hours) smear the Chavez government's legacy.

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In Death as in Life, Chávez Target of Media Scorn

On March 6, the New York Post described Chavez as the "Venezuela bully"

Venezuela's left-wing populist president Hugo Chávez died on Tuesday, March 5, after a two-year battle with cancer. If world leaders were judged by the sheer volume of corporate media vitriol and misinformation about their policies, Chávez would be in a class of his own.

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Venezuelan Pro- Government and Opposition Youth March over Chavez Health

On Sunday pro-Chavez and opposition youth movements gathered in different parts of Caracas to demonstrate their respective positions over the political situation in Venezuela related to President Hugo Chavez’s health. 

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Official Declaration on the Health of President Hugo Chavez

The minister for communication, Ernesto Villegas, read out the statement late last night (El Universal).

Last night, communication minister Ernesto Villegas read out a statement from the government informing the people that president Hugo Chavez's condition is worsening and he has a new respiratory infection.

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Venezuela’s Chavez Undergoing Renewed Chemotherapy Treatments

Venezuelan Vice President Nicolás Maduro (Prensa Miraflores)

Venezuelan Vice President Nicolás Maduro announced on Friday that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has begun new rounds of chemotherapy treatments after an improvement in his overall condition after cancer surgery.

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Public Claim that Venezuela’s Chavez Has Died Rejected as “Attention Seeking”

Ex-Panamanian ambassador to the OAS, Guillermo Cochez (agencies)

A claim by the ex-Panamanian ambassador to the Organisation of American States (OAS) that Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez died several days ago after being “brain dead since 30 December” has been dismissed as “attention-seeking” and “speculation” by supporters of the Venezuelan president. 

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Chavez: The Harassment of a Patient

 Chavez with his daughters

I don’t believe modern history has ever seen a medical patient so pressured, hounded, and harassed as Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Frias has been over the course of the last month.

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Venezuela’s Chavez to Africa – South America Summit: We Must Unite

The letter was read out yesterday by Venezuelan foreign minister Elias Jaua to the sixty-three countries at the III Africa – S

Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez in an open letter has urged countries of the South American and African continents to unite into a “true pole of power”, while railing against recent Western interventions in Africa.

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We Don’t Have Borders: Tamara Pearson Interviewed by Michael Albert

Venezuelans rally for Chavez

VA's Tamara Pearson discusses the Bolivarian Revolution, media coverage of Venezuela and Chavez's health with ZNet's Michael Albert.

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