Many believed Chávez would lead the world from capitalism to socialism, but an over-reliance on oil has seen his leftist vision disintegrate.
A Colombian funeral director had to buy back his customised Lincoln after a Venezuelan slip-up.
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Venezuela's leader Nicolás Maduro says he'd join the protests he is trying to suppress, were they not right-wing ploys.
Student leader Daniel Tinoco was fatally shot in the chest after clashes between security forces and San Cristobal residents, says the city's mayor.
A Twitter campaign calling on movie stars to support anti-government protests has led to Venezuela's opposition being lauded at the Academy awards.
The M&G spoke to Juan Mejia, spokesperson for the party at the forefront of the biggest anti-government protests in Venezuela in a decade.
Security forces and protesters have fought around Venezuela, with scores injured and arrested since violence broke out just over a week ago.
Three people have been shot dead in the worst violence since Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro's disputed election last year.
Venezuela's crime-ridden capital was once a thriving metropolis and residents hope the Hugo Chávez park signals a return to better times.
Nicolás Maduro has vowed to limit profiteering and to strengthen price controls after receiving special powers from the country's national assembly.
A Venezuelan minister has urged citizens to close Facebook accounts to avoid being unwitting informants for the US CIA.
Venezuala will hold an election on April 14, as acting President Nicolas Maduro tries to benefit from an emotional outpouring for Hugo Chávez.
As the Chávez era draws to a close, the US has a chance to build potentially lucrative relationships.
After a two-year battle with cancer, Venezuela's controversial president Hugo Chávez has died, ending a 14-year rule.
Venezuela's leader Hugo Chávez has left a legacy of literacy and healthcare for the poor, alongside crumbling infrastructure and a dependence on oil.
Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez has died after a two-year battle with cancer, ending 14 years of rule that saw him win as much hatred as support.
Venezuela's government has for the first time revealed that President Hugo Chavez has been receiving chemotherapy since undergoing surgery in Cuba.
Supporters of Hugo Chavez have displayed new confidence after the government released the first post-surgical photos of the ailing Venezuelan leader.