Topic: Petroleos de Venezuela SA
Venezuelan bond prices soar as investors see a possible change in the way the country's finances are managed if Chavez isn't reelected, writes guest blogger Miguel Octavio.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Latin America trip, a whirlwind four-nation tour that began in Venezuela on Jan. 8, is now taking him to the inauguration of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega. The trip is his fifth visit to the region since 2007 and has prompted alarm in some corners of the United States that Iran is using the region as a staging ground to attack US interests.However, many who study Iran’s relationship with Latin America, in particular Venezuela, say fear of an Iranian threat in the Americas is overblown, at least at this point. Here are four reasons why:
Was it a computer virus in the faked Hugo Chavez death story? Or was it market optimism about a post-Chavez Venezuela? Guest blogger Miguel Octavio says that it might have been both.
12/08/2011 11:14 am
Venezuela's Supreme Court said that opposition leader Leopoldo López can't take office, even if he beats Hugo Chávez in next year's presidential race, despite an international court ruling otherwise.
10/19/2011 11:46 am
Because of generous subsidies, Venezuelans enjoy the cheapest gas in the world. So why is the state oil company giving gasoline to gas stations for free?
10/17/2011 11:08 am
Hugo Chávez and his Iranian counterpart share a history of anti-US vitriol. This visit, Ahmadinejad's first since the US sanctioned Venezuela over trade with Iran, will likely add fuel to the fire.
09/23/2011 01:09 pm
An Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) ruling on Friday cleared opposition leader Leopoldo López to run for Venezuela's presidency next year.
09/18/2011 02:14 pm
Our guest blogger and his colleague look into why money in a massive fund in Venezuela is unaccounted for. Their efforts also shine light on a day of Venezuelan bureaucracy.
08/30/2011 01:30 pm
The Venezuelan leader, who is in Cuba for treatment, reflected recently on more than a decade in office.
08/08/2011 02:50 pm
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has been recovering from an operation in Cuba, but his absence is reminiscent of Fidel Castro's illness in 2006 that eventually caused him to step down.
06/23/2011 10:46 am