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Chavez announces new round of chemotherapy

CARACAS — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Wednesday announced that he would travel perhaps next week to Cuba for a new third round of chemotherapy in his ongoing battle against cancer. Previously Chavez, 57, had said further chemotherapy to treat his cancer was a possibility, but he had not announced…

Chavez proclaims solidarity with Gaddafi

CARACAS — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez declared Tuesday that he will continue to recognize only Moamer Kadhafi as the legitimate leader of Libya, despite signs the regime is likely in its last throes. In Libya, Chavez said, there is “only one government, the one led by Moamer Kadhafi,” the Venezuelan…

Venezuela considered freeing 20,000 inmates

The new Venezuelan minister for the prison service, Iris Varela, suggested the release of some 20,000 prisoners as part of a plan to ease overcrowding in facilities plagued by violence. “Of the country’s 50,000 prisoners, 20,000 should be out of jail, and rightly deserve to be out,” Varela said in…

Venezuela’s Chavez says he is free of cancer

CARACAS — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was back in his country Sunday after undergoing chemotherapy treatment in Cuba, declaring himself free of “malignant cells” and ready to continue his work. The 56-year-old leader underwent an operation in Cuba a month ago for a cancerous tumor in his pelvic area. Chavez,…

Chavez says capitalism may have ended life on Mars

(Reuters) – Capitalism may be to blame for the lack of life on the planet Mars, Venezuela’s socialist President Hugo Chavez said on Tuesday. “I have always said, heard, that it would not be strange that there had been civilization on Mars, but maybe capitalism arrived there, imperialism arrived and…

Libya’s Kadhafi under siege as cities overrun

TRIPOLI – Protesters on Monday overran several Libyan cities and Tripoli was rocked by violence some residents said was a “massacre,” as the pillars of Moamer Kadhafi’s hardline four-decade rule began to crumble. A suggestion in Brussels by British Foreign Secretary William Hague that Kadhafi may have left the country…

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