Hugo Chavez

Quo Vadis Latin American Left?

Manuel Barcia | Posted 14.01.2017 | UK Politics
Manuel Barcia

Has the New Left failed? Honestly, it would be difficult to find sound arguments to demonstrate that it has.

Jeremy Corbyn and Foreign Policy: The Boy in the Bubble

Gary Kent | Posted 21.08.2016 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

Such radical thinking on domestic and foreign policy highlights the gap between Corbyn and mainstream social democracy, a big plus for his followers, who are fed up with centrist politics. Every generation challenges received wisdom.

Life Imitates Art: Pope Recreates The Kiss Which So Enraged The Vatican (PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK

Pope Francis was pictured locking lips with Israeli president Shimon Peres this weekend – in an image reminiscent of an advertising campaign that su...

LOOK: Political Foes Make Boobs Of Themselves In Push-Up Bra Ad

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

From campaigns such as No More Page 3 and Lose The Lads Mags to breast-feeding in public and FEMEN, breasts have long been on the political agenda. ...

The Last Of The Bad Guys

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK

Everything must come to an end. The departure of Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad marks the culmination of an era of bad guys who reached a truly ...

Venezuela's Toilet Paper Shortage To End After Lawmakers Back Plans To Import 39 Million Rolls

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK

A chronic shortage of toilet paper in Venezuela is to end after the country's National Assembly backed plans to import 39 million rolls. Lawmakers...

WATCH: Venezuela Parliament Punch-Up Over Disputed Election

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Politics

MPs in Venezuela's are recovering from a parliamentary punch-up on Tuesday triggered by a disputed election result. The fight broke out after MPs s...

Venezuela After Chávez: Who's Who and Who Stands a Chance in the 2013 Presidential Elections?

Asa Cusack | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Asa Cusack

The death of Hugo Chávez leaves the future of Venezuela in the balance. With elections set for early April, the question of who will replace him takes on new urgency. Here we survey the runners and riders, from the obvious choices within Chávez's PSUV and the opposition MUD to outliers on both sides.

Shall We Stuff the President?

Jon Snow | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK Politics
Jon Snow

Lenin has suffered considerably down the years. An ear fell off some time ago and had to be re-attached. Kenyatta had to be embalmed and, how shall I put it - 'stuffed' during the night hours so that the crowds could file past during the day. As the Venezuelans commit to embalming Hugo Chavez, they should perhaps take note of what has happened to these once great men. Stuffing a president doesn't do him any good in the long run. A glass case in a military building on public display may not prove the kindest ending for Hugo.

The Week In Photos - Vote On Your Favourite Picture

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 10.03.2013 | UK

This week in pictures has seen a nation mourn as Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez lost his battle with cancer. It also saw a Florida man tragicall...

Justin Bieber, Hugo Chavez And More: The Week In Funny Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.03.2013 | UK Comedy

(Obviously the three people in the headline above being listed in order of importance.) Yes, this was the week of the late Justin Bieber - and the ...

Hugo Chavez, Hero or Villain? Look Beyond the Facts For the Real Story

Jeffrey Gedmin | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Politics
Jeffrey Gedmin

Hugo Chavez, the populist and controversial leader of Venezuela, died at 58-years-old on 5 March in Caracas after 14 years in power. Chavez had battled an unspecified cancer for four years. His death has been met with an outpouring of sorrow or relief, depending on who you listen to.

Jessica Elgot

The Gruesome Work Of Embalming | Jessica Elgot | Posted 08.03.2013 | UK

Hugo Chavez is to have the somewhat dubious honour of joining the "controversial embalmed corpses of leaders" club, it was announced on Friday. Som...

Chavez's Last Words Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 08.03.2013 | UK

Hugo Chavez, the once indefatigable leader of Venezuela, died pleading with his Cuban doctors saying: "I don't want to die", according the one of his ...

What Kind of Week Has It Been? 8 March 2013

Paddy Duffy | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

You would nearly feel sorry for the Tories. Almost. In a parallel dimension maybe. But the point is, things are not going well for them. They came third in the Eastleigh by-election which, to use the technical term, is bloody awful. Worse yet, they finished behind their yoghurt eating liberal bedfellows, and the granny privatising xenophobes of UKIP.

The Politics of Eulogies: Contrast Hugo Chavez and President Suharto

Dr Kristian Lasslett | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Kristian Lasslett

Over the coming days and weeks, plenty will be said on Chavez. Some analysis will be fair and well researched; other accounts will pass through the distorting lens of Western interests. As the case of Suharto demonstrates, this lens can play optical tricks, indeed millions can be wiped from the record.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'I've Changed My Mind'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 07.03.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Thursday 7 March 2013... 1) 'I'VE CHANGED MY MIND' Ed Balls has a new and important ally, as the consensus on...

Pictures Of The Day: 7th March 2013

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 07.03.2013 | UK

The Huffington Post pictures of the day brings you the very best images from around the world chosen by our own photo editors, Elliot Wagland, Matthew...

Hugo Chavez Procession

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK

Hundreds of thousands of mourners have flooded the streets of the Caracas to honour Hugo Chavez. The Venezuelan capital was brought to a standstill...

What Will Happen to Venezuela After Chavez?

Sarah Aston | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sarah Aston

Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced on 5 March that the controversial figure and President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, is dead. Having battled with cancer since 2011, news of the death of the 58 year old will not have surprised many yet Chavez's sudden departure has led to questions of what will happen next.

Hugo Chavez May Have Died but the Ideas for Which He Struggled Live on

John Wight | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Politics
John Wight

The tragic death of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has reverberated around the world in a manner befitting his impact not only on the lives of millions of Venezuela's poor, but on the poor and supporters of justice everywhere.

PHOTOS: Venezuela Declares Week Of Mourning For Chavez

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK

Venezuela has declared a week of mourning after the death of president Hugo Chavez on Tuesday. After 14 years as the country's socialist leader, Ch...

Hugo Chavez: Life In Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK

Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez, has died of cancer at the age of 58. From his humble beginnings on the plains of Barinas state, through his base...

'The US Lost A Friend It Never Knew It Had'

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK

Tributes have been pouring in for Hugo Chavez after the Venezuelan leader lost a two-year battle with cancer on Tuesday night. Condolences for the ...

The Colourful Quotes Of Hugo Chavez

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK

Breast implants, the Falkland Islands and how capitalism may have ended life on Mars. The late Hugo Chavez had an opinion on it all. From describi...