Chavez wins constitutional amendment vote

Venezuelans give a ‘yes’ vote to President Hugo Chavez seeking to extend his term in office and bolstering support for his Socialist party. Preliminary results in a referendum vote conducted Sunday showed that 54.36 percent of voters approved a constitutional amendment to scrap electoral term limits, the National Electoral Council president Tibisay Lucena said early […]

Chavez urges withdrawals from U.S. banks

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez urged his Latin American allies on Saturday to begin withdrawing billions of dollars in international reserves from U.S. banks, warning of a looming U.S. economic crisis.Chavez made the suggestion as he hosted a summit aimed at boosting Latin American integration and rolling back U.S. influence. “We should start to bring our […]