Nicholas Maduro during the closing rally of his campaign in Caracas
Hugo Chavez's Heir Nicolas Maduro Wins Venezuela Presidency
By Amaris Castillo | 04/15/2013 - 10:02

The election of Hugo Chavez’s successor on Sunday has sparked a demand for a recount by his rival. Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela’s presidential election on Sunday by a very narrow margin (234,935 votes to be exact) and according to electoral officials, he earned just 50.7 percent of the votes compared to 49.1 percent for Henrique Capriles.


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Benicio del Toro Meets Hugo Chavez
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 03/05/2009 - 11:00

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is no stranger to Hollywood’s A-list, so it only makes sense that he would bring Benicio del Toro into his fold. The two actaully have a lot in common. Del Toro stars as revolutionary icon Ernesto “Che” Guevara in Che, and Chavez is an avid fighter for socialism who thinks of himself as quite the celebrity.


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