Venezuela goes to the polls

Today, some 17 million Venezuelans go to the polls to vote in a referendum to decide whether officials, the President and other elected persons, such as legislators, Mayors, Councillors etc, can be re-elected indefinitely rather than for a set number of terms. President Hugo Chavez, who has been in power now for ten years, has repeatedly said he is prepared …

Spanish deputy expelled from Venezuela

Venezuela has expelled a Spanish deputy of the European parliament after he reportedly labeled President Hugo Chavez a dictator. A referendum is being held in Venezuela on Sunday to remove all term limits on elected officials, including President Chavez.