Articles by Christopher Toothaker

Chavez Takes a Stab at a Security Council Seat

  • 17 October 06
  • The Associated Press
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez vowed that his country would win a seat on the United Nations Security Council in a tightly contested vote Monday despite months of U.S. lobbying against his country's bid.

Social Forum Opens in Venezuela

  • 24 January 06
  • The Associated Press
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is hosting one of the world's largest anti-globalization, anti-war events starting Tuesday -- and the timing couldn't be better.

Chavez Responds to U.S. Preacher's Call for Death

  • 25 August 05
  • The Associated Press
Venezuela condemned American religious broadcaster Pat Robertson for suggesting President Hugo Chavez should be killed, saying he committed a crime that is punishable in the United States.

Chavez Protests U.S. Criticism

  • 25 January 05
  • The Associated Press
Supporters of Venezuela's leftist President Hugo Chavez marched through Caracas on Sunday demanding Colombia and the United States respect Venezuela's sovereignty following U.S. criticism and an admission by Colombia that it paid a bounty to capture a rebel on Venezuelan soil.

Venezuela's Strike Worsens as Chavez Warns Schools

  • 13 January 03
  • The Associated Press
President Hugo Chavez vowed he will not be driven from office by a six-week strike, and threatened to fire or jail teachers joining the work stoppage.