Tag: Chavez, Hugo

Venezuelan Opposition Risks an Election Challenge to Maduro

UPATA, Venezuela — His opposition to Venezuela’s authoritarian leader had left him bloodied by government thugs, forced him into hiding in a foreign embassy and pushed him into a nearly two-year exile in Italy, where he sold bread in a train station as he thought of home. Américo De Grazia’s political defiance had also cost […]

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In Venezuela, a Rum Maker Offers Gangsters a Life Outside of Crime

In the process, the family running the company, Ron Santa Teresa, has gone from bankruptcy to exporting an award-winning vintage rum. By Isayen Herrera and Anatoly Kurmanaev Photographs by Adriana Loureiro Fernandez Oct. 16, 2021 SABANETA, Venezuela — They once used the house to hide their kidnapping victims as they awaited ransom. Now they are […]

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