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The week in photos: May 19-25, 2018

May 26, 2018 - 2:59 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

In this photograph taken on May 21, 2018 an internally displaced Afghan child looks on from a windows in her temporary home at a refugee camp on the outskirts of Herat. / AFP PHOTO / HOSHANG HASHIMI

Up to 200,000 protesters march against Venezuela's Maduro

May 21, 2017 - 9:27 AM

Increasing number of gunshot wounds are reported as protests turn violent Federal prosecutors say they are investigating the role of police and military personnel in the incidents

POLITICAL CRISIS. Opposition activists protest against the government of President Nicolas Maduro in San Cristobal, Tachira State, Venezuela, on May 20, 2017. AFP Photo

New 'party' Kilusang Pagbabago formed to protect Duterte

Dec 05, 2016 - 10:29 AM

UPDATED Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco is gathering President Rodrigo Duterte s supporters nationwide to form a mass movement that could potentially become a new political party

Why Duterte is not – and is unlikely to be – a socialist

Jun 29, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Our Hugo Chavez? The new Philippine President may indeed wage a ‘revolution’ – but a ‘revolution’ to stabilize rather than challenge an oppressive social order

President-elect speaks to the crowd gathered for a Thanksgiving Party in Crocodile Park on June 4, 206 in Davao City.

Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader ends hunger strike

Jun 24, 2015 - 1:14 AM

We lift the hunger strike but the struggle continues he says

File photo of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez

Venezuela's Maduro marks two years in power in tough times

Apr 20, 2015 - 12:03 AM

In Venezuela you don t really live any more You survive You get by You work to get from one day to the next

TOUGH TIMES. In this file photo President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro (C) speaks during the opening of Petrocaribe summit in Caracas, Venezuela, 06 March 2015. Miguel Gutierrez/EPA

Venezuela's Maduro hikes salaries by 30 percent

Apr 30, 2014 - 1:55 PM

President Nicolas Maduro promised another increase for later this year

DISSENT IN THEIR RANKS? Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro speaks during a pro-government march in Caracas, Venezuela, 24 February 2014. File photo by Miraflores Press/Handout/EPA

Anti-government protests return to Venezuela's streets

Apr 27, 2014 - 8:37 AM

The marches are the latest in a spate of at times violent anti government unrest that erupted in February and has claimed at least 41 lives

MORE PROTESTS. Demonstrators are seen during a march against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Santa Fe, Caracas, Venezuela, 26 April 2014. Photo by Miguel Gutierrez/EPA

Riot police, protesters clash in Venezuela

Apr 21, 2014 - 4:10 PM

Hundreds of anti government activists marked Easter Sunday in Chacao by holding a peaceful march calling for the resurrection of democracy

Prepare to evacuate, Filipinos in Venezuela told

Mar 07, 2014 - 10:00 AM

The Department of Foreign Affairs raises crisis alert level 2 in Venezuela because of anti government protests there

MORE PROTESTS. Hundreds of people participates in a protest against Venezuelan government, in Caracas, Venezuela, 04 March 2014. Miguel Gutierrez/EPA

Maduro wants South America to meet on Venezuela crisis

Mar 07, 2014 - 7:40 AM

The move came a day after the Venezuelan leader broke off relations with Panama following its call for a meeting of the rival Washington based Organization of American States

DISSENT IN THEIR RANKS? Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro speaks during a pro-government march in Caracas, Venezuela, 24 February 2014. Miraflores Press/Handout/EPA

Venezuela marks year without Chavez amid protests

Mar 05, 2014 - 9:58 PM

A year after socialist revolutionary Hugo Chavez s death Venezuela faces persistent opposition protests

EYES. A year after the death of Venezuelan former President Hugo Chavez, images depicting his eyes are seen everywhere in Caracas- from giant billboards and buildings to t-shirts and notebooks. Photo from AFP/ Leo Ramirez

Thousands protest ahead of Chavez anniversary

Mar 05, 2014 - 7:48 AM

The demonstrators say they want to show that protesters are not just from the middle class and that the capital s poorer places are not all strongholds of the socialist government

MORE PROTESTS. Hundreds of people participates in a protest against Venezuelan government, in Caracas, Venezuela, 04 March 2014. Miguel Gutierrez/EPA

More protests as Venezuela leader calls for talks with US

Feb 22, 2014 - 9:13 AM

2nd UPDATE At least 9 people have been killed in the past two weeks in the wave of protests shaking the Maduro administration

Oliver Stone to make Chavez 'addendum,' not feature

Jul 03, 2013 - 1:59 PM

Finished film will still be in line with director s progressive cinema

POLITICALLY ANGLED. Stone calls some of his films "at deep odds with conventional myth."

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Jun 23, 2013 - 12:07 PM

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7 dead in Venezuela post-election violence

Apr 17, 2013 - 6:48 AM

The political crisis in the oil rich country deepened as protests swept parts of Caracas and other Venezuelan cities for a second day following a weekend election

Chavez heir wins Venezuela vote, opposition requests recount

Apr 15, 2013 - 11:53 AM

UPDATE Venezuela s Maduro wins presidency with 50 66 of vote compared to 49 1 for opposition rival Henrique Capriles a difference of less than 300 000 votes

Capriles photo: AFP/Juan Barreto; Maduro photo: AFP/Leo Ramirez

Venezuela votes to choose Chavez successor

Apr 15, 2013 - 7:25 AM

UPDATE Venezuelans flocked to the polls Sunday April 14 to pick late leader Hugo Chavez s successor

Capriles photo: AFP/Juan Barreto; Maduro photo: AFP/Leo Ramirez

Chavez heir Maduro vows probe into leader's death

Mar 31, 2013 - 11:17 PM

Until the last second of his life he believed that he would live and he wanted to live Maduro told AFP in an exclusive interview

Capriles faces Chavez's ghost in Venezuela vote

Mar 24, 2013 - 10:34 AM

Campaigning officially begins on April 2 but the candidates have already started courting votes in a highly confrontational pre campaign

Capriles photo: AFP/Juan Barreto; Maduro photo: AFP/Leo Ramirez

Chavez successor leads opponent in Venezuela vote

Mar 20, 2013 - 1:53 PM

The private Venezuelan pollster Hinterlaces said 53 percent of Venezuelans would vote for Maduro while 35 percent would vote for Capriles

Capriles photo: AFP/Juan Barreto; Maduro photo: AFP/Leo Ramirez

Thousands make emotional trek to Chavez' tomb

Mar 17, 2013 - 10:36 AM

Thousands of emotional supporters waited and wept Saturday March 16 after making a pilgrimage to the new tomb of former president Hugo Chavez

Handout picture released by the Venezuelan presidency showing members of the presidential Honor Guard carrying the coffin with the remains of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez as it arrives at a temporary resting place at the former "4 de Febrero" barracks -- a barracks-turned-museum that the former paratrooper had used as his headquarters during a failed 1992 coup attempt -- in Caracas, on March 15, 2013. AFP PHOTO/PRESIDENCIA/MARCELO GARCIA/HO

Venezuela election fight to succeed Chavez begins

Mar 12, 2013 - 7:50 AM

UPDATE Venezuela was plunged into a bitter election fight to succeed Hugo Chavez with acting President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Henrique Capriles facing off

Capriles photo: AFP/Juan Barreto; Maduro photo: AFP/Leo Ramirez

Venezuela sets first post-Chavez election for April 14

Mar 10, 2013 - 8:02 AM

A recent survey by pollsters Hinterlaces gave Maduro a 14 point advantage over Capriles

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez waves upon alighting from the plane upon landing at the airport in Tachira, Venezuela, on October 20, 2011. Chavez passed away on March 5, 2013 in Caracas after a long fight with cancer, Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced. AFP PHOTO/ Leo RAMIREZ

Hugo Chávez: Legacy and lessons for us

Mar 09, 2013 - 7:06 PM

Venezuela teaches us that revolution is a process not a one off rupture from the old to the new regime

Venezuela bids farewell to Chavez: 'Struggle goes on'

Mar 09, 2013 - 8:45 AM

UPDATED Venezuela gave Hugo Chavez a lavish farewell at a state funeral Friday March 8 that brought some of the world s most notorious strongmen to tears with music prayers and a fiery speech by his successor

AFP Photo

Chavez follows Stalin and Mao to waxy afterlife

Mar 08, 2013 - 11:42 PM

Hugo Chavez will enter a waxy afterlife when he is embalmed and put on permanent display in Venezuela giving his backers a powerful propaganda tool to ensure his populist movement survives his death

WAXY AFTERLIFE. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, 58, passed away on March 5, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. Photo from AFP

Marcos' mortician offers to embalm Hugo Chavez

Mar 08, 2013 - 1:09 PM

A Philippine mortician famous for putting dead dictator Ferdinand Marcos into a glass display case offered his services Friday to the deceased Hugo Chavez whom Venezuela wants embalmed like Lenin

World leaders at Chavez funeral: Who's Who of US foes

Mar 08, 2013 - 1:04 PM

The late firebrand leftist cultivated close ties with a slew of anti US regimes over his 14 years in power trading weapons and oil to form an alternative bloc against the capitalist empire

Venezuelans begin emotional farewells to Chavez

Mar 07, 2013 - 9:01 AM

UPDATE Hundreds of thousands waved flags and chanted Chavez lives as his hearse crawled across the capital in a seven hour trip from the hospital where he died to a military academy

'CHAVEZ LIVES' Handout picture released by Miraflores presidential palace press office showing an aerial view of the funeral cortege of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on its way to the Military Academy, on March 6, 2013, in Caracas. AFP PHOTO/PRENSA MIRAFLORES

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Mar 06, 2013 - 8:50 PM

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Venezuela says election to be called within 30 days

Mar 06, 2013 - 10:17 AM

Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro will take over as interim president and an election will be called within 30 days the country s foreign minister said Tuesday

Chavez death: LatAm leaders mourn, US hopes for better ties

Mar 06, 2013 - 9:14 AM

Latin America mourned the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Tuesday March 5 as the United States expressed hope his passing would lead to improved relations

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez gestures before voting in Caracas on October 07, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Luis Acosta

Hugo Chavez dies at 58

Mar 06, 2013 - 6:28 AM

UPDATE Chavez will be mourned by many of the country s poor and like minded Latin American leaders such as Raul Castro Rafael Correa and Evo Morales

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez waves upon alighting from the plane upon landing at the airport in Tachira, Venezuela, on October 20, 2011. Chavez passed away on March 5, 2013 in Caracas after a long fight with cancer, Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced. AFP PHOTO/ Leo RAMIREZ

VP: Chavez working during chemotherapy

Mar 03, 2013 - 10:56 AM

Vice President Nicolas Maduro said that the 58 year old socialist leader who is convalescing in seclusion at a Caracas military hospital sent guidance to his cabinet as recently as Friday

RECOVERING. Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez surrounded by his daughters at a hospital in Havana. Photo from AFP

Bolivia's Morales refused permission to see ailing Hugo Chavez

Feb 21, 2013 - 3:16 PM

Doctors for ailing Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez refused to let Bolivian President Evo Morales see his close ally when he went to Caracas this week Morales said Wednesday

Chavez back in Venezuela after cancer surgery

Feb 18, 2013 - 10:51 PM

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returns home after spending more than two months in Cuba for cancer surgery and treatment

Chavez pictures cheer supporters but questions remain

Feb 17, 2013 - 10:18 AM

Although the photographs bring calm to some Venezuelans principally Chavez s supporters they are not a convincing element that points to the president s recovery and that he is capable of resuming his duties

RECOVERING. Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez surrounded by his daughters at a hospital in Havana. Photo from AFP

Venezuela releases first photos of sick Chavez

Feb 15, 2013 - 11:43 PM

Chavez was seen bed ridden but smiling in photos that gave a first glimpse of him since his fourth round of cancer surgery in December

RECOVERING. Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez surrounded by his daughters at a hospital in Havana. Photo from AFP

Fidel Castro makes surprise appearance in Cuba

Feb 05, 2013 - 7:40 AM

The 86 year old Castro cast his ballot at a school in Havana s El Vedado neighborhood on Sunday February 3 engaging in an animated give and take with reporters at the polling station and voters for more than an hour

This handout photo from AIN taken and received on February 3, 2013 shows former Cuban president Fidel Castro talks to the media after casting his vote at a polling station in Havana. AFP PHOTO / Marcelino VAZQUEZ HERNANDEZ / AIN

Chavez joking, giving orders: Venezuelan minister

Jan 22, 2013 - 11:37 AM

Venezuela s top diplomat said Monday January 21 that President Hugo Chavez was joking and giving orders after disappearing from the public eye six weeks ago for cancer surgery in Cuba

Quick, what's the capital of Venezuela? Havana?

Jan 16, 2013 - 8:21 AM

Has Venezuela s capital and decision making process moved to Havana?

Chavez not in coma, responding well to treatment: brother

Jan 13, 2013 - 9:24 AM

Ailing Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is not in a coma and is responding well to cancer treatment in Cuba making daily progress

FOR CHAVEZ. Supporters of the Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez shut slogans outside of the National Assembly in Caracas on January 5, 2013. AFP PHOTO/RAUL ARBOLEDA

Venezuelans swear 'absolute loyalty' to Chavez

Jan 11, 2013 - 7:47 AM

Thousands of Venezuelans attend a huge rally for their cancer stricken president

Ailing Chavez misses Venezuela inauguration rally

Jan 11, 2013 - 12:23 AM

Vice President Nicolas Maduro hosted a meeting of leftist Latin America presidents and other foreign representatives who have come to show support for the Chavez government in a period of deep uncertainty about the future

Venezuela top court upholds delay of Chavez swearing-in

Jan 10, 2013 - 8:51 AM

Venezuela s top court cleared cancer stricken President Hugo Chavez Wednesday January 9 to indefinitely postpone his re inauguration but the opposition said it did not resolve the uncertainties facing the country

The President of the Venezuela's Supreme Tribunal of Justice Luisa Estella Morales (C) speaks during a press conference in Caracas on January 09, 2012. AFP PHOTO / LEO RAMIREZ

Venezuela delays Chavez inauguration as crisis deepens

Jan 09, 2013 - 11:36 AM

Ailing Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez cannot return home in time for his inauguration on Thursday January 10 and so will take the oath of office at a later date before the Supreme Court the government announced

Constitutional fight over Chavez status intensifies

Jan 08, 2013 - 2:06 PM

A constitutional fight over ailing President Hugo Chavez s status intensified Tuesday January 8 with the government planning a massive show of support in the streets on the day he is supposed to be sworn in to a new term

FOR CHAVEZ. Supporters of the Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez shut slogans outside of the National Assembly in Caracas on January 5, 2013. AFP PHOTO/RAUL ARBOLEDA

Venezuela faces uncertainty with Chavez health crisis

Jan 06, 2013 - 1:59 PM

Chavez was re elected on October 7 despite his debilitating battle with cancer and the strongest opposition challenge yet to his 14 year rule in Venezuela

CANCER-STRICKEN. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez greets supporters during a campaign rally in Monagas on September 28, 2012. AFP Photo/Juan Barreto