Hugo Chavez
  • A worker weighs a bag of government subsidized food for a customer at a state-run market.

    Lately, consumers have had particular trouble finding staples like chicken, cooking oil, sugar and coffee, as well as toilet paper and some medicines

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 15, 2013, 12:56 PM EST
  • A man holding a framed image of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez.

    Rallies held across the nation hours before announcement that Hugo Chavez was responding favorably to treatment for a respiratory infection.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 14, 2013, 2:44 PM EST
  • A mural of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez decorates a wall in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.

    An alternative inauguration is scheduled to take place outside the presidential palace in a show of solidarity for the ailing Venezuelan president.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 10, 2013, 5:20 PM EST