Christopher Toothaker

Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - 00:00
The standoff at the Banco Provincial branch was the longest in at least a decade in Venezuela, and every twist and turn became a spectacle in TV and radio news across the country and in neighboring Colombia
Friday, January 25, 2008 - 00:00
Venezuela's government said Colombian President Alvaro Uribe's administration has ignored the plight of hundreds of hostages and is "obsessed with war"
Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 00:00
As Venezuelans celebrated the 1958 overthrow of Gen. Marcos Perez Jimenez, major opposition parties signed an agreement to coordinate efforts in state and local elections this year
Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 00:00
Relatives of the captives brought the socialist leader a sealed letter from their loved ones, carried out of the jungle by the two recently freed hostages
Monday, January 14, 2008 - 00:00
President Hugo Chavez defended Colombia's leftist rebels as armies — not terrorists — on Friday, a day after triumphantly mediating the release of two of their hundreds of hostages
Thursday, January 10, 2008 - 00:00
Colombian rebels on Wednesday provided a pickup location for two hostages they have held for years, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said, and the Colombian government gave him the green light
Tuesday, January 8, 2008 - 00:00
Annual inflation soared to 22.5 percent in 2007, according to the Central Bank - the highest official rate in the region and well above Venezuela's 12 percent target
Monday, January 7, 2008 - 00:00
President Hugo Chavez is putting the brakes on his drive for revolutionary change in Venezuela, shifting away from radical socialist reforms in favor of a pragmatic focus on everyday problems
Monday, January 7, 2008 - 00:00
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Sunday he is waiting to hear from Colombia's largest rebel group about two rebel-held hostages that the guerrillas promised to release to the leftist leader last month.
Thursday, December 27, 2007 - 00:00
Colombia agreed Wednesday to allow Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to send his planes and helicopters into its territory to pick up three hostages who have been held for years by leftist rebels