Nicolas Maduro
  • Demonstrators, one holding a poster of opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles, confront riot police from behind a burning barricade in the Altamira neighborhood in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, April 15, 2013.

    Charges that the U.S. Embassy has been 'financing and leading all the violent acts', backing 'neo-Nazi groups'.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 16, 2013, 8:31 PM EDT
  • Supporters hold a toddler wearing a Maduro-style mustache at the closing campaign rally for Venezuela's acting President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday April 11, 2013.

    Just a month after the longtime president died from cancer, the first election will test his grip on the political culture.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 13, 2013, 6:03 PM EDT
  • Supporters ride a motorcycle to the closing campaign rally for ruling party presidential candidate Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, April 11, 2013.

    Extensive campaign arm assembled over 14 years of the former president's rule could be vital to his hand-picked sucessor's election hopes.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 12, 2013, 4:08 PM EDT