Hugo Chavez was president of Venezuela for 14 years, until his death in 2013. Chavez spoke out against America's capitalism and influence in Latin America. In 2005, he expelled from the country a group of evangelical missionaries from U.S.-based New Tribes Ministries.
- Indigenous Venezuelans Protest Mission ExpulsionPlus: Church and state after Katrina, Indiana battles over invocations, and some of the last Harriet Miers stories we'll link to.Compiled by Ted Olsen|
- Why Is Venezuela's Chavez Singling Out New Tribes Mission?Charges sound eerily familiar to Latin American missionaries.by Deann Alford|
- Venezuela Debates New Tribes Mission Expulsion OrderGovernment officials, others call Chavez decision unconstitutional and harmful.by Deann Alford|
- Venezuela to Expel New Tribes MissionAfter additional Robertson comments, President Chavez accuses "imperialist" mission agency of working for CIA.by Deann Alford in Austin, Texas|
- Latin American Evangelicals' Life Just Got HarderPat Robertson's assassination call is more than just an ill-considred remark.by Kenneth D. MacHarg|
- Evangelicals on Opposite Sides in Venezuelan ReferendumPresident Hugo Chavez will need the support of churches to restore progress to the country.By Manuel Quintero, ENI|