Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez is seeking another six-year term, and he's facing a serious challenge from Henrique Capriles. Both candidates are doing last-minute campaigning across the border in Colombia to try to pick up votes for Sunday's election.
Venezuelans go to the polls on Sunday. And incumbent president Hugo Chavez faces his most serious challenge in years. Chavez also faces a public that's increasingly disenchanted with his socialist revolution.
In Venezuela, the snap election for president is getting under way, but the late Hugo Chavez is still the looming presence. His vice president, Nicolas Maduro, is campaigning on a promise to carry the Chavez torch.
Venezuela's opposition is scrambling to mount a campaign for president, following the death of Hugo Chavez. The race pits opposition Henrique Capriles against acting president Nicolas Maduro. But in many ways, Capriles is running against a dead man.
Venezuelans head to the polls Sunday to pick a new leader. They'll chose between Nicolas Maduro, who vows to continue Chavez's socialist policies, and opposition Henrique Capriles. Jennifer McCoy of the Carter Center is there to monitor the vote.
Hugo Chavez has been president of Venezuela for 12 years -- and he remains popular. But the outspoken leader of the South American country is facing the toughest challenge of his electoral career from Henrique Capriles, and it comes at a time when Chavez is battling cancer.