Hugo Chavez

  1. Alejandro Sanz Back In Venezuela

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Spanish pop star Alejandro Sanz is in Venezuela to perform for the first time in years after concerts in 2007 and 2008 were canceled amid friction between the entertainer and President Hugo Chavez's government. Sanz was in the western city of ...

  2. Alejandro Sanz Appeals To Hugo Chavez

    September 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Spanish singing star Alejandro Sanz wants to declare peace with Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez and play in Caracas. The Miami-based artist saw his November 2007 concert in the Venezuelan capital canceled for "security reasons," after S ...

  3. Venezuelan Government Cracks Down On Radio Stations

    August 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The government of President Hugo Chavez revoked the licenses of 32 radio stations and two television stations over the weekend, as part of a plan to tighten control over local media. The plan has caused concern over the ability of the music indust ...

  4. Mongrel To Play For El Presidente In Venezuela

    March 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mongrel, the genre-smashing U.K. act led by Reverend & the Makers vocalist Jon McClure, will travel to Venezuela in April to record their second album as official guests of president Hugo Chavez. McClure tells Bilboard.biz that he first came t ...

  5. Santos, Ferrero Return To Miami Airwaves March 13

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Univision radio morning personalities Enrique Santos and Joe Ferrero, famous for their prank phone call to Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez impersonating Fidel Castro, will return to the Miami airwaves March 13. Santos and Ferrero will host mornin ...

  6. King's 'Shut Up' Comment Makes Him Online, Ringtone Sensation

    November 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST When king Juan Carlos of Spain angrily told Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez to "just shut up" (porqué no te callas), he could have hardly anticipated becoming a YouTube phenomenon. But the Nov. 12 incident during a summit of leaders of ...