andean nation

Venezuela prison brawl toll rises to 26


August 24th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Aug 24 (IANS/EFE) The toll in last weekend's battle between heavily armed inmate gangs at the Yare I prison near Caracas has risen to 26, said authorities.The initial casualty ... Read more...

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25 killed in brawl at Venezuelan prison (Lead)


August 21st, 2012 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, Aug 21 (IANS/EFE) A battle between heavily armed inmate gangs at the Yare I prison near Caracas left 25 people dead and 43 injured, Venezuela's minister of penitentiaries said.Among ... Read more...

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Assange gets asylum in Ecuador (Lead, Changing dateline)


August 16th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 16 (IANS) Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was finally granted political asylum by Ecuador Thursday, two months after he took refuge in the Andean nation's London embassy while fighting ... Read more...

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Britain threatening to take Assange by force: Ecuador


August 16th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Quito, Aug 16 (IANS/EFE) Ecuador said Wednesday that the British government has raised the possibility of forcibly removing Julian Assange from the Andean nation's embassy in London, where the WikiLeaks ... Read more...

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Venezuela boosts oil sales to China


August 14th, 2012 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, Aug 14 (IANS/EFE) Venezuela has increased oil sales to China to 640,000 barrels a day, the Andean nation's energy minister said."Before, we never sold a single barrel of petroleum ... Read more...

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Bolivia pursues hydro-power deal with China


July 30th, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
La Paz, July 30 (IANS/EFE) Bolivia signed a memorandum of understanding with Hydrochina Corporation that calls for the Chinese state-owned firm to conduct a free feasibility study for the construction ... Read more...

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Two Colombian rebels killed by their own bomb


June 8th, 2012 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, June 8 (IANS/EFE) Two members of the FARC guerrilla group were killed when a bomb they were planning to launch at a police post accidentally detonated, Colombian police said.The ... Read more...

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Colombian rebels set condition for freeing French reporter


May 8th, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, May 8 (IANS/EFE) Colombia's FARC rebels said they are prepared to release a French journalist they have been holding since April 28 only in the context of a debate ... Read more...

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Colombian firm makes new oil find


April 26th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, April 26 (IANS/EFE) State oil company Ecopetrol announced a new crude discovery at an exploratory well in Tisquirama, a block in northern Colombia that has been in commercial production ... Read more...

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Man trapped in Peru gold mine rescued


April 20th, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Lima, April 20 (IANS/EFE) A miner who was trapped in a cave-in at a southeastern Peruvian gold mine earlier this week has been rescued.Medardo Gutierrez had been partially buried in ... Read more...

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Colombia’s FARC rules out surrender


April 20th, 2012 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, April 20 (IANS/EFE) Colombia's FARC rebels said they won't surrender or lay down their weapons as a precondition for dialogue with the government of President Juan Manuel Santos."For our ... Read more...

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Colombian troops kill rebel blamed for 84 deaths


April 18th, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, April 18 (IANS/EFE) Colombian troops killed a rebel who was behind a 1998 attack on a fuel pipeline that left 84 people dead, the army said Tuesday.Julian Artigas was ... Read more...

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Trapped Peruvian miners fine, awaiting rescue


April 10th, 2012 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
Lima, April 10 (IANS/EFE) One of the nine men trapped inside a gold and copper mine in southern Peru said Monday that he and his comrades are well and eager ... Read more...

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Chavez heads back to Venezuela


March 17th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, March 17 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced Friday via Twitter that he was returning to the Andean nation after spending three weeks in Cuba for cancer treatment."Good afternoon, ... Read more...

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Venezuela will become world’s top oil exporter: Chavez


December 29th, 2011 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, Dec 29 (IANS/EFE) Venezuela, which has the world's largest certified reserves of petroleum, will become the top oil exporter within the next 10 years, President Hugo Chavez said."We will ... Read more...

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Venezuela aims to boost oil output


December 21st, 2011 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, Dec 21 (IANS/EFE) Oil-rich Venezuela will boost its production of crude to 3.5 million barrels per day in 2012, President Hugo Chavez said."We are at 3 million, fluctuating there ... Read more...

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Guerrillas use dead body in attack in Colombia


December 8th, 2011 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Dec 8 (IANS/EFE) Four police officers were slightly wounded Wednesday when they approached a man's body that FARC rebels left surrounded with explosives on the outskirts of Florencia, a ... Read more...

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Spanish energy firm to invest $640 mn in Bolivia


November 24th, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
La Paz, Nov 24 (IANS/EFE) Repsol CEO Antonio Brufau told Bolivian President Evo Morales that the Spanish energy giant plans to invest $640 million in operations in this Andean nation ... Read more...

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Venezuela freezes prices of 18 products


November 23rd, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Nov 23 (IANS/EFE) The Venezuelan government ordered a freeze on the prices of 18 products under the new Fair Price Law, with which Caracas intends to take one more ... Read more...

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Over 50 percent of Ecuador’s oil exports went to China


October 21st, 2011 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Quito, Oct 21 (IANS/EFE) About 54 percent of Ecuador's oil exports in September went to China, state-owned Petroecuador said Thursday, adding that the remaining exports of crude went to Venezuela ... Read more...

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Indian-origin entrepreneur builds wine chateau in Argentina


September 6th, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mendoza (Argentina), Sep 6 (IANS) Life's a voyage for this promising entrepreneur. Meet Aziz Abdul who has come a long way from his humble background in Asia to build a ... Read more...

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Colombian couple wins World Tango Championship


August 31st, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Aug 31 (IANS/EFE) A Colombian couple won the 9th World Tango Championship in Buenos Aires in a very close final in the ballroom category, a style uniquely identified ... Read more...

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Venezuela surpasses Saudi Arabia in oil reserves


July 20th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, July 20 (IANS/EFE) Venezuela is now the country with the most proven crude oil reserves on the planet, 296.5 billion barrels, according to the Annual Statistical Bulletin of the ... Read more...

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Bomb strapped to horse wounds two Colombian soldiers


July 12th, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, July 12 (IANS/EFE) Two soldiers were wounded when suspected members of the leftist FARC guerrilla group set off a bomb planted on a horse in a jungle area in ... Read more...

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2 children die in Colombia landmine blast


April 20th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, April 20 (IANS/EFE) Two children died and their father was seriously wounded after stepping on a landmine on a country road in the northwestern Colombian province of Antioquia, the ... Read more...

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`Ticket to Paradise’ takes top prize at Havana Film Fest New York


April 17th, 2011 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 17 (IANS/EFE) Cuban film "Boleto al paraiso" (Ticket to Paradise) by Gerardo Chijona took home best picture at the Havana Film Festival New York.The film was based ... Read more...

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Colombia has record oil output in February


March 10th, 2011 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, March 10 (IANS/EFE) Colombia's oil output reached a record high of 861,000 barrels per day (bpd) in February, up 13.4 percent from the same month of 2010, authorities said.Average ... Read more...

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Bolivia plans $1.73 bn in energy investments in 2011


December 27th, 2010 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
La Paz, Dec 27 (IANS/EFE) Bolivia plans to invest $1.73 billion in the energy industry in 2011, focusing on gas to ensure adequate production to supply Argentina and Brazil, as well as ... Read more...

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Colombian regulator approves BP asset sell-off


December 23rd, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Dec 23 (IANS/EFE) Colombia's competition regulator has given the green light for state oil firm Ecopetrol and Canada's Talisman to acquire the Colombian unit of BP Plc.Ecopetrol said Tuesday in a ... Read more...

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US scientist, wife held for selling N-weapon detail


September 18th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS/EFE) A US scientist ans his wife have been arrested for passing on secret information to a man posing as Venezuelan spy to help that country develop a ... Read more...

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Ecuador’s oil exports up almost 74 percent


August 24th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Quito, Aug 24 (IANS/EFE) Ecuador's oil exports rose almost 74 percent in the first half of 2010 compared to the same period last year, although that increase was due entirely to higher ... Read more...

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BP sells operation in Colombia


August 4th, 2010 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Aug 4 (IANS/EFE) Colombian state oil company Ecopetrol S.A. and Canadian firm Talisman have reached an agreement to buy the Colombia operation of BP Plc for $1.75 billion. The deal for BP ... Read more...

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Chile look to recreate past magic


June 2nd, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago, June 2 (DPA) The last time the Andean nation of Chile made an appearance at a World Cup finals was back in 1998. Since then their golden generation of players most ... Read more...

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Venezuela, China announce joint oil venture


April 20th, 2010 - 7:15 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, April 20 (IANS/EFE) Venezuela and China will together invest $16.32 billion in a joint oil venture to pump 400,000 barrels per day from the Junin 4 Block in the Andean nation's ... Read more...

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Eight miners killed in Colombia


April 9th, 2010 - 8:18 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, April 9 (IANS/EFE) The bodies of eight miners killed by FARC guerrillas were found Thursday near a gold mine in a mountainous section of the southwestern Colombian province of Cauca, Caracol ... Read more...

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