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Venezuela releases US ship, skipper (Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Sep 12 (IANS/EFE) Venezuela has released a US-flagged cargo ship and its captain after investigating an undeclared weapon found on it, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday.The vessel ... Read more...

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Venezuela releases US ship, skipper


September 12th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Sep 12 (IANS/EFE) Authorities in the western port city of Maracaibo released a US-flagged cargo ship and its captain after investigating an undeclared weapon found on the vessel, Venezuelan ... Read more...

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Cancer once made Chavez consider leaving politics


September 5th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Sep 5 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez acknowledged Tuesday that he thought about abandoning public life after discovering he had cancer in June 2011, for which he had to ... Read more...

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Venezuelan presidential candidate says women are his weakness


September 3rd, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Sep 3 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles said that women are his "weakness" and added he was convinced that they will be the ones who win him ... Read more...

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Venezuela refinery blast: Toll rises to 26


August 26th, 2012 - 8:56 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, Aug 26 (IANS) The toll in a powerful blast at a refinery in Venezuela has risen to 26, officials said. A 10-year-old child was among the dead.The blast that ... Read more...

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Seven die in Venezuelan refinery blast


August 25th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Aug 25 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and 48 injured Saturday in a gas explosion at an oil refinery in western Venezuela, media reports said.The incident took ... Read more...

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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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Venezuelan lawmakers honour Olympic fencing champ


August 15th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Aug 15 (IANS/EFE) Fencer Ruben Limardo has been honoured by Venezuela's National Assembly for the gold medal he won at the London Olympic Games.The lawmakers began the congressional session ... Read more...

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Russia avoids US, draws Spain in Olympic basketball


July 9th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, July 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has avoided the United States but has been drawn in a group with European champions Spain for the men's Olympic basketball tournament.The Russians secured ... Read more...

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‘Venezuela poor host for Olympic basketball qualifying’


July 3rd, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, July 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia point guard Alexey Shved Tuesday slammed the choice of Venezuela as the venue for the Olympic basketball qualification tournament, saying the players are cooped ... Read more...

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Chavez to launch re-election bid


June 7th, 2012 - 9:43 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, June 7 (IANS) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will officially register his candidacy in upcoming presidential elections to secure a third six-year term to continue his socialist reforms, according to ... Read more...

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Four die in Venezuelan helicopter crash (Lead)


May 19th, 2012 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, May 19 (IANS/EFE) Four air force personnel were killed and another injured Friday when their helicopter crashed during exercises in the western state of Yaracuy, Venezuela's defense minister said.The ... Read more...

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Venezuelan killed by stray shot from prison


May 10th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, May 10 (IANS/EFE) The Venezuelan government confirmed Wednesday that a Caracas resident died at his home when he was struck by a stray bullet fired from inside a nearby ... Read more...

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Chavez says he forgives those who desired his death


April 25th, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, April 25 (IANS/EFE) President Hugo Chavez said in a videotape broadcast Tuesday that he has forgiven all those who have desired his death."For those who have bad wishes ... Read more...

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Costa Rican diplomat kidnapped in Venezuela


April 10th, 2012 - 7:48 am ICT by IANS
San Jose, April 10 (IANS) A Costa Rican diplomat has been kidnapped for ransom in the Venezuelan capital, Costa Rica's foreign ministry said Monday.Guillermo Cholele, a trade attache of Costa ... Read more...

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Gunman robs doctors mid-surgery at Venezuelan hospital


March 11th, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, March 11 (IANS/EFE) A man robbed a surgeon and his staff at gunpoint during a procedure being performed in the operating theater of a hospital in the central Venezuelan ... Read more...

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Chavez says tumour was malignant


March 5th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, March 5 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Sunday that he will undergo more radiation therapy after confirming that the tumour that was removed from his body Feb 26 ... Read more...

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Five accused of sex crimes slain in Venezuela prison


January 3rd, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Jan 3 (IANS/EFE) Five people accused of rape and other sexual offences against minors in Venezuela were murdered in their prison cells by other inmates, officials said.Police in the ... 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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Former Miss Venezuela dies at 28


December 19th, 2011 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, Dec 19 (IANS/EFE) Former Miss Venezuela Eva Ekvall died in Houston after fighting breast cancer since last year, her representatives said. She was 28."Sadly, cancer had the last word," ... Read more...

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Venezuela, Colombia liberalise bilateral trade


November 29th, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Nov 29 (IANS/EFE) Trade between neighbours Venezuela and Colombia is to be liberalized under an agreement signed here Monday by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and visiting Colombian counterpart Juan ... Read more...

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Top Colombian drug lord held


November 29th, 2011 - 9:30 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, Nov 29 (IANS) A top Colombian drug lord has been captured in a northern Venezuelan city.Maximiliano Bonilla Orozco, alias "Valenciano", was arrested late Sunday in Maracay, Xinhua reported.Colombian President ... Read more...

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Kidnapped Venezuelan baseball player rescued


November 13th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Nov 13 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan baseball player Wilson Ramos, who was kidnapped last week, has been found alive in a mountainous region, a minister has announced.Ramos was found in an ... Read more...

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he is free of cancer


October 21st, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by BNO News
CARACAS (BNO NEWS) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez on Thursday said he is free of cancer after returning from Cuba where he underwent medical tests. It concludes several months of treatment.Chávez said ... Read more...

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Chavez says he’s free of cancer


October 21st, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Oct 21 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Thursday that the tests he underwent in recent days in Cuba detected no "malignant cells".Dressed in a military uniform upon his ... Read more...

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Venezuela doesn’t believe it needs more jails


September 28th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Sep 28 (IANS/EFE) The head of the Penitentiary Service of Venezuela does not believe it is necessary to build more prisons and said that, in fact, the government is ... Read more...

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Venezuela president goes for last chemotherapy session


September 18th, 2011 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, Sep 18 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has announced that he was travelling to Cuba to undergo the fourth round of chemotherapy, which he said will probably be the ... Read more...

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Chavez in good health after chemotherapy


September 4th, 2011 - 8:03 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, Sep 4 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has said that after finishing his third round of chemotherapy his health was "perfect"."I'm going strong," said Chavez, as he left the ... Read more...

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Dissatisfied customer murders tailor


September 1st, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Sep 1 (IANS/EFE) A customer dissatisfied with the adjustments made to a pair of pants stabbed a tailor to death in Venezuela, media reports said.Sabato Moschiano, a 43-year-old Italian ... Read more...

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`El Rumor de las Piedras’ to represent Venezuela at Oscars


August 23rd, 2011 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, Aug 23 (IANS/EFE) "El Rumor de las Piedras", directed by Alejandro Bellame, will represent Venezuela in the Best Foreign Film category at the 84th edition of the Oscars."It's a ... Read more...

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15 killed in Venezuela bus accident


August 23rd, 2011 - 5:10 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, Aug 23 ( (IANS) At least 15 people were killed and 30 injured in an accident involving three vehicles early Monday in southwest Venezuela, police said.The accident happened at 4.00 ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s family not in Tunisia: Official


August 20th, 2011 - 9:54 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, Aug 20 (IANS) The Tunisian government has denied reports that the family of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was in Tunisia, Xinhua reported.The interior ministry spokesman said: "Our teams are ... Read more...

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Venezuela to pull gold reserves out of US, Europe


August 19th, 2011 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, Aug 19 (IANS/EFE) Venezuela will remove its international gold reserves from the US and Europe and place them in countries with "solid" economies like China, Russia and Brazil, President ... Read more...

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Hugo Chavez exercises after cancerous tumour surgery


July 31st, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, July 31 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, recovering after a surgery to remove a cancerous tumour, is now keen on doing exercises and constantly talks about the need for ... Read more...

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Venezuela provides $2 bn for fund with China


July 11th, 2011 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, July 11 (IANS) President Hugo Chavez has signed a $2 billion contribution from Venezuela to a binational fund with China.The approval of "this new tranche" of funding is "another ... Read more...

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