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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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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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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 takes to Twitter after surgery


March 2nd, 2012 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, March 2 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez spoke out on Twitter a day after undergoing an operation in Cuba for a lesion in the same part of his body ... Read more...

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Chavez in good physical condition after operation: Venezuela


February 29th, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, Feb 29 (IANS/EFE) President Hugo Chavez is in "good physical condition" after an operation in Cuba for a lesion in the same part of his body where Cuban surgeons ... Read more...

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Venezuela pays Exxon $250 mn for nationalized assets


February 17th, 2012 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, Feb 17 (IANS/EFE) Venezuela has paid US oil giant ExxonMobil $250 million in compensation for the 2007 nationalization of crude assets.This brings an end to a "legal situation established ... Read more...

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Venezuela completes repatriation of gold


February 1st, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Feb 1 (IANS/EFE) The Venezuelan government received the last 14 tonnes of gold of a total of 160 tonnes that were deposited in banks in other countries, and which ... Read more...

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US expels top Venezuelan diplomat


January 9th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US has declared Venezuela's consul general in Miami persona non grata and given her until Tuesday to leave the country, a State Department spokesman ... 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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Venezuelan TV network fined $2 mn


October 19th, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, Oct 19 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan broadcasting regulators Tuesday fined Globovision television 9.3 million bolivares ($2.1 million) for the network's coverage of a prison siege.The fine is equivalent to 7.5 percent ... Read more...

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Venezuelan president wants Carter to join Libya mission


March 5th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has proposed the inclusion of former US president Jimmy Carter in a peace mission to Libya.Opponents of Libyan leader Muammar ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s son hiding on Venezuelan island


February 25th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 25(ANI): One of the sons of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi is in hiding on an island off the coast of Venezuela, a politician in the South American country has claimed.Orlando ... Read more...

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Undersea fiber-optic cable reaches Cuba


February 10th, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Feb 10 (IANS/EFE) Cuba held a ceremony Wednesday to mark the arrival of an undersea fiber-optic cable from Venezuela - a link expected to provide a big boost to Internet speed ... 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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Former Los Alamos National Laboratory workers indicted on charges of trying to provide nuclear secrets


September 18th, 2010 - 2:36 am ICT by BNO News
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO (BNO NEWS) – An Albuquerque, New Mexico couple on Friday were charged in a 22-count indictment regarding the development of a nuclear weapons program for Venezuela using U.S. classified ... Read more...

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Venezuelan anti-Chavez farmer dies after hunger strike


August 31st, 2010 - 10:30 pm ICT by BNO News
CARACAS, VENEZUELA (BNO NEWS) – A Venezuelan farmer died on Monday after 8 hunger strikes and six years of protest against President Hugo Chavez and his government's land policies, Globovision Television reported ... Read more...

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Chilean senators barred from entering Venezuela


July 18th, 2010 - 7:57 am ICT by IANS
Caracas (Venezuela), July 18 (IANS/EFE) Chilean senators who were planning to observe Venezuela's general elections in September will not be allowed to enter the country, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has said. The institutions ... Read more...

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Venezuela nabs Colombian drug lord


May 30th, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, May 30 (IANS/EFE) Colombian Carlos Ojeda Herrera, wanted in the US on heroin-trafficking charges, was arrested in the northern Venezuelan state of Anzoategui, said Interior Minister Tarek El Aissami. "President Hugo Chavez ... Read more...

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Hugo Chavez to nationalize Venezuelan private university


May 13th, 2010 - 1:34 am ICT by BNO News
CARACAS, VENEZUELA (BNO NEWS) -- Leftist Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced on Tuesday night on his Twitter account his plans to nationalize a private university."I inform, attention Barinas, students of the Univ. ... Read more...

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Indian firms to increase oil production in Venezuela


May 6th, 2010 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) India Wednesday told Venezuela that Indian companies would be increasing production from oil fields in the Latin American country that could be sent for further processing in ... Read more...

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American Scientist Proclaims That The Liberator Simon Bolivar Could Have Expired Due To Poison


May 5th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 5, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): An American scientist is endorsing a conjecture that has been broadly discarded as a personal fixation of the Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez. The conjecture is ... Read more...

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New OAS report expresses concern about anti-Semitism in Venezuela


March 9th, 2010 - 3:45 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has issued a new report that reviews civil, political, and social rights in the Latin American nation, expressing concern about ... Read more...

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Venezuela forgives any debt held by Haiti


January 27th, 2010 - 1:32 am ICT by BNO News
CARACAS, VENEZUELA (BNO NEWS) – Venezuela President Hugo Chavez on Monday announced that the Venezuelan government will forgive any debts held by Haiti.During a meeting of the Political Council of Bolivarian Alliance ... Read more...

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Venezuela announces power-rationing plan


January 13th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Jan 13 (IANS/EFE) The Venezuelan government will begin a nationwide power-rationing plan, the electricity minister has said. Official news agency ABN cited Angel Rodriguez as saying that directors of the state-owned National ... Read more...

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Venezuela may shut industries due to power shortage


January 6th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Jan 6 (IANS/EFE) Hit by a severe power crisis, Venezuela has announced that it may shut down a few aluminium and steel plants as part of the country's electricity conservation measures. The ... Read more...

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Chavez shot at golf ‘out of bounds’: US


August 13th, 2009 - 4:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (DPA) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was "out of bounds" by suggesting that golf was a bourgeois sport, the US State Department has said, defending the sport as a ... Read more...

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Venezuela seizes food plant owned by US company


May 16th, 2009 - 3:20 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, May 16 (DPA) The Venezuelan government Friday took over a food-processing plant owned by US food giant Cargill, arguing that it had violated state rules for the production of goods with ... Read more...

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Chavez says he wants to be Obama’s friend


April 18th, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.18 (ANI): Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has said that he would like to be good friends with US President Barack Obama, suggesting possibilities of an eminent thaw in hostile relations ... Read more...

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Chavez makes surprise visit to Cuba


February 22nd, 2009 - 6:44 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Feb 22 (IANS) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has arrived on a surprise visit to Cuba and met his counterpart Raul Castro, according to an official communique Saturday. This is Chavez's fifth visit ... Read more...

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Yet another finance scandal: Stanford Bank took $8 bn


February 20th, 2009 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City/New York, Feb 20 (DPA) Latin American countries have moved to stem losses from another US finance scandal, this time centred on Texas billionaire Robert Allen Stanford and his Antigua-based bank. ... Read more...

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Israel expels Venezuelan diplomats


January 29th, 2009 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Jan 28 (Xinhua) Israel has expelled all diplomatic staff from the Venezuelan embassy in response to a similar action by the South American state earlier this month, the Jerusalem Post reported ... Read more...

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Venezuela expels Israel’s envoy over Gaza attacks


January 7th, 2009 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Jan 7 (IANS) The Venezuelan government has expelled Israel's envoy to the country over attacks on Gaza by Israeli military that left at least 600 people dead, EFE reported.Shlomo Cohen and ... Read more...

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Cubans encouraged to build their own houses now


January 6th, 2009 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Jan 6 (IANS) In yet another sign of bringing change to the communist country, President Raul Castro has encouraged Cubans to build thier own houses, EFE news agency reported Tuesday.Raul, who ... Read more...

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Venezuela condemns deadly bomb attacks in India


November 1st, 2008 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Nov 1 (Xinhua) Venezuela has strongly condemned the deadly serial bomb attacks in India's Assam state, which killed at least 77 people and injured some 300."The Venezuelan government reaffirms its repudiation ... Read more...

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Venezuela expels critical HRW officials


September 20th, 2008 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Sep 20 (DPA) Venezuelan government has ordered Human Rights Watch (HRW) director for the Americas Jose Miguel Vivanco and his deputy to leave the country "immediately", saying his criticism was part ... Read more...

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