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Venezuela Captures Drug-Smuggling Plane With Help of Drones

Venezuelan authorities captured a drug-smuggling plane after the aircraft was spotted by one of the drones the Andean nation is developing in partnership with Iran, President Hugo Chavez said Wednesday. continue reading »

Venezuela, China Working Together to Develop Gold Mine

Venezuela and China have signed an agreement to develop one of the South American country's largest gold mines, one of a series of bilateral accords reached in different areas. continue reading »

Hugo Chavez Honors Mexican Singer Vicente Fernandez With Order of the Liberator

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez welcomed famed Mexican ranchera singer Vicente Fernandez to the Miraflores presidential palace, chatting and singing with the recording artist and honoring him with the Order of the Liberator. continue reading »

Survival Denounces Venezuela’s ‘Whitewash’ of Yanomami ‘Massacre’

Survival has denounced the Venezuelan government’s repeated denials of a massacre against Yanomami Indians, calling on President Chávez to evict all illegal goldminers from indigenous territory and conduct a proper, on-site investigation. continue reading »

Presidential Candidate Henrique Capriles Challenges Hugo Chaves to Debate

Opposition hopeful Henrique Capriles on Friday challenged Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to a debate on the nation's problems with exactly one month to go before the presidential election. continue reading »

U.S. Cargo Ship Seized in Venezuela Accused of Trafficking Weapons, American Consulate Investigating

Venezuelan authorities are holding a U.S.-flagged cargo vessel in the port city of Maracaibo and have arrested the ship's captain, an American diplomatic source told Efe on Friday. continue reading »

Venezuelan Indians Demand Thorough Investigation Despite Government Denying Massacre

The Venezuelan government labeled as false a report that 80 Yanomami Indians were massacred in an area on the Brazilian border, while indigenous organizations said that officials assigned to investigate never made it to the site of the alleged bloodbath. continue reading »

Venezuela Investigates Alleged Massacre of Yanomami Indians

The Venezuelan government sent a team of prosecutors, investigative police and military personnel to determine the facts about an alleged massacre of 80 Yanomami Indians in July that was reported by non-governmental organizations and an opposition lawmaker. continue reading »

Venezuelan Refinery Resumes Operations One Week After Explosion

Production has partially resumed at a refinery in northwestern Venezuela where an explosion last Saturday triggered a huge fire, caused significant material damage and killed at least 42 people, state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. said. continue reading »

Globovision TV Cameraman Wanted for Attempted Murder in Venezuela

A cameraman with the Globovision network is wanted for attempted homicide in connection with a shooting at a farm near the Venezuelan capital, Interior Minister Tareck El Aissami said Friday. continue reading »

Venezuelan Infant Reported Kidnapped Found Dead on Family Property

A 6-month-old baby girl whose mother said she had been kidnapped was found dead in a water tank in the yard of the family's home in a town on the Colombian border, the Venezuelan Attorney General's Office said Thursday. continue reading »

Attorney General Says 42 Died, 132 Injured in Venezuelan Refinery Blast

The explosion at Venezuela's Amuay refinery last weekend killed 42 people, wounded 132 others and left eight people missing, Attorney General Luisa Ortega Diaz said. continue reading »

Death Toll Keeps Climbing in Venezuela Refinery Explosion, 41 Now Dead

Two of the people injured in the explosion at Venezuela's Amuay refinery over the weekend have died while being treated at Coromoto Hospital in the western city of Maracaibo, raising the death toll from the industrial accident to 41, officials said. continue reading »

Venezuelan Oil Refinery Blast’s Death Toll Rises to 39

The death toll from the explosion this weekend at the Amuay oil refinery in the northwestern Venezuelan state of Falcon has risen to 39, the government said. continue reading »

Oil Refinery Explosion in Venezuela Kills 26, Injures 86

The Venezuelan government said that 26 people have now been confirmed killed in an explosion early Saturday at the Amuay oil refinery in the northwestern state of Falcon. continue reading »

Violent Prison Gang Conflict Leaves 25 Dead and 43 Injured in Venezuela

A battle between heavily armed inmate gangs at the Yare I prison near Caracas left 25 people dead and 43 others injured, Venezuela's minister of penitentiaries said Monday. continue reading »

Poll Shows Hugo Chavez Has Slight Lead Over Opponent Henrique Capriles

The Venezuelan research firm Varianzas reported, at a month and a half from the Oct. 7 presidential election, a virtual tie between President Hugo Chavez and the united opposition candidate Henrique Capriles. continue reading »

9 Venezuela Police, 1 Security Agent Arrested in Connection to Drug-Running Airplane

A court in the central Venezuelan state of Carabobo ordered 18 people jailed provisionally, including nine Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) agents and a member of the Sebin intelligence service, in the case of a drug-running aircraft that was nabbed in Spain. continue reading »

OLYMPICS 2012:  Venezuelan Gold Medalist Ruben Limardo Given Hero’s Welcome Back Home

Thousands of Venezuelans turned out on Monday to welcome home Ruben Limardo after he won the gold medal in fencing at the London Olympic Games, the country's first Olympic medal since 1968. continue reading »

Citing Health, Chavez says He will Work Only 8 Hour s a Day and Will No Longer be “Runaway” Horse

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez broke last week's silence to say that "unfortunately" he will no longer be that "runaway" horse that never slept, and that he now works just eight hours a day and sometimes less. continue reading »