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Sportswriter Jhonny Gonzalez Killed in Venezuelan Robbery

Venezuelan sportswriter Jhonny Gonzalez was shot and killed in the wee hours Friday while leaving the building where the sports daily Lider has its headquarters, apparently for resisting a robbery, the publication said. continue reading »

Plans to Embalm Hugo Chavez May Have Failed

Acting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday that it would be "rather difficult" to embalm the body of Hugo Chavez because the decision to do so was made too late and the procedure was not started in time. continue reading »

Specialists Who Care for Embalmed Lenin to Help with Chavez Embalming

The Russian specialists who care for the embalmed body of Vladimir Lenin are ready to help in the process of embalming the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. "The institute's experts have the necessary knowledge continue reading »

Latin America News: U.S. Expels Venezuelan Diplomats in Retaliation for Americans Ousted of VZ

In Latin America news, the U.S. has retaliated against Venezuela for the two military diplomats kicked out of the country by kicking out two Venezuelan diplomats. continue reading »

VENEZUELA: At Least 11 Die, 75 Injured in Highway Pile-Up

At least 11 people died and 75 were injured in a pile-up on a highway in the western Venezuelan state of Zulia that included a truck and two buses, authorities said Thursday. continue reading »

President Chavez Supporters Flood into Venezuelan Capital

Thousands of supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez flooded into central Caracas on Thursday to participate in a rally called by the governing PSUV to support the ailing leftist leader on the day he was supported to be sworn in for another term. continue reading »

Latin America News: Ailing Hugo Chavez Sends Christmas Wishes to People of Venezuela

Nicolas Maduro told state television that Chavez telephoned him from the Havana hospital where he is recuperating to issue a "set of work orders." continue reading »

Machine Guns, Grenades and Explosives Found in Venezuelan Prison

Authorities found a well-stocked arsenal at a prison in the central state of Falcon that was evacuated last week for renovations, the minister responsible for Venezuela's penitentiary system said Monday. continue reading »

Venezuela Presidential Election to be Monitored by 139,000 Members of the Military

Venezuela's Oct. 7 general elections will be patrolled by 139,000 troops, the head of the military strategic command, Gen. Wilmer Barrientos, said Monday continue reading »

Former President Jimmy Carter, Hugo Chavez Discuss Upcoming Venezuelan Elections

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said he had a "pleasant conversation" on the phone with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and that he thanked him for describing the Andean nation's electoral process as "the best in the world." continue reading »

Actor Sean Penn Joins Hugo Chavez on His Presidential Campaign in Venezuela (VIDEO)

In spite of a double-digit lead in the upcoming Venezuela Presidential election, current President Hugo Chavez added star power to his campaign, U.S. star power that is. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Venezuela on Your 201st Year of Independence

Today all of Venezuela is celebrating and rejoicing its 201-year old independence from Spain. Christopher Columbus sailed along the eastern coast of Venezuela on his third voyage in 1498, the only one of his four voyages to reach the South American mainland. The Spanish arrived in full force in the 1500's and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, converted the natives to Christianity and enslaved native populations while pillaging the country's gold mines. continue reading »

Cuba and Venezuela Criticized at UN Human Rights Council

Members of the United Nations Human Rights Council were visibly upset last week when one of its leaders criticized both Cuba and Venezuela’s governments. In his critique, the speaker insinuated that Cuba, already a member of the council, and Venezuela, currently applying to become a part of the Council, both violate human rights. continue reading »

Chavez Remains in Cuba but No Health Updates Provided

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has spent more than a week in Havana, where he is undergoing the final phase of his radiation therapy treatment, but he has communicated only via Twitter without giving any details about his health. continue reading »

Venezuelan Hunk Alejandro Chaban to Host Motivational Show on Hispanic YouTube Channel

Venezuelan actor Alejandro Chaban is one of the showbiz celebs who have joined YouTube's new Hispanic-oriented NuevOn channel with the motivational talk show "Yes, You Can with Chaban", his agents said Monday. continue reading »

Caramelos de Cianuro Band Manager Found Slain

Venezuelan musical producer Libero Laizzo, manager of the rock group Caramelos de Cianuro (Cyanide Candy), was found dead on a Caracas highway after being kidnapped earlier this week, the private TV channel Globovision said. continue reading »

WIKILEAKS: Pres. Chavez’s Health is Worse Than Reported, May Have as Little as 1 Year to Live

According to an intelligence report revealed by Wikileaks, the health of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is far worse than is being shared with the public. continue reading »

Chávez Unveils $28M Coffin to Honor Latin American Hero Simón Bolívar

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez unveiled the new pearl and diamond studded coffin during a ceremony marking the 181th anniversary of Bolivar's death. continue reading »

28 Year-Old Former Miss Venezuela, Eva Ekvall, Loses Her Battle With Breast Cancer

Former Miss Venezuela Eva Ekvall died in Houston after fighting breast cancer since last year, her representatives said. She was 28. continue reading »

Cops thwart theft of ATM from Venezuelan fire station

Six armed assailants took an automatic teller machine from a fire station north of the Venezuelan capital, but police were alerted in time to chase down the pickup truck that was carrying the ATM and two of the robbers. continue reading »