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Venezuelan Government Blasts Arrest of Former Spy Chief in Aruba

Venezuelan Government Blasts Arrest of Former Spy Chief in Aruba

Venezuela denounced on Thursday the "illegal and arbitrary" arrest in Aruba of a former head of military intelligence who was traveling on a diplomatic passport. continue reading »

Venezuela Declares China a Critical Element of Its Economy

Venezuela Declares China a Critical Element of Its Economy

Venezuela confirmed Monday that its relations with China have become a fundamental pillar for making progress in almost all sectors of its economy. continue reading »

Venezuelan Mayor from Opposition Party Stabbed to Death

Venezuelan Mayor from Opposition Party Stabbed to Death

Enrique Franceschi, the mayor of the city of Arismendi Rio Caribe, was stabbed to death on Sunday, Venezuelan prosecutors said. continue reading »

Venezuela Auto Industry Faced With “Unprecedented Crisis”

Venezuela Auto Industry Faced With “Unprecedented Crisis”

Venezuela's auto industry is facing an "unprecedented crisis" after vehicle sales plunged 83 percent due to manufacturers' inability to access the dollars they need to purchase imported components, the National Chamber of Commerce for Auto Parts, or Canidra, said. continue reading »

7 Dead, 32 Injured During Traffic Accident in Venezuela

7 Dead, 32 Injured During Traffic Accident in Venezuela

At least seven people died and 32 were injured Wednesday when two buses collided on a highway in eastern Venezuela, authorities said. continue reading »

Venezuelan President Hails Panama’s New Leader

Venezuelan President Hails Panama’s New Leader

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro hailed new Panamanian head of state Juan Carlos Varela and celebrated the restoration of bilateral diplomatic ties, suspended by Caracas during a spat with Panama's previous leader. continue reading »

Venezuelan Doctors Demand Protection as Violence Increases in Hospitals

Venezuelan Doctors Demand Protection as Violence Increases in Hospitals

Venezuela's FMV medical federation demanded Tuesday that the government guarantee security in hospitals after two people were riddled with bullets at a medical center. continue reading »

Former President of Venezuela Ramon Velasquez Dies, Age 97

Former President of Venezuela Ramon Velasquez Dies, Age 97

Attorney and journalist Ramon Velasquez, acting president of Venezuela in 1993-1994, died Tuesday in Caracas, the leader of his Accion Democratica party said. He was 97. continue reading »

Venezuelan Prison Riot Leaves 3 Dead - One of Country’s Most Violent Prisons

Venezuelan Prison Riot Leaves 3 Dead - One of Country’s Most Violent Prisons

Three people died and several were injured in a riot at a prison in western Venezuela, authorities said Monday. continue reading »

Criminals Break Into Venezuelan Police Station to Steal Guns

Criminals Break Into Venezuelan Police Station to Steal Guns

A police station near Caracas was assaulted by four "heavily armed" criminals, who stole 18 handguns and seven ammunition magazines, an official spokesman told Efe Monday. continue reading »

20 People Killed, 10 Injured in Miranda, Venezuela Bus Accident

20 People Killed, 10 Injured in Miranda, Venezuela Bus Accident

At least 20 people were killed and 10 others injured Monday when a bus ran off the road and struck a tree in the central state of Miranda, Venezuelan authorities said. continue reading »

Tough Eviction Laws in Venezuela Dries Up Rental Market

Tough Eviction Laws in Venezuela Dries Up Rental Market

Venezuela's rental market has dried up, with owners reluctant to rent properties three years after enactment of a law that makes it extremely difficult to evict tenants. continue reading »

Venezuela Warns of Payback for Suspension of Gas from Colombia

Venezuela Warns of Payback for Suspension of Gas from Colombia

Venezuelan Energy Minister Rafael Ramirez said the suspension of gas from Colombia could affect the supplies that Venezuela sends to that country in the future. continue reading »

Wives of Jailed Venezuelan Mayors Win Local Elections

Wives of Jailed Venezuelan Mayors Win Local Elections

The landslide electoral victories of the wives of two Venezuelan mayors dismissed and jailed two months ago should oblige the courts to free the two men, the opposition to President Nicolas Maduro's leftist government said. continue reading »

Travel Agencies Demand Venezuelan Gov’t Pay Money Owed to Airlines

Travel Agencies Demand Venezuelan Gov’t Pay Money Owed to Airlines

Dozens of business owners and employees in the travel agency sector protested outside Venezuela's Tourism Ministry to demand the government pay billions of dollars in ticket fees owed to international airlines. continue reading »