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Venezuelan Government to Use Drones to Reduce Violence

Venezuelan Government to Use Drones to Reduce Violence

The Venezuelan government's public safety plan will include radars sensitive to gunfire and drones equipped with video cameras, Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez announced Monday. continue reading »

Despite Opposition, Venezuela Gains Seat on U.N. Security Council

Despite Opposition, Venezuela Gains Seat on U.N. Security Council

Venezuela was elected Thursday to one of the 10 non-permanent seats on the U.N. Security Council for the next two years, succeeding Argentina in one of two slots reserved for Latin American and Caribbean. continue reading »

Venezuelan President Maduro Accuses Opposition Parties of Murder

Venezuelan President Maduro Accuses Opposition Parties of Murder

Venezuela's MUD coalition of opposition political parties rejected Saturday a statement by President Nicolas Maduro accusing them of responsibility in the murder of a ruling-party lawmaker. continue reading »

Jesus Torrealba Named New Chief of Opposition Party in Venezuela

Jesus Torrealba Named New Chief of Opposition Party in Venezuela

Venezuela's opposition Democratic Unity coalition on Wednesday named Jesus Torrealba, a journalist known for his popular programs and initiatives, as its new leader. continue reading »

Clorox Closing Venezuela Operations Due to Economic Instability and Govt Intrusion

Clorox Closing Venezuela Operations Due to Economic Instability and Govt Intrusion

The Clorox Company announced Monday that it has suspended operations in Venezuela in the face of operational restrictions, economic uncertainty and supply interruptions. continue reading »

Venezuela Charges Ex-Bank President with Embezzlement

Venezuela Charges Ex-Bank President with Embezzlement

The Venezuelan Attorney General's Office on Tuesday formally accused the former president of Banco Canarias, Alvaro Gorrin Ramos, with embezzlement and criminal conspiracy. continue reading »

Venezuelan Police Arrest 64 People Following Protests

Venezuelan Police Arrest 64 People Following Protests

At least 64 people were arrested in Venezuela following anti-government protests in Caracas and the western city of Barquisimeto, the executive director of the non-governmental organization Foro Penal Venezolano, Alfredo Romero, said Saturday. continue reading »

Venezuelan Official Denies Fast-Acting Deadly Virus in Hospital

Venezuelan Official Denies Fast-Acting Deadly Virus in Hospital

A Venezuelan governor denied that eight people were killed by a deadly, fast-acting virus at a hospital in the north-central city of Maracay and accused the head of the local medical association of deliberately attempting to sow panic among the local population. continue reading »

Fashion Elite Celebrate Carolina Herrera in NYC

Fashion Elite Celebrate Carolina Herrera in NYC

Hollywood notables such as Lucy Liu, Renee Zellweger and Seth Meyers joined the elite of New York's fashion community on Wednesday for an event honoring Venezuelan-born designer Carolina Herrera. continue reading »

Venezuelan President Restructures Cabinet

Venezuelan President Restructures Cabinet

President Nicolas Maduro announced a major restructuring of his Cabinet that will see the man who has run state oil giant PDVSA for more than a decade become Venezuela's top diplomat. continue reading »

U.S. Revokes Visas for Venezuelan Officials After Alleged Human Rights Violations

U.S. Revokes Visas for Venezuelan Officials After Alleged Human Rights Violations

The U.S. government announced Wednesday that it revoked the visas of several top Venezuelan officials allegedly involved in human rights violations. continue reading »

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 »