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Venezuelan President Maduro Officially Declares ‘It’s Christmas’ in His Country

Venezuelan President Maduro Officially Declares ‘It’s Christmas’ in His Country

Over the weekend, Maduro officially declared that Christmas had come to the South American country nearly two months early. The 50-year-old President and hand-picked successor of the late Hugo Chavez, gave out Christmas gifts to government employees in the form of bonuses and pensions. He proceeded to light the Nativity lights at the presidential palace, Palacio de Miraflores. continue reading »

14 Cops Tied to Attacks on Federal Property in Venezuela

14 Cops Tied to Attacks on Federal Property in Venezuela

A court in the northeastern Venezuelan city of Maturin on Tuesday ordered 14 Monagas state police held without bail on charges of attacking federal government buildings. continue reading »

VENEZUELA: Six Die in Amazonas Prison Fight

VENEZUELA: Six Die in Amazonas Prison Fight

Six inmates were killed and two more were injured Tuesday in a brawl at a prison in the southwestern Venezuelan state of Amazonas, Gov. Liborio Guarulla said. continue reading »

Two Drug Smuggling Planes Shot Down in Venezuela

Two Drug Smuggling Planes Shot Down in Venezuela

The Venezuelan military downed two drug-smuggling aircraft in a 24-hour period, the head of the armed forces Strategic Operational Command said Monday. continue reading »

Venezuela Denies Guyana’s Accusations, Demands Explanation

Venezuela Denies Guyana’s Accusations, Demands Explanation

Venezuela fired back at Guyana over an incident in disputed Atlantic waters, demanding a "satisfactory explanation" from its neighbor for allowing oil vessels in what it said was its Exclusive Economic Zone. continue reading »

No End in Sight for 22-Day Old Steel Strike in Venezuela

No End in Sight for 22-Day Old Steel Strike in Venezuela

A strike involving 14,000 workers at Venezuela's largest steelmaker, state-owned Sidor, has reached 22 days despite "bluster" from President Nicolas Maduro, and "no solution is on the horizon," labor leader Yunis Hernandez said Tuesday. continue reading »

Grenade Attack on Venezuelan Officials Kills 3

Grenade Attack on Venezuelan Officials Kills 3

Three assailants died Thursday in an attack on the head of Venezuela's Indepabis consumer protection agency, who escaped unscathed, police said. "We know that an irregular situation arose. Three people died in the event," deputy policy chief Douglas Rico told reporters. continue reading »

U.S. Expels 3 Venezuelan Diplomats Living in Washington, Houston

U.S. Expels 3 Venezuelan Diplomats Living in Washington, Houston

The United States is throwing out the charge d'affaires at the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington and two other diplomats from the Andean nation, the State Department said. continue reading »

U.S. Denies Conspiracy Against Venezuela

U.S. Denies Conspiracy Against Venezuela

The State Department on Tuesday denied Venezuelan charges that three U.S. diplomats in Caracas conspired against the Andean nation and said it is mulling a response to the trio's expulsion. continue reading »

Venezuelan President Maduro Tells U.S. Diplomats “Yankees Go Home” Allegedly Plotting Against Him

Venezuelan President Maduro Tells U.S. Diplomats “Yankees Go Home” Allegedly Plotting Against Him

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Monday the expulsion of the charge d'affaires and two other diplomats at the U.S. Embassy in Caracas for allegedly promoting sabotage. continue reading »

Henderson Alvarez’ No-Hitter One of the Few Highlights of Marlins’ Awful Season

Henderson Alvarez’ No-Hitter One of the Few Highlights of Marlins’ Awful Season

he Miami Marlins' 62 wins were the fewest for any club in the National League, but the team ended the season on a positive note as Henderson Alvarez pitched a no-hitter in a 1-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers. continue reading »

Aerosmith Performs for Thousands of Fans in Venezuela

Aerosmith Performs for Thousands of Fans in Venezuela

U.S. band Aerosmith thrilled Caracas with a concert loaded with the great rock music that has distinguished the group for more than four decades, performing before some 10,000 people who sang along with the band's famous hits after waiting three years to see them again live since their last appearance in Venezuela in 2010. continue reading »

Venezuela’s “Pelo Malo” Wins Golden Shell at San Sebastian

Venezuela’s “Pelo Malo” Wins Golden Shell at San Sebastian

The movie "Pelo Malo" (Bad Hair) by Venezuelan director Mariana Rondon was unanimously voted on Saturday as winner of the Golden Shell at the 61st San Sebastian Film Festival by a jury presided by film director Todd Haynes. continue reading »

Venezuela Takes Over Airport Security In Light of Drug Smuggling

Venezuela Takes Over Airport Security In Light of Drug Smuggling

The central government took charge of security at the country's main international airport after learning that military and civilian officials connived in smuggling 1.5 tons of cocaine to France, Venezuela's interior minister said Thursday. continue reading »

Venezuela and China Reaffirm Their Strong Ties

Venezuela and China Reaffirm Their Strong Ties

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday concluded the meetings of his first state visit to China since he succeeded the late Hugo Chavez, the architect of Caracas' close links with Beijing. continue reading »