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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 »

Former President of Venezuela Jaime Lusinchi Dies, Age 89

Former President of Venezuela Jaime Lusinchi Dies, Age 89

Jaime Lusinchi, who was Venezuela's president from 1984-1989, died at a hospital in Caracas, his Accion Democratica party said. He was 89. continue reading »

Venezuela and Panama Resume Diplomatic Relations after Trade Dispute

Venezuela and Panama Resume Diplomatic Relations after Trade Dispute

Panama and Venezuela "have proceeded to the exchange of (diplomatic) notes" to restore consular relations, suspended since March 5 together with diplomatic and trade ties in the wake of a political dispute, the Panamanian Foreign Ministry said Monday. continue reading »

Venezuela Investigates 160 Allegations of Rights Abuses During Protests

Venezuela Investigates 160 Allegations of Rights Abuses During Protests

Venezuelan prosecutors are investigating 160 allegations of human rights violations in connection with the anti-government protests that began three months ago, the attorney general said Thursday. continue reading »

Jacinto Convit: Venezuelan Scientist, Creater of Anti-Leprosy Vaccine Dies at 100

Jacinto Convit: Venezuelan Scientist, Creater of Anti-Leprosy Vaccine Dies at 100

Venezuelan physician and scientist Jacinto Convit, creator of the anti-leprosy vaccine and one of the leading researchers in the study of tropical diseases, died Monday in Caracas. He was 100. continue reading »

U.N. Criticizes Venezuela’s Excessive Use of Force Against Protesters

U.N. Criticizes Venezuela’s Excessive Use of Force Against Protesters

The United Nations criticized Friday the excessive use of force by the Venezuelan government to break up peaceful protests in Caracas. continue reading »

Venezuelan Violence Continues as Presidenial Body Guard Murdered

Venezuelan Violence Continues as Presidenial Body Guard Murdered

One of the bodyguards of the Venezuelan president was shot to death while driving along a Caracas highway on Sunday, the Public Ministry announced. Lt. Marco Cortez, 29, died when unknown gunmen fired at his vehicle from another car. continue reading »

Breaking News- Terrorist Burn 9 Buses in Tachira Venezuela

Breaking News- Terrorist Burn 9 Buses in Tachira Venezuela

Venezuela's armed forces chief reported Tuesday the burning of nine buses in the northwestern state of Tachira, bordering Colombia. "Terrorist attack leaves 9 public transportation units burned in Tachira, livelihood of humble families. Alert!" Gen. Vladimiro Padrino, the head of the armed forces' Strategic Operational Command, wrote on Twitter. continue reading »

Venezuelan President, Opposition Continue Dialogue

Venezuelan President, Opposition Continue Dialogue

Venezuela's government and opposition representatives met for the first time behind closed doors to continue their dialogue aimed at resolving the political conflict behind two months of protests that have left 41 people dead and hundreds more injured. continue reading »

Chavists, Opposition Criticize First Dialogue Meeting

Chavists, Opposition Criticize First Dialogue Meeting

The first meeting for a dialogue between Chavists and the opposition this week in Venezuela was followed by a day of reflection that included cheers, criticism and skepticism about its effects on the country's political crisis. continue reading »