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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 »

Kidnappers of Venezuelan Journalist Keeping Silent

Kidnappers of Venezuelan Journalist Keeping Silent

Venezuelan Vice President Jorge Arreaza said the kidnappers of Globovision television journalist Nairobi Pinto, abducted last Sunday in Caracas, are keeping quiet, which makes the investigation more difficult. continue reading »

Venezuela Intercepts Brazilian Private Jet

Venezuela Intercepts Brazilian Private Jet

A private jet that took off from Brazil and entered Venezuelan airspace with its transponder deactivated was intercepted by the Andean nation's air force, the Brazilian military said Friday. continue reading »

8 Security-Force Members Charged for Protester’s Death in Venezuela

8 Security-Force Members Charged for Protester’s Death in Venezuela

An officer of Venezuela's Sebin intelligence service and seven other members of the security forces have been indicted for the Feb. 12 death of an anti-government protester, Attorney General Luisa Ortega said Friday. continue reading »

Senior Media Executive Kidnapped in Venezuela

Senior Media Executive Kidnapped in Venezuela

A senior news executive with Venezuela's Globovision television was kidnapped outside her home in Caracas, the network said Monday. continue reading »

Venezuelan President Agrees to Meet with Opposition

Venezuelan President Agrees to Meet with Opposition

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Monday that he had accepted the proposal of the foreign ministers from the Union of South American Nations to meet with representatives of the opposition. continue reading »

Venezuelan Narcotics Agency Seizes Over 3 Tons of Cocaine

Venezuelan Narcotics Agency Seizes Over 3 Tons of Cocaine

Venezuela's ONA counternarcotics agency said Friday that it seized 3,175 kilos (6,993 lbs.) of cocaine last week in the western state of Zulia, bordering on Colombia. continue reading »