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Venezuela Releases First Photo of President Hugo Chavez Since Operation

Venezuela Releases First Photo of President Hugo Chavez Since Operation

The Venezuelan government released on Friday the first photographs of President Hugo Chavez since Dec. 10, the day before he underwent a fourth operation in Cuba for the cancer he has been battling for 20 months. continue reading »

Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez Undergoing More Treatment Labeled “Very Complex and Tough”

Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez Undergoing More Treatment Labeled “Very Complex and Tough”

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is undergoing "very complex and tough" medical treatment in Cuba, where he has been hospitalized since Dec. 11 after undergoing cancer surgery for the fourth time, Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday. continue reading »

Vittorio Missoni Luggage Found from Missing Plane Lost in Venezuela

Vittorio Missoni Luggage Found from Missing Plane Lost in Venezuela

A piece of luggage belonging to Victor Missoni was found, on the island of Bonaire, from the missing Missoni plane lost in Venezuela. Another piece of luggage was found in January on the Caribbean island of Curacao. That piece of luggage recovered actually belonged to a passenger that was on another flight that left Los Roques minutes earlier than the Missoni flight. continue reading »

Venezuelan Government: Hugo Chavez Giving Order, Health Improving

Venezuelan Government: Hugo Chavez Giving Order, Health Improving

Two months after being operated for cancer in Cuba, President Hugo Chavez was analyzing images from Venezuela's recently launched Miranda satellite and giving orders based on what he observed, Science and Technology Minister Jorge Arreaza said. continue reading »

Chavez Signs Decree to Devalue Venezuelan Currency by 31 Percent

Chavez Signs Decree to Devalue Venezuelan Currency by 31 Percent

Venezuela is devaluing its currency by 31.7 percent, though the old exchange rate will be honored for businesses and individuals with pending applications for dollars, Planning Minister Jorge Giordani said Friday. continue reading »

Weapons Including Grenades Found at Venezuela Prison Where Deadly Riot Occurs

Weapons Including Grenades Found at Venezuela Prison Where Deadly Riot Occurs

The Venezuelan government announced on Thursday that authorities confiscated 106 firearms, including rifles and submachine guns, ammunition and grenades, along with assorted illegal drugs, at the Uribana prison, where on Jan. 25 a riot by inmates resulted in the deaths of 58 people. continue reading »

Son of Venezuelan Opposition Leader, Alejandro Fermin, Murdered

Son of Venezuelan Opposition Leader, Alejandro Fermin, Murdered

Venezuela's interior minister said Monday that he ordered the director of the CICPC investigative police to personally take charge of the probe into the murder of the son of prominent opposition figure Claudio Fermin. continue reading »

Venezuelan Born American Chef George Duran Fiery Tomato-Basil Mac & Cheese

Venezuelan Born American Chef George Duran Fiery Tomato-Basil Mac & Cheese

Venezuelan born American chef George Duran (host of TLC’s The Ultimate Cake Off), will be appearing on HSN this Monday, February 14th 9-10AM EST to share his twist on the average mac n’ cheese, with his recipe for Fiery Tomato-Basil Mac & Cheese. continue reading »

Fidel Castro Says Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez Is Doing Better

Fidel Castro Says Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez Is Doing Better

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who remains in Cuba convalescing from his fourth cancer surgery since June 2011, "is much better," retired Cuban head of state Fidel Castro said. continue reading »

3-Million-Year-Old Fossils Go on Display in Venezuela

3-Million-Year-Old Fossils Go on Display in Venezuela

Three million years after being trapped in a tar pit, the fossils of 34 species of animals have been recovered and analyzed - including saber-toothed tigers and a new species of caiman - and will be able to be enjoyed by the public at an exhibit in Caracas. continue reading »

Venezuela to Sue Spanish Paper for False Chavez Photo

Venezuela to Sue Spanish Paper for False Chavez Photo

The Venezuelan government plans to take legal action against the Spanish daily El Pais for publishing a photograph purportedly showing President Hugo Chavez intubated, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said. continue reading »

Hugo Chavez Finished Post-Op Phase in Cuba

Hugo Chavez Finished Post-Op Phase in Cuba

Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro said that his country's head of state, Hugo Chavez, who is recovering in Cuba from an operation he underwent in December, has entered into "a new phase of treatment" and that the postoperative phase "is finished." continue reading »

Venezuela, Russia Strengthen Alliance with Oil Agreements

Venezuela, Russia Strengthen Alliance with Oil Agreements

Venezuelan state-owned oil company PDVSA has signed a series of offshore gas development and drill-rig import agreements with Russian state-controlled Rosneft, bolstering an alliance with a country that Caracas expects will be its top oil partner by 2021. continue reading »

Luggage of Missing Missoni Plane Lost in Venezuela Found

Luggage of Missing Missoni Plane Lost in Venezuela Found

Some of the luggage aboard the missing Venezuelan plane of Missoni executive, Vittorio Missoni, has been located on the Caribbean island of Curacao. continue reading »

Latin America News: Venezuela Prison Riot Leaves 58 Dead, 100 Injured

Latin America News: Venezuela Prison Riot Leaves 58 Dead, 100 Injured

A riot last week at Uribana prison in the western state of Lara left 58 people and around a hundred others injured, the head of Venezuela's penitentiary service said. continue reading »