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Venezuela’s PDVSA Unable to Find Oil in Cuban Waters

Venezuela’s PDVSA Unable to Find Oil in Cuban Waters

A well drilled by Venezuelan state oil giant PDVSA in Cuban waters of the Gulf of Mexico also has turned up dry, the Communist-ruled island's official media reported Friday. continue reading »

Latino Pair Plead Guilty to Stealing $3 Million Matisse Painting

Latino Pair Plead Guilty to Stealing $3 Million Matisse Painting

Pedro Antonio Marcuello Guzman, 46, and Maria Martha Elisa Ornelas Lazo, 50, of Mexico City pleaded guilty to transporting and selling stolen art. continue reading »

Massive Blackout Hits Venezuela

Massive Blackout Hits Venezuela

A large power outage on Wednesday affected two northwestern Venezuelan states, Electrical Energy Minister Hector Navarro said. The blackout, the cause of which is not yet known, "is a significant failure" that reduced by continue reading »

Pablo Sandoval Wins World Series MVP

Pablo Sandoval Wins World Series MVP

The San Francisco Giants capped off an amazing playoff run with a sweep of the Detroit Tigers last night to win their second World Series in three years. continue reading »

SF Giant’s Marco Scutaro Hit Single Gives Team World Series Sweep over Tigers

SF Giant’s Marco Scutaro Hit Single Gives Team World Series Sweep over Tigers

The San Francisco Giants beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 in the fourth game of the World Series, capturing their second title in three seasons. continue reading »

SF Giants “Kung Fu Panda” Pablo Sandoval Ties World Series Record

SF Giants “Kung Fu Panda” Pablo Sandoval Ties World Series Record

Third baseman Pablo Sandoval tied a World Series record with three home runs and Barry Zito outpitched Justin Verlander to lead the San Francisco Giants to an 8-3 win here over the Detroit Tigers in Game 1 of the World Series. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Ozzie Guillen Ousted from Miami Marlins

JUST IN:  Ozzie Guillen Ousted from Miami Marlins

The always outspoken manager of the Miami Marlins, Ozzie Guillen has been ousted with no replacement named at this time. continue reading »

Machine Guns, Grenades and Explosives Found in Venezuelan Prison

Machine Guns, Grenades and Explosives Found in Venezuelan Prison

Authorities found a well-stocked arsenal at a prison in the central state of Falcon that was evacuated last week for renovations, the minister responsible for Venezuela's penitentiary system said Monday. continue reading »

STUDY: LatAm Women are Better Educated but Lower Paid

STUDY: LatAm Women are Better Educated but Lower Paid

Despite recent gains, the wage gap between men and women in Latin America still prevails, according to a new Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) study entitled “New Century, Old Disparities,” which compares surveys of representative households in 18 Latin American and Caribbean countries. continue reading »

Venezuela Considers Offering Direct Flights to “Allies” Russia, China

Venezuela Considers Offering Direct Flights to “Allies” Russia, China

Venezuela is considering investments of up to $300 million for the purchase of long-range aircraft to begin intercontinental flights to "allied" countries like China and Russia, the aquatic and air transport minister told Efe. continue reading »

President Chavez Chooses Maduro as New Vice President

President Chavez Chooses Maduro as New Vice President

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, just days after winning reelection for the 2013-2019 term, on Wednesday launched reforms in his Cabinet and named Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro as his new vice president, replacing Elias Jaua, who will compete in a regional gubernatorial election in December against opposition leader Henrique Capriles. continue reading »

Upon Learning Chavez has Won Venezuelan Election, Little Boy Inconsolable (VIDEO)

Upon Learning Chavez has Won Venezuelan Election, Little Boy Inconsolable (VIDEO)

On Sunday, Hugo Chavez was announced the winner of the Venezuelan presidential election, but his opponent, Henrique Capriles, was not the only one disappointed. Capriles supports were upset, but one little supporter’s continue reading »

Venezuelan Authorities Search for Man Who Killed 7 After Betting Chavez Would Lose

Venezuelan Authorities Search for Man Who Killed 7 After Betting Chavez Would Lose

A Venezuelan businessman who bet that opposition candidate Henrique Capriles would win the recent presidential election here killed the two people who won the bet and then used his vehicle to run down five people who were celebrating Hugo Chavez's win, police said Tuesday. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Hugo Chavez Wins Re-election in Venezuela Defeating Henrique Capriles

JUST IN:  Hugo Chavez Wins Re-election in Venezuela Defeating Henrique Capriles

UPDATE: Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez has been declared the winner of the Presidential election by the country's electoral council. Chavez won a third term defeating Henrique Capriles in an election that saw record turn out. Currently 90 percent of the votes have been tallied and Chavez has garnered more than 54 percent of those vote counted. continue reading »

Election Day in Venezuela Sends People to the Polls

Election Day in Venezuela Sends People to the Polls

Voters are heading to the polls Sunday to decide who will govern Venezuela for the next six years, with President Hugo Chavez, a leftist firebrand who has been in office for 14 years, facing a stiff challenge from Henrique Capriles. continue reading »