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President Obama Denies Neglecting Latin America During First Term

President Obama Denies Neglecting Latin America During First Term

U.S. President Barack Obama denied Thursday - contrary to what many of his critics contend - that he has neglected Latin America and said that his administration has been "very aggressive" in trying to broaden relations with the region. continue reading »

Hugo Chavez Honors Mexican Singer Vicente Fernandez With Order of the Liberator

Hugo Chavez Honors Mexican Singer Vicente Fernandez With Order of the Liberator

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez welcomed famed Mexican ranchera singer Vicente Fernandez to the Miraflores presidential palace, chatting and singing with the recording artist and honoring him with the Order of the Liberator. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Economic Competitiveness in Latin America

INFOGRAPHIC: Economic Competitiveness in Latin America

The 2012-2013 Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) covers 144 major and emerging economies. The report assesses the ability of countries to provide high levels of prosperity to their citizens. Scoring a variety of indicators out of a possible 7 points, below is a sampling of where LatAm ranked globally. continue reading »

UN Urging Venezuela Not to Withdraw from Human Rights Convention

UN Urging Venezuela Not to Withdraw from Human Rights Convention

A United Nations senior official today urged Venezuela to reconsider its decision to withdraw from the American Convention of Human rights, warning that doing so would represent a serious setback for human rights protection in the Latin American country and the region as a whole. continue reading »

Former President Carter Calls For Greater U.S.-LatAm Relations

Former President Carter Calls For Greater U.S.-LatAm Relations

As the XVI Annual CAF Conference came to a close, former U.S. president Jimmy Carter called for stronger relations between the U.S. and Latin America, and regretted that the U.S. "is not doing enough as a major country to bring peace and harmony, trade and commerce, and understanding and basic human rights to the people in Latin America." continue reading »

Survival Denounces Venezuela’s ‘Whitewash’ of Yanomami ‘Massacre’

Survival Denounces Venezuela’s ‘Whitewash’ of Yanomami ‘Massacre’

Survival has denounced the Venezuelan government’s repeated denials of a massacre against Yanomami Indians, calling on President Chávez to evict all illegal goldminers from indigenous territory and conduct a proper, on-site investigation. continue reading »

Presidential Candidate Henrique Capriles Challenges Hugo Chaves to Debate

Presidential Candidate Henrique Capriles Challenges Hugo Chaves to Debate

Opposition hopeful Henrique Capriles on Friday challenged Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to a debate on the nation's problems with exactly one month to go before the presidential election. continue reading »

U.S. Cargo Ship Seized in Venezuela Accused of Trafficking Weapons, American Consulate Investigating

U.S. Cargo Ship Seized in Venezuela Accused of Trafficking Weapons, American Consulate Investigating

Venezuelan authorities are holding a U.S.-flagged cargo vessel in the port city of Maracaibo and have arrested the ship's captain, an American diplomatic source told Efe on Friday. continue reading »

Venezuela Begins Oil Exploration off of Cuba

Venezuela Begins Oil Exploration off of Cuba

State-owned oil giant Petroleos de Venezuela, or PDVSA, has started exploring for oil in deepwater areas off Cuba, Oil and Mining Minister Rafael Ramirez said. continue reading »

Venezuelan Indians Demand Thorough Investigation Despite Government Denying Massacre

Venezuelan Indians Demand Thorough Investigation Despite Government Denying Massacre

The Venezuelan government labeled as false a report that 80 Yanomami Indians were massacred in an area on the Brazilian border, while indigenous organizations said that officials assigned to investigate never made it to the site of the alleged bloodbath. continue reading »

Venezuela Investigating the Cause of Deadly Oil Refinery Blast

Venezuela Investigating the Cause of Deadly Oil Refinery Blast

Venezuela's government has not ruled out any theory in the investigation into the Aug. 25 explosion at the Amuay refinery that killed 42 people, but "there's no way" that the proper maintenance was neglected, Energy and Mines Minister Rafael Ramirez said Sunday. continue reading »

Venezuelan Presidential Candidate Reveals Women are his Weakness

Venezuelan Presidential Candidate Reveals Women are his Weakness

Venezuelan opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles said that women are his "weakness" and added he was convinced that they will be the ones who win him the presidency next month when he faces off at the ballot box against President Hugo Chavez. continue reading »

Venezuela Investigates Alleged Massacre of Yanomami Indians

Venezuela Investigates Alleged Massacre of Yanomami Indians

The Venezuelan government sent a team of prosecutors, investigative police and military personnel to determine the facts about an alleged massacre of 80 Yanomami Indians in July that was reported by non-governmental organizations and an opposition lawmaker. continue reading »

Venezuelan Refinery Resumes Operations One Week After Explosion

Venezuelan Refinery Resumes Operations One Week After Explosion

Production has partially resumed at a refinery in northwestern Venezuela where an explosion last Saturday triggered a huge fire, caused significant material damage and killed at least 42 people, state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. said. continue reading »

Globovision TV Cameraman Wanted for Attempted Murder in Venezuela

Globovision TV Cameraman Wanted for Attempted Murder in Venezuela

A cameraman with the Globovision network is wanted for attempted homicide in connection with a shooting at a farm near the Venezuelan capital, Interior Minister Tareck El Aissami said Friday. continue reading »