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Venezuelan Infant Reported Kidnapped Found Dead on Family Property

Venezuelan Infant Reported Kidnapped Found Dead on Family Property

A 6-month-old baby girl whose mother said she had been kidnapped was found dead in a water tank in the yard of the family's home in a town on the Colombian border, the Venezuelan Attorney General's Office said Thursday. continue reading »

Attorney General Says 42 Died, 132 Injured in Venezuelan Refinery Blast

Attorney General Says 42 Died, 132 Injured in Venezuelan Refinery Blast

The explosion at Venezuela's Amuay refinery last weekend killed 42 people, wounded 132 others and left eight people missing, Attorney General Luisa Ortega Diaz said. continue reading »

Death Toll Keeps Climbing in Venezuela Refinery Explosion, 41 Now Dead

Death Toll Keeps Climbing in Venezuela Refinery Explosion, 41 Now Dead

Two of the people injured in the explosion at Venezuela's Amuay refinery over the weekend have died while being treated at Coromoto Hospital in the western city of Maracaibo, raising the death toll from the industrial accident to 41, officials said. continue reading »

Oil Refinery Explosion in Venezuela Kills 26, Injures 86

Oil Refinery Explosion in Venezuela Kills 26, Injures 86

The Venezuelan government said that 26 people have now been confirmed killed in an explosion early Saturday at the Amuay oil refinery in the northwestern state of Falcon. continue reading »

Nickelodeon Actress Maria Gabriela de Faria To Make Big Screen Debut

Nickelodeon Actress Maria Gabriela de Faria To Make Big Screen Debut

This is the time of Venezuelan actress Maria Gabriela de Faria's life - not only is she nominated for the Kids' Choice Awards Mexico but she's out to conquer the world of movies and music. continue reading »

Violent Prison Gang Conflict Leaves 25 Dead and 43 Injured in Venezuela

Violent Prison Gang Conflict Leaves 25 Dead and 43 Injured in Venezuela

A battle between heavily armed inmate gangs at the Yare I prison near Caracas left 25 people dead and 43 others injured, Venezuela's minister of penitentiaries said Monday. continue reading »

Poll Shows Hugo Chavez Has Slight Lead Over Opponent Henrique Capriles

Poll Shows Hugo Chavez Has Slight Lead Over Opponent Henrique Capriles

The Venezuelan research firm Varianzas reported, at a month and a half from the Oct. 7 presidential election, a virtual tie between President Hugo Chavez and the united opposition candidate Henrique Capriles. continue reading »

9 Venezuela Police, 1 Security Agent Arrested in Connection to Drug-Running Airplane

9 Venezuela Police, 1 Security Agent Arrested in Connection to Drug-Running Airplane

A court in the central Venezuelan state of Carabobo ordered 18 people jailed provisionally, including nine Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) agents and a member of the Sebin intelligence service, in the case of a drug-running aircraft that was nabbed in Spain. continue reading »

Venezuelan Gold Medalist Honored From Lawmakers

Venezuelan Gold Medalist Honored From Lawmakers

Fencer Ruben Limardo was honored Tuesday by Venezuela's National Assembly for the gold medal he won at the London Olympic Games. continue reading »

Felix Hernandez Pitches Perfect Game, 2nd Latin American Player to Do So in MLB History

Felix Hernandez Pitches Perfect Game, 2nd Latin American Player to Do So in MLB History

The Seattle Mariner’s are not only celebrating a 1-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays but pitcher Felix Hernandez’ history-making perfect game. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Final Medal Count at the 2012 Olympics

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Final Medal Count at the 2012 Olympics

Of the 962 medals awarded, Latin America won 56. Ranging from Mexico's gold in soccer to Guatemala's first olympic medal, Latin America did very well at the 2012 Olympics. Check out HS News' infographic to see which LatAm country had the highest medal count. continue reading »

Venezuelan Government Notifies U.S. of American’s Arrest

Venezuelan Government Notifies U.S. of American’s Arrest

The U.S. State Department announced Tuesday that the Venezuelan government had notified it about the arrest of a U.S. citizen in the Andean nation, but Caracas has not responded to official requests that this coun continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Housing Quality in Latin America

INFOGRAPHIC: Housing Quality in Latin America

How many families are homeless or live in poor quality houses? Despite the strong economic performance Latin America and the Caribbean has enjoyed in the past decade, the lack of adequate housing for low income people remains a serious development problem for the region. continue reading »

Venezuela, Cuba Unite in New Tourism Venture

Venezuela, Cuba Unite in New Tourism Venture

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced that he will develop, together with Cuba, a large hotel complex on the Caribbean coast near Caracas, a tourist area left abandoned following the massive flooding that devastated the region in 1999. continue reading »

Chavez Honors Gold Medalist With Replica of Simon Bolivar’s Sword

Chavez Honors Gold Medalist With Replica of Simon Bolivar’s Sword

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez bestowed the Order of the Liberators on the country's Olympic fencing champion, Ruben Limardo, and presented him with a replica of the sword of South American liberator Simon Bolivar. continue reading »