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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 »

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 »