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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 »

Chavez Boasts of Venezuela’s Vast Natural Gas Reserves

Chavez Boasts of Venezuela’s Vast Natural Gas Reserves

Venezuela has proven natural gas reserves of 200 quintillion cubic feet, placing them among the largest in the world, President Hugo Chavez said. continue reading »

OLYMPICS 2012:  Venezuelan Gold Medalist Ruben Limardo Given Hero’s Welcome Back Home

OLYMPICS 2012:  Venezuelan Gold Medalist Ruben Limardo Given Hero’s Welcome Back Home

Thousands of Venezuelans turned out on Monday to welcome home Ruben Limardo after he won the gold medal in fencing at the London Olympic Games, the country's first Olympic medal since 1968. continue reading »

Actor Sean Penn Joins Hugo Chavez on His Presidential Campaign in Venezuela (VIDEO)

Actor Sean Penn Joins Hugo Chavez on His Presidential Campaign in Venezuela (VIDEO)

In spite of a double-digit lead in the upcoming Venezuela Presidential election, current President Hugo Chavez added star power to his campaign, U.S. star power that is. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Best Cities to Live In

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Best Cities to Live In

The ranking system is based on a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) using a spatial adjusted livability index. The EIU ranked 70 cities internationally, Hong Kong ranked the highest and Harare, Zimbabwe ranked the lowest. The other scores (ie- education) are out of 100. continue reading »

Argentina and Venezuela Form “Strategic” Oil Alliance

Argentina and Venezuela Form “Strategic” Oil Alliance

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez and Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez signed an agreement in Brasilia forming a "strategic alliance" between their respective state oil companies, YPF and PDVSA. continue reading »

OLYMPICS: Venezuelan Fencer Ruben Limardo Gascon Wins Gold, 2nd-ever for Country

OLYMPICS: Venezuelan Fencer Ruben Limardo Gascon Wins Gold, 2nd-ever for Country

Venezuelan fencer Ruben Limardo Gascon won his country's second-ever Olympic gold medal with a victory Wednesday in the final of the men's individual epee. continue reading »

6 Arrested in Connection to Murder of Venezuelan Diplomat in Kenya

6 Arrested in Connection to Murder of Venezuelan Diplomat in Kenya

Kenyan police have arrested the first secretary of the Venezuelan Embassy in Kenya, the Venezuelan Dwight Sagaray, and five Kenyan employees of the embassy residence, for their suspected involvement in the death by strangling of the mission's charge d'affaires, Olga Fonseca. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Where is Innovation Happening in Latin America?

INFOGRAPHIC: Where is Innovation Happening in Latin America?

The Global Innovation Index (GII), a composite indicator that ranks countries/economies in terms of their enabling environment to innovation and their innovation outputs. Globally, Latin America ranked between 39 and 118 (out of 141). continue reading »

Venezuelan Diplomat Stationed in Kenya Found Murdered in Home

Venezuelan Diplomat Stationed in Kenya Found Murdered in Home

The charge d'affaires at the Venezuelan Embassy in Kenya, Olga Fonseca, was found strangled to death Friday inside her Nairobi residence. continue reading »

Matisse Painting Stolen From Venezuelan Museum 10 Years Ago Finally Recovered

Matisse Painting Stolen From Venezuelan Museum 10 Years Ago Finally Recovered

A painting by Henri Matisse that was stolen from a Venezuelan museum ten years ago has been recovered in Florida. continue reading »

Riots in Venezuelan Prison End After Month-Long Struggle, 20 Dead

Riots in Venezuelan Prison End After Month-Long Struggle, 20 Dead

Venezuela's Bolivarian National Guard, or GNB, took control Saturday of a prison in the western state of Merida after a month-long conflict left 20 inmates dead, government authorities said. continue reading »

Chevron Loans $2 Billion to Venezuela For Joint Venture

Chevron Loans $2 Billion to Venezuela For Joint Venture

Chevron has extended a $2 billion line of credit to its joint venture with state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela SA, the Venezuelan company said. continue reading »

Venezuelan Presidential Candidate Henrique Capriles Addresses Military

Venezuelan Presidential Candidate Henrique Capriles Addresses Military

The opposition candidate for the Venezuelan presidency, Henrique Capriles, said Saturday that a message he addressed to the armed forces went over "very well" and added that the "threats" of the "other candidate," a reference to President Hugo Chavez, will not divert his "energy" from the job at hand. continue reading »

Venezuelan Singer Yordano Says Caracas Inspires His Music

Venezuelan Singer Yordano Says Caracas Inspires His Music

The streets of Caracas once again are inspiring Venezuelan singer-songwriter on "Tierra del sol bendita," a number on his new album that evokes his 20-year-old hit "Por estas calles." continue reading »