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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 »

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 »