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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 »

Hugo Chavez Congratulates New Mexican President

Hugo Chavez Congratulates New Mexican President

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Saturday congratulated Mexico's presumed president-elect on his victory in the July 1 balloting and expressed his willingness to deepen bilateral ties. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: How Does Latin America Rank in Happiness?

INFOGRAPHIC: How Does Latin America Rank in Happiness?

Latin America proves to be home to some of the happiest places on earth. While Costa Rica is the global leader, some other countries did not fare as well. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Venezuela on Your 201st Year of Independence

¡Felicidades! Venezuela on Your 201st Year of Independence

Today all of Venezuela is celebrating and rejoicing its 201-year old independence from Spain. Christopher Columbus sailed along the eastern coast of Venezuela on his third voyage in 1498, the only one of his four voyages to reach the South American mainland. The Spanish arrived in full force in the 1500's and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, converted the natives to Christianity and enslaved native populations while pillaging the country's gold mines. continue reading »

Belarus Partners with Venezuela to Build Space Facility

Belarus Partners with Venezuela to Build Space Facility

Belarus will participate in the construction of a space base in the eastern Venezuelan state of Aragua to be used for launching satellites, Venezuelan Ambassador to Belarus Americo Diaz Nuñez said Wednesday. continue reading »

Cuba and Venezuela Criticized at UN Human Rights Council

Cuba and Venezuela Criticized at UN Human Rights Council

Members of the United Nations Human Rights Council were visibly upset last week when one of its leaders criticized both Cuba and Venezuela’s governments. In his critique, the speaker insinuated that Cuba, already a member of the council, and Venezuela, currently applying to become a part of the Council, both violate human rights. continue reading »