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¡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 »

Mercosur Adds Venezuela, Suspends Paraguay After Abrupt Impeachment

Mercosur Adds Venezuela, Suspends Paraguay After Abrupt Impeachment

Leaders of the Mercosur trade bloc announced here Friday the suspension of charter member Paraguay after lawmakers in Asuncion removed the country's president in an impeachment process that took less than a day. continue reading »

Ailing Venezuelan President Chavez Wants to Build History-Themed Amusement Park

Ailing Venezuelan President Chavez Wants to Build History-Themed Amusement Park

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is apparently looking to build an amusement park at the sight of the final battle during the fight for independence from Spain near Campo de Carabobo. continue reading »

Missing Venezuelan Politicians Die in Car Accident

Missing Venezuelan Politicians Die in Car Accident

Two Venezuelan state legislators missing since last weekend were found dead inside a car at the bottom of a ravine after an apparent accident, the Attorney General's Office said Wednesday. continue reading »

Gustavo Dudamel to Compose Musical Score for Simon Bolivar Biopic

Gustavo Dudamel to Compose Musical Score for Simon Bolivar Biopic

The Los Angeles Philharmonic's music director, Venezuelan Gustavo Dudamel, will make his debut as a composer of music for film with the score for "Libertador," a biopic about South American independence leader Simon Bolivar. continue reading »

Venezuela to Germany: Give Us Back Our Giant Rock

Venezuela to Germany: Give Us Back Our Giant Rock

The rock sat in Venezuela's Canaima National Park until 1997 when the Pemon say German artist Wolfgang von Schwarenfeld, along with armed forces, came and took it. continue reading »

“El Dia E” Unites Spanish Speakers Worldwide

“El Dia E” Unites Spanish Speakers Worldwide

For the fourth consecutive year the Cervantes Institute is celebrating "El Dia E" (The Day of Spanish), an event that marks the global consolidation and expansion of Spanish language and culture, with more than 50 cities joining in. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Struggle With Peace

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Struggle With Peace

With daily reports of homicides, violent crimes, and corruption occurring in Latin America it is obvious that Latin America is struggling with peace. Check out Hispanically Speaking News's Infographic to see the global rankings and scores of Latin American countries in terms of peace. continue reading »

NIcaraguan Singer Luis Enrique Robbed at Gunpoint in Venezuela

NIcaraguan Singer Luis Enrique Robbed at Gunpoint in Venezuela

Nicaraguan singer Luis Enrique was robbed at gunpoint when he was about to enter his hotel in Caracas together with his agent, but neither man was hurt. Enrique and his representative suffered "an assault at the door of their hotel continue reading »

Latin America and Caribbean Face Close to $100 Billion in Damages from Global Warming

Latin America and Caribbean Face Close to $100 Billion in Damages from Global Warming

Latin America and the Caribbean face annual damages in the order of $100 billion by 2050 from diminishing agricultural yields, disappearing glaciers, flooding, droughts and other events triggered by a warming planet, according to the findings of a new report to be released at the Rio+20 summit. continue reading »

Armed Men Rob 54 Bus Passengers in Venezuela

Armed Men Rob 54 Bus Passengers in Venezuela

Armed assailants intercepted a bus traveling between the Venezuelan cities of Maracaibo and Caracas, robbing 54 people, a police spokesperson said. continue reading »

Chavez Formally Registers as Candidate For October Election

Chavez Formally Registers as Candidate For October Election

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Monday went to formally register as a candidate for reelection in the Oct. 7 vote aboard a truck and cheered by thousands of followers. continue reading »

Venezuelan Hernan Perez Makes Brief MLB Debut this Weekend

Venezuelan Hernan Perez Makes Brief MLB Debut this Weekend

The 21-year-old Hernan Perez got the call to the Major Leagues around 9:15 a.m. on Saturday from the Detroit Tigers. He must have thought it was a dream because he was only in Class A continue reading »