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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 »

Chavez Denies Heath Rumors, Says Medical Tests Are All Good

Chavez Denies Heath Rumors, Says Medical Tests Are All Good

President Hugo Chavez, who is running for reelection and was operated on a year ago Sunday in Havana for a pelvic abscess, said that his most recent medical exams came out "absolutely fine." continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin American Drinking Habits

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin American Drinking Habits

Costa Rica’s Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO), compiled a report regarding "Alcohol Drinking Patterns in Latin America." This study was based on nationwide surveys conducted in Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Dominican Republic and Venezuela. continue reading »

More Bad News for Pablo Sandoval, Now Under Investigation for Sexual Assault (VIDEO)

More Bad News for Pablo Sandoval, Now Under Investigation for Sexual Assault (VIDEO)

Pablo Sandoval under investigation in a sexual assault case that involves a woman Sandoval knows and had a “consensual, personal relationship of a sexual nature.” continue reading »

Report: Chavez’s Cancer Has Metastasized

Report: Chavez’s Cancer Has Metastasized

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is taking an opiate "100 times more potent than morphine" to alleviate the severe pain caused by the spread of cancer in his bones, Spanish daily ABC reported Saturday, citing an "intelligence report." continue reading »

Chavez May Only Have Months To Live, Says Respected Source

Chavez May Only Have Months To Live, Says Respected Source

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's cancer is now in the "end stage" and it is "doubtful" he will live to see the results of the Oct. 7 elections, U.S. journalist Dan Rather said. continue reading »

Venezuelan Model and Miss World 2011 Ivian Sarcos Says She Nearly Became a Nun

Venezuelan Model and Miss World 2011 Ivian Sarcos Says She Nearly Became a Nun

Venezuelan model Ivian Sarcos, who was crowned Miss World in 2011, said in an interview published Wednesday by Kenya's The Standard newspaper that she considered the possibility of becoming a continue reading »

Venezuelan Outfielder and Detroit Tiger Great: Magglio Ordonez Set to Retire this Weekend

Venezuelan Outfielder and Detroit Tiger Great: Magglio Ordonez Set to Retire this Weekend

The Detroit Tigers will have a pregame ceremony to honor the 38 year-old Ordonez , who is set to retire, before Detroit plays the New York Yankees this weekend,. continue reading »

Venezuelans and Domincan Men Drink the Most According to Latin America Study

Venezuelans and Domincan Men Drink the Most According to Latin America Study

According to a study by Costa Rica’s Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO), Venezuelans overall consume the most alcohol, with Dominican men coming in second. continue reading »

Female Prison Official Killed in Venezuela

Female Prison Official Killed in Venezuela

An official of the Andean Region Penitentiary Center, or CPRA, in the western Venezuelan state of Merida, died after being shot six times by two men who intercepted her as she was on her way home, the daily Panorama said. continue reading »

Expanding Hispanic Population to Play Major Role in Texas Elections

Expanding Hispanic Population to Play Major Role in Texas Elections

While Latino organizations point to Texas as a state where election results will be determined by Hispanics, the two Democrats vying to represent El Paso in Congress say that what they believe most important are border issues, apart from any ethnic differences. continue reading »

Wilmer Valderrama Being Sued By Neighbor For “Too Much Noise”

Wilmer Valderrama Being Sued By Neighbor For “Too Much Noise”

Of all the neighbors in the world to live by, Wilmer Valderrama isn’t one person’s first choice, reports state. continue reading »

Jessica Sanchez Hopes to Follow in Beyonce’s Footsteps

Jessica Sanchez Hopes to Follow in Beyonce’s Footsteps

Jessica Sanchez, the 16-year-old runner-up in the latest season of "American Idol", told Efe on Friday that she wants of model her career on what Beyonce has done, and that she doesn't rule out singing in Spanish in the future. continue reading »

State Department Announces Basketball Envoy Program to Venezuela

State Department Announces Basketball Envoy Program to Venezuela

The U.S. State Department and the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced that they will send Nykesha Sales, a six-time Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) All-Star, to Venezuela May 28 - June 1. Sales will join Greivis Vasquez, a Venezuelan-born player with NBA’s New Orleans Hornets, to participate in a U.S. government exchange program that brings people together for greater understanding through sports. continue reading »