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President Hugo Chavez in “Good Physical Condition”

President Hugo Chavez in “Good Physical Condition”

President Hugo Chavez is in "good physical condition" after an operation in Cuba for a lesion in the same part of his body where Cuban surgeons removed a cancerous tumor last June, the Venezuelan government said Tuesday. continue reading »

Venezuela’s 2012 Lent Campaign: A Country 100% Free of Violence

Venezuela’s 2012 Lent Campaign: A Country 100% Free of Violence

Lent is considered a suitable time for prayer, fellowship, sharing: this is why Caritas Venezuela presented its campaign "Compartir 2012" (Sharing) aimed at building peace. continue reading »

Chávez Sends Fuel to Syria

Chávez Sends Fuel to Syria

The oil shipment has created an international stir. Yet, such controversy is nothing new for President Chávez. Just last month he supported Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad amidst claims that Iran was producing dangerous nuclear weapons. continue reading »

Telenovela Star Alicia Machado Reveals Relationship with John F. Kennedy Jr.

Telenovela Star Alicia Machado Reveals Relationship with John F. Kennedy Jr.

In the most recent Venezuelan edition of the magazine, “TVyNovelas”, Alicia Machado discusses her past encounters with the now deceased, John F. Kennedy Jr. continue reading »

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Preparing for Another Surgery

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Preparing for Another Surgery

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who is running for re-election in October, announced Tuesday that he will have to undergo a new operation because "a lesion" was detected continue reading »

First impressions of Venezuelan actress Gaby Espino and Jencarlos Canela as Parents

First impressions of Venezuelan actress Gaby Espino and Jencarlos Canela as Parents

Gaby Espino and Jencarlos share their thoughts and thank the public's support after the birth of their son on Twitter. continue reading »

Gov. Henrique Capriles to Face Hugo Chavez in Venezuelan Presidential Bid

Gov. Henrique Capriles to Face Hugo Chavez in Venezuelan Presidential Bid

Miranda Gov. Henrique Capriles won the opposition primary held over the weekend and will face President Hugo Chavez in the Oct. 7 presidential election. continue reading »

Oil Spill that Caused Emergency Declaration in Venezuela, Now Contained

Oil Spill that Caused Emergency Declaration in Venezuela, Now Contained

Venezuelan Environment Minister Alejandro Hitcher said that the oil spill in the eastern state of Monagas has been brought under control after an emergency was declared due to a pipeline rupture at the Jusepin Complex operated by state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela, or PDVSA. continue reading »

Police in Venezuela Arrest 3 in Kidnapping of Mexican Ambassador and his Wife

Police in Venezuela Arrest 3 in Kidnapping of Mexican Ambassador and his Wife

Venezuela's interior minister announced that early Monday morning police arrested the people who briefly abducted Mexican Ambassador Carlos Pujalte and his wife on Jan. 29. continue reading »

Venezuela Receives Last 14 Tons of Its Gold - Repatriation Complete

Venezuela Receives Last 14 Tons of Its Gold - Repatriation Complete

The Venezuelan government received the last 14 tons of gold of a total of 160 tons that were deposited in banks in other countries continue reading »

Venezuelan National Guard Plane Crashes Killing all On Board

Venezuelan National Guard Plane Crashes Killing all On Board

A Venezuelan National Guard plane went down in the Caribbean near Margarita Island, killing the four people aboard, officials said. continue reading »

Venezuelan Kidnappers Release Mexican Ambassador and His Wife from Captivity

Venezuelan Kidnappers Release Mexican Ambassador and His Wife from Captivity

Mexican Ambassador to Venezuela Carlos Pujalte and his wife, Paloma Ojeda, were released after being kidnapped over the weekend and are in good condition, a Mexican diplomatic source told Efe Monday. continue reading »

Flashin’ Cash: Chavez’ Daughter Posts Photos Holding U.S. Money, Venezuelans Outraged

Flashin’ Cash: Chavez’ Daughter Posts Photos Holding U.S. Money, Venezuelans Outraged

The daughter of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has caused quite a stir after posting a photo of herself holding a number of low-denomination U.S. bills. Rosines, 14, posted the photo of herself with the cash o continue reading »

Marco Scutaro Leaves Red Sox for Colorado Rockies

Marco Scutaro Leaves Red Sox for Colorado Rockies

Venezuelan shortstop, Marco Scutaro has been traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Colorado Rockies for pitcher Clayton Mortensen. continue reading »

Chavez to Close Miami Consulate After Diplomat’s Expulsion from US

Chavez to Close Miami Consulate After Diplomat’s Expulsion from US

Venezuela will respond to the U.S. expulsion of its consul in Miami by closing - at least temporarily - its consulate in the Florida city, President Hugo Chavez said Friday. "Foreign Minister Nicolas (Maduro) has recommended to close the consulate, well, we'll close it then," the socialist leader said while offering his annual state of the union report to Venezuela's National Assembly. continue reading »