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Venezuelan Prisoners Keep Family Members Hostage Inside Prison in Protest of Conditions

Venezuelan Prisoners Keep Family Members Hostage Inside Prison in Protest of Conditions

Around 1,000 family members of prisoners in two jails near Caracas are presumably being kept from leaving by inmates protesting delays in their trials and threats of even more repressive treatment, human rights groups said Tuesday. continue reading »

Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez Suggesting U.S. Gave Latin American Leaders Cancer

Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez Suggesting U.S. Gave Latin American Leaders Cancer

President of Venezuela Hugo Chavez has suggested that the U.S. government is giving world leaders cancer. It would appear that after hearing of the Argentine continue reading »

Fuel-Tanker Accident in Venezuela Leaves 14 Dead, Many Injured

Fuel-Tanker Accident in Venezuela Leaves 14 Dead, Many Injured

Fourteen people were killed and 16 others injured Thursday when a tanker-truck carrying gasoline flipped over and burst into flames on a busy highway in the Venezuelan capital, authorities said. continue reading »

Venezuela Offers to Remove Dangerous French Implants Found in Many Latin American Women

Venezuela Offers to Remove Dangerous French Implants Found in Many Latin American Women

After a number of women in Latin America discovered their breast implants were filled with industrial silicone and prone to rupture, Venezuela stepped in a has offered to help. continue reading »

Copy-Cat: Chavez Pardons 141 Prisoners for Christmas Much Like Cuba’s Raul Castro

Copy-Cat: Chavez Pardons 141 Prisoners for Christmas Much Like Cuba’s Raul Castro

First Cuban President Raúl Castro announced the pardon of more than 2900 prisoners; now Hugo Chávez has followed suit and freed 141 inmates. continue reading »

International Outcry Over Venezuela’s Extended Detention of Judge Whose Health is Failing

International Outcry Over Venezuela’s Extended Detention of Judge Whose Health is Failing

Three independent United Nations human rights experts today expressed their alarm at the decision of Venezuelan authorities to extend the house arrest of a judge for another two years, saying it was concerned about her physical and mental health. continue reading »

Airport Verbal Smackdown: Maria Conchita Alonso vs. Sean Penn

Airport Verbal Smackdown: Maria Conchita Alonso vs. Sean Penn

Cuban actress Maria Conchita Alonso started a verbal altercation with actor and “Colors” (1988) co-star Sean Penn at LAX over the weekend over Penn’s support of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. continue reading »

“Carlos the Jackal” Given Second Life Sentence in France, Now Demands He be Returned to Venezuela

“Carlos the Jackal” Given Second Life Sentence in France, Now Demands He be Returned to Venezuela

Though he has been serving a life sentence in a French prison, Illich Ramirez Sanchez, most famously known as Carlos the Jackal, is demanding that he be sent back to his native Venezuela to serve his time there. continue reading »

Chávez Unveils $28M Coffin to Honor Latin American Hero Simón Bolívar

Chávez Unveils $28M Coffin to Honor Latin American Hero Simón Bolívar

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez unveiled the new pearl and diamond studded coffin during a ceremony marking the 181th anniversary of Bolivar's death. continue reading »

28 Year-Old Former Miss Venezuela, Eva Ekvall, Loses Her Battle With Breast Cancer

28 Year-Old Former Miss Venezuela, Eva Ekvall, Loses Her Battle With Breast Cancer

Former Miss Venezuela Eva Ekvall died in Houston after fighting breast cancer since last year, her representatives said. She was 28. continue reading »

Univision: Venezuela and Iran Plotted to Hire Mexican Hackers to Attack U.S. Government Websites

Univision: Venezuela and Iran Plotted to Hire Mexican Hackers to Attack U.S. Government Websites

Spanish-language network Univision recently aired a report stated that Iranian and Venezuelan were looking to hire Mexican hackers to infiltrate and number of U.S. government websites. continue reading »

iTunes Store Opens in Latin America

iTunes Store Opens in Latin America

Yesterday, Latin American iTunes Store users could only download apps for their Apple devices; today, they can purchase music, movies, TV shows and more! At midnight this morning, the iTune continue reading »

First Shipment of Venezuela’s Gold Reserve Arrives to Caracas

First Shipment of Venezuela’s Gold Reserve Arrives to Caracas

The Venezuelan central bank reported that about $300 million in gold was brought in to Caracas by plane and taken to the Central Bank Friday. continue reading »

Employee of News Agency EFE Killed in Venezuela

Employee of News Agency EFE Killed in Venezuela

An employee of Agencia Efe in Venezuela was slain Friday by unknown persons who gunned him down at the entrance to the news bureau in Caracas. continue reading »

China Loan Venezuela $4Billion to Help With Their Oil Output