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As Venezuela Uprising Continues President Expels U.S. Diplomats

As Venezuela Uprising Continues President Expels U.S. Diplomats

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has once again taken to blaming others for the mounting woes in the country. As the student protesters increase in size and influence, and as the violence from the protesting mounts Maduro has looked to the U.S. to blame for the situation. continue reading »

Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro Reaches Out to Opposition Leaders

Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro Reaches Out to Opposition Leaders

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro launched a new plan to combat violent crime, inviting three opposition governors, including two-time presidential candidate Henrique Capriles, to sign on to the strategy. continue reading »

Venezuela Issues Arrest Order for Venezuelan Opposition Leader

Venezuela Issues Arrest Order for Venezuelan Opposition Leader

A court has issued an arrest order for Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez for his alleged role in deadly violence that erupted after a march in Caracas, the daily El Universal reported Thursday. continue reading »

Venezuelan Police Arrest Handicapped Woman for Entering Prison with Explosives

Venezuelan Police Arrest Handicapped Woman for Entering Prison with Explosives

A woman in a wheelchair was arrested on the weekend as she was trying to enter a prison in the western state of Tachira with almost a kilogram of C-4 plastic explosive, the Venezuelan Attorney General's Office reported Tuesday. continue reading »

Venezuela Bars Remittances to Colombia - Trying to Stop Flight of Capital from Country

Venezuela Bars Remittances to Colombia - Trying to Stop Flight of Capital from Country

The Venezuelan government suspended for an indefinite period the sending of family remittances to people living in Colombia, according to a special edition of the Official Gazette on Monday. continue reading »

Venezuelan President Demands Crack Down on Media “Sensationalism”

Venezuelan President Demands Crack Down on Media “Sensationalism”

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Friday that he will propose legislation aimed at ridding the media of "sensationalism." "They will call me a dictator, that doesn't matter to me," he said during a public event in the central state of Miranda. continue reading »

German Tourist Gunned Down on Venezuelan Island of Margarita

German Tourist Gunned Down on Venezuelan Island of Margarita

A German tourist who arrived on the Venezuelan island of Margarita was gunned down Friday and another was wounded, Tourism Minister Andres Izarra said. continue reading »

Venezuela, Uruguay Adjust Oil-For-Food Program

Venezuela, Uruguay Adjust Oil-For-Food Program

The presidents of Venezuela and Uruguay adjusted their oil-for-food program to increase the amount of foodstuffs the OPEC nation imports from its regional ally, the government in Montevideo said Friday. continue reading »

Raul Castro, Nicolas Maduro Aim For Economic Cooperation

Raul Castro, Nicolas Maduro Aim For Economic Cooperation

Cuban President Raul Castro and Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro reaffirmed their interest in consolidating bilateral economic cooperation during a meeting in Havana, Cuba's official media said. continue reading »

Venezuelan Government Restricts Access to “Cheap” Dollars

Venezuelan Government Restricts Access to “Cheap” Dollars

Venezuela's government on Wednesday restricted access to dollars at the lower preferential rate, which will be reserved for purposes deemed essential such as purchases of medical supplies, food and industrial machinery. continue reading »

More Suspects Identified in Murder of Former Miss Venezuela

More Suspects Identified in Murder of Former Miss Venezuela

A ninth suspect has been arrested in connection with last week's slaying of actress and former Miss Venezuela Monica Spear and her husband, the head of the CICPC investigative police said Monday. continue reading »

Venezuelan President Warns 38 Percent of Country Suffers From Obesity

Venezuelan President Warns 38 Percent of Country Suffers From Obesity

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that his country has an obesity problem that affects 38 percent of the people, and announced the creation of a Subministry of Dietary Production charged with designing Venezuelans' diet, especially for children. continue reading »

Thousands of Fans Attend Funeral of Murdered Beauty Queen

Thousands of Fans Attend Funeral of Murdered Beauty Queen

Thousands of people attended the funeral of actress and former Miss Venezuela Monica Spear and her husband this Friday, in solidarity with the family of the couple that was slain this week in an armed robbery. continue reading »

Venezuela Looks For 4 Suspects With Ties to Beauty Queen’s Murder

Venezuela Looks For 4 Suspects With Ties to Beauty Queen’s Murder

Police are searching for four more suspects in the murders of former Miss Venezuela Monica Spear and her husband, while seven others already in custody are set to be arraigned for the crime, Venezuelan authorities said Thursday. continue reading »

What’s New in the Murder Investigation of Former Miss Venezuela Monica Spear

What’s New in the Murder Investigation of Former Miss Venezuela Monica Spear

As crime-plagued Venezuela reels from the high-profile murder of former Miss Venezuela, Monica Spears, the investigation as to who did it is moving at a rapid pace. That is a rapid pace for a country where many crimes are not thoroughly investigated and justice often elusive. continue reading »