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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Arrests Merchants Who Raise Prices Days Before Election

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Arrests Merchants Who Raise Prices Days Before Election

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced new measures in his battle against "speculation" and ordered the arrest of merchants who have raised the prices of their products after being inspected to make sure they had lowered them. continue reading »

Venezuela’s Youth Orchestras System to Train 100,000 Youth Before 2014

Venezuela’s Youth Orchestras System to Train 100,000 Youth Before 2014

Venezuela's higly praised National System of Youth and Children's Orchestras will add 100,000 young people to its rolls before the end of this year, joining the 400,000 youths already registered in the program, system founder Jose Antonio Abreu said. continue reading »

Venezuela’s First TV Announcer Says She is Not Too Old at 100

Venezuela’s First TV Announcer Says She is Not Too Old at 100

Friends and relatives of Cecilia Martinez, Venezuela's first television announcer, celebrated her 100th birthday with her on the weekend "although I'm not so old," she quipped on Tuesday. continue reading »

Venezuelan Opposition Leader Henrique Capriles Says Car was Set on Fire

Venezuelan Opposition Leader Henrique Capriles Says Car was Set on Fire

Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles said it was only the intervention of a group of motorcyclists that prevented unidentified assailants from setting fire to his vehicle in the western city of Maracay. continue reading »

Venezuelan Opposition Leader Capriles Dares President Maduro to Arrest Him

Venezuelan Opposition Leader Capriles Dares President Maduro to Arrest Him

Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles dared President Nicolas Maduro to imprison him and not his supporters, after confirming that one of them was arrested Friday night under orders of the chief executive, whom he called a coward. continue reading »

Venezuelan Congress Expands President Maduro’s Power

Venezuelan Congress Expands President Maduro’s Power

Venezuela's congress voted Tuesday to give President Nicolas Maduro the power to legislate by decree for the next 12 months. continue reading »

Freak Accident at “La Chinta” Religious Festival in Venezuela Kills 2, Scores Injured

Freak Accident at “La Chinta” Religious Festival in Venezuela Kills 2, Scores Injured

At least two people died and some 50 were injured in the collapse of one of the sound towers being used for a nighttime religious concert in the western Venezuelan city of Maracaibo, authorities said Monday. continue reading »

Ex-Miss Universe Alicia Machado to Relaunch Musical Career

Ex-Miss Universe Alicia Machado to Relaunch Musical Career

Venezuelan actress and former Miss Universe Alicia Machado is singing again and her new single, "Incomprendida," goes on sale Dec. 6, a tie-in with her 37th birthday. continue reading »

Mexico, Venezuela to Cooperate in Investigation of Plane Carrying Drugs

Mexico, Venezuela to Cooperate in Investigation of Plane Carrying Drugs

The foreign ministers of Mexico and Venezuela agreed Thursday in a telephone conversation to cooperate to clarify last week's destruction of a Mexican-registered plane in the Andean nation. continue reading »

Miami Herald Correspondent Released from Venezuelan Custody

Miami Herald Correspondent Released from Venezuelan Custody

The Miami Herald's Andean bureau chief, Jim Wyss, was released after being arrested in San Cristobal, a city in Venezuela's Tachira state, and later transferred to the country's military intelligence headquarters in Caracas. continue reading »

Gift from Venezuelan Andes:  Stunning New Daisy Species

Gift from Venezuelan Andes:  Stunning New Daisy Species

Biologists from the Smithsonian Institution, St. Louis University and Universidad de Los Andes have discovered a stunningly beautiful new species of daisy high up in the Venezuelan Andes. continue reading »

Venezuela’s Gabriela Isler Wins Miss Universe 2013, Four out of Five Finalists Were Hispanic

Venezuela’s Gabriela Isler Wins Miss Universe 2013, Four out of Five Finalists Were Hispanic

Venezuela's Gabriela Isler took the Miss Universe 2013 title Saturday at the gala finals of the world's most prestigious beauty contest, held at Moscow's Crocus City Hall. continue reading »

Venezuelan President Maduro Officially Declares ‘It’s Christmas’ in His Country

Venezuelan President Maduro Officially Declares ‘It’s Christmas’ in His Country

Over the weekend, Maduro officially declared that Christmas had come to the South American country nearly two months early. The 50-year-old President and hand-picked successor of the late Hugo Chavez, gave out Christmas gifts to government employees in the form of bonuses and pensions. He proceeded to light the Nativity lights at the presidential palace, Palacio de Miraflores. continue reading »

14 Cops Tied to Attacks on Federal Property in Venezuela

14 Cops Tied to Attacks on Federal Property in Venezuela

A court in the northeastern Venezuelan city of Maturin on Tuesday ordered 14 Monagas state police held without bail on charges of attacking federal government buildings. continue reading »

VENEZUELA: Six Die in Amazonas Prison Fight

VENEZUELA: Six Die in Amazonas Prison Fight

Six inmates were killed and two more were injured Tuesday in a brawl at a prison in the southwestern Venezuelan state of Amazonas, Gov. Liborio Guarulla said. continue reading »