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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 »

Venezuelan President Maduro Wants to See More Tourists in His Country

Venezuelan President Maduro Wants to See More Tourists in His Country

President Nicolas Maduro's government has set a goal of tripling the tourism sector's contribution to Venezuelan gross domestic product, Tourism Minister Andres Izarra said Monday. continue reading »

LGBT Group Calls on Venezuela to Offer Asylum to Ugandan Gays

LGBT Group Calls on Venezuela to Offer Asylum to Ugandan Gays

Venezuela's LGBT community and several groups with ties to the leftist governing party said Thursday that the Andean nation's foreign ministry should offer asylum to Ugandans with different sexual orientations given the possibility that they may be imprisoned in their home country in accord with a new law. continue reading »

4 Police Gunned Down in Venezuela

4 Police Gunned Down in Venezuela

Four members of Venezuela's national militarized police died Thursday morning when they were gunned down as they left a party in suburban Caracas, the deputy chief of detectives said. continue reading »

Colombian Arrested for Plotting to Kill Venezuelan President

Colombian Arrested for Plotting to Kill Venezuelan President

Colombian police captured in the northwestern municipality of Bello a career criminal accused of plotting to kill Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, authorities said Friday. continue reading »

Gun Battle Between Venezuelan Authorities and ‘Mega Gang’ Leaves 7 Dead

Gun Battle Between Venezuelan Authorities and ‘Mega Gang’ Leaves 7 Dead

At least seven people, including six suspected criminals and a law enforcement agent, died in a shootout, Venezuelan Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez said. continue reading »

Venezuelan President Maduro’s Ruling Party Victorious in Local Elections

Venezuelan President Maduro’s Ruling Party Victorious in Local Elections

Venezuela's ruling leftist PSUV and its allies received 49.2 percent of the vote in nationwide municipal elections, compared with 42.7 percent for the opposition coalition MUD, which had approached the balloting as a referendum on the performance of President Nicolas Maduro. continue reading »

Venezuelan Government Arrests 30 Merchants for Price-Gouging

Venezuelan Government Arrests 30 Merchants for Price-Gouging

Only 30 of the 90 people charged in a government offensive against alleged price-gouging by retailers remain in custody, Venezuela's attorney general said Friday. continue reading »

Authorities Investigate Multiple Baby Kidnappings from Venezuelan Hospital

Authorities Investigate Multiple Baby Kidnappings from Venezuelan Hospital

The Venezuelan Attorney General's Office said Monday it has opened an investigation into the kidnapping of three newborn babies from a hospital in the western city of Maracaibo. continue reading »

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 »