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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 »

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 »