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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 »

Two Drug Smuggling Planes Shot Down in Venezuela

Two Drug Smuggling Planes Shot Down in Venezuela

The Venezuelan military downed two drug-smuggling aircraft in a 24-hour period, the head of the armed forces Strategic Operational Command said Monday. continue reading »

Venezuela Denies Guyana’s Accusations, Demands Explanation

Venezuela Denies Guyana’s Accusations, Demands Explanation

Venezuela fired back at Guyana over an incident in disputed Atlantic waters, demanding a "satisfactory explanation" from its neighbor for allowing oil vessels in what it said was its Exclusive Economic Zone. continue reading »

No End in Sight for 22-Day Old Steel Strike in Venezuela

No End in Sight for 22-Day Old Steel Strike in Venezuela

A strike involving 14,000 workers at Venezuela's largest steelmaker, state-owned Sidor, has reached 22 days despite "bluster" from President Nicolas Maduro, and "no solution is on the horizon," labor leader Yunis Hernandez said Tuesday. continue reading »

Grenade Attack on Venezuelan Officials Kills 3

Grenade Attack on Venezuelan Officials Kills 3

Three assailants died Thursday in an attack on the head of Venezuela's Indepabis consumer protection agency, who escaped unscathed, police said. "We know that an irregular situation arose. Three people died in the event," deputy policy chief Douglas Rico told reporters. continue reading »

U.S. Expels 3 Venezuelan Diplomats Living in Washington, Houston

U.S. Expels 3 Venezuelan Diplomats Living in Washington, Houston

The United States is throwing out the charge d'affaires at the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington and two other diplomats from the Andean nation, the State Department said. continue reading »

U.S. Denies Conspiracy Against Venezuela

U.S. Denies Conspiracy Against Venezuela

The State Department on Tuesday denied Venezuelan charges that three U.S. diplomats in Caracas conspired against the Andean nation and said it is mulling a response to the trio's expulsion. continue reading »

Venezuelan President Maduro Tells U.S. Diplomats “Yankees Go Home” Allegedly Plotting Against Him

Venezuelan President Maduro Tells U.S. Diplomats “Yankees Go Home” Allegedly Plotting Against Him

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Monday the expulsion of the charge d'affaires and two other diplomats at the U.S. Embassy in Caracas for allegedly promoting sabotage. continue reading »