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Mexico’s Vicente Fox terms Maduro an apprentice dictator

Posted on: Jul 7 2014 - 1:36pm | #0
In: Venezuela News

The former Mexican president questioned the skills of the Venezuelan president VENEZUELA NEWS – Former Mexican President Vicente Fox has described Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro as “an apprentice dictator,” and claimed he took power due to “a vulgar imposition” by his predecessor, Hugo Chávez. In an interview, Fox told news agency EFE that Chávez was “liable for destroying a nation, an economy, and the dreams and hopes of millions of Venezuelans.” “Mr. Maduro is an apprentice dictator. He is weak in mind, in ideas, and in skills -the product of a vulgar imposition that continues the destructive task.” Regarding what society can do about it, the former Mexican president said “the...

Widespread blackouts hit Venezuela

Public transport suspended and presidential ceremony interrupted in latest failure of shaky electricity infrastructure A power plant failure has knocked out electricity across a large part of Venezuela, interrupting a nationally televised presidential ceremony and forcing a suspension of subway and train services around the country. The outage affected at least...

Posted on: Jun 27 2014 - 11:46pm | #0
In: Feed - The Guardian UK

Venezuelan immigrants struggle to stay in Spain

Spaniards gather at the Puerta Del Sol in Madrid demanding a referendum on monarchy (Reuters)

More than 18,000 Spanish citizens have applied for the cancelation of consular registration in Caracas between 2008 and 2012 Under the shadow of the statue of Charles III of Spain, a little man wearing a Mexican sombrero hugs and plays a guitarrón. Along with four fellow-countrymen, he plays songs heard in family parties in Santa Cruz de Mora, Mérida state, southwest Venezuela. The...

England v Honduras live!

Posted on: Jun 7 2014 - 3:11pm | #0
In: Feed - The Guardian UK

World Cup warm-up match updates from Miami Feel free to email 10.08pm BST 21 min: What a sweet, flowing move by England. England are three on three. Welbeck romps down the middle, then slides the ball out right to Rooney, who returns it immediately. On the edge of the area, Welbeck steps over the ball and lets it roll to Sturridge on his left. He’s free on the edge of the area, and fires a low shot inches wide of the right-hand post. He should probably have scored there, but it wasn’t a bad effort, and it was fine play by Welbeck and Rooney. 10.05pm BST 19 min: Sturridge wins a free kick down the right with a determined run. Gerrard swings a not-very-good set piece into the area. Cleared, but only...