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Arrest made in slaying of Venezuela ex-spy chief

Army mates of former Venezuelan Intelligence Chief Eliezer Otaiza carry his body outside the National Assembly during a funeral procession in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

Racism sin vergA1 4enza in the Venezuelan counter-revolution

It's late morning in Caracas. Feb. 12. From the restaurant inside the hotel around the corner from Plaza Venezuela we can hear chanting, but it's too muffled to understand.

Explaining the Venezuelan conflict in video: Argumentos [Exchanges] Series

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Ed Miliband to unveil far-reaching rental market reforms

Labour plans longer tenancy agreements and rent increase ceiling as Tories accuse him of 'Venezuelan-style rent controls'A future Labour government would ban landlords from evicting tenants as a quick way of increasing rental income,...

Venezuela to Crush Cars and Bikes to Build Houses

Venezuela said on Tuesday it would start crushing abandoned cars and bicycles to provide raw materials for housing construction and supplement drastically reduced amounts of local steel.

US resumes visa issuance in Venezuela


Venezuela raises minimum wage by 30%

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announces a raise in the minimum wage and pensions of 30% ahead of the May Day celebrations.

Venezuelan ex-spy chief shot and killed outside Caracas

Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez Torres noted that lack of identification slowed the identification process.

Venezuela's largest private firm Polar halts pasta production

Venezuela's largest private company, Empresas Polar, said on Tuesday it was halting production of pasta due to delays in foreign currency allocations from the government.

Venezuela food giant suspends pasta production

Venezuela's biggest food company is halting work at one of its facilities because of government delays in allotting it dollars to buy wheat from foreign suppliers.

Venezuela's Security Forces: A Killer Elite Beyond the Law

The State Security forces of Cuba's Castro dictatorship has been murdering Cubans with impunity for more than a half century.

Venezuelans in Calgary desperate after tuition money cut off

In this Oct. 24, 2007 file photo, a woman looks at oversized versions of the Venezuelan currency, coined the 'Strong Bolivar' in Caracas, Venezuela.

Queues, shortages hit Venezuela's homeless and hungry

Huge queues at supermarkets and shortages of basic products have become the norm in Venezuela over the last year - and the most needy are increasingly at the sharp edge.

Queues, shortages hit Venezuela's homeless and hungry

CARACAS (Reuters) - Huge queues at supermarkets and shortages of basic products have become the norm in Venezuela over the last year - and the most needy are increasingly at the sharp edge. ...

Venezuela ex-intelligence chief shot

Major Eliecer Otaiza, who served as the head of the Venezuelan intelligence service under President Hugo Chavez, has been killed, officials say.

Venezuela's Oil Heads East

The late Venezuelan President Hugo ChA vez used to berate the old management of state oil company PetrA3leos de Venezuela for sending oil to Europe.

Venezuelan students protest new bid to limit demonstrations

Caracas (AFP) - About 100 Venezuelan students chained themselves Monday to the front gate of a UN agency's Caracas office, calling for an end to a new high court ruling requiring government approval for...

The Opportunity of a Plastic Bag

Gunter Pauli, teacher, activist, entrepreneur and the author of "The Blue Economy: 100 innovations - 10 years - 100 million jobs", writes in this column about the benefits of replacing traditional plastic bags with...

Colombia's Ineffective Justice Underscored by 15% Incarceration Rate

A news investigation in Colombia has revealed that less than one in six people arrested in the country end up imprisoned. Judicial officials say legislation designed to ease prison overcrowding is partially to blame...


Venezuela’s ex-prosecutor wants Maduro tried at the Hague

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's sacked former chief prosecutor on Thursday asked the International Criminal Court to capture and try President Nicolas Maduro and other...

Russia Agrees to Wait for Venezuela Debt

Venezuela signed a deal in Moscow on Wednesday, November 15, about restructuring US$3.15 billion of debt to the Russian government. Venezuela's economy has been...

Number of Venezuelans Seeking Asylum in Brazil Has Doubled since Last Year

The number of Venezuelans who have requested asylum in Brazil has doubled since last year, according to the National Committee of Refugees. In the...

Nobody is going to bail out Venezuela

Venezuela, the South American country convulsed by economic and humanitarian catastrophe, has defaulted on some of its debt after missing an interest payment due...

Under Socialism 60% of Venezuelan Businesses Have Closed

During the last five years of “socialism” in Venezuela, 60% of its businesses have closed, in the wake of the serious economic crisis and...

Venezuelan Supreme Court Bans Women in Bikinis from Covers of Newspapers, Magazines

Venezuela’s Supreme Court has ordered for the removal of all images of scantily clad women circulating on the covers of publications available to the...

Canada imposes sanctions on Maduro and 18 government officers

Canada imposed sanctions on 52 government officers of Venezuela, Sudan and the Russian Federation on charges of human rights abuses and corruption. The Canadian government...