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1 year 7 months ago

Protests continue in Venezuela

In Venezuela, government supporters and opposition supporters staged rival protests. President-elect Nicolas Maduro's backers used fireworks to light up the night sky while supporters of opposition leader, Henrique Capriles, banged pots and pans to attract attention. Protests erupted in Venezuela Monday after acting President Nicolas Maduro was declared the...

1 year 7 months ago

Maduro elected president of Venezuela

Venezuela now has a new leader five weeks after the death of President Hugo Chavez . Nicolas Maduro, Chavez's hand-picked successor, has been declared the winner in official results. Long lines at the polls formed early in the morning and again in the afternoon as this politically divided...

2 years 3 months ago

Top US general: Venezuela not a threat

LIMA, Peru (AP) - The Air Force general responsible for U.S. military operations in most of Latin America says he doesn't consider Venezuela to pose a national security threat to the United States. Gen. Douglas Fraser says he doesn't see President Hugo Chavez's ongoing arms purchases and deepening ties with...

2 years 5 months ago

Venezuela court: Replace faulty implants for free

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuela's Supreme Court has sided with women who have defective French-made breast implants, saying in a preliminary injunction that the cost of removing and replacing the implants should be paid by surgeons, hospitals and a company that imported them. The court announced in a statement Thursday...

2 years 8 months ago

Chavez's party suspends Venezuelan state governor

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - A state governor has been suspended from President Hugo Chavez's governing party after making critical remarks about the president of Venezuela's National Assembly. Leaders of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela suspended Monagas state Gov. Jose Gregorio Briceno after he accused National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello...

4 years 2 months ago

23 survive airline crash in Venezuela

A commercial plane carrying at least 47 people crashed shortly after takeoff Monday in eastern Venezuela, and an official said at least 23 people survived. The ATR-42 turboprop from the government-run airline Conviasa crashed near Puerto Ordaz and about 6 miles after take-off from Ciudad Guayana, Transportation Minister Francisco...

4 years 10 months ago

Venezuela announces nationwide energy rationing

Venezuela's government is starting rolling blackouts of four hours every other day throughout the country to combat an energy crisis. The top officials of the state electric utilities in the capital of Caracas and two other western states on Tuesday announced plans for four-hour outages every other day. Electricity Minister...

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