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  1. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Caracas fumes over arrest of former Chavez spy chief on Aruba

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 09:47pm by AP

    ... of revenue has been tourism, and thus it has far more extensive ties to the US economically than it does to Venezuela." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1559186/caracas-fumes-over-arrest-former-chavez-spy-chief-aruba
  2. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Venezuela gives president decree powers for ‘economic war’

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 03:12pm by Reuters in Caracas

    ... predecessor, Hugo Chavez, singing Venezuela’s anthem rang out inside the hall. The power to pass laws without congressional approval gives Maduro a political victory in the run-up to December ... and socialist lawmakers for approving this law that will let us advance, over the next 12 months, in defeating the economic war being waged against our people,” Maduro said. “Tonight has been a victory ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1361101/venezuela-gives-president-decree-powers-economic-war
  3. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Venezuela expels US diplomats, accusing them of economic sabotage

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 10:22am by NYT

    ... political spectrum." Ever since he was elected by a narrow margin in April in a special election to replace Chavez, Maduro has struggled with intense economic woes and a deeply divided people. ... was Elizabeth Hoffman, an official in the embassy's political section, whom Maduro had publicly accused at least as early as April of meeting with opposition figures to plot sabotage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1321971/venezuela-expels-top-us-diplomat-and-two-other-officials
  4. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Protests heat up in Venezuela amid opposition rift over US sanctions

    Posted May 15th 2014, 10:51am by Associated Press in Caracas

    ... for weeks outside the offices of the United Nations and nearby plazas. Many political observers believe that by freezing the talks opposition leaders were caving to pressure from their own radical ... Jacobson retracted her comment, telling reporters in Washington that she ‘misspoke’ and that nobody participating in the dialogue had made such a request. But her comments became a political hot ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1512513/protests-heat-venezuela-amid-opposition-rift-over-us-sanctions
  5. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Venezuelan riot police fire tear gas and arrest protesters in Caracas

    Posted May 15th 2014, 09:23pm by AFP

    ... It was the latest chapter in months of turbulence in the oil-rich but economically and socially troubled South American country. At least 42 people have died and more than 800 have been injured since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1512895/venezuelan-riot-police-fire-tear-gas-and-arrest-protesters-caracas
  6. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Nicolas Maduro to meet opposition to try and end Venezuelan unrest

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 11:25pm by Reuters

    ... to halt the nation's worst political unrest in a decade. Representatives of the Vatican and the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) would mediate, both sides said on Tuesday. Clashes ... will be Venezuela's crime epidemic and economic problems- issues high on the litany of complaints from demonstrators in the streets since early February. The opposition is also insisting on the release ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1471838/nicolas-maduro-meet-opposition-try-and-end-venezuelan-unrest
  7. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Beauty queen latest to die in political unrest as trial of protest leader Lopez grips Venezuela

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 11:31am by Reuters and AP

    ... Reuters and AP in Caracas A local beauty queen died of a gunshot wound on Wednesday, the fifth fatality from Venezuela’s political unrest, as imprisoned protest leader Leopoldo Lopez urged ... International and others saying they appear to be politically motivated. Secretary of State John Kerry earlier warned that arresting him would have a “chilling effect” on freedom of expression. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1431599/beauty-queen-latest-die-political-unrest-trial-protest-leader-lopez-grips
  8. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Venezuela frees some student protesters, unrest continues

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 01:38pm by Reuters in Caracas

    ... students Venezuelan authorities freed 25 student protesters on Friday pending trial and said that 74 others arrested after this week’s deadly political turmoil would be processed within hours. ... factions in the Socialist Party, split the opposition where many moderates oppose the street tactics, and distract the public’s attention from economic problems. He has called on supporters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1428380/venezuela-frees-some-student-protesters-unrest-continues
  9. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Venezuela sends paratroopers to epicentre of protests, as Maduro issues new threat to media

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 04:38pm by AGENCIES

    ... near-daily protests and rallies, some of them violent, in the capital Caracas and other cities, over what Maduro’s critics say are deteriorating economic conditions, rampant street crime, corruption ... television network CNN from the country if it did not “rectify” the way it has covered deadly political protests. Local television networks have provided almost no live coverage of the protests ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1432616/venezuela-sends-paratroopers-epicentre-protests-maduro-issues-new-threat
  10. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Venezuelan protesters demand release of arrested activists

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 03:21am by AFP

    ... of foreigners. In a separate incident, Maduro said National Guard members were "ambushed" and shot at in Valencia, Venezuela's economic hub. One died from being shot in the eye and another ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1438749/venezuelan-protesters-demand-release-arrested-activists

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