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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Venezuela seizes US-owned oil rigs

    Posted Nov 02nd 2013, 06:05pm by Associated Press in Caracas

    ... Associated Press in Caracas Judge orders US oil company to hand over control of two of its rigs to Venezuela's state-run producer Venezuela has quietly seized control of two oil rigs owned by a unit of Houston-based Superior Energy Services after the company shut them down because the state oil monopoly was months behind on payments. The seizure took place on Thursday after ...

  3. 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

    ... and bleak job prospects. Maduro’s leftist government – which is sitting on the world’s largest proven oil reserves – rushed a battalion of paratroopers to the city of San Cristobal, the birthplace ...

  4. 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

    ... for violence that has erupted during protests that have revitalised challenges to 15 years of socialist rule in the oil-rich nation and have resulted in at least six deaths and more than 100 injuries ...

  5. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Chavez death clouds Beijing's loan-for-oil deal

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... of incorporating the terms of the loan agreement into a law," Downs added. Chavez death clouds Beijing's loan-for-oil deal ...

  6. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Recriminations as second huge power cut hits Venezuela

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 10:13pm by Reuters

    ... crude oil reserves and is blessed with big rivers that feed hydroelectric facilities generating two-thirds of its power. The blackouts, sometimes due to planned power rationing and at others to utility failures, have not affected the oil refineries, which are powered by separate generator plants. Maduro, who was giving a live address on state TV when the power went off, said he ...

  7. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Venezuela arrests 100 'bourgeois' shop owners in price-gouging battle

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 09:51pm by Reuters

    ... The move- Maduro's boldest since taking office in April- is reminiscent of the dramatic governing style of Chavez, who nationalised swathes of the oil- producing nation's economy during ...

  8. News - World - VENEZUELA

    At least 39 killed, over 80 injured in oil refinery blast in Venezuela

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... toll rises to 39 Venezuela was in mourning yesterday after a massive explosion tore through the country's largest oil refinery, killing at least 39 people and injuring more than 80 others. ... and in impoverished neighbourhoods nearby. Energy Minister Rafael Ramirez said the explosion was triggered by a gas leak at the refinery, which is owned by state oil firm Petroleos de Venezuela, but the cause ...

  9. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Venezuela gives president decree powers for ‘economic war’

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

    ... on Tuesday was widely expected and Chavez passed nearly 200 laws by decree during his time in office, including legislation that let him nationalise major oil projects and increase his influence ...

  10. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Venezuela expels US diplomats, accusing them of economic sabotage

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

    ... He has often accused plotters and saboteurs of being responsible for a variety of the nation's ills, including electrical blackouts and a deadly explosion at the national oil ...




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