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  1. Olympic Briefs

    Posted Oct 15th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Venezuela default The United States might have home-court advantage in its quest to qualify for the 2008 Olympics. USA Basketball will learn this week if it will host next year's Fiba Americas tournament, which serves as a qualifier for the games. Venezuela beat out Chile earlier this year for the right to host the 10-nation event that will send two teams to the Olympics, but has defaulted ...

  2. e-pal

    Posted Dec 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Name: Stephanie Ramones Age: 17 City/country: Miami/ United States School name: G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School Star sign: Cancer I was born in Venezuela but now live in Miami. The US is a much safer place to live. Venezuela is currently in a lot of social and political turmoil under the current president. There are also more education opportunities in the US than ...

  3. Indians cheer nationalisation, but oil firms reassess plans

    Posted May 05th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... retroactive tax rises in Venezuela, the world's fifth-largest oil exporter- arrived in La Paz late on Wednesday. After being greeted by Mr Morales, a beaming Mr Chavez congratulated him ... Bolivia's state-owned YPFB and Venezuela's state petroleum company PDVSA to develop gas industrialisation projects, a partnership to be formalised later this month. 'Some companies have ...

  4. Drug claims fail to dent disco's popularity

    Posted Aug 06th 2006, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Venezuela and Ecuador. The women arrive in Hong Kong on three-month tourist visas. Visitor arrival statistics from the Hong Kong Tourism Board show arrivals from South America have doubled since ...

  5. Off the beaten tracks...

    Posted Jul 27th 2006, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... Beach Stage on Saturday and the Osaka Aqua Stage on Sunday. Banhart is a throwback to the folk stylings of the 1960s. Raised in Venezuela, by the age of 21 he was eking out a living on the LA ...

  6. Axis of evil has grown into a nexus of nastiness

    Posted Aug 20th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... noticeable is oil-rich Venezuela, whose charismatic, left-wing president, Hugo Chavez, has made a career of thumbing his nose at the American leadership. Worse for the Bush administration, Mr Chavez ... a retinue of energy- and potential political- allies. Venezuela and Bolivia go on the list; take note of Argentina and Brazil. Last month, Mr Chavez made his mission clear to Washington, embarking ...

  7. What's On

    Posted Oct 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... OUT COME THE SPIDERS Twenty spiders varying in size from 5cm to 20cm are on display until Sunday at the temporary spider museum in APM, Kwun Tong. The 2,000 sq ft museum is playing host to one of the largest and most primitive spider species in the world, the tarantula. The spiders are from Mexico, Singapore, Amazon, Venezuela and Brazil. Spider experts from the Hong Kong ...

  8. HKU sees rise in foreign students of business

    Posted Oct 21st 2006, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... students from 12 countries this year, including the mainland, Venezuela, and the Philippines. Programme co-ordinator Patrick Chau Yam-keung attributed the increase in non-local students doing ...

  9. 'For $1,500 we have the best colombian'

    Posted Jul 31st 2006, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... South America. A girl dripping in makeup grabs your bottom, laughs and shows off her surgically enhanced cleavage beneath a tiny top. She is from Venezuela, her friends are from Colombia. She ...

  10. Legacies: Our Grandmothers, Ourselves, Reflections of Canadian Women

    Posted May 11th 2006, 12:00am by Jade Lee-Duffy

    ... such as Afghanistan, Venezuela, Sri Lanka, Jamaica, Macedonia, Ukraine and China. 'Grandmothers are all around us and we only see their age,' says Valle. 'But it's the decades of experience ...




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