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  1. 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 ... by Venezuela’s currency control board. “The reality is that the origin of this economic crisis is named Nicolas Maduro.” Venezuelan opposition leader, Julio Borges Diosdado Cabello, the head ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1361101/venezuela-gives-president-decree-powers-economic-war
  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 ... Instead, even while attacking the country’s business elite for allegedly hoarding toilet paper and other basic goods as part of an “economic war,” he’s insisted Venezuela is open for investment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1345923/venezuela-seizes-us-owned-oil-rigs
  3. VENEZUELA

    US, Venezuela in overflight spat

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 06:43pm by Associated Press in Caracas

    ... to China because his government made the request on short notice. But Venezuela complained that the United States had also put up logistical obstacles to complicate its delegation’s preparations ... in Caracas said in a Friday statement that Venezuela had requested diplomatic clearance to fly over Puerto Rico en route to China with one day’s notice. Such clearances usually require three days’ ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1314648/us-venezuela-overflight-spat
  4. News - World - VENEZUELA

    US accused of denying its airspace to China-bound Venezuelan president

    Posted Sep 20th 2013, 09:56am by Agence France-Presse in Caracas

    ... Agence France-Presse in Caracas Venezuela accused the United States of hampering its diplomatic efforts on Thursday, saying Washington was denying airspace to its China-bound president ... Venezuela and the United States were often at odds during Chavez’s 14-year rule and relations have remained tense under Maduro. The two countries have not had ambassadors in each other’s capitals ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1313598/us-accused-denying-its-airspace-china-bound-venezuelan-president
  5. News - World - VENEZUELA

    The painful cost of a nice derriere in Venezuela

    Posted Aug 30th 2013, 03:21pm by Agence France-Press in Caracas

    ... Thus goes body worship in Venezuela, where undergoing plastic surgery is as common as going to the dentist and beauty pageants are like a religion.Two years ago Mercedes underwent a procedure that has killed 15 people in Venezuela since 2011. It involves having a gel-like substance called a synthetic biopolymer shot into the body. It is not put inside an implant, but rather flows like ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1300611/painful-cost-nice-derriere-venezuela
  6. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Venezuela opposition claims new crackdown

    Posted Aug 08th 2013, 04:04pm by Associated Press in Caracas

    ... from the man’s apartment on Wednesday, the opposition said. It called the action proof of a new wave of political repression. Venezuela’s highest court, meanwhile, rejected Capriles’ bid ... against those who don’t stop fighting for the restitution of legality, justice and rights in Venezuela.” It charged that the arrest order was part of a strategy to divert attention from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1295256/venezuela-opposition-claims-new-crackdown
  7. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Venezuela angry Colombia hosts opposition leader

    Posted May 30th 2013, 02:16pm by Associated Press in Caracas

    ... Associated Press in Caracas Venezuelan officials are warning Colombia’s president that his meeting with Venezuela’s opposition leader could severely damage relations between ... that the meeting “will bring a derailment of the good relations that we have.” Parliament Speaker Diosdado Cabello compared the meeting to “placing a bomb on the train.” Jaua says Venezuela ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1249658/venezuela-angry-colombia-hosts-opposition-leader
  8. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Venezuela threatens to end support for Colombia peace

    Posted May 31st 2013, 09:20am by Agence France-Presse in Bogota

    ... is very difficult to work toward peace for a brother nation when the major institutions of that nation are provoking and stimulating the destabilization of Venezuela,” Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias Jaua said. He said the visit had “derailed” bilateral relations between the two neighbours. Capriles told Colombia’s Blu radio that it was “unacceptable” for Venezuela to try to tell ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1250310/venezuela-threatens-end-support-colombia-peace
  9. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Venezuela’s leader in Nicaragua for bilateral talks

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 04:50pm by Agence France-Presse in Managua

    ... on construction of an oil refinery promised by the late Hugo Chavez, Venezuela’s long-running leader who died of cancer earlier this year. A local company has already begun building a complex of tanks, with the capacity to store up to a million barrels of Venezuelan oil. This is Maduro’s first visit to Nicaragua since winning election on April 14 in a special election called after Chavez’ death. Venezuela ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1252074/venezuelas-leader-nicaragua-bilateral-talks
  10. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Venezuela opposition says tape shows ruling party rift

    Posted May 21st 2013, 05:51pm by Agence France-Presse in Caracas

    ... intelligence agent, about a rift among Venezuela’s top leadership. In the tape, Silva accuses Diosdado Cabello, president of the National Assembly and a longtime member of Chavez’s inner circle, ... it says are backed by the United States, which had thorny relations with the flamboyantly anti-US Chavez. Venezuela lavished its oil wealth on Cuba during the reign of Chavez, who viewed Fidel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1242839/venezuela-opposition-says-tape-shows-ruling-party-rift

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