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3 hrs ago | Free Republic

Venezuela: Ex-Intel Chief's Release a...

The United States is "deeply disappointed" the Netherlands released a former Venezuelan military intelligence chief detained over U.S. drug trafficking allegations, and is "disturbed" at reports indicating Caracas used threats to obtain his freedom, the State Department said on Monday.

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7 hrs ago | Globe and Mail

U.S. imposes travel restrictions on Venezuelan officials over rights abuses

The Venezuelan flag is shown in 2006. Citing political instability, the U.S. State Department is imposing new restrictions on travel to the United States by Venezuelan government officials believed to be involved in human rights abuses.

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9 hrs ago | Buenos Aires Herald

Argentina continues last-minute debt talks with US mediator Pollack in New York

Today's meeting between an Argentine delegation and mediator Daniel Pollack in New York continue, with Economy minister Axel Kicillof flying in at the last minute to witness talks while the parties attempt to avoid possible default as a result of the ongoing dispute with holdout investors ahead of tomorrow's deadline.

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14 hrs ago | Stuff.co.nz

Venezuelans struggle with shortages

A genie appears from a lamp in the hands of an astonished Venezuelan boy to declare: ''You can ask for anything - except toilet paper!'' The world's highest inflation and shortages of basics from milk to toilet roll are really no laughing matter for Venezuelans, but they find solace in a thriving comedy scene lampooning the governance behind the ... (more)

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14 hrs ago | International Business Times

Toddler Defecates on Seat Aboard Delta Airlines

Customers wait their turn to be served at at the Delta airlines office in Caracas July 7, 2014.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Reuters

UPDATE 1-South American leaders rally behind Argentina over debt

South American leaders have rallied behind Argentine President Cristina Fernandez, who is locked in a legal battle with holdout investors that could trigger a debt default this week.

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Foreign Policy

Venzueula's Latest Victory Is... Saving a Suspected Drug Lord?

Within the pantheon of Latin American political archetypes, few figures are as reviled as the intelligence cheif, whose cowled outline is often found nestled beside populist strongmen and tin pot dictators alike.

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Foreign Policy

Dozing U.S. Diplomats Let Venezuelan Narco-General Slip Away

Although a retired Venezuelan general and confidante of President Nicolas Maduro just managed to evade U.S. extradition to face drug smuggling charges, the unsealed indictment in his case reveals that U.S. prosecutors have gathered compelling evidence of widespread criminality at the highest levels of the Maduro government.

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Caribbean News Now!

Mercosur summit begins, Paraguay questions Guyana and Suriname association

Also, for the convenience of our readers and the online community generally, we have reproduced the complete Caribbean Net News archives from 2004 to 2010 here .

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Buenos Aires Herald

Mercosur is expected to condemn vultures

President Cristina Fernndez de Kirchner and Economy Minister Axel Kicillof jetted off to Caracas yesterday for the 46th Mercosur Summit, at which the head of state is expected to garner further diplomatic support for the Argentine cause against holdout hedge funds.

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

US official fume as Venezuelan general slips grasp

CORRECTS DATE TO 2014 Former Venezuelan general Hugo Carvajal arrives at the Queen Beatrix International Airport in Oranjestad, Aruba, Sunday July 27, 2014 after being released by authorities.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

SFGate

News of the day From Across the Globe, July 29

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said there are credible reports that Venezuela threatened the governments of Aruba, the Netherlands and others to force the release of former military intelligence chief Hugo Carvajal .

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Inter Press Service

Antigua Weighs High Cost of Fossil Fuels

Venezuela's ambassador to Antigua, Carlos Perez, announced last week that Caracas was at an advanced stage of negotiations with the government in St. John's to build an oil refinery on the tiny 108-square-mile island.

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Reuters

Argentine economy minister on way to Mercosur summit, not debt talks

Argentine Economy Minister Axel Kicillof is on his way by plane to Venezuela to attend a summit of the South American bloc Mercosur in Caracas on Tuesday, government sources told Reuters on Monday.

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AEI

Venezuela betrayed - missed chance to expose regime

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks next to retired General Hugo Carvajal as they attends the Socialist Party congress in Caracas July 27, 2014.

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Channelnewsasia.com

China's Xi approaches Mao in state media mentions

Chinese President Xi Jinping's name has graced the pages of the Communist Party's flagship newspaper more frequently than any other leader since founding father Mao Zedong, according to researchers.

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Suria

China's Xi 'approaches Mao in state...

Chinese President Xi Jinping's name has graced the pages of the Communist Party's flagship newspaper more frequently than any other leader since founding father Mao Zedong, according to researchers.

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Bloomberg

Geraldine's Lament: Gift of Home No Cure for Venezuela Shortages

Jorge Graterol, 34, second right, sits with his family on the porch of hishome constructed of sheet metal, in the Avila mountain outside of Caracas.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

Aruba to release Venezuelan diplomat sought by US

Authorities now say 14 people - including a 15-year-old - have been struck by lightning during rare summer thunderstorms that have swept through Southern California, injuring two critically.

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News Times

A former Venezuelan general detained in Aruba on U.S. drug charges was released by the Dutch Caribbean island and sent home Sunday night, authorities said.

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