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Local news for Caracas, Venezuela continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

1 hr ago | ParaPundit

Venezuela Still Deteriorating From Socialism

But even hard-core Chavistas aren't convinced. 'How much further can we sink?' says Alicia Torres, a 53-year-old housewife in Caracas who voted for Maduro in special elections last year and now regrets her decision.

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6 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Currency Spat Strands Venezuela Fliers

CARACAS, Venezuela-When this city's professional soccer club traveled to a key match in Peru, its tough rival wasn't the only challenge.

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9 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

Stolen Matisse masterpiece goes on wild ride, now back in Venezuela

"Odalisque in Red Pants" by Henri Matisse has been returned to the Caracas Museum of Contemporary Art after being recovered by federal agents in Miami two years ago.

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Related Topix: South America, World News, Venezuela, Miami, FL, Painting, Arts, US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation

13 hrs ago | Miami New Times

FBI Delayed Returning Stolen Matisse Painting to Venezuela Over Concerns It Was Looted by Nazis

In a rare interview, FBI agents say that they delayed the return of a stolen $4 million Henri Matisse painting to Venezuela because of concerns that the painting had originally been looted by Nazis during World War II.

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Related Topix: Painting, Arts, US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, World News, Venezuela, Hugo Chavez

16 hrs ago | Slate Magazine

Alaska Is a Petrol State

Americans tends to look down on most of the world's petrol states: countries that depend disproportionately on the extraction of oil and gas for industry, tax revenue, and international legitimacy.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Alaska Government, World News, Venezuela, Travel, Venezuela Travel, Prudhoe Bay, AK

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Daily Star

EXCLUSIVE: I survived South Amercan prison gang hell

Oliver Vella, 35, was banged up in a Venezuelan prison where rival gangs fought gun battles and inmates were beheaded and chopped up with chainsaws.

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Wall Street Journal

Trapped in Venezuela: Airlines Abandon Fliers Amid Currency Dispute

CARACAS, Venezuela-When this city's professional soccer club traveled to a key match in Peru, its tough rival wasn't the only challenge.

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BayStreet.ca

Metrospaces Presents Orinoco Oil Belt Hotel Architectural Project And Update

MIAMI, FL / ACCESSWIRE / August 27, 2014 / Metrospaces, Inc. today presents the architectural project of The Orinoco Oil Belt Hotel in Pariaguan, Venezuela.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Greenwich Citizen

Venezuela battles obesity amid dearth of good food

Mannequins stand at a store that sells clothing for over weight people in downtown Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014.

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Related Topix: World News, Venezuela, Colombia, Life, Food, Nutrition

The Atlantic

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria Gabriela?

Hugo Chvez's daughter is still living in Venezuela's presidential palace more than a year after his death.

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Related Topix: Travel, Venezuela Travel, World News, Venezuela, US Politics, US News

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Buenos Aires Herald

LatAm Allies struggle as Venezuela's free oil runs dry

HOUSTON/CARACAS - Venezuela's shipments of crude oil and fuel to its allies have fallen to a five-year low as a weak economy hits its ability to uphold accords that former president Hugo Chvez struck to lower energy costs for friends and expand his diplomatic clout.

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Related Topix: World News, Venezuela, OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries)

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Mashable

Photo Challenge: Use Harsh Mid-Day Light to Your Advantage

Harsh mid-day light isn't the most ideal setting for photographers. Extreme contrast, blown-out highlights and hard shadows are frequent results of shooting in sunlight.

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Related Topix: Venezuela, World News, Arts, Photography

Fri Aug 22, 2014

National Public Radio

Eggs, Milk And Ink: Venezuela Wants All Supermarket Shoppers Fingerprinted

Government-subsidized at a state-run market in Caracas, Venezuela, in 2012. Smuggling of cheap groceries into neighboring Colombia is so rampant that the government plans to fingerprint shoppers.

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Related Topix: Venezuela, World News, Hugo Chavez

Malaysian National News Agency

Venezuela: Fingerprinting To Beat Food Shortage

CARACAS, VENEZUELA, Aug 22 -- A mandatory fingerprinting system is being implemented at grocery stores in Venezuela to combat food shortages by keeping people from buying too much of a single item.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Miami Herald

Venezuela's dynastic diplomacy

A single mom, a brazen businesswoman, a party girl, and social-media rock star - María Gabriela Chávez is many things.

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Reuters

As Venezuelan deliveries wane, allies tap traders for pricey fuel

Venezuela's shipments of crude oil and fuel to its allies have fallen to a five-year low as a weak economy hits its ability to uphold accords that former President Hugo Chavez struck to lower energy costs for friends and expand his diplomatic clout.

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Related Topix: Hugo Chavez, World News, OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries), Venezuela,

Wed Aug 20, 2014

ABC News

US Warns That Venezuela Is Losing Airline Access

Come to Venezuela and you might get a longer trip than you bargained for. That's what the U.S. government is warning.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Xinhuanet

Venezuela calls for greater "civic-military unity" to stabilize economy

Venezuelan Vice President Jorge Arreaza on Tuesday called for greater civic-military cooperation to stabilize the economy, the Venezuelan News Agency said.

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CPJ Press Freedom Online

Venezuela suspends critical radio program

BogotA , August 19, 2014--Venezuelan authorities should immediately reverse the suspension of a critical radio program that has been off the air since Friday, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Related Topix: Journalism, Venezuela, World News

Trinidad Guardian

IMF sees potential spillovers from PetroCaribe

The International Monetary Fund in its 2014 Spillover Report released August 18 said it sees potential spillovers including "macroeconomic difficulties" into the economies PetroCaribe now helps.

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