The Saturday Morning News
Who Was the Bicyclist Killed Yesterday Morning on Second Avenue? Sher Kung, an attorney and former legal fellow at the ACLU who worked on a high profile case that "paved the way" for the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell.
Green Left Weekly
Palestine thanks Latin America for its solidarity
The Palestinian National Council , the legislative body of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, thanked Latin America on August 27 for its solidarity with the people of Gaza and its condemnation of the seven-week Israeli massacre in the enclave.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Goodbye, Columbus: Seattle commission wants name stricken from holiday
Christopher Columbus Sebastiano del Piombo Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City Photo: Eric SA House - Carle, Getty Images The Seattle Human Rights Commission is doubling down on its effort to purge Columbus Day from its list of city celebrations, and have it replaced in the Emerald City with "Indigenous Peoples' Day."
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Caribbean News Now!
Commentary: Chavistas debate economic and institutional reform in Venezuela
By Frederick B. Mills Professor of Philosophy at Bowie State University The Bolivarian project in Venezuela has warded off the latest counter revolutionary offensive and is now engaged in a profound debate over the next phase of the revolution.
The Miami Herald
In Venezuela, cheap gasoline prices stir debate
Venezuelan authorities recently said they were mulling increasing gas prices. But with congressional elections looming and political instability in the wings, some wonder if it will happen.
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.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
WINK-TV Fort Myers
Garcia: Block Venezuela's sale of Citgo
MIAMI, Fla.- U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia and Venezuelan opposition leaders in Miami called on the Obama administration Wednesday to block Venezuela's sale of U.S.-based Citgo Petroleum Corp. Garcia said the sale of Venezuela's oil refining and distribution network in the U.S. would hurt national interests, noting a number of American corporations are owed ... (more)
Venezuela battles obesity amid dearth of good food
Venezuela's socialist government is sounding the alarm about growing waistlines in a country where record food shortages are making it harder to put healthy meals on the table, prompting many people to fill up on empty calories.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Venezuela: the liberal utopia
The blog is a view of life, science, politics and education from an engineering perspective.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Venezuela to Fingerprint Supermarket Shoppers
When artificial price controls fail to bring food to the poor and instead lead to catastrophic shortages for everyone, what do you do? If you are Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, you don't admit that the socialist policy you inherited from the late Hugo Chavez is a failure, you double-down by ordering all supermarket shoppers to be ... (more)
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Venezuela Analysis: Cuba's puppet dictator Maduro is worse than puppet dictator Chavez
An analysis of the current crisis taking place in Venezuela published in the Baltimore Post Examiner reveals that Nicolas Maduro , the puppet dictator placed in power by Cuba's Castro regime is worse than Hugo Chavez , the previous puppet dictator controlled by the Castros.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Green Left Weekly
Venezuela unveils 'Hugo Chavez' shelter for Gazan children
The Venezuelan government has released images of the "Hugo Chavez" shelter, where incoming Palestinian child refugees of the Israeli assault of the Gaza Strip will be housed, Venezuela Analysis said on August 16. President Nicolas Maduro made the pledge last month to shelter Palestinian children who were orphaned and wounded as a result of the ... (more)
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.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
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.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Venezuela's President Pays Visit to Fidel Castro
A poster that features Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez and Cuba's Fidel Castro is displayed on a glass window at the entrance of an apartment building in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
U.S. used young Latinos to foment unrest in Cuba
'The revelations about US spying program come after another scandal: 'Cuban Twitter', the messaging program launched by the US in Cuba which was intended to undermine the country's government.
Hospitals in Venezuela virtually closed for lack of materials
Hospitals all over Venezuela suffer from a critical shortage of basic medical materials, from saline to gloves and medications, causing a nationwide health crisis.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
The American media campaign against Vladimir Putin reached a new low yesterday when CNN's Fareed Zakaria turned his attention to the Russian President's trip to Cuba.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Today is Saturday, August 16, the 228th day of 2014
In 1858, a telegraphed message from Britain's Queen Victoria to President James Buchanan was transmitted over the recently laid trans-Atlantic cable.