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1 hr ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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."


Related Topix: Getty Images, Media, Life, Holidays, Columbus Day, Berkeley, CA

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.


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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.


Related Topix: Venezuela, World News

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis

Venezuelan Bolivar Plunges to Record Low on Black Market; Bond Default Coming Up in October?

Venezuela allows "very limited" trading at 50 to the US dollar in a parallel exchange called Sicad II.


Related Topix: Venezuela, World News

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.


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

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)


Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Joe Garcia, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat


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.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Nutrition

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Sussex Sun

Venezuela: the liberal utopia

The blog is a view of life, science, politics and education from an engineering perspective.


Mon Aug 25, 2014

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

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

Babalu Blog

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.


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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)


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Elias Jaua

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.


Related Topix: Venezuela, World News

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.


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

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.


Related Topix: Fidel Castro, Cuba, World News, Raul Castro

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Final Call

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.


Related Topix: Cuba, IL


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.


Related Topix: Media, Agence FrancePresse, IT Services

Mon Aug 18, 2014


Fareed's Screed

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.


Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, World News, Russia, Asia, Prison, Raul Castro, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Navarre Press

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.


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The Daily Republic

Today in History: Aug. 16, 2014

In 1858 , a telegraphed message from Britain's Queen Victoria to President James Buchanan was transmitted over the recently laid trans-Atlantic cable.


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Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Today in History - August 16

In 2009, Usain Bolt ran to another world record, winning the 100-meter race in 9.58 seconds at the world championships in Berlin.


Related Topix: Associated Press, New York, Pop/Rock, The Beatles, Game Show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Entertainment, Television, George Bush