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PetroCaribe, ALBA merge in new economic zone
Lawrence Powell, Contributor As announced earlier this month by Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell, the latest regional PetroCaribe meeting, which he attended in Caracas, brought some reassuring news for Jamaicans.
Fri May 24, 2013
Gas-rich Bolivia to double oil and gas spending
Natural gas-rich Bolivia plans to double its spending on oil and gas exploration to $500 million next year, and woo private energy companies back to the the South American country.
Ecuador's Correa sworn in for new term
The left-wing leader and ally of the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has a high popularity rating and his party controls Congress.
The Daily Star
Ecuador's President Correa sworn to second term
Ecuador's President Rafael Correa addresses the National Assembly during his inauguration ceremony in Quito May 24, 2013.
Why golf is a revolutionary pursuit in Castro's Cuba
The Economist turns logic on its head and explains why the game of golf is a "revolutionary pursuit" in Castro's Cuba: AFTER the 1959 revolution, Fidel Castro denounced golf as a "bourgeois" hobby.
The Miami Herald
Venezuela to create new workers militia
Venezuela's president has ordered the creation of a new workers' militia as part of an existing pro-government fighting force.
Inside Costa Rica
Attorney General threatens jail for anyone leaking info on Chinchilla - drug jet' scandal
May 24th, 2013 Attorney General, Jorge Chavarria, threatened yesterday to prosecute and possibly jail any official who discloses any information to the press surrounding the investigation of President Laura Chinchilla's recent trip to Peru, in which she flew in a private jet linked to Gabriel Morales Fallon, a Colombian businessman suspected of ... (more)
It is unlikely that Nicolas Maduro's recent election victory will be overturned, yet, it raises a number of political dilemmas for the new administration.
Recently Released Market Study: Venezuela Business Forecast Report Q3 2013
We believe recently elected President Nicolas Maduro will struggle to exert his grip on power in a highly polarised political landscape, and do not rule out an early exit from office, either forcibly or through referendum recall.
Thu May 23, 2013
Venezuelan President Blames Toilet Paper Shortage on the Rich
The people of Venezuela are grappling with a nationwide shortage of toilet paper, an all too common occurrence in socialist states.
Venezuela's PdVSA to Receive $1.5 Billion Loan From Rosneft for Oil Joint Venture
State-energy monopoly Petroleos de Venezuela, or PdVSA, and Russian oil company Rosneft signed deals Thursday to boost production at a new joint venture in the South American country's vast Orinoco heavy oil belt.
The Times of Israel
Venezuelan TV personality says Israel faked damning recording
Influential Venezuelan TV commentator Mario Silva accused the Mossad and CIA of manipulating his voice to embarrass his country's socialist government.
Naples Daily News
Letter: The thanks we get?
Tom Snelling, Bonita Springs: And how does Haiti express its thanks? By renaming the newly renovated airport in Cap-Haitien after Hugo Chavez, the deceased anti-American dictator from Venezuela! Already subscribe to Naples Daily News? Click below to activate your Premium Subscription and receive access to Naples Daily News on the web, smartphone ... (more)
Wed May 22, 2013
Chavista Television propagandist goes off the air in Venezuela after ties to Cuba exposed
He swears he is innocent and has done nothing wrong. That the recorded conversation between him and a Lieutenant Colonel from Cuban State Security discussing how to ensure Venezuela remains under dictatorial rule was all fabricated by Israel's Mossad.
Wading through all the speculation
An article published by the Financial Times , on Monday, reiterated the need for Jamaica to take current economic conditions seriously.
'Gang of four' aims to shake up Latam trade
In Latin American business circles, four countries are increasingly being mentioned in the same breath: Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.
Hugo Chavez Protege Insists He's a Jew
I'm a Jew, Too : Nicholas Maduro insists he's no anti-Semite, despite being a follower of Hugo Chavez.
Voice of America
Free Market Reforms Needed to Fix Venezuela's Socialist Economic Problems
In Venezuela, the laws of supply and demand are undermining the socialist revolution started by the late President Hugo Chavez.
Tue May 21, 2013
My Mother Lode
Venezuela TV host goes off air after audio scandal
A prominent Venezuelan talk show host has gone off the air after allegedly being caught on tape discussing politics inside Venezuela's ruling party with a Cuban intelligence official.
Venezuelan Church to launch year-long campaign against abortion
Caracas, Venezuela, May 20, 2013 / 12:09 pm .- A Venezuelan bishop said his country's 13th annual pro-life campaign will extend for the whole year, aiming to defend life and reject abortion "as the killing of a weak and defenseless human being." In a statement sent to CNA, Bishop Rafael Conde Alfonzo recalled that for several years the Week for ... (more)