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3 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

5 Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 17

Miami Beach officials say some of the new storm water pumps under construction across the city will be working by the time extreme high tides emerge later this fall. Officials will give an update Wednesday on the construction.

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Related Topix: Florida, Monroe County, FL, Big Coppitt Key, FL, Fidel Castro, Miami Dade County, FL

8 hrs ago | Washington Times

Polemical Cuban pop group to take stage in Miami

Several exile organizations have protested Buena Fe's upcoming performance. The band participated in a birthday celebration for Fidel Castro earlier this year.

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Related Topix: Fidel Castro

Tue Sep 16, 2014

New Jersey Herald

Venezuelan protesters discuss explosives in video

Two Venezuelan activists recently deported by Colombia have surfaced in a video that purportedly shows them discussing plans to stockpile weapons and launch attacks on government targets in apparent attempt to destabilize President Nicolas Maduro's rule. The video, which aired Monday night on a TV program known for battering the government's foes, apparently contains excerpts from a Skype video conference Lorent Saleh and Gabriel Valles had with an unidentified third person, whose voice is distorted.

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Related Topix: South America, World News, Colombia, Alvaro Uribe

Babalu Blog

Venezuela heading towards default, just like its colonial master Cuba

Venezuelan bond prices swooned last week on renewed speculation that the government of President Nicolas Maduro might soon default on as much as $80 billion of foreign debt. The yield on the government bond due in 2022 hit a six-month high of 15.8% on Sept.

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

TheDailyBeast.com

New Venezuela Shortage: Breast Implants

Love them or hate them, breast implants play an outsized role in the Venezuelan national psyche. A shortage could hit the nation right in the chest.

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Related Topix: South America, World News, Venezuela, Medicine, Plastic Surgery

Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Washington Post

Rubio fumbles against Hillary

Few would accuse Right Turn of going easy on Hillary Clinton's foreign policy shortcomings. However, if Republicans are to defeat her in 2016 they will have to be smart about their criticism of her.

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Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Republican, Wedding, Travel

Greenwich Citizen

The President Of Venezuela Wants To Prosecute This Harvard Professor...

Harvard professor Ricardo Hausmann is a "bandit" on a mission to destroy Venezuela, says the country's President Nicolas Maduro. "We have proof of the declarations and articles that you've [Hausmann's] written in those mansions that you live in over there - [proof] of the money you've taken from Venezuela," said Maduro.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Daily Reporter

Venezuela's newest shortage: breast implants

Beauty-obsessed Venezuelans face a scarcity of brand-name breast implants, and women are so desperate that they and their doctors are turning to devices that are the wrong size or made in China, with less rigorous quality standards. Venezuelans once had easy access to implants approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration .

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Daily Pundit

Birds of a Feather, Crapping Together

Venezuela's socialist government has quietly secured the backing of Latin America and the Caribbean to obtain a diplomatic trophy that long eluded the late Hugo Chavez: a seat on the United Nations Security Council. The unanimous endorsement of Venezuela's candidacy to represent the region on the Security Council came at a closed-door meeting July 23 in New York, said Amin Cruz, a diplomat at the U.N. from the Dominican Republic, which presided at the meeting.

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Related Topix: Conservative Political News, US News

Windsor Beacon

Weak Venezuelan economy sours support for president

Mounting economic problems in this oil-rich country are pummeling President Nicolas Maduro as he struggles to exude the same charisma as his iconic socialist predecessor, Hugo Chavez. Based on his sinking popularity, he isn't making much headway.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Cuba's Ebola aid latest example of 'medical diplomacy'

Cuba's pledge to deploy a 165-strong army of doctors and nurses to help fight the Ebola outbreak is the latest example of the Communist country's decades-old tradition of 'medical diplomacy'. HAVANA: Cuba's pledge to deploy a 165-strong army of doctors and nurses to help fight the Ebola outbreak is the latest example of the Communist country's decades-old tradition of "medical diplomacy."

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Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Central America, Medicine, Nursing, Fidel Castro

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Lucianne.com

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A year or two ago, most observers thought that immigration "reform" was a foregone conclusion. The entire Democratic Party wanted it, including union leaders who were happy to sacrifice their members' interests; the Chamber of Commerce wanted it; quite a few libertarians were OK with it; and just about every rich person in America, it seemed, was on board.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican, John Boehner, US House of Representatives, Ohio

Cybercast News Service

Venezuela Socialist Party Prays: 'Our Chavez, Who Art in Heavena Lead Us Not Into Capitalism'

Venezuela's Socialist President Hugo Chavez, who ruled for 14 years before dying of cancer in 2013, is so highly venerated by his followers that a leader with the Venezuela Socialist Party ended a party conference recently by praying a rewritten, Chavez-anti-capitalist-laced version of the "Our Father." In leading "The Delegate's Prayer," as reported by RT and Catholic News Agency , Socialist Party representative Maria Uribe said to conference attendees on Sept.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Fidel Castro

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Reuters

UPDATE 1-Maduro says Venezuela can pay debt, decries default fears

President Nicolas Maduro said Venezuela could meet all its obligations to bondholders, as he sought to quell market fears that the Socialist-run country may opt to default when $5 billion of its foreign debt falls due for repayment next month. Fears of a possible default had heightened, with bond yields spiking, after the publication of an article by two pro-opposition economists that suggested an orderly default could ultimately help the slumping economy of a member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.

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

Reuters

Breakingviews: Ecuador's firebrand needs to soften his tone

Editor Rob Cox discusses how Rafael Correa has done a decent, if not miraculous, job of managing the nation's economy but faces a looming crunch. One of Latin America's most successful left wing politicians may have to changes economic chain.

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Related Topix: Rafael Correa

WALB-TV Albany

Venezuela's UN Security Council bid gains backing

Officials say a Utah elementary school teacher who was carrying a concealed firearm at school accidentally shot herself in the leg when the weapon discharged in a faculty bathroom.

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Related Topix: Associated Press, World News, Colombia, Venezuela,

Reuters

Out of paper, Venezuela's oldest newspaper halts circulation

Venezuela's oldest newspaper will stop publishing next week because it cannot find printing paper, the latest victim of a shifting media landscape triggered by shortages. "As of Monday the 15th, and for a time we anxiously hope will be as short as possible, the mouthpiece of the people of Lara state will cease to accompany their morning coffee," regional daily El Impulso's editorial board wrote on Wednesday.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Bloomberg

Hugo Chavez's Absence Felt on Wall Street Bond Desks

Since replacing his late mentor in April 2013, Maduro has overseen the worst bond returns in emerging markets , with the country's dollar debt posting a loss of 8.7 percent. That's a complete reversal of the Chavez presidency, when the nation's debt gained 16 percent annually over 14 years, generating a total return of 692 percent that dwarfed the 387 percent earned on developing-nation debt, data compiled by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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Related Topix: Banking, JP Morgan Chase , Financial Markets

News Max

Wall Street Missing Hugo Chavez as Venezuelan Bond Yields Collapse

Since replacing his late mentor in April 2013, Maduro has overseen the worst bond returns in emerging markets, with the country's dollar debt posting a loss of 8.7 percent. That's a complete reversal of the Chavez presidency, when the nation's debt returned an average 16 percent annually over 14 years, generating a total return of 692 percent that dwarfed the 387 percent earned on developing-nation debt, data compiled by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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Related Topix: Banking, JP Morgan Chase , Financial Markets

Local10.com

Maduro's cabinet reshuffling falls short of expected 'shake-up'

Lorent Gomez Saleh's mother, Yamile Saleh, protests for her son's liberation while holding a sign asking "By God, where is my son Lorent?" President Nicolas Maduro recently announced a much anticipated "big shake-up", a series of changes in the structure of the Executive Cabinet involving the merger of ministries, the creation of other offices, the appointment and dismissal of several ministers, creating six vice-five new areas to which he called "revolutions". In national radio and television late at night on the night of September 2, the president said that "it is time" for further action as part of "the new stage of the revolution."

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Related Topix: South America, World News, Colombia

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