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News about Hugo Chavez continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

2 hrs ago | Reuters

UPDATE 2-Ramirez removed as PDVSA head, oil minister in Venezuela shake-up

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday pushed Rafael Ramirez from his twin posts as oil minister and a chief of state oil firm PDVSA in a cabinet shake-up that opposition critics said fell short of the overhaul needed to reverse the OPEC nation's economic decline.

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

10 hrs ago | The Bennington Banner

Venezuela rails against portrayal in US spy drama

Officials in the South American country are denouncing the show for portraying the socialist government stockpiling nerve gas to quash dissent.

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Related Topix: Game of Thrones, Entertainment, Television

14 hrs ago | Fox News

Lord's Prayer in Venezuela invokes Chavez: 'Lead us not into temptation of capitalism'

In Venezuela honoring late President Hugo Chavez is nothing out of the ordinary, so it was not unusual for a congresswoman of Chavez's political to pay homage to her former leader.

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Related Topix: Venezuela, World News

14 hrs ago | Babalu Blog

The deification of Hugo Chavez

At a recent meeting of Venenozuela's Socialist Party congress, the process of turning Chavez into a god reached a high level of ridiculousness when someone offered up a prayer to the dead tyrant.

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Related Topix: Conservative Political News, US News

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Stuff.co.nz

Venezuela looks set to lock away Leopoldo Lopez

Cardboard figures of Leopoldo Lopez with his mouth covered with the word 'Crime' are seen during a gathering in support of him in June.

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Related Topix: South America, World News, Venezuela,

Daily World

Sanctions against Venezuela are needed as a matter of human...

Thousands of innocent Venezuelans have been jailed, injured or killed for protesting a failed regime plagued by unprecedented scarcity of food and basic goods, widespread crime and high murder rates, and limited economic opportunities.

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Related Topix: South America, World News, Venezuela, US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Louisiana, Louisiana Government, Opinion

Sat Aug 30, 2014

The Stranger

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.

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Related Topix: ACLU

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.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East

Fri Aug 29, 2014

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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

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

KDWN

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.

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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.

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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)

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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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Related Topix: Prison, Johns Hopkins University, US News, Conservative Political News

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)

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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.

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Related Topix: Venezuela, World News

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