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1 hr ago | Connecticut Post
Amid escalating tensions with socialist Venezuela, the U.S. State Department on Wednesday announced sanctions against officials it said committed human rights abuses during a crackdown on anti-government protests.
2 hrs ago | International Business Times
Customers wait their turn to be served at at the Delta airlines office in Caracas July 7, 2014.
7 hrs ago | AlertNet
The United States imposed travel restrictions on Wednesday on some Venezuelan government officials it accuses of rights abuses in a crackdown on protests against President Nicolas Maduro this year.
8 hrs ago | The Miami Herald
Citing political instability, the State Department is imposing new restrictions on travel to the United States by Venezuelan government officials believed to be involved in human rights abuses.
A genie appears from a lamp in the hands of an astonished Venezuelan boy to declare: "You can ask for anything - except toilet paper!" The world's highest inflation and shortages of basics from milk to toilet roll are really no laughing matter for Venezuelans, but they find solace in a thriving comedy scene lampooning the governance behind the ... (more)
DOUG BARBER/SUN HERALDJohn Birkett of Ecuador won the Sunfish North American Youth Championships on Tuesday at Bay-Waveland Yacht Club.
Within the pantheon of Latin American political archetypes, few figures are as reviled as the intelligence cheif, whose cowled outline is often found nestled beside populist strongmen and tin pot dictators alike.
With the world being on fire and all it was easy to miss last week an intriguing piece of news: Hugo Carvajal, the former head of Venezuelan military intelligence, was arrested on Aruba.
It might not be the destination of the summer, but there's plenty of people heading to and through Venezuela .
President Cristina Fernndez de Kirchner and Economy Minister Axel Kicillof jetted off to Caracas yesterday for the 46th Mercosur Summit, at which the head of state is expected to garner further diplomatic support for the Argentine cause against holdout hedge funds.
Brayan Hernandez, one of the top young prospects on this year's international market, has officially signed with the Mariners after taking batting practice with the club last week at Safeco Field, the team announced Monday.
Venezuela's ambassador to Antigua, Carlos Perez, announced last week that Caracas was at an advanced stage of negotiations with the government in St. John's to build an oil refinery on the tiny 108-square-mile island.
Argentine Economy Minister Axel Kicillof is on his way by plane to Venezuela to attend a summit of the South American bloc Mercosur in Caracas on Tuesday, government sources told Reuters on Monday.
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks next to retired General Hugo Carvajal as they attends the Socialist Party congress in Caracas July 27, 2014.
CORRECTS DATE TO 2014 Former Venezuelan general Hugo Carvajal arrives at the Queen Beatrix International Airport in Oranjestad, Aruba, Sunday July 27, 2014 after being released by authorities.
Chinese President Xi Jinping's name has graced the pages of the Communist Party's flagship newspaper more frequently than any other leader since founding father Mao Zedong, according to researchers.
Updated: Wed Jul 30, 2014 01:44 pm
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