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10 min ago | Babalu Blog

Reports from Cuba's Venezuela: Chavez eres (ta)tu

Early this morning the good people of Aporrea announce d there will be a cultural event held on the premises of OPSU in downtown Caracas.

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1 hr ago | KHOU-TV Houston

Economy gains 209,000 jobs; jobless rate, 6.2%

Economy gains 209,000 jobs; jobless rate, 6.2% The high-flying labor market showed no let-up in July as employers added 209,000 jobs.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Brad brace

'Everlasting storm' has 1 million lightning strikes a year

There is a place on Earth where an "everlasting storm" appears almost every night, averaging 28 lightning strikes per minute for up to 10 hours at a time.

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Related Topix: Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Travel, Venezuela Travel, World News

Project Syndicate

Mercosur Blues

When the leaders of Mercosur met in Caracas this week, the usual bluster about standing up to imperialism filled the air.

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Related Topix: World News, Fidel Castro, US News, US Supreme Court, Opinion

Foreign Policy

What Next for Venezuela's High-Rise Slum?

I am not talking about pressuring the tiny island of Aruba in order to free a drug lord.

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Related Topix: South America, World News, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Reuters

Italy's ENI gets Venezuelan jet fuel cargo in June -document

State-run Petroleos de Venezuela delivered in June to Italy's oil company ENI a 240,000 barrel jet fuel cargo that had been tendered in May on the open market, according to an internal PDVSA document seen by Reuters on Thursday.

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The Economist

Politics in Venezuela: Whose hand on the tiller?

AN UNEASY calm has returned to the streets of Caracas and Venezuela's other main cities after months of clashes between opposition youths, riot squads and pro-government gunmen.

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Related Topix: World News, Riot

Buenos Aires Herald

Hugo Ch vez has his own 'anti-imperialist' font

Late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez is pictured while he writes in a wall. ''Those who want a motherland, those who want to be free, those who want happiness for their children, come with me on way to Socialism,'' the messahe reads.

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Related Topix: Hugo Chavez, World News

Los Angeles Times

Ruben Blades, Gustavo Dudamel can't quite connect with Bowl

Gustavo Dudamel conducts the L.A. Phil with salsa star Ruben Blades at the Hollywood Bowl.

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Related Topix: Gustavo Dudamel, Latin, Ruben Blades, World News, Arts, Opera, Entertainment

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Caribbean News Now!

Costa Rica hosts CELAC coordination meeting

Also, for the convenience of our readers and the online community generally, we have reproduced the complete Caribbean Net News archives from 2004 to 2010 here .

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Related Topix: Costa Rica, World News,

Reuters

UPDATE 1-South American leaders rally behind Argentina over debt

South American leaders have rallied behind Argentine President Cristina Fernandez, who is locked in a legal battle with holdout investors that could trigger a debt default this week.

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Related Topix: World News, Hugo Chavez

Connecticut Post

US imposes visa ban on Venezuelan

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, World News, Barack Obama

International Business Times

Toddler Defecates on Seat Aboard Delta Airlines

Customers wait their turn to be served at at the Delta airlines office in Caracas July 7, 2014.

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AlertNet

U.S. restricts travel by Venezuelan officials

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.

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Related Topix: Prison, South America, World News, OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries), Hugo Chavez, US News

The Miami Herald

US bars some Venezuela officials from US travel

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.

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Denver Westword

Quiero Arepas

Quiero Arepas is aptly named. The arepas made in this gourmet truck by chef Igor Panasewicz, who was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela, are crave-worthy: golden, griddled corn cakes stuffed with an array of smoked meats, fresh cheeses, savory vegetables and more, wrapped in foil and served piping hot.

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Related Topix: World News, Life, Food, Vegetables, Vegetarian

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Reuters

Venezuelans find solace in comedy amid economic travails

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)

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Sunherald.com

Ecuador's Birkett wins Sunfish Youth North American Championship

DOUG BARBER/SUN HERALDJohn Birkett of Ecuador won the Sunfish North American Youth Championships on Tuesday at Bay-Waveland Yacht Club.

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Foreign Policy

Venzueula's Latest Victory Is... Saving a Suspected Drug Lord?

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.

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Related Topix: Prison, Netherlands, Europe, World News, South America, Terrorism

Foreign Policy

Venezuela Kept Former Intel Chief out of U.S. Court

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.

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Related Topix: Drugs, World News, Hugo Chavez

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