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2 hrs ago | 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.


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

5 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Drugs, World News, Hugo Chavez

9 hrs ago | Jaunted

New $20 Tax for Visiting Venezuela is Hardly a Breath of Fresh Air

It might not be the destination of the summer, but there's plenty of people heading to and through Venezuela .


Related Topix: World News, Travel

11 hrs ago | Buenos Aires Herald

Mercosur is expected to condemn vultures

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.


Related Topix: World News

16 hrs ago | Xinhuanet

Latin American leaders mark 60th anniversary of Chavez's birth

Leaders of Latin America and the Caribbean marked the 60th anniversary of the birth of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Monday by vowing to carry on his legacy.


Related Topix: Hugo Chavez, World News

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Seattle Mariners

Mariners finalize deal with top prospect Hernandez

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.


Related Topix: World News, Sports, Seattle Mariners, Major League Baseball

Inter Press Service

Antigua Weighs High Cost of Fossil Fuels

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.


Related Topix: World News, Antigua and Barbuda, Central America, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Biofuel


Argentine economy minister on way to Mercosur summit, not debt talks

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.


Related Topix: World News


Venezuela betrayed - missed chance to expose regime

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks next to retired General Hugo Carvajal as they attends the Socialist Party congress in Caracas July 27, 2014.


Related Topix: South America, World News, Prison, Hugo Chavez

The San Diego Union-Tribune

US official fume as Venezuelan general slips grasp

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.


Related Topix: World News, Aruba, Central America, Beatrix Beatrix, Netherlands, Europe,


China's Xi 'approaches Mao in state...

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.


Related Topix: World News, Chinese Communist Party, China, Hu Jintao

Albany Times Union

A former Venezuelan general detained in Aruba on U.S. drug charges was released by the Dutch Caribbean island and sent home Sunday night, authorities said.


Related Topix: Prison, World News, Aruba, Central America, Drugs,

Sun Jul 27, 2014


Geraldine's Lament: Gift of Home No Cure for Venezuela Shortages

Jorge Graterol, 34, second right, sits with his family on the porch of hishome constructed of sheet metal, in the Avila mountain outside of Caracas.


Related Topix: World News

Trinadad Express

WASA employee shot dead by cops

AN employee of the Water and Sewerage Authority has been shot dead by police after he opened fire on officers.


Related Topix: World News

WATE-TV Knoxville

Aruba to release Venezuelan diplomat sought by US

Authorities now say 14 people - including a 15-year-old - have been struck by lightning during rare summer thunderstorms that have swept through Southern California, injuring two critically.


Related Topix: World News, Aruba, Central America, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Yosemite National Park, US National Parks, Train Disaster,

Buenos Aires Herald

CFK to travel to Mercosur summit in Venezuela

President Cristina Ferndez de Kirchner will this Tuesday attend the 46th leaders' summit of the Mercosur organisation in Caracas, Venezuela.


Related Topix: World News,


Aggrieved Airlines Are Making it Harder to Fly In or Out of Venezuela

When her father had a medical emergency this month, Anna Bamario struggled to find airline tickets to her native Venezuela, finally paying $1,250 round-trip to a destination about as far away as New York.


Related Topix: South America, World News, Travel, Venezuela Travel, Pembroke Pines, FL, Florida

Puerto Rico headed to Little League World Series

Hamacao, Puerto Rico, Friday won the Caribbean championship with a 14-3 victory over St. Thomas of the U.S. Virgin Island.


Related Topix: Mexico, World News, Australia,

Correction Aruba-Venezuela-Official Detained story

In a story July 24 about the arrest of Hugo Carvajal, former head of Venezuelan military intelligence, The Associated Press reported erroneously that allegations he secretly met with leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia were based on emails recovered from a rebel computer.


Related Topix: World News, Colombia, Hugo Chavez, Drugs,

Sat Jul 26, 2014


Venezuela leader rallies socialists at first post-Chavez congress

Venezuela's ruling Socialist Party began a six-day congress on Saturday with President Nicolas Maduro seeking to fire up militants and quell dissidents who say he is failing to fix the economy or end graft.


Related Topix: Hugo Chavez, World News, OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries), Theater, Arts,