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News on Venezuela continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

51 min ago | Al Jazeera

Trial of Venezuelan opposition leader opens

Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez has gone on trial on charges of inciting violence during anti-government protests that ultimately left 43 people dead.

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Related Topix: South America, World News, Prison, US Military Prisons,

5 hrs ago | WNYC-AM New York

Fall Of The Tower Of David: Squatters Leave Venezuela's Vertical Slum

Venezuela's government began to evacuate a famous "vertical slum" in Caracas Tuesday, bringing an end to a self-made community that became famous for its apocalyptic image, symbolic overtones and appearance in the Showtime series Homeland.

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Related Topix: World News, Homeland, Entertainment, Television, Hugo Chavez

8 hrs ago | Examiner.com

World's tallest slum being evacuated by government, occupants relocated

Venezuela's abandoned high-rise, called the Tower of David, has been home to thousands of squatters.

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Related Topix: World News, Hugo Chavez

12 hrs ago | News Max

The Benefits of One Party Rule

Government runs so much smoother under one party rule. None of those messy legislative gridlocks or government shutdown threats are seen or heard.

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Related Topix: South America, World News, US News, Piracy News

16 hrs ago | The Straits Times

Recovered Matisse artwork shown in Venezuela after mystery theft

Authorities show the box containing a painting of French master Henri Matisse, known as "Odalisque in Red Pants" , to the media at Maiquetia International Airport in Caracas on July 7, 2014.

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Related Topix: Painting, Arts, World News, US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation

19 hrs ago | International Business Times

Australian Stock Market Report - Morning July 23, 2014

A worker walks in front of buildings at a government housing development in Caracas July 21, 2014.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

KHOU-TV Houston

Venezuelan conspiracy theories a threat to critics

Roderick Navarro was in class when he got the news that a high-ranking minister had accused him of plotting to assassinate Venezuela's president.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Conspiracy Theory, Prison, Hugo Chavez, World News, University of North Carolina Charlotte

The Washington Post

Venezuelan conspiracy theories a threat to critics

In this July 15, 2014, photo, a defaced billboard promoting Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro with a message that reads in Spanish; "Following in Chavez's footsteps," towers over a main highway in Caracas, Venezuela.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Conspiracy Theory, World News, Prison, Hugo Chavez, North Carolina, University of North Carolina Charlotte

ABC News

Venezuelan Conspiracy Theories a Threat to Critics

Roderick Navarro was in class when he got the news that a high-ranking minister had accused him of plotting to assassinate Venezuela's president.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Conspiracy Theory, Prison, Hugo Chavez, World News, North Carolina, University of North Carolina Charlotte

Yahoo!

192 charged in human smuggling operation

The Homeland Security Department said Tuesday it arrested 192 people along the Mexican border in South Texas on immigrant-smuggling charges and seized more than $625,000, part of the Obama administration's efforts to discourage and disrupt the flood of tens of thousands of people crossing the border illegally.

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Related Topix: World News, Facebook, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Startups

KTUL-TV Tulsa

End comes for notorious Venezuelan vertical slum

The owner of an allergy-testing laboratory near Atlanta has pleaded guilty to faking the results of blood tests for food and environmental allergies.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, World News, Hugo Chavez

WLNE-TV Providence

End comes for notorious Venezuelan vertical slum

The owner of an allergy-testing laboratory near Atlanta has pleaded guilty to faking the results of blood tests for food and environmental allergies.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Federal Aviation Administration, World News,

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

End comes for notorious Venezuelan vertical slum

Broken windows are seen covered with wood planks at the the world's tallest slum, a half-built skyscraper that was abandoned in the 1990s and was transformed by squatters into a vertical ghetto, in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

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Related Topix: World News

The Miami Herald

Venezuelan executive, human-rights advocate Thor Halvorssen dies in South Florida

Thor Halvorssen, a Venezuelan telecom executive and human-rights leader, died on Sunday in North Miami.

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Related Topix: Activism, University of Pennsylvania, Prison, World News,

AlertNet

Venezuela govt moves squatters from 'Tower of David' slum

Venezuelan soldiers and officials began moving hundreds of families on Tuesday out of a half-built 45-story skyscraper that dominates the Caracas skyline and is thought to be the tallest slum in the world.

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Related Topix: South America, World News, Hugo Chavez

Channelnewsasia.com

China's Xi eyes increased investment in Cuba

HAVANA: Chinese President Xi Jinping is visiting Cuba with hopes of expanding political and economic ties in the fellow communist nation.

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Related Topix: Xi Jinping, World News, Raul Castro, Cuba, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy, Fidel Castro

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Buenos Aires Herald

Venezuela's Socialists begin path to reform

Members of the Venezuelan Socialist Party voted yesterday to elect the 537 delegates who will participate in the party's Third Congress as the movement struggles to regain the unity it once had under late president Hugo Chvez.

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The Globe and Mail

China to loan $4-billion to Venezuela in exchange for oil

China's President Xi Jinping receives a gift from Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro during a signing ceremony in Caracas China's President Xi Jinping receives a gift from Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro during a signing ceremony in Caracas China will provide Venezuela with a new $4-billion credit line under an agreement signed on Monday, ... (more)

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

McClatchy

Wife of imprisoned Venezuelan activist pleads for his release

At the National Press Club, Lilian Tintori talked about the emotional impact on her family while her husband, Leopoldo Lopez, has been in jail in connection with a range of charges linked to protests against the South American country's leaders.

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Related Topix: Prison, South America, World News,

The Miami Herald

Leopoldo Lopez's imprisonment is a symptom of a sick Venezuela

This year, my husband, Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, spent his 43rd birthday behind bars.

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Related Topix: South America, World News, Prison, US Military Prisons, Activism,

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