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Venezuela Says Consulate Officials in US Threatened

Posted January 16th, 2012 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Venezuela says it is withdrawing its personnel from its consulate in the U.S. city of Miami because the staff there have been threatened. The moves comes shortly after Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez ordered the closure of the consulate in Miami in an escalating diplomatic dispute. President Chavez said on Friday he was closing the consulate […]

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Venezuela Closes Miami Consulate

Posted January 13th, 2012 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has ordered the closure of the country’s consulate in Miami, days after the United States expelled a Venezuelan diplomat. In a speech to the National Assembly Friday, President Chavez said he was taking the move in response to what he called an “unfair” action by the U.S. The United States said […]

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Chavez Renounces World Bank Tribunal

Posted January 8th, 2012 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Venezuela’s president says his country will not recognize any rulings by the World Bank’s arbitration panel, which is set to hear arguments this year in a multi-billion-dollar dispute between the Latin American country and U.S. oil giant ExxonMobil. Hugo Chavez made the remarks in a televised address Sunday, a week after a separate tribunal ordered […]

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Carlos the Jackal Sentenced to Life in Prison

Posted December 16th, 2011 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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A French court has sentenced a Venezuelan militant to life in prison for a series of deadly bomb attacks in France nearly 30 years ago. Late Thursday, a court in Paris convicted “Carlos the Jackal”, on four separate bombings that killed eleven people and wounded nearly 150 others. The judge said the 62-year old, whose […]

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Venezuela Extradites Drug Trafficking Suspect to US

Posted December 15th, 2011 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Venezuela has deported a top Colombian drug trafficking suspect to the United States, where he will face charges of shipping tons of cocaine to the U.S. Maximiliano Bonilla Orozco was turned over Thursday to U.S. authorities at an airport in Caracas, where he was led aboard a plane. Orozco, who also goes by the name […]

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Chavez Opens Summit of Regional Leaders

Posted December 2nd, 2011 at 7:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has opened a two-day summit of Latin American leaders to inaugurate a new regional bloc that excludes the United States and Canada. The regional leaders gathered in Caracas Friday as the 33-member Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, or CELAC, was launched. Unlike the Washington-based Organization of American States, CELAC […]

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Venezuela Receives First Repatriated Gold Shipment

Posted November 25th, 2011 at 9:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The government of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has begun repatriating gold reserves that had been held in European banks. The gold bars were unloaded at Venezuela’s Maiquetia airport Friday and later transferred to armored vehicles for shipping to the Central Bank in Caracas. Officials did not say how much gold was brought back in the […]

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Baseball Star Thankful to Be Alive After Venezuela Kidnapping

Posted November 12th, 2011 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Major League Baseball player Wilson Ramos says he is thankful to be alive after being kidnapped in his home country of Venezuela. Venezuelan police rescued the 24-year-old Washington Nationals catcher on Friday, two days after armed men abducted him from outside his home in the city of Valencia. Ramos tells the media the forces […]

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Venezuela: Vehicle Used in Nationals Catcher Kidnapping Found

Posted November 10th, 2011 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in Venezuela say they have found the vehicle used by armed men to kidnap Venezuelan national and U.S. Major League Baseball player Wilson Ramos from a home in the city of Valencia Wednesday night. Venezuelan Interior and Justice Minister Tareck El Aissami Thursday told reporters that police found the abandoned vehicle in a nearby […]

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Venezuelan Major League Baseball Player Kidnapped

Posted November 10th, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan national and U.S. Major League Baseball player Wilson Ramos has been kidnapped from a home in Venezuela, where he was playing for a local team during the offseason. Ramos had been visiting with family at a private home in the city of Valencia on Wednesday when several men broke in, snatched him and took […]

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