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News: Venezuela

We have started to collect the most important news related to Venezuela in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Venezuela: news

Nuclear scientist jailed in US

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 3:33
related countries: United States United States

A former nuclear scientist in the US is jailed for five years for trying to pass nuclear bomb-making secrets to Venezuela.
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Mission to Venezuela denied access

Sunday, January 25th 2015, 22:09
related countries: Chile Chile, Colombia Colombia
related places: Lopez

The Venezuelan authorities prevent the former presidents of Chile and Colombia from visiting jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez.
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Rugby rehab in Venezuela

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 0:18

The rum king who turns gangsters into good citizens in Venezuela
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US rejects Venezuela prisoner swap

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 11:31
related countries: Puerto Rico Puerto Rico, United States United States

US officials rule out swapping a jailed Puerto Rican nationalist for imprisoned Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez.
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Venezuela leader seeks help over oil

Monday, January 5th 2015, 1:08
related countries: China China

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is beginning a tour to China and oil-producing countries as he tries to stem the impact of falling oil prices.
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Maduro demands respect from the US

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 22:40
related countries: Brazil Brazil, United States United States

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says he demanded respect from the US during an encounter with American Vice-President Joe Biden in Brazil.
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Venezuelan economy enters recession

Wednesday, December 31st 2014, 7:14

The Venezuelan economy is now officially in recession after the central bank released figures showing that it has been shrinking all year.
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Venezuela denies ice-cream crisis

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 11:40

Venezuelan officials deny reports that a milk shortage is behind the temporary closure of an ice-cream shop famous for its wide range of flavours.
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Record-breaking ice cream shop shuts

Sunday, December 28th 2014, 2:35

A world record-breaking ice cream shop in Venezuela closes due to a milk shortage, the latest victim of a continuing economic crisis.
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Venezuelans in US sanction protest

Monday, December 15th 2014, 23:53
related countries: United States United States

Thousands of government supporters march in Venezuela to protest against sanctions approved by the US Congress last week.
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US House backs Venezuela sanctions

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 3:04
related countries: United States United States

The United States House of Representatives passes a bill that will impose sanctions on Venezuelan officials who violate protesters' rights.
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Venezuela slams US sanction threat

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 16:48
related countries: United States United States

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro reacts angrily to the passing of a bill by US senators which would impose sanctions on a number of Venezuelan officials.
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US Senate passes Venezuela sanctions

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 13:07
related countries: United States United States

The US Senate backs a bill which would impose travel bans and economic sanctions on Venezuelan officials found to have violated protesters' rights.
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Venezuelan opposition figure probed

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 19:30

Venezuela's chief prosecutor investigates opposition figure Maria Corina Machado over an alleged plot to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro.
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Venezuela jail overdose kills 35

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 0:53

Thirty-five Venezuelan inmates are reported to have died after overdosing on the contents of a prison infirmary they stormed.
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VIDEO: Parrots find home in Caracas

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 3:21
related places: Caracas

Caracas, the Venezuelan capital, is notorious for its crime and pollution, but it also, somewhat strangely for a city, has a thriving population of macaws.
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Venezuela to raise minimum wage

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 10:26

Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro announces he will raise the minimum wage by 15% to counteract an inflation rate of more than 60%.
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Venezuela recalls ambassador to Spain

Wednesday, October 29th 2014, 11:15
related countries: Spain Spain

Venezuela is recalling its ambassador to Spain a week after the Spanish prime minister called for the release of a Venezuelan opposition leader.
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Venezuela announces police 'purge'

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 11:21

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says he will "purge" the police force after alleging officers were involved in the murder of lawmaker Robert Serra.
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VIDEO: New dinosaur 'may be in T-Rex family'

Saturday, October 18th 2014, 16:59

Scientists think that a newly discovered species of dinosaur, whose remains were found after 20 years of excavation in Venezuela, maybe related to the Tyrannosaurus Rex.
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Venezuela murder blamed on Colombia

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 10:35
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Caracas

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says Colombian paramilitaries ordered the murder of a governing party lawmaker in his home in Caracas.
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Arrests in Venezuela lawmaker murder

Monday, October 13th 2014, 9:58

Two suspects are arrested in Venezuela in connection with the murder of lawmaker Robert Serra of the governing PSUV party on 1 October.
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Venezuelan lawmaker Serra buried

Saturday, October 4th 2014, 0:38

Thousands of Venezuelans, including President Maduro, attend the funeral of lawmaker Robert Serra and his partner, who were murdered this week.
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Venezuela murder blamed on far right

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 10:34

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro blames right-wing opposition groups at home and abroad for the murder of governing party lawmaker Robert Serra.
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Venezuelan lawmaker Serra killed

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 8:34
related places: Caracas

A young politician with Venezuela's governing PSUV party, Robert Serra, is found dead at his home in Caracas alongside his partner.
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Venezuela defends Clorox seizure

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 10:34
related countries: United States United States

Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro defends his government's decision to seize a US-owned factory following the departure from Venezuela of Clorox.
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VIDEO: Modern architecture photography on show

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 5:30
related countries: China China, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, New York

The "Constructing Worlds" exhibition opening at London's Barbican Centre features powerful photographs of modern architecture, from the first skyscrapers in New York to the tower blocks of Venezuela, to modern construction around China's Three Gorges
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Venezuela beauty queen killers jailed

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 9:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Three Venezuelan men are sentenced to more than 20 years in jail for the murder of beauty queen Monica Spear and her British partner in January.
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Venezuela launches disarmament plan

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 10:44

Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro invests almost $50m in an initiative to disarm civilians, in an effort to cut down on the country's high murder rate.
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Venezuela opposition leader on trial

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 22:57
related places: Caracas

Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez appears in court in Caracas, charged with inciting violence during protests earlier this year.
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Venezuelan fingerprinting 'optional'

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 0:09

Venezuela's recently announced fingerprinting system, aimed at combating food shortages, is to be voluntary, the president says.
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The malaria mines of Venezuela

Saturday, August 23rd 2014, 23:38

Venezuela's illegal mines, where malaria is on the rise
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VIDEO: Venezuela to fingerprint shoppers

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 9:21

President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela has announced a mandatory fingerprinting system in supermarkets to combat food shortages and smuggling.
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