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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

Chavez resumes Venezuela TV show

Sunday, January 8th 2012, 23:51

Hugo Chavez's TV show Alo Presidente is back on air for the first time since June, when the Venezuelan President was diagnosed with cancer.
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In pictures: Venezuela's vertical gyms

Saturday, January 7th 2012, 12:21

How do you build a spacious gym in a crowded slum?
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Venezuela families occupy prison

Wednesday, January 4th 2012, 20:08

Hundreds of prisoners' relatives refuse to leave a jail in Venezuela in protest against the conditions there and delays in the justice system.
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Venezuela to pay Exxon only $255m

Monday, January 2nd 2012, 22:12

Venezuela says it will pay Exxon Mobil $255m in compensation for nationalised assets - less than a third of what was awarded to the oil giant.
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Venezuela tanker blaze kills 13

Friday, December 30th 2011, 8:16
related places: Caracas

A petrol tanker crashes in the Venezuelan capital Caracas, engulfing other vehicles in flames and killing at least 13 people.
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US rejects Chavez cancer comments

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 22:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Chavez

The US rejects as "horrific" Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's musings about whether the US might be giving Latin American leaders cancer.
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Chavez muses on 'US cancer plot'

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 0:22
related countries: Argentina Argentina, United States United States

Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez asks whether the US is giving Latin American leaders cancer, after Argentina's president is diagnosed with the disease.
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Venezuela 'highest murder rate'

Wednesday, December 28th 2011, 19:03

Venezuela experienced a record number of murders this year - 53 a day on average - the highest in South America, a campaign group says.
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Venezuela covers implant removal

Wednesday, December 28th 2011, 11:45
related countries: France France

Venezuela's government offers local women free removal of French-made breast implants at the centre of a global health scare.
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Ex-Miss Venezuela dies of cancer

Monday, December 19th 2011, 20:54

Venezuelan ex-beauty queen Eva Ekvall dies of breast cancer aged 28 after a long battle that helped raise awareness of the disease.
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Obama voices Venezuela concerns

Monday, December 19th 2011, 19:50
related countries: Cuba Cuba, Iran Iran, United States United States

US President Barack Obama accuses Venezuela of threatening democratic values ahead of elections next year and criticises its ties to Cuba and Iran.
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Bolivar honoured with new coffin

Sunday, December 18th 2011, 12:12

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez unveils a diamond and pearl-encrusted coffin containing the remains of independence hero Simon Bolivar.
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Hugo Chavez hosts summit minus US

Friday, December 2nd 2011, 22:20
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

Venezuela's President Chavez hosts a summit creating a new regional bloc, bringing together 33 Latin American and Caribbean countries without the US or Canada.
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VIDEO: New Farc leader top target in Colombia

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 4:06
related countries: Colombia Colombia

The Colombian leader will now be counting on Venezuela to help capture the leader of the Farc guerrillas, Rodrigo Londoño, alias "Timochenko".
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Venezuela arrests top 'drug boss'

Monday, November 28th 2011, 19:55
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Venezuelan forces arrest Maximiliano Bonilla Orozco, alias Valenciano, accused of leading a key drug trafficking gang in Colombia.
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Venezuela repatriates gold stocks

Saturday, November 26th 2011, 0:32

Venezuela receives its first shipment of gold bars after President Chavez ordered the repatriation of most of the country's foreign bullion reserves.
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Venezuela extends price controls

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 9:40

A new price control law takes effect in Venezuela as President Hugo Chavez's government steps up efforts to curb inflation, set to be 27% this year.
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Venezuela troops to fight crime

Friday, November 18th 2011, 1:26

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez orders thousands of National Guard troops on to the streets to tackle widespread violent crime.
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Chile consul's Venezuela kidnap

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 20:05
related countries: Chile Chile
related places: Caracas

Chile says its consul in Venezuela, Juan Carlos Fernandez, was abducted and held for two hours before being released on a Caracas street.
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US baseball star talks of kidnap

Sunday, November 13th 2011, 6:17
related countries: United States United States

The US Major League baseball player, Wilson Ramos, who was kidnapped in Venezuela, talks about his ordeal and the dramatic rescue.
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Kidnapped US baseball star freed

Saturday, November 12th 2011, 6:42
related countries: United States United States

Baseball player Wilson Ramos, who plays for the US Major League Washington Nationals, is freed in Venezuela, two days ago after being kidnapped.
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VIDEO: Major League baseball star kidnapped

Friday, November 11th 2011, 2:26
related countries: United States United States

A member of the Washington Nationals baseball team in the United States has been kidnapped by gunmen in Venezuela.
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Venezuelan baseball star abducted

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 23:50
related countries: United States United States

Baseball player Wilson Ramos, who plays as a catcher for the US Major League Washington Nationals team, is kidnapped from his home in Venezuela.
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Carlos the Jackal back in court

Monday, November 7th 2011, 17:55
related countries: France France

Venezuelan self-styled revolutionary "Carlos the Jackal" goes on trial in France over bomb attacks in the early 1980s that killed 11 people.
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Hostage siege at Venezuela prison

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 22:09

Venezuelan officials are negotiating to secure the release of two police officers held hostage after a deadly riot in a prison in Tachira state.
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The challenges of doing business in Venezuela

Friday, October 28th 2011, 21:46

Bureaucracy and tight restrictions make business hard in Venezuela
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Doctors deny Chavez dying claim

Saturday, October 22nd 2011, 21:54
related places: Chavez

Doctors treating Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dispute a claim by a colleague that he has only two years to live, saying that he is uninformed.
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Chavez cancer claim doctor flees

Saturday, October 22nd 2011, 3:04

A doctor who says ailing Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has only two years to live flees the country, saying he fears for his life.
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Chavez says he is free of cancer

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 21:22
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he is free of cancer after returning from Cuba for health checks, four months after surgery there.
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Huge fine for anti-Chavez channel

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 20:54
related places: Chavez

Venezuela media regulators impose a huge fine on opposition TV channel Globovision, which says the government is trying to shut it down.
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Chavez to have Cuba cancer check

Saturday, October 15th 2011, 19:24
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez heads to Cuba for a health check-up, four months after having surgery for cancer.
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Chavez launches election alliance

Friday, October 7th 2011, 23:58

President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela relaunches a left-wing coalition, the Great Patriotic Pole, designed to help him win reelection next year.
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Venezuela mourns former president

Thursday, October 6th 2011, 7:28
related places: Caracas

Supporters of former Venezuela President Carlos Andres Perez are paying their last respects as he lies in state at his party headquarters in Caracas.
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Ex-leader's body flown to Caracas

Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 3:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: Caracas

The body of Venezuela's ex-President Carlos Andres Perez is repatriated from the US, after the settling of a family feud over his final resting place.
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