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Fake Venezuelan Olympians held

Saturday, November 17th 2012, 23:26
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Buenos Aires

Ten Venezuelans who falsely claimed to be Olympic weightlifters are arrested in Buenos Aires after scans show drug capsules in their stomachs.
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Colombian 'drug lord' captured

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 23:43
related countries: Colombia Colombia, United States United States

Venezuela announces the arrest of suspected Colombian drug dealer Jorge Milton Cifuentes Villa, for whose capture the US was offering $5m.
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Kenyans in diplomat murder charge

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 13:58
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Three Kenyans are charged with the murder of Venezuela's acting ambassador to Kenya, three months after the embassy's first secretary was charged.
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Pair guilty over stolen Matisse

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 9:11

Two people plead guilty to trying to sell a $3m (£1.8m) Henri Matisse painting stolen from a museum in Venezuela nearly 10 years ago.
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Chavez changes defence minister

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 10:00

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez appoints a new defence minister as he announces Gen Henry Rangel is to seek election as state governor.
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Fidel Castro appears in public

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 1:21
related countries: Cuba Cuba

A Venezuelan politician confirms reports by Cuban hotel staff that Fidel Castro made a public appearance there, amid rumours about his health.
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Venezuela sued over Bolivar items

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 2:56
related places: Bolivar

A Florida man sues the Venezuelan government in a Miami court, demanding the return of artefacts that belonged to independence hero Simon Bolivar.
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Chavez names new vice-president

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 7:09

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro is named vice-president by re-elected President Hugo Chavez, who recently fought a battle with cancer.
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Chavez hails Venezuela poll win

Monday, October 8th 2012, 17:58

Hugo Chavez vows to be a "better president" after defeating Henrique Capriles to secure a fourth term as Venezuelan leader.
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What now for Venezuela's economy?

Monday, October 8th 2012, 3:00

What can Venezuela's re-elected President Hugo Chavez do to revive the country's struggling economy?
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Venezuelans vote for president

Monday, October 8th 2012, 0:30

People in Venezuela vote in what is predicted to be the country's most tightly contested presidential election in a decade.
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Venezuela poll campaigning ends

Friday, October 5th 2012, 2:59

President Hugo Chavez and opposition candidate Henrique Capriles address huge crowds on the final day of campaigning ahead of Sunday's election.
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Venezuelan takes baseball crown

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 8:06
related countries: United States United States

Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera becomes the first Latin American to achieve one of baseball's rarest feats, the Triple Crown.
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High stakes in Venezuela election

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 22:32

Whoever wins Venezuela's election faces a sea of troubles
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Social spending central in Venezuelan election

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 23:00

Poverty war central in Venezuelan election
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Chavez rival in big Caracas rally

Monday, October 1st 2012, 8:00
related places: Caracas

With a week to go to Venezuela's election, a huge crowd turns out in Caracas for opposition candidate Henrique Capriles, as President Hugo Chavez addresses thousands in Zulia state.
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VIDEO: Venezuela rallies for opposition

Monday, October 1st 2012, 2:37
related places: Caracas

Thousands of people have attended a rally in the Venezuelan capital Caracas in support of the opposition candidate, Henrique Capriles.
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Three die at Venezuela poll rally

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 21:55

Three opposition activists are killed during a campaign rally in Venezuela, a week before the country's presidential elections.
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VIDEO: Lightning sparks oil refinery blaze

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 8:43
related places: El Palito

A lightning strike has caused a fire at Venezuela's El Palito refinery.
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Colombia kingpin caught on phone

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 21:23
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Officials give details of the arrest of Colombian drug kingpin Daniel Barrera, who was captured as he used a payphone in neighbouring Venezuela.
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VIDEO: Colombian drug baron captured

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 6:09
related countries: Colombia Colombia

The Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos, says the last of the country's great drug barons has been captured in neighbouring Venezuela.
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Top Colombian drug baron caught

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 6:04
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombian drug trafficker Daniel Barrera, described by the country's president as "most wanted" is captured over the border in Venezuela.
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Amazon massacre report withdrawn

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 10:47

Campaign group Survival International, which carried reports of a mass killing of Yanomami indigenous people in Venezuela, says it now believes no such attack took place.
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Venezuela: Unknown tourist paradise?

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 9:57

So why aren't tourists flocking to Venezuela?
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Inside a Venezuela beauty school

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 23:46

Venezuela school that trains beauty queens young
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'No evidence' of Amazon attack

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 22:01

A team of Venezuelan military officers and prosecutors says it has failed to find evidence of a reported mass killing of Yanomami indigenous people.
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Fire-hit Venezuela plant reopens

Saturday, September 1st 2012, 3:13

Venezuela's largest oil refinery resumes production after a blast killed 42 and set oil tanks on fire for five days, the state oil company says.
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'Deadly attack' on Amazon tribe

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 20:35

An attack by gold miners on a group of Yanomami tribespeople in Venezuela has left dozens dead, campaign groups say.
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Venezuelan oil fires 'put out'

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 15:12

Venezuela's energy minister says all fires are out at an oil refinery where an explosion on Saturday killed 48 people, but witnesses report further flames.
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In pictures: Venezuela refinery blast aftermath

Monday, August 27th 2012, 8:40

Aftermath of a huge fire at a Venezuela refinery
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Fires burn at Venezuela refinery

Monday, August 27th 2012, 7:08
related places: Amuay

Two tanks are still on fire at the Amuay refinery in northern Venezuela after a gas leak set off an explosion, which left 41 people dead.
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VIDEO: Chavez orders blast investigation

Sunday, August 26th 2012, 4:20

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has ordered an urgent investigation to find the cause of a huge explosion at the country's biggest oil refinery.
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Chavez orders blast investigation

Sunday, August 26th 2012, 1:32

President Chavez orders an investigation into the cause of a huge blast at Venezuela's biggest oil refinery, as the death toll rises to 39.
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Blast halts Venezuela refinery

Saturday, August 25th 2012, 18:04

A huge explosion at Venezuela's biggest oil refinery kills at least 26 people and stops production for two days, officials say.
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VIDEO: Blast hits Venezuelan oil refinery

Saturday, August 25th 2012, 17:45

At least 24 people have been killed in a huge explosion at Venezuela's largest oil refinery.
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Venezuela prison battle kills 25

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 9:14

Venezuelan officials pledge action after a prison riot leaves 25 people dead, the latest bloody clash in the nation's overcrowded jails.
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