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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Amazon massacre report withdrawn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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Deadly riot in Venezuela prison

Monday, August 20th 2012, 14:51
related places: Caracas

A riot in a prison south of Venezuela's capital, Caracas, leaves at least 20 people dead, government officials say.
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Thousands cheer Venezuelan winner

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 1:12
related places: Caracas

Venezuelan fencer Ruben Limardo, who won his country's first gold medal in 44 years, is cheered by tens of thousands in the streets of Caracas.
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Kenya charges Venezuelan diplomat

Monday, August 6th 2012, 18:12
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

Kenya charges the first secretary of the Venezuelan embassy in Nairobi with the murder of the acting ambassador.
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Venezuela heads to practice polls

Sunday, August 5th 2012, 17:44

Venezuela's electoral commission is asking voters in some areas to head to the polls on Sunday for a practice run ahead of October's election.
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Limardo earns Venezuela rare gold

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 23:37

Ruben Limardo wins the men's individual epee to earn Venezuela what is only their second Olympic gold medal ever.
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Venezuela becomes Mercosur member

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 17:15

Venezuela is welcomed to South America's Mercosur trading bloc, in Hugo Chavez's first official trip abroad since revealing he had cancer more than a year ago.
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Chavez makes first trip in a year

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 2:39
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez travels to Brazil on his first official visit abroad since he revealed that he had cancer, more than a year ago.
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Kenya probes diplomat's murder

Sunday, July 29th 2012, 19:13
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Six people are in police custody in the Kenya in connection with the murder last week of Venezuelan diplomat Olga Fonseca.
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Venezuela's jail-break fever

Friday, July 27th 2012, 11:16

The ease of escaping from a Venezuelan prison
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Venezuela to reject rights court

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 8:43
related countries: United States United States

President Hugo Chavez says Venezuela will no longer recognise the Inter-American Court of Human Rights after a controversial ruling.
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Chavez unveils Bolivar's 3-D face

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 21:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bolivar

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez unveils a 3-D reconstruction of the face of Simon Bolivar, the South American liberation hero who died in 1830.
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Venezuela ends 20-day prison riot

Saturday, July 21st 2012, 21:38
related places: Merida

Venezuelan authorities say security forces are now in control of the Cepra prison in Merida state after a deadly riot that lasted more than 20 days.
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