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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

VIDEO: Chavez tells of cancer surgery

Friday, July 1st 2011, 6:42
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has revealed he has had surgery to remove a cancerous tumour, in his first speech since flying to Cuba for treatment.
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Chavez tells of cancerous tumour

Friday, July 1st 2011, 2:53
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he has had surgery to remove a cancerous tumour, in his first TV speech since flying to Cuba for treatment.
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Chavez's illness delays summit

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 6:58

Venezuela suspends a summit due to be hosted by President Hugo Chavez amid continued speculation over the pace of his recovery from surgery.
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VIDEO: Hugo Chavez's illness delays summit

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 1:09

Venezuela has suspended a regional summit scheduled for 5 July amid continuing speculation over the state of health of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
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New Chavez footage on Cuban TV

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 3:50
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuban state television airs footage and stills of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, amid speculation about his recovery from an emergency operation.
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VIDEO: Cuban TV shows Chavez 'looking well'

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 2:11
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Chavez

Cuban state TV release images of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez with former Cuban President Fidel Castro, in an effort to end speculation over Chavez's health.
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VIDEO: Chavez absence provoking concern

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 0:14
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

Venezuelan government officials have sought to dampen rumours regarding the health of President Chavez, saying he continues to recover in a Havana hospital after an operation.
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Uncertainty over Chavez absence

Sunday, June 26th 2011, 6:58
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Chavez

The absence from public life of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez since undergoing an operation in Cuba fuels speculation over his health.
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VIDEO: Concern over Chavez's health

Sunday, June 26th 2011, 5:52
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Chavez

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez is recuperating in Cuba after an operation two weeks ago for a pelvic abscess.
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Venezuela prison siege continues

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 12:35

Venezuelan authorities escort 36 inmates out of a riot-hit jail where a group of armed prisoners is resisting attempts by troops to retake control.
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Stand-off at Venezuelan riot jail

Sunday, June 19th 2011, 23:44

Venezuelan authorities transfer 2,500 prisoners from a riot-blighted jail to try to reassert control, but a stand-off continues.
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Extra troops reach Venezuela jail

Saturday, June 18th 2011, 22:06
related places: Caracas

Venezuela's authorities bring in extra troops to regain full control of a jail in the capital Caracas, following riots between rival gangs.
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Venezuelan troops storm riot jail

Friday, June 17th 2011, 22:42

Thousands of troops are sent in to regain control of the Rodeo prison and "protect inmates' lives", after a deadly riot between rival gangs.
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Venezuela prison riot kills 19

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 18:31
related places: Caracas

Some 19 people have died and many more have been hurt in a prison riot near Venezuela's capital, Caracas, officials say.
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Venezuela moves to cut energy use

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 9:01

Venezuelan consumers face increased charges if they fail to cut their electricity use in the wake of recent outages, the government announces.
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VIDEO: Chavez 'recovering well' after surgery

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 2:52
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he is recovering well after surgery in Cuba last week for a pelvic abscess.
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Chavez recovers from Cuba surgery

Monday, June 13th 2011, 10:05
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he is recovering well after surgery in Cuba for a pelvic abscess, but no date is given for his return home.
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Saving species

Monday, June 13th 2011, 9:05

The challenges facing wildlife conservation in Venezuela
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Venezuela prisoner abuse probe

Sunday, June 5th 2011, 23:47

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez orders an investigation into the deaths of three prisoners in police custody, urging officers to "clean up their act".
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Venezuela condemns US sanctions

Wednesday, May 25th 2011, 10:46
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The Venezuelan government says US sanctions on its state oil firm PDVSA for doing business with Iran are "imperialist aggression".
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US sanctions Iran trading firms

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 16:31
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel, Jersey Jersey, Monaco Monaco, United States United States

The US imposes sanctions against seven foreign firms which trade with Iran, including companies based in Venezuela, Israel, Monaco and Jersey.
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Venezuela begins energy rationing

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 4:27

Venezuela begins rationing electricity after blackouts on Monday affected nearly half the country.
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Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 13:10
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Analysis of internal communications between Colombian rebels shows intricate but also complex ties with the Venezuelan government.
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Colombia extradites 'drug lord'

Monday, May 9th 2011, 15:11
related countries: Colombia Colombia, United States United States

Colombia sends alleged top cocaine trafficker Walid Makled back to Venezuela rather than the US, where he is also wanted.
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Beauty kings

Sunday, May 8th 2011, 1:09

Venezuelan men ready to suffer for success
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Venezuelan inmates take hostages

Thursday, April 28th 2011, 20:37

Prisoners in a jail in Venezuela take 22 officials hostage to try to force the authorities to send in a medics to treat an alleged tuberculosis outbreak.
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Venezuela's Chavez meets Libyans

Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 22:03
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Chavez

A Libyan delegation is in Venezuela in an effort to find a political solution to the conflict in Libya, the Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says.
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No Farc in Venezuela - Colombia

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 21:23
related countries: Colombia Colombia

President Santos of Colombia says Venezuela is no longer harbouring Colombian rebels - an accusation that led to a diplomatic break last year.
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Cuba anger at US militant verdict

Saturday, April 9th 2011, 23:32
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States

Cuba and Venezuela condemn a US court decision to acquit the veteran anti-communist militant Luis Posada Carriles as a "shameful farce".
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Chavez wins Argentine media award

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 1:06
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez receives a press freedom award in Argentina, angering critics who accuse him of stifling opposition media in Venezuela.
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Venezuela freezes nuclear plans

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 8:10
related countries: Chile Chile, Japan Japan

Venezuela halts plans to develop nuclear power in the light of the crisis in Japan, but Chile says it will keep the nuclear energy option open.
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VIDEO: Bull jumps into crowd in Venezuela

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 6:56

Amateur footage has emerged of a bull jumping into the stands at a bullring in eastern Venezuela.
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Venezuela radical Lina Ron dies

Saturday, March 5th 2011, 23:22

The Venezuelan political activist Lina Ron - one of president Hugo Chavez's most radical supporters - dies of a heart attack at 53.
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