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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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Stolen Matisse 'recovered in US'

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 10:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Miami

A Matisse painting stolen from a Venezuelan museum around 10 years ago may have been recovered in a police operation in Miami, it is reported.
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Venezuela 'abuse of power rises'

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 15:07

Human Rights Watch says the Venezuelan government has increasingly accumulated and abused power to silence President Chavez's critics.
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Venezuelan doctor held over leaks

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 10:04

Venezuelan authorities detain a doctor employed by the presidential palace on suspicion of leaking confidential information.
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Venezuelan election race begins

Sunday, July 1st 2012, 22:08

Venezuelan candidates officially start campaigning for Ocotober's presidential election, with rival rallies by Hugo Chavez and Henrique Capriles.
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Anti-Chavez TV channel pays fine

Friday, June 29th 2012, 19:43
related places: Chavez

A Venezuelan news channel critical of President Hugo Chavez pays a $2.1m fine after the Supreme Court places a seizure order on assets worth nearly three times that amount.
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VIDEO: Chavez registers for president poll

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 3:42

Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez registers to run for a third term in October's elections.
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Chavez registers for October poll

Monday, June 11th 2012, 23:01

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez registers to run for a third term in October and leads his biggest rally since he was diagnosed with cancer a year ago.
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Capriles challenges Hugo Chavez

Sunday, June 10th 2012, 21:47
related places: Caracas

Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles leads a march through Caracas and registers to run against President Hugo Chavez in October's elections.
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Top Colombian drug lord arrested

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 23:04
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Los Rastrojos

Top Colombian drug lord Diego Perez Henao, leader of the fast-growing Los Rastrojos cartel, is arrested in neighbouring Venezuela.
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Venezuela bans private gun owners

Friday, June 1st 2012, 4:54

Venezuela brings in a new law banning the commercial sale of guns and ammunition, in an attempt to control worsening crime rates.
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First images of abducted reporter

Monday, May 28th 2012, 19:10
related countries: Colombia Colombia, France France

Colombia's Farc rebels release a tape, broadcast on Venezuelan TV, showing the first images of the abducted French journalist, Romeo Langlois.
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Farc kills 12 Colombian soldiers

Monday, May 21st 2012, 21:31
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Farc rebels have killed 12 Colombian soldiers in an ambush near the Venezuelan border, in one of the deadliest attacks this year, officials say.
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Maldonado takes landmark victory

Sunday, May 13th 2012, 14:38

Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado clinches his maiden victory and Williams's first in eight years after overcoming Ferrari's Fernando Alonso.
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Maldonado takes landmark victory

Sunday, May 13th 2012, 13:51

Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado clinches his debut victory and Williams's first in eight years after overcoming Ferrari's Fernando Alonso.
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VIDEO: Chavez returns from cancer treatment

Saturday, May 12th 2012, 10:30
related countries: Cuba Cuba

President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela has returned home following 11 days of cancer treatment in Cuba - declaring that the radiotherapy has been a success.
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VIDEO: Murder message hidden in crossword?

Saturday, May 12th 2012, 8:38

A crossword compiler has been questioned by intelligence officials in Venezuela.
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Chavez cancer treatment 'success'

Saturday, May 12th 2012, 7:15
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returns from Cuba, saying his radiotherapy treatment for cancer is over and has been successful.
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