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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.

World news related to Venezuela – overview

Venezuela: news

Mudslides hit Venezuela

Sunday, September 26th 2010, 7:41

At least 14 people have been killed by flooding and landslides after Tropical Storm Matthew brought heavy rain to Central America.
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Chavez on back foot

Friday, September 24th 2010, 23:16

Venezuela opposition attempts to recapture parliament
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Venezuelan minister tweets arrest

Friday, September 17th 2010, 23:36
related countries: Colombia Colombia

The Venezuelan interior minister releases news of the arrest of a top Colombian drugs suspect on his Twitter account.
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Venezuela airline halts flights

Friday, September 17th 2010, 22:56

Venezuela's state-run airline Conviasa says it is suspending all its flights after one of its planes crashed earlier this week killing 17 people on board.
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US pair held in 'nuclear spy bid'

Friday, September 17th 2010, 19:55
related countries: United States United States

A husband and wife team of former nuclear contractors are charged in the US with attempting to leak nuclear secrets to Venezuela.
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Plane crash in Venezuela kills 15

Tuesday, September 14th 2010, 0:59

Fifteen people are killed but 36 survive a plane crash in eastern Venezuela, officials say.
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Colombian troops storm rebel camp

Friday, September 3rd 2010, 19:46
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombian troops storm an ELN guerrilla camp near the Venezuelan border, killing 11 rebels, a day after 14 policemen were killed in an ambush in the south.
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Anti-Chavez hunger striker dies

Tuesday, August 31st 2010, 9:40

A Venezuelan farmer who campaigned against the land-redistribution policies of Hugo Chavez dies after five months on hunger strike.
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Breast implant prize in $6 raffle

Saturday, August 28th 2010, 3:42

A Venezuela politician is offering the prize of breast implants in a $6 raffle he hopes will fund his campaign for the National Assembly next month.
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Miners die in Venezuela cave-in

Tuesday, August 24th 2010, 18:37

A cave-in at a mine in Venezuela has killed seven miners and left a number of others trapped, emergency workers say.
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Venezuela street art splits opinion

Monday, August 23rd 2010, 21:51
related places: Caracas

The rapid growth of socialist street art in Caracas is splitting opinion in the deeply polarised city.
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Venezuela soldier kills officers

Sunday, August 22nd 2010, 1:17
related places: Caracas

Police in Venezuela search for a soldier who shot dead two officers and wounded six soldiers at a military base in the capital, Caracas.
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Colombia arrests 'drug kingpin'

Saturday, August 21st 2010, 7:37
related countries: Colombia Colombia

A Venezuelan businessman accused of being part of a major drugs trafficking ring has been arrested by Colombian authorities.
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Venezuela bans 'violent' photos

Thursday, August 19th 2010, 10:41

A month-long ban has begun in Venezuela on national newspapers printing what a court ruling has called "violent, bloody or grotesque" images.
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Venezuela bans 'violent' photos

Wednesday, August 18th 2010, 19:20

A month-long ban begins in Venezuela on national newspapers printing "violent, bloody or grotesque" images, following a government-backed court action.
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Baseball cup moved after shooting

Sunday, August 15th 2010, 4:55
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

The women's baseball World Cup in Venezuela is moved from Caracas after a Hong Kong player is hit by a bullet during a game.
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Chavez and Santos agree new start

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 0:47
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and his new Colombian counterpart, Juan Manuel Santos, agree to re-establish diplomatic relations.
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Venezuela-Colombia talks agreed

Monday, August 9th 2010, 3:27
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombia's new President Juan Manuel Santos and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez are to meet for talks on Tuesday, officials say.
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Bogota denies Venezuela war plan

Saturday, July 31st 2010, 19:21
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Caracas

The Colombian government denies accusations by Caracas it is planning a military attack on Venezuela, following claims by President Hugo Chavez that his Colombian counterpart, Alvaro Uribe, was "capable of anything".
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Bogota denies Venezuela war plan

Saturday, July 31st 2010, 19:21
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Caracas

The Colombian government denies accusations by Caracas it is planning a military attack on Venezuela, following claims by President Hugo Chavez that his Colombian counterpart, Alvaro Uribe, was "capable of anything".
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Talks on Venezuela-Colombia row

Friday, July 30th 2010, 0:57
related countries: Colombia Colombia, United States United States

Venezuela and Colombia trade accusations at the start of a meeting of South American foreign ministers.
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Talks on Venezuela-Colombia row

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 10:08
related countries: Colombia Colombia, United States United States

South American regional group Unasur is set to address the breakdown in ties between Venezuela and Colombia.
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Chavez threatens US oil shipments

Sunday, July 25th 2010, 20:27
related countries: Colombia Colombia, United States United States

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez threatens to cut oil supplies to the US if his country is attacked by Colombia, a US ally.
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Meeting to debate Venezuela row

Sunday, July 25th 2010, 13:30
related countries: Colombia Colombia, United States United States

South American regional group Unasur calls a special meeting to address the breakdown in relations between Venezuela and Colombia.
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Venezuela cuts ties with Colombia

Friday, July 23rd 2010, 9:29
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez severs diplomatic relations with Colombia over claims his country is harbouring guerrillas.
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Colombia recalls Venezuela envoy

Thursday, July 22nd 2010, 15:53
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombia's ambassador to Venezuela is recalled for talks as the row deepens over accusations Venezuela tolerates Colombian guerrillas on its soil.
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Official quits over Colombia row

Thursday, July 22nd 2010, 0:07
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Senior OAS official Francisco Proana resigns a day before he was due to convene a special meeting of the grouping involving Venezuela and Colombia.
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Chavez seeks opposition TV stake

Wednesday, July 21st 2010, 10:10

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says his government will take control of a minority stake in anti-Chavez TV Globovision and put a representative on the broadcaster's board.
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Colombia takes Venezuela to OAS

Sunday, July 18th 2010, 0:05

Colombia calls a meeting of regional grouping the OAS to accuse Venezuela of harbouring left-wing rebels.
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President Chavez exhumes Simon Bolivar's bones

Saturday, July 17th 2010, 8:41

Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez exhumes the bones of independence hero Simon Bolivar to see if he was murdered.
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Venezuela rejects Bogota charges

Friday, July 16th 2010, 18:27
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Bogota, Caracas

Venezuela recalls its ambassador to Colombia as it rejects Bogota's accusation of sheltering Colombian rebels in its territory.
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Venezuela 'harbours' rebel groups

Friday, July 16th 2010, 10:44
related countries: Colombia Colombia

The Colombian government says it has evidence rebel leaders are in Venezuela and it knows where guerrilla camps are located.
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Chavez reviews ties with Vatican

Thursday, July 15th 2010, 12:54

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez orders a review of ties with the Roman Catholic Church, amid tensions with local church leaders.
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Venezuela extradites 'drug boss'

Wednesday, July 14th 2010, 9:26
related countries: Colombia Colombia, United States United States

Venezuela hands over Colombian Carlos Alberto Renteria to US authorities who accuse him of being a major drug cartel leader.
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