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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

Venezuelan boxer Valero dies in cell

Monday, April 19th 2010, 13:45

Champion Venezuelan boxer Edwin Valero is found dead in a police cell after being arrested for killing his wife.
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Powerful tale

Sunday, April 18th 2010, 22:56
related places: Bolivar

The hold of Bolivar (and his dog) on modern Venezuela
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Venezuela seizes Colombia 'spies'

Tuesday, April 6th 2010, 21:40
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Venezuela arrests eight Colombian citizens, accusing them of spying and sabotaging the country's electricity network.
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Russia 'in $5bn Chavez arms deals'

Monday, April 5th 2010, 17:25
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Caracas

Russia could sell $5bn worth of weapons to Venezuela, PM Vladimir Putin says after a visit to Caracas last week.
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Putin signs key deals with Chavez

Saturday, April 3rd 2010, 3:54
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Caracas, Chavez

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Russian PM Vladimir Putin sign a series of key deals following talks in Caracas.
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In pictures

Thursday, April 1st 2010, 10:02

A traditional Easter procession in Venezuela's capital
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More holiday to save energy? Easter extended in Venezuela

Thursday, March 25th 2010, 3:33

President Hugo Chavez adds three days to Venezuela's Easter holiday in an effort to deal with a growing energy crisis.
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Chavez 'held secret Farc talks'

Tuesday, March 16th 2010, 19:32
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez says he once held secret talks with a top leader of the Colombian rebel group Farc.
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Power-sharing

Monday, March 8th 2010, 1:39

Lightbulb switch offers Venezuela hope in a crisis
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Spanish-Venezuelan row escalates

Monday, March 1st 2010, 20:31
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Spain Spain

Spain demands an explanation from Venezuela over claims it helped rebel groups which plotted to kill Colombia's president.
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Go to hell! Undiplomatic exchange mars Latin American unity summit

Tuesday, February 23rd 2010, 10:15
related countries: Colombia Colombia, United States United States

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Colombian President Alvaro Uribe clash at a Latin American summit.
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Chavez declares energy emergency

Tuesday, February 9th 2010, 11:44

President Hugo Chavez says emergency measures are needed to help tackle Venezuela's power shortages.
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Chavez orders buildings' seizure

Monday, February 8th 2010, 11:24
related places: Caracas

Venezuela President Hugo Chavez orders several historic buildings in Caracas to pass into state control.
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Colombia makes Venezuela protest

Thursday, January 28th 2010, 10:49
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombia makes a formal protest to Venezuela after what it says was a violation of its airspace by a Venezuelan military helicopter.
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Protests at Venezuela TV closure

Tuesday, January 26th 2010, 10:40

Clashes erupt in Venezuela after a TV channel critical of President Hugo Chavez is taken off air.
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Venezuelan TV channels shut down

Sunday, January 24th 2010, 10:28

Venezuela takes six cable television channels off air for breaking a law on transmitting government material.
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Venezuela oil 'may double Saudis'

Saturday, January 23rd 2010, 6:49
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States

A US study of Venezuela's oil could give the country double the reserves of current world-leader Saudi Arabia.
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Dark future?

Friday, January 22nd 2010, 1:32

Power rationing plunges Venezuela into gloom
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Economic woe

Tuesday, January 19th 2010, 7:00

Venezuela's further slide into state-owned slump
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Economic woe

Tuesday, January 19th 2010, 0:02

Venezuela's further slide into state-owned slump
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Chavez seizes foreign supermarket

Monday, January 18th 2010, 4:34
related countries: Colombia Colombia, France France

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez expropriates a French-Colombian supermarket, accusing it of raising prices.
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Venezuelan ice-cream parlour's 860 flavours

Saturday, January 16th 2010, 12:05

The largest number of ice-cream flavours in the world can be sampled in a Venezuelan shop, Will Grant discovers.
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Chavez halts Caracas power cuts

Thursday, January 14th 2010, 9:46
related places: Caracas

Venezuela's Hugo Chavez halts rolling blackouts in Caracas shortly after announcing nationwide energy-saving steps.
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Soldiers close shops in Venezuela

Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 9:23

Inspectors backed by soldiers shut some 70 shops in Venezuela accused of trying to cash in on the bolivar's devaluation.
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Chavez warns price 'speculators'

Sunday, January 10th 2010, 23:01

Venezuela's President Chavez says troops will seize control of any business raising prices after the currency was devalued.
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Venezuela to devalue its currency

Saturday, January 9th 2010, 2:45
related countries: United States United States

Venezuela will devalue its currency, the bolivar, by at least 17% against the US dollar to boost oil revenues.
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Deadly fire on ship off Venezuela

Saturday, December 26th 2009, 4:42

A fire on board a Greek cargo ship off the coast of Venezuela kills nine members of the crew and injures five.
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Venezuela in threat to carmakers

Thursday, December 24th 2009, 7:59

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez tells car companies they must share their technological skills or leave the country.
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Venezuela orders power rationing

Wednesday, December 23rd 2009, 9:27

Venezuela imposes power cuts on industry and businesses to save its limited energy resources and avoid blackouts.
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Colombia denies using spy drones

Monday, December 21st 2009, 22:41
related countries: Colombia Colombia, United States United States

Colombia rejects Venezuela's claims that it used unmanned drones built with US technology to spy on a military base.
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Fall of an angel? Chavez seeks to rename Venezuela landmark

Monday, December 21st 2009, 6:32
related places: Chavez

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez calls for the world's highest waterfall, Angel Falls, to be given back its indigenous name.
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Colombia beefs up border forces

Sunday, December 20th 2009, 4:26
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombia says it is building a new military base on its border with Venezuela as relations between the two states deteriorate.
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Ruined future?

Tuesday, December 15th 2009, 7:24

Life 10 years after Venezuela's 'worst natural disaster'
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