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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

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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'Drugs baron' arrested in Venezuela

Wednesday, July 14th 2010, 1:27
related countries: Colombia Colombia, United States United States
related places: Washington

An alleged Colombian drug baron who is on Washington's ''most wanted'' list has been handed over to the US by the Venezuelan authorities.
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Chavez opponent turns up in US

Saturday, July 10th 2010, 6:38
related countries: United States United States

A fugitive critic of the Venezuelan government, Guillermo Zuloaga, appears in the US to denounce "political persecution".
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'Cartel boss' held in Venezuela

Wednesday, July 7th 2010, 7:13
related countries: Colombia Colombia, United States United States
related places: Caracas

A suspected Colombian drugs baron has been arrested in Caracas and will be extradited to the US, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says.
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Lovers reunited

Monday, July 5th 2010, 21:27

Venezuela honours the mistress of its independence hero
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Six die in Venezuela prison riot

Monday, June 28th 2010, 6:43
related places: Caracas

Six people die and another 15 are injured during a riot in a Venezuelan prison near Caracas, officials say.
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Venezuela asks for Zuloaga arrest

Friday, June 18th 2010, 21:22

Venezuela wants Interpol to issue an arrest warrant for Guillermo Zuloaga, owner of Globovision and a critic of President Chavez.
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Chavez vision

Monday, June 14th 2010, 9:54

Venezuelan leader tells the BBC why socialism works
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Venezuela TV boss arrest sought

Saturday, June 12th 2010, 8:42

The Venezuelan authorities issue an arrest warrant for the owner of a private TV channel fiercely critical of President Chavez.
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Polar extinction?

Wednesday, June 9th 2010, 22:57

Popular beer under nationalisation threat in Venezuela
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Venezuelan natural gas rig sinks

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 14:38

A gas platform has sunk off Venezuela, but the energy minister says it poses no risk to the environment.
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Tweeting to the top - huge Twitter following for Chavez

Sunday, May 9th 2010, 23:43
related places: Chavez

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's Twitter account has more followers than any other in Venezuela, prompting him to hire 200 people to sift through the responses.
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Venezuelan ex-minister is jailed

Saturday, May 8th 2010, 10:38

Former Venezuelan defence minister Raul Baduel is sentenced to almost eight years in prison for corruption in office.
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Hugo Chavez thoughts in 140 characters or less

Wednesday, April 28th 2010, 11:00

Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan president known for his marathon TV addresses, takes to Twitter to share his thoughts.
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In pictures

Tuesday, April 20th 2010, 4:55

Venezuela marks 200 years of independence
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Venezuela marks its bicentenary

Monday, April 19th 2010, 22:56
related places: Caracas

Celebrations take place in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, to mark 200 years since the start of the process that led to independence from Spain.
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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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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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