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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

China in huge Venezuela oil deal

Thursday, September 17th 2009, 0:55
related countries: China China
related places: Orinoco

Venezuela announces a $16bn deal with China for oil exploration in the Orinoco river, after a similar agreement with Russia.
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US worried about Venezuelan arms

Monday, September 14th 2009, 20:17
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

The US says it is concerned by an arms build-up in Venezuela, a day after the country announced an arms deal with Russia.
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Chavez in $2bn Russian arms deal

Monday, September 14th 2009, 8:18
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia agrees to lend Venezuela over $2bn to buy weapons including tanks and anti-aircraft systems, President Chavez says.
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Powerful quake rattles Venezuela

Sunday, September 13th 2009, 0:40

A 6.4-magnitude quake off Venezuela shakes buildings in Caracas and leaves at least seven injured in the north-west.
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Venezuela finds vast gas reserve

Saturday, September 12th 2009, 6:46

President Hugo Chavez unveils the discovery of a huge field of gas that could put Venezuela in the world's top five producers.
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Venezuela to get Russian missiles

Saturday, September 12th 2009, 3:48
related countries: Russia Russia

Venezuela's President Chavez says the country will soon take delivery of 300km-range missiles supplied by Russia.
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Chavez recognises Georgia rebels

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 14:40
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Venezuela will recognise the independence of the breakaway Georgian regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, its president says.
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Venezuela 'tackling drugs trade'

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 10:27
related countries: United States United States

Venezuela's top anti-drugs official rejects recent US criticism that his country is failing to stem drug trafficking.
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Iran to import Venezuelan petrol

Monday, September 7th 2009, 0:38
related countries: Iran Iran

Venezuela agrees to export petrol to Iran, in a sign of closer ties between two of America's most vocal adversaries.
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Venezuela rivals march in Caracas

Saturday, September 5th 2009, 23:39
related places: Caracas

Tens of thousands of people march in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, in rival rallies for and against President Hugo Chavez.
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Thousands stage anti-Chavez demos

Saturday, September 5th 2009, 7:17
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Chavez

Colombia co-ordinates protests against Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez across Latin America using the internet.
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Petrol paradise

Wednesday, August 26th 2009, 11:59

Smugglers thrive as row hits Venezuela-Colombia trade
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New education clash in Venezuela

Sunday, August 23rd 2009, 3:37
related places: Caracas

Rival groups of protesters clash in Venezuela's capital, Caracas, over controversial plans to reform the education system.
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Colombia head tackles border woes

Tuesday, August 18th 2009, 10:24
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Cucuta

Colombian President Alvaro Uribe meets local leaders in the border town of Cucuta, where a row with Venezuela is hitting trade.
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Venezuelan clash over education

Friday, August 14th 2009, 3:14
related places: Caracas

Rival groups of protesters clash in Venezuela's capital, Caracas, over controversial plans to reform the education system.
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Venezuelan clash over education

Friday, August 14th 2009, 3:14
related places: Caracas

Rival groups of protesters clash in Venezuela's capital, Caracas, over controversial plans to reform the education system.
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Colombia 'incursion' riles Chavez

Monday, August 10th 2009, 10:17
related countries: Colombia Colombia

President Hugo Chavez accuses Colombia of carrying out a military incursion into Venezuela, a charge Colombia denies.
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Venezuela returns Colombia envoy

Saturday, August 8th 2009, 6:22
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Venezuela is sending its ambassador back to Colombia following a diplomatic row, President Hugo Chavez says.
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War of words

Thursday, August 6th 2009, 18:30
related countries: Colombia Colombia

How serious is Venezuela's latest row with Colombia?
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Chavez backer held over TV attack

Tuesday, August 4th 2009, 23:40

A radical supporter of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is arrested after an attack on an opposition TV channel.
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Venezuelan opposition TV attacked

Tuesday, August 4th 2009, 10:41

Radical supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez attack the offices of opposition TV channel Globovision.
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Chavez accused of gagging media

Saturday, August 1st 2009, 23:56

Venezuelan opposition groups say a decision to take 34 radio stations off the air is an attack on freedom of speech.
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Venezuelan election law approved

Saturday, August 1st 2009, 3:58

Venezuela's National Assembly passes an election law that critics say will benefit President Hugo Chavez's party.
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Venezuela mulls tough media law

Friday, July 31st 2009, 9:32

A tough media law, under which journalists could be jailed for publishing "harmful" material, is proposed in Venezuela.
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Chavez 'to review' Colombia ties

Wednesday, July 22nd 2009, 10:33
related countries: Colombia Colombia, United States United States

Venezuela President Hugo Chavez says he will reassess ties with Colombia, which is set to allow the US to use its military bases.
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Venezuela 'fuelling drugs trade'

Tuesday, July 21st 2009, 10:33
related countries: United States United States

Corruption in Venezuela's military and government is allowing drug smuggling to flourish across its border, a US report says.
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Former Venezuela minister charged

Saturday, July 18th 2009, 5:27

A Venezuelan ex-defence minister is charged over his alleged role in 1989 clashes in which hundreds of people died.
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Zelaya 'to return if talks fail'

Saturday, July 18th 2009, 4:52
related countries: Honduras Honduras

Ousted Honduran leader Manuel Zelaya says he will return to the country whether or not a deal is reached in talks.
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Venezuela imposes new media curbs

Friday, July 10th 2009, 10:49

Venezuelan cable and satellite TV channels will be obliged to run speeches by President Hugo Chavez under new rules.
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US, Venezuela to restore envoys

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 7:00
related countries: United States United States

Venezuela and the US are to restore their ambassadors after a nine-month diplomatic dispute, officials say.
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'Mafia man' arrested in Venezuela

Sunday, June 21st 2009, 17:58
related countries: Italy Italy

A Mafia fugitive, listed as one of the Italy's 30 most dangerous men, is arrested in Venezuela, Italian police say.
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Chavez to seize chemical projects

Thursday, June 4th 2009, 22:41

Venezuela is preparing to nationalise petrochemical projects as part of Hugo Chavez's campaign to reduce the private sector.
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Early end for Chavez TV special

Sunday, May 31st 2009, 22:21

A much-hyped four-day TV event hosted by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez ends with no explanation after two days.
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