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Venezuelans revel in pots-and-pans protests after Maduro humiliation
MARACAIBO, Venezuela (Reuters) - For over a decade, Venezuelan opposition supporters would clang pots and pans on balconies of middle-class apartments to protest late leader Hugo Chavez's self-styled "21st century socialism."
98 points by Reuters | Venezuela Protest Zulia Maracaibo Usain Bolt Salvador Allende Civil disobedience Ciudad Ojeda
Venezuelan opposition leader accuses Nicolas Maduro of sending armed harassers
Andrew V. PestanoCARACAS, Venezuela, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles Radonski has accused President Nicolas Maduro of sending armed harassers to harass him following a pilgrimage.
14 points by UPI | Henrique Capriles Radonski United Press International Miranda William Randolph Hearst International News Service News World Communications Venezuela Diosdado Cabello
AP PHOTOS: Editor sections from Latin America, Caribbean
This week Latin America welcomed the first U.S. commercial flight to Cuba in decades and said goodbye to musical icon Juan Gabriel.
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U.S. links Venezuelan official related to Maduro to drug probe
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent testified on Thursday that a probe of two nephews of Venezuela's first lady began after a drug trafficker cooperating with authorities told him of a meeting arranged by her brother, a top police official.
47 points by Reuters | Venezuela Illegal drug trade Heroin MDMA Drug Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs Reuters Thomson Reuters
Drug informant wanted to ‘f–k’ Venezuela’s first lady: DEA agent
Things got down and dirty in Manhattan federal court Thursday as a DEA agent revealed that one of his informants didn’t want to just help nail two nephews of the first lady of Venezuela. DEA Special Agent Sandalio Gonzalez said his unidentified confidential source shared with him explicit thoughts about Cilia Flores, whose nephews Efrain...
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US agent portrays Venezuelan government as lax on drug trade
NEW YORK (AP) - A U.S. drug enforcement agent has portrayed the Venezuelan government as protective of or complicit in the drug trade during New York testimony. Drug Enforcement Administration agent Sandalio Gonzalez said in court Thursday two nephews of Venezuela's powerful first lady were big players in the drug ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | United States Latin America Venezuela Washington D.C. Drug Enforcement Administration Illegal drug trade Politics of Venezuela President of the United States
Nicolas Maduro's opponents, supporters hold recall rallies in Venezuela
Andrew V. PestanoCARACAS, Venezuela, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's opponents and supporters held rallies in which some violence occurred as part of recall referendum efforts.
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Mom of Utah mormon jailed in Venezuela fears her son may die
Andrew V. PestanoRIVERTON, Utah, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- The mother of Josh Holt, a Utah native imprisoned in Venezuela, has urged President Nicolas Maduro's regime to provide medical care, saying her son may die.
31 points by UPI | United Press International News World Communications International News Service William Randolph Hearst Venezuela Hugo Chávez Helen Thomas United Socialist Party of Venezuela
Venezuela’s leaders seize bakeries in ‘bread war’
The goal of the “bread war” is to enforce price controls that have become unwieldy amid triple-digit inflation.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Bread Venezuela Baker Hugo Chávez Simón Bolívar Baking Bakery Baguette
Nations urge Venezuela on elections; diplomacy still favored tool
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A group of 14 nations on Thursday urged Venezuela to hold elections and release political prisoners, in a joint statement that kept open the option of seeking to suspend the South American country from the Organization of American States.
-1 points by Reuters | Venezuela United States Hugo Chávez Latin America Thomson Reuters Reuters Sovereign state Organization of American States
Venezuela: 75% of population lost 19 pounds amid crisis
Andrew V. PestanoFeb. 19 (UPI) -- Venezuela's Living Conditions Survey found nearly 75 percent of the population lost an average at least 19 pounds in 2016 due to a lack of proper nutrition.
1 points by UPI | Nutrition Venezuela United Press International Food Poverty Carbohydrate Eating Malnutrition
Trump calls on Venezuela to release political prisoner after meeting with Rubio
Leopoldo Lopez's 13-year prison sentence had been condemned by the international community.
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CNN Español kicked off air in Venezuela
The Venezuelan government Wednesday ordered cable providers to take CNN en Español off the air, days after CNN aired an investigation into the alleged fraudulent issuing of Venezuelan passports and visas.
3621 points by CNN | Venezuela Turner Broadcasting System Politics of Venezuela Time Warner CNN Constitution of Venezuela Terrorism United States Department of the Treasury
Venezuelan Government Pulls Plug on CNN
The Venezuelan government shut off CNN in Spanish in apparent response to a story about government employees selling fraudulent passports. The story had drawn an angry response from government officials. According to an Associated Press report, the government’s National Telecommunications Commission issued a statement calling the move an “administrative sanction” made in response to CNN... Read more »
102 points by Variety | Venezuela Politics of Venezuela Democracy Constitution of Venezuela United States Report Middle East TeleSUR
Venezuela shuts down CNN for ‘misinterpreting & distorting truth’
Venezuela’s media watchdog has ordered CNN’s Spanish-language channel off the air across the country, accusing it of engaging in a propaganda war. Nicolas Maduro said earlier the channel is “sticking its nose” in the country’s internal affairs and “manipulating” information. Read Full Article at
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Sanctioned Venezuelan Vice President Had Ruthless Rise
The U.S. blacklisting of Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami puts a spotlight on the son of Syrian and Lebanese immigrants who former associates say rose to power through business pragmatism and political ruthlessness.
27 points by The Wall Street Journal | Venezuela Federal government of the United States Republic United States President of the United States Lebanese people Latin America Presidential system
US: Venezuela's VP is intl drug trafficker
U.S. authorities on Monday said the vice president of Venezuela was an international drug trafficker and slapped severe sanctions on him.
4837 points by CNN | Mexican Drug War Drug cartel United States Illegal drug trade Colombia Venezuela
NYCFC land teen midfielder through Manchester City loan
New York City FC announced Tuesday they have signed defensive midfielder Yangel Herrera on loan from sister club Manchester City. The Venezuelan national will spend the entire MLS season, which begins March 5, with NYCFC. Herrera completed a transfer from Atletico Venezula to the English giants just weeks ago, and presumably is making the move...
2 points by New York Post | Manchester City F.C. New York City Venezuela Patrick Vieira Player
Tareck El Aissami calls US sanctions a 'vile' attack
Washington accuses El Aissami of masterminding an international network that shipped drugs to Mexico and the US.
382 points by Al Jazeera English | Illegal drug trade Venezuela Drug cartel Vice President of the United States Federal government of the United States Drug Donald Trump Vice president
Sanctioned for drugs, Venezuela vice-president slams U.S. 'aggression'
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's powerful Vice President Tareck El Aissami on Tuesday called his blacklisting by the United States on drug charges an "imperialist aggression" in the first bilateral flare-up under the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump.
237 points by Reuters | Venezuela Hugo Chávez Barack Obama United States President of the United States United States Department of Justice Democratic Party Federal government of the United States
Trump administration sanctions Venezuelan vice president over drug trafficking
The US has sanctioned Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami for alleged drug trafficking, saying that he “facilitated shipments of narcotics” and “oversaw or partially owned narcotics shipments of over 1,000 kilograms” from Venezuela. Read Full Article at
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White House accuses Venezuela VP of drug trafficking
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration imposed sanctions against Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami on Monday, accusing him of playing a major role in international drug trafficking. The executive decree, the result of a years-long investigation, is bound to ratchet up tensions between the new Republican administration and the United States’ harshest critic in Latin...
25 points by New York Post | President of the United States Venezuela Democratic Party Federal government of the United States Illegal drug trade Latin America Barack Obama Hugo Chávez
U.S. sanctions Venezuelan vice president, calls him a drug 'kingpin'
Stephen FellerFeb. 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Treasury levied sanctions against the vice president of Venezuela on Monday, designating him as a drug kingpin with ties to terrorist organizations.
14 points by UPI | United States Venezuela Washington D.C. United States Department of the Treasury United Press International United States Coast Guard Colombia Illegal drug trade
Stop comparing Trump to foreign leaders. He’s a distinctly American phenomenon
English-language media have compared President Trump to more than 120 different people, ideas, things and nonhuman life forms in the last 18 months, according to one rough tally, including the Zika virus, Richard III, a Galaxy Note 7, P.T. Barnum and, of course, Adolf Hitler. For a media struggling...
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Venezuela falls behind on oil-for-loan deals with China, Russia
HOUSTON/CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's state-run oil company, PDVSA, has fallen months behind on shipments of crude and fuel under oil-for-loan deals with China and Russia, according to internal company documents reviewed by Reuters.
-2 points by Reuters | Petroleum Venezuela China Caracas Latin America Money China National Petroleum Corporation Petróleos de Venezuela
Whistleblower: 'I'm concerned about my safety'
Are Venezuelan passports falling into the wrong hands? In a CNN exclusive interview, a whistleblower reveals alarming allegations to CNN's Drew Griffin.
404 points by CNN | Venezuela Latin America Anderson Cooper 360° Asia Middle East CNN Mercosur World
Venezuela may have given passports to people with ties to terrorism

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Venezuelan first lady's nephews smuggled cocaine into U.S.
The men conspired last year to import more than 1,700 pounds of cocaine into the United States.
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Venezuelan first lady's nephews convicted in U.S. drug trial
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two nephews of Venezuela's first lady were found guilty on Friday on U.S. charges that they tried to carry out a multimillion-dollar drug deal to obtain a large amount of cash to help their family stay in power.
886 points by Reuters | United States Federal government of the United States Reuters Venezuela Thomson Reuters U.S. state Federal Bureau of Investigation President of the United States
Venezuela frees jailed activist, opposition urges more releases
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela has freed an activist accused of fomenting violent protests in 2014, but opposition leaders said on Friday it was not enough and demanded President Nicolas Maduro's government release all 100 or so jailed opponents.
20 points by Reuters | Activism Reuters Venezuela Thomson Reuters Prison Hugo Chávez Protest News agency
Venezuela rejoins global anti-'blood diamonds' group
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela has rejoined an international pact to curtail the smuggling of conflict diamonds, vowing to resume issuing export certificates to guarantee the minerals are not being used to finance war or violent activity.
-2 points by Reuters | Venezuela Diamond United Arab Emirates OPEC Reuters Thomson Reuters Petroleum Kimberley Process Certification Scheme
Venezuelan 'first nephews' U.S. trial closing hinges on witness
(Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors on Thursday sought to limit the fallout from a witness accused of lying in the trial of two nephews of Venezuela's first lady, urging the jury to convict the men of engaging in a multimillion-dollar drug deal to help their family stay in power.
15 points by Reuters | Reuters Thomson Reuters United States Jury Venezuela Year of birth missing Lawyer Federal government of the United States
Venezuela: Bus drivers protest against Nicolas Maduro
Demonstration by transport workers seeking better pay, more security and spare parts causes traffic chaos in Caracas.
727 points by Al Jazeera English | Protest Public transport Petroleum Taxicab Venezuela Riot Crime Bus
Venezuela Electoral Council Sets High Bar for Maduro Vote
The alliance that opposes President Nicolás Maduro must collect 20% of all voter signatures in each state during a three-day period, making it highly unlikely the government will change.
154 points by The Wall Street Journal | Voting Elections Democracy Venezuela Election Referendum Voter turnout Poll
Venezuela's babies in boxes
Photos released by Venezuela's opposition this week show a dramatically different scene than you'd expect to see in a hospital nursery.
7206 points by CNN | Medicine Venezuela Health economics Health care Hospital National Assembly Infant Fifth Republic Movement
‘Flagrantly violating int’l norms’: US jets caught spying on Non-Aligned summit, says Venezuelan MoD
Venezuela’s air forces detected and forced back two US aircraft that were collecting information on the Non-Aligned Movement summit, said Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez. Read Full Article at
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Nicolas Maduro accuses U.S. of sending spy plane to Venezuelan summit
Andrew V. PestanoCARACAS, Venezuela, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro accused the U.S. of violating Venezuela's airspace by sending a spy plane to 17th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement.
16 points by UPI | Venezuela United Press International International News Service United States News World Communications William Randolph Hearst Caracas Latin America
Struggling to feed families, Venezuelans abandon pets
LOS TEQUES, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelans struggling to feed their families, let alone their pets, during the country's deep economic crisis are increasingly abandoning emaciated dogs in streets, public parks and makeshift shelters because they no longer can afford to care for them.
278 points by Reuters | Reuters Simón Bolívar Thomson Reuters Venezuela Caracas Miranda News agency News
Venezuela Crises Compound as Oil Industry Falls Into Disarray
Oil accounts for half the government’s revenues, but profits have evaporated amid a drop in global prices, forcing Venezuela to seek help from a nemesis: the United States.
7294 points by The New York Times | Petroleum Venezuela Petroleum industry Oil well Oil field Light crude oil Peak oil United States
Merkel says accepts share of responsibility for Berlin defeat
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she accepted her share of responsibility for her conservatives' drubbing in a Berlin state vote on Sunday when voters punished the party for her refugee-friendly migrant policy.
227 points by Reuters | Reuters Venezuela Thomson Reuters News agency Mutual fund Investment Finance Zimbabwe
Heinz sells 17M tomato seeds to Venezuelan farmers for 400% production increase
Andrew V. PestanoMARACAY, Venezuela, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- The Kraft Heinz Company has sold 17 million seeds to Venezuelan farmers in the hopes of increasing tomato production by 400 percent amid an economic crisis.
-1 points by UPI | Venezuela United Press International Ketchup H. J. Heinz Company William Randolph Hearst News World Communications Tomato International News Service
Mexico City’s Fading Art: Organ Grinders
Organ grinders in Mexico City say they are losing popularity. They face more competition and a younger population that does not appreciate their music.
-1 points by The New York Times | Latin America United States Mexico Venezuela Donald Trump São Paulo Americas Mexico City
Venezuela's troubles overshadow Non-Aligned Summit
CARACAS (Reuters) - Worries over political protests, poor attendance and food have dominated the buildup to a Non-Aligned Summit in Venezuela instead of geopolitical issues the Cold War-era bloc was created to address.
65 points by Reuters | Venezuela Reuters Thomson Reuters News agencies Cold War Socialism Mehr News Agency News agency
Venezuela opposition says blocked from meeting near summit
CARACAS (Reuters) - The leader of Venezuela's opposition-led parliament accused President Nicolas Maduro's government on Saturday of blocking legislators from Margarita island for a session alongside this week's Non-Aligned Movement summit.
94 points by Reuters | Reuters Thomson Reuters Hugo Chávez News agency National Assembly News Venezuela Diosdado Cabello
Informants admit lying during U.S. probe of Venezuela first lady's nephews
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A father-son team of informants testified on Friday that they repeatedly lied to U.S. investigators in order to secretly traffic drugs, even while they were working on a narcotics probe of two nephews of Venezuela's first lady.
19 points by Reuters | Reuters Thomson Reuters United States Venezuela Organized crime News agency Federal Bureau of Investigation Drug Enforcement Administration