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Hundreds of supporters of President Nicolas Maduro's leftist government staged a colorful rally in the Venezuelan capital Saturday, as opponents called for more protests from their side.
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By Jean H Charles I have in this column often reviewed the politics of the popular leaders of Latin America, leaders such as Hugo Chavez and his successor Nicholas Madura in Venezuela, Evo Morales in Peru, and Rafael Correa in Ecuador.
Protests have rumbled through President Nicolas Maduro's Venezuela for the past month, but in a televised press conference today Hugo Chavez's successor seemed more concerned with what was going on in Miami and Washington, D.C. Maduro singled out Senator Marco Rubio and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinene as leaders of a "Miami lobby" who are trying to ... (more)
Venezuela's foreign minister lambasted U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday as a "murderer" fomenting unrest that has killed 28 people in the South American OPEC member nation.
Crimea faces a vote over secession from Ukraine; Iran marks its New Year and resumes nuclear talks; and Irish prime minister Enda Kenny visits Washington, DC.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro made public a letter sent to him by former Brazilian head of state Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in which he emphasizes the need for dialogue "with all democrats" at a time when the Andean country is facing a wave of protests.
Diego Luna was in for a rude awakening when he ventured onto Cesar Chavez St. in Austin, Texas and asked people "Do you know who Cesar Chavez was?" Unfortunately the star's brief stint on the street found that not many people recognize Chavez's name-- or Diego Luna's face for that matter.
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Venezuela's state prosecutor said on Thursday the death toll from a month of violent protests had risen to 28, after the nation's top court ordered opposition mayors to dismantle barricades set up by street protesters.
The Obama administration is "prepared" to level sanctions against Venezuela but hopes to avoid such a move that would only worsen the South American nation's faltering economy, Secretary of State John F. Kerry told a Capitol Hill hearing Wednesday.
A World Bank panel has rejected Venezuela's request for a new hearing to contest a 2013 partial ruling that it failed to act in good faith regarding negotiations to compensate U.S. oil company ConocoPhillips for expropriations.
Wednesday marked one month since deadly protests against the Venezuelan government broke out and a group of people in Jacksonville with family still in the South American country--- hope the violence will stop.
Anti-government protesters march during a demonstration in Caracas March 12, 2014.
Venezuelans in Merida mark one year since the death of Hugo Chavez, March 5. Photo by Ewan Robertson/Veneuela Analysis.
Venezuela says the current political unrest in the country poses no danger to the future of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of the Americas and the oil initiative PetroCaribe.