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New Venezuela Shortage: Breast Implants

Love them or hate them, breast implants play an outsized role in the Venezuelan national psyche. A shortage could hit the nation right in the chest.

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Related Topix: South America, World News, Hugo Chavez, Medicine, Plastic Surgery

Mon Sep 15, 2014

West Australian

Venezuela airline crisis makes travellers ever more inventive

Buses across jungle borders, boats through Caribbean waters and private flights from small airfields have become a new norm for departing Venezuela as a multi-billion dollar pay dispute turns the country into something of a 'no-fly' zone. Major international airlines have slashed seat availability by half since last year, pulling many routes entirely in a spat with Venezuela's socialist government about the repatriation of $3.6 billion in ticket revenue.

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Related Topix: South America, World News, Travel, Venezuela Travel, Ecuador, Colombia Travel

Silicon Alley Insider

Venezuela Airline Crisis Makes Travelers Ever More Inventive

Buses across jungle borders, boats through Caribbean waters and private flights from small airfields have become a new norm for departing Venezuela as a multi-billion dollar pay dispute turns the country into something of a 'no-fly' zone. Major international airlines have slashed seat availability by half since last year, pulling many routes entirely in a spat with Venezuela's socialist government about the repatriation of $3.6 billion in ticket revenue.

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Related Topix: South America, World News, Travel, Venezuela Travel, Flying, Life, Hobbies, Ecuador, Colombia

Trinadad Express

The birth of Rio Claro

ALL you adventurers and explorers trekking around Trinidad and reporting "finding" its hidden places, sorry about this, but you're probably not the first to set eyes on that river bend, giant silk cotton, or secluded cove. The island was home to the Amerindians for at least 7,000 years.

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Related Topix: Colombia, World News, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago,

Sun Sep 14, 2014

ABC News

Venezuela's Newest Shortage: Breast Implants

In this Sept, 4, 2014 photo, a patient is prepped for her breast augmentation at the metropolitan outpatient surgery center in Caracas, Venezuela. Doctors say restrictive currency controls that deprive local businesses of the cash to import foreign goods have caused breast implants approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to disappear.

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Related Topix: Breast Enlargement, World News, Food and Drug Administration

SFGate

Venezuela's newest shortage: breast implants

In this Sept, 4, 2014 photo, a patient is prepped for her breast augmentation at the metropolitan outpatient surgery center in Caracas, Venezuela. Doctors say restrictive currency controls that deprive local businesses of the cash to import foreign goods have caused breast implants approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to disappear.

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Related Topix: Breast Enlargement, World News, Food and Drug Administration, Science / Technology

Buenos Aires Herald

Venezuela arrests 64 for anti-Maduro protests

Venezuelan security forces have arrested 64 people during renewed demonstrations against President Nicols Maduro's government in the capital as well as the city of Barquisimeto, a rights group said yesterday. The detentions came on Friday when mostly student demonstrators organized protests to coincide with seven months since the February 12 start of a major wave of demonstrations.

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Related Topix: South America, World News,

Thanh Nein News

China on track to develop Indian railways as Xi heads to South Asia

China's President Xi Jinping attends a meeting with Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro at Miraflores Palace in Caracas in this July 20, 2014 file photo. Photo credit: Reuters China will pledge to invest billions of dollars in India's rail network during a visit by President Xi Jinping this week, bringing more than diplomatic nicety to the neighbors' first summit since Narendra Modi became prime minister in May. The leaders of Asia's three biggest economies - China, India and Japan - have crisscrossed the region this month, lobbying for strategic influence, building defense ties, and seeking new business opportunities.

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Related Topix: World News, India, Asia, Xi Jinping, Travel, Venezuela Travel, India Travel, Asia Travel, Japan Travel

Sat Sep 13, 2014

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Rep. John Delaney Sets Out To Bring A Trillion Dollars, And Safe Bridges, Back To America

Seventy-five Congresspeople, and growing, from both parties, respectfully led by freshman Representative John Delaney , are advancing a plan to retrieve that money. Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirkson reportedly once said, " A billion here, a billion there , pretty soon, you're talking real money ."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative John Delaney, World News, Piracy News

USA Today

Weak Venezuelan economy sours support for president

Weak Venezuelan economy sours support for president Hugo Chavez' hand-picked successor struggles to improve economic conditions Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1tM27EC Two shoppers in the pro-government Caracas district of 23 de enero pass a mural of former president Hugo ChA vez. Many here supported ChA vez but are lukewarm toward his successor NicolA s Maduro.

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Related Topix: Hugo Chavez, World News,

Fri Sep 12, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

'LOVE' Artist Robert Indiana Set for Today at Center of International Hope Day

Today, September 13, 2014, people around the world will celebrate the first International Hope Day , inspired by pop artist Robert Indiana 's sculpture, "HOPE," and organized to coincide with his 86th birthday. The event honors Indiana's artistic vision, "to cover the world with hope."

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Related Topix: World News, Italy, Vinalhaven, ME

Los Angeles Times

'Jane the Virgin' takes 'wacky' telenovela premise for a spin

Gina Rodriguez is the star of the new CW show "Jane the Virgin," based on a Venezuelan telenovela. The premise of the CW's latest entrant, "Jane the Virgin," sounds like the stuff of mega-million-dollar lawsuits.

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Related Topix: World News, Entertainment, Television

Korean News

Greetings to Foreign Minister of People's Power of Venezuela

DPRK Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong Wednesday sent a message of greeting to Rafael Ramirez Carreno upon his appointment as vice prime minister and foreign minister of the People's Power of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

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Related Topix: South America, World News

Outside the Beltway

The ongoing Damage to the Venezuelan Economy

Venezuela's annual inflation rate has risen to 63.4%, the highest in Latin America, according to official figures published on Tuesday. The figures are the first released by the central bank since May, which has led critics to accuse the government of withholding data for political reasons.

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Related Topix: World News, US News, Conservative Political News

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Houston Chronicle

Venezuela's UN Security Council bid gains backing

In this April 19, 2013 file photo, daughter of the late Hugo Chavez, Maria Gabriela Chavez and Venezuela's newly sworn-in President Nicolas Maduro, join in the singing of their national anthem in the National Assembly, in Caracas, Venezuela. In a July 23, 2014 closed-door meeting July at U.N. headquarters in New York, Venezuela quietly secured the backing of Latin America and the Caribbean to obtain a seat on the United Nations Security Council.

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Related Topix: Hugo Chavez, World News, Colombia,

WHAS11

Venezuela's oldest newspaper avoids shutdown

Venezuela's oldest newspaper says it has staved off closure by reaching a deal with a state company guaranteeing it newsprint for at least two more weeks. El Impulso announced Wednesday that it would stop circulation as of Monday because of falling advertising, mounting inflation and a lack of basic materials.

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Related Topix: South America, World News,

WHAS11

Ex-Colombia president Samper making comeback

A former Colombian president stripped of his U.S. visa two decades ago for taking payments from the nation's top drug cartel is making a political comeback. Ernesto Samper was sworn in Thursday at a ceremony in Venezuela's capital of Caracas as secretary general of the 12-member Union of South American Nations.

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ABC News

As Venezuela Economy Worsens, Fears of Default

In this May 15, 2013 file photo, a woman who just bought toilet paper at a grocery store reads her receipt as she leaves the private store in Caracas, Venezuela. On Wednesday Sept.

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Related Topix: World News, Economics News, Bankruptcy

The New Zealand Herald

Ex-Colombia president Samper making comeback

A former Colombian president stripped of his U.S. visa two decades ago for taking payments from the nation's biggest drug cartel is making a political comeback. Ernesto Samper was sworn in Thursday at a ceremony in Venezuela's capital of Caracas as secretary general of the 12-member Union of South American Nations.

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Related Topix: World News,

KAUZ

Venezuela's UN Security Council bid gains backing

Venezuela's socialist government has quietly secured the backing of Latin America and the Caribbean to obtain a diplomatic trophy that long eluded the late Hugo Chavez: a seat on the United Nations Security Council. The unanimous endorsement of Venezuela's candidacy to represent the region on the Security Council came at a closed-door meeting July 23 at U.N. headquarters in New York, say regional diplomats, who agreed to discuss the situation only if not quoted by name because the decision hasn't been made public.

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Related Topix: Hugo Chavez, World News, George Bush

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