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6 hrs ago | Brad brace
There is a place on Earth where an "everlasting storm" appears almost every night, averaging 28 lightning strikes per minute for up to 10 hours at a time.
10 hrs ago | Project Syndicate
When the leaders of Mercosur met in Caracas this week, the usual bluster about standing up to imperialism filled the air.
15 hrs ago | Foreign Policy
I am not talking about pressuring the tiny island of Aruba in order to free a drug lord.
17 hrs ago | Reuters
State-run Petroleos de Venezuela delivered in June to Italy's oil company ENI a 240,000 barrel jet fuel cargo that had been tendered in May on the open market, according to an internal PDVSA document seen by Reuters on Thursday.
19 hrs ago | The Economist
AN UNEASY calm has returned to the streets of Caracas and Venezuela's other main cities after months of clashes between opposition youths, riot squads and pro-government gunmen.
22 hrs ago | Buenos Aires Herald
Late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez is pictured while he writes in a wall. ''Those who want a motherland, those who want to be free, those who want happiness for their children, come with me on way to Socialism,'' the messahe reads.
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South American leaders have rallied behind Argentine President Cristina Fernandez, who is locked in a legal battle with holdout investors that could trigger a debt default this week.
Amid escalating tensions with socialist Venezuela, the U.S. State Department on Wednesday announced sanctions against officials it said committed human rights abuses during a crackdown on anti-government protests.
Customers wait their turn to be served at at the Delta airlines office in Caracas July 7, 2014.
The United States imposed travel restrictions on Wednesday on some Venezuelan government officials it accuses of rights abuses in a crackdown on protests against President Nicolas Maduro this year.
Citing political instability, the State Department is imposing new restrictions on travel to the United States by Venezuelan government officials believed to be involved in human rights abuses.
A genie appears from a lamp in the hands of an astonished Venezuelan boy to declare: "You can ask for anything - except toilet paper!" The world's highest inflation and shortages of basics from milk to toilet roll are really no laughing matter for Venezuelans, but they find solace in a thriving comedy scene lampooning the governance behind the ... (more)
DOUG BARBER/SUN HERALDJohn Birkett of Ecuador won the Sunfish North American Youth Championships on Tuesday at Bay-Waveland Yacht Club.
Within the pantheon of Latin American political archetypes, few figures are as reviled as the intelligence cheif, whose cowled outline is often found nestled beside populist strongmen and tin pot dictators alike.
With the world being on fire and all it was easy to miss last week an intriguing piece of news: Hugo Carvajal, the former head of Venezuelan military intelligence, was arrested on Aruba.
It might not be the destination of the summer, but there's plenty of people heading to and through Venezuela .
Updated: Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:31 pm
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