Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dies of cancer
Mar 6, 2013
Cities | Press Trust of India | Thursday December 5, 2013
New Delhi is India's most expensive city for expatriates but ranks in the 228th place in the global list, according to the findings of the latest 'Cost of Living' survey by ECA International.
World | Associated Press | Tuesday December 3, 2013
A power outage briefly darkened Venezuela's capital and other parts of the country Monday night in what President Nicolas Maduro said appeared to have been an act of sabotage against his socialist government.
Offbeat | Reuters | Thursday November 28, 2013
It's Sunday morning. The sun is barely up, and already there are long lines outside a large state-run supermarket next to a hillside Caracas slum.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday November 7, 2013
Venezuela shot down a small Mexican-registered airplane in its southwest, the Caracas government said, without providing a reason for taking the action or information about possible casualties.
World | Reuters | Friday November 1, 2013
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said an image of his idol and predecessor, the late socialist leader Hugo Chavez, has appeared miraculously in the wall of an underground construction site.
World | Associated Press | Monday September 23, 2013
Venezuela's interior minister says two National Guard sergeants and one lieutenant have been arrested for alleged involvement in the smuggling of 1.4 metric tons of cocaine to Paris on an Air France flight in three dozen suitcases.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday September 6, 2013
Under the rich Venezuelan soil, palaeontologists have found treasures rivalling the bountiful oil: a giant armadillo the size of a Volkswagen, a crocodile bigger than a bus and a sabre-toothed tiger.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday August 12, 2013
A lightning bolt ignited fuel at an oil refinery east of Caracas on Sunday, sending giant columns of black smoke into the sky and forcing hundreds to evacuate.
World | Associated Press | Saturday August 10, 2013
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is known for his devotion to late leader Hugo Chavez and now he acknowledges that he sometimes sleeps in the mausoleum where his mentor's remains are kept.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday July 11, 2013
A government minister in Venezuela, which has offered fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden asylum, is urging her countrymen to cancel their Facebook accounts lest they be targeted by US snooping.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday July 9, 2013
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Monday his government had received an asylum application from US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden and the fugitive must now decide if he wants to fly to Caracas.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday July 2, 2013
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday that Caracas had not yet received a request for political asylum from former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden and would decide on it only when it did.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday June 14, 2013
Months after the Venezuelan leader's death, Barrio TV depicts him high up in the clouds with the likes of independence hero Simon Bolivar and leftist revolutionary Che Guevara -- when Uncle Sam unexpectedly pops up.
World | Associated Press | Saturday June 8, 2013
News that the U.S. government has been snooping on Internet users worldwide came as little surprise to global netizens, who said Friday they have few expectations of online privacy as governments increasingly monitor people's digital lives, often wit...
World | Associated Press | Wednesday May 29, 2013
Two officials from the US Embassy suffered gunshot wounds yesterday during an altercation at a strip club in Venezuela's crime-ridden capital, police and US State Department officials said. Their injuries were not considered life-threatening.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday May 23, 2013
A Venezuelan police helicopter crashed Thursday while chasing a car in which kidnappers were holding hostages, and all five people aboard the aircraft died, the police chief said.
World | Reuters | Wednesday May 22, 2013
A Venezuelan supermarket puts a stack of toilet paper on its shop floor, and desperate consumers snatch it up within five minutes. A woman's voice over the loudspeaker reminds shoppers each person can only buy four packages.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday May 5, 2013
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro took a swipe at Barack Obama on Saturday, calling him the "grand chief of devils" after the US president declined to recognize his contested re-election.
World | Reuters | Wednesday May 1, 2013
Fistfights broke out in Venezuela's parliament on Tuesday, injuring a number of legislators during an angry session linked to the South American nation's bitter election dispute.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday April 21, 2013
A top election official warned the opposition Saturday against raising "false expectations" over an audit of Venezuela's presidential election, saying it cannot overturn President Nicolas Maduro's win.