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Venezuela highway crash kills 20–official


At least 20 people were killed on a highway outside Caracas early Monday when the bus they were riding in crashed into a tree, Venezuelan officials said.

Posted: June 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Venezuela blames World Cup for airline cutbacks

In this Jan. 24, 2014 file photo, a woman stands outside a closed United Airlines office in Caracas, Venezuela.  Alitalia and Panama’s Copa Airlines this May 2014, became the latest carriers to cut flights to Caracas over the socialist government’s refusal to allow them to repatriate proceeds from ticket sales inside Venezuela. Foreign airlines say they have the equivalent of $4 billion trapped in the country when sales are converted at the official exchange rate of 6.3 bolivars per U.S. dollar.  AP

Blame it on the World Cup. That’s what Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is doing to explain why airlines are slashing flights to the crisis-plagued South American nation.

Posted: May 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Venezuela’s opposition to meet with government

Ramon Guillermo Aveledo, executive secretary for the opposition Democratic Unity alliance, center, Lara's state Governor Henry Falcon, left, and opposition Congressman Omar Barbosa give a news conference after meeting with President Nicolas Maduro at the Foreign Ministry in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. AP

Key leaders of Venezuela’s opposition have agreed to sit down with President Nicolas Maduro’s government for talks aimed at defusing the nation’s political crisis, now entering its third month.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Venezuela issues ID cards to curtail food hoarding

In this Dec. 15, 2012 file photo, people buy government subsidized food at a state-run market, one day before state elections for governors and legislators, in Caracas, Venezuela. AP

Battling food shortages, the government is rolling out a new ID system that is either a grocery loyalty card with extra muscle or the most dramatic step yet toward rationing in Venezuela, depending on who is describing it.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Vatican open to facilitator role for Venez crisis

A student waves a banner decorated with an image of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez at a gathering between President Nicolas Maduro and students in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, March 22, 2014. Two more people were reported dead in Venezuela as a result of anti-government protests even as supporters and opponents of Maduro took to the streets on Saturday in new shows of force. AP

The Vatican says it’s willing to help facilitate talks between Venezuela’s government and its opponents aimed at ending weeks of deadly unrest that have paralyzed much of the country.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »