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Stories with place: Venezuela
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez hailed as literary giant 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 10:09 am
  • MEXICO CITY - His death mourned around the globe, Gabriel Garcia Marquez is being hailed as a giant of modern literature, a writer of intoxicating novels and short stories that illuminated Latin America's passions, superstition, violence and social inequality.

  • Rubio, Nelson urge sanctions against Venezuela 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:02 pm
  • DORAL, Florida - Florida Sens. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio are calling on the Obama administration to enact sanctions against Venezuela.

  • Progress in Venezuela talks, but protests continue 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 10:43 pm
  • CARACAS, Venezuela - Negotiators for the government and the opposition have agreed to broaden membership in a truth commission that is to investigate who is to blame for 41 deaths tied to weeks of political unrest in Venezuela.

  • Cuban doctors in eye of Venezuelan hurricane 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:40 am
  • CARACAS, Venezuela - When Judith Faraiz's son was near death after a severe motorcycle accident, she put his life in the hands of God and Cuban doctors.

  • Venezuelan journalist freed 8 days after kidnap 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 2:47 pm
  • CARACAS, Venezuela - A Venezuelan journalist was freed Monday, eight days after she was kidnapped by masked men in front of her house.

  • Venezuelans hold 5K in Miami to support protesters 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 5:16 pm
  • MIAMI - Venezuelans in Miami are holding a 5K run to support student protesters in their home country.

  • Spain suspends riot control exports to Venezuela 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 7:58 am
  • MADRID - Spain has indefinitely suspended the export of riot control equipment to Venezuela's government following weeks of unrest there which have seen an increase in violence as police face sustained protests by the opposition.

  • Venezuelan opposition formally charged 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 7:07 pm
  • CARACAS, Venezuela - Jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez was formally charged Friday with inciting violence at an anti-government protest that has been followed by weeks of unrest across Venezuela.

  • Bishops say Venezuela seeks totalitarian rule 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 5:32 pm
  • CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela's organization of Roman Catholic bishops is accusing the government of seeking totalitarian-style rule, comments that potentially could complicate the Vatican's offer to facilitate talks between the socialist government and its opposition.

  • Venezuela's street barricades a deadly protest 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 12:52 am
  • CARACAS, Venezuela - Like a beaver dam of urban detritus, the piles of tires, old mattresses and heavy steel grates in Venezuela's streets have sparked some of the most violent episodes of this tumultuous season of protest and repression.

  • Venezuela issues ID cards to curtail food hoarding 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 3:13 pm
  • CARACAS, Venezuela - 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.

  • Venezuela orders landlords to list homes for sale 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 8:13 pm
  • CARACAS, Venezuela - Forget rent control: Property owners in Venezuela are being squeezed by a new law requiring them to sell to longtime tenants.

  • Scott sending petition urging Venezuela sanctions 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 5:18 pm
  • MIAMI - Gov. Rick Scott is sending a petition to the White House pushing for sanctions against Venezuelan leaders.

  • Armed pro-govt militias roil Venezuela protests 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 5:00 pm
  • VALENCIA, Venezuela - The masked gunmen emerged from a group of several dozen motorcycle-mounted government loyalists who were attempting to dismantle a barricade in La Isabelica, a working-class district of Valencia that has been a center of unrest since nationwide protests broke out last month.

  • Venez. hometown celebrates Cabrera's record payday 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 5:02 pm
  • MARACAY, Venezuela - As he watches over dozens of children training on the field where his nephew learned the game, Miguel Cabrera's uncle is proud of the news that the Detroit Tigers slugger has netted the richest contract in history of any U.S. sport.

  • Dutch DJ Tiesto cancels Venezuela show over unrest 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 9:10 pm
  • CARACAS, Venezuela - Dutch DJ Tiesto, one of the world's most popular purveyors of dance music, says he is canceling a show in Caracas because "it's no time to party."

  • Airline lobby says Venezuela will repay debt 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 6:43 pm
  • CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela's airline lobby says the government will allow foreign carriers to repatriate the $3.8 billion in revenue that has been stuck inside the country due to currency controls.

  • Vatican says it's willing, wants to help Venezuela 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 4:48 pm
  • VATICAN CITY - The Vatican said Friday it was "willing and desirous" to intervene diplomatically in Venezuela's crisis after weeks of deadly unrest but says it must study expectations and options about what role it could play.

  • Venezuelan protesters camp outside UN office 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 12:37 am
  • CARACAS, Venezuela - Dozens of students have pitched camp outside the United Nations office in Caracas to complain the international community is siding with Venezuela's government by not speaking out against rights abuses during a bloody, two-month political standoff.

  • Forest fire blacks out downtown Caracas' work day 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 7:55 pm
  • CARACAS, Venezuela - A forest fire knocked out electricity in parts of Venezuela's capital for most of Tuesday.

  • Disney World among casualties of US-Venezuela spat 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 12:32 am
  • CARACAS, Venezuela - U.S.-Venezuela relations have been deteriorating for years, and for members of the socialist-governed county's better off, the failed diplomacy is suddenly endangering a dearly held value: Disney World.

  • Pregnant woman, Venez National Guardsman killed 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 8:41 pm
  • CARACAS, Venezuela - A pregnant woman shot in the head and a National Guard soldier fired on as he tried to clear a roadway are the latest fatalities in violence tied to anti-government protests in Venezuela, authorities said Monday.

  • Venezuela unveils new currency market for dollars 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 7:29 pm
  • CARACAS, Venezuela - President Nicolas Maduro's cash-strapped government unveiled a new currency market Monday that allows Venezuelans to buy and sell dollars legally for the first time since 2010.

  • Jimmy Carter in talks with Venezuela on disease 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 3:45 pm
  • NEW YORK - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said Monday that he hopes to visit Venezuela next month to arrange to airlift medics to treat river blindness among a remote tribe on the Brazilian border.

  • US partially suspends visa issuances in Venezuela 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 10:11 pm
  • CARACAS, Venezuela - The U.S. Embassy in Venezuela is partially suspending the issuance of tourist visas because President Nicolas Maduro's recent expulsion of American diplomats has left it understaffed.