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Venezuelan newspaper that challenged Chavez's socialist revolution ends daily edition

CARACAS, Venezuela - The Venezuela newspaper started by a former guerrilla as a forum to criticize the socialist revolution started by Hugo Chavez is ending its daily print edition amid a shortage of newsprint ...

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    Venezuela seeks annulment of Exxon award at World Bank tribunal Reuters - Wed, 25 Feb, 2015

    Venezuela has requested the annulment of a World Bank tribunal award that orders it pay Exxon Mobil Corp $1.6 billion in compensation for nationalizations, both … More »Venezuela seeks annulment of Exxon award at World Bank tribunal

    A view of the Exxon Mobil refinery in Baytown, Texas

    Venezuela has requested the annulment of a World Bank tribunal award that orders it pay Exxon Mobil Corp $1.6 billion in compensation for nationalizations, both sides said on Wednesday. George Kahale, Venezuela's lawyer, said he did not know when the tribunal was likely to issue a decision on the request. Exxon …

  • Opposition supporters shout during a gathering to protest the death of a student in Tachira State, in Caracas
    Protests continue in Venezuela as teen shot by police is buried Reuters - Wed, 25 Feb, 2015

    By Javier Faria SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela (Reuters) - Sporadic protests flared in different parts of Venezuela on Wednesday, a day after a policeman shot dead a teenager … More »Protests continue in Venezuela as teen shot by police is buried

    Opposition supporters shout during a gathering to protest the death of a student in Tachira State, in Caracas

    By Javier Faria SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela (Reuters) - Sporadic protests flared in different parts of Venezuela on Wednesday, a day after a policeman shot dead a teenager during a demonstration against President Nicolas Maduro's government in the volatile city of San Cristobal. The worst unrest was again in San Cristobal, …

  • Opposition supporters shout during a gathering to protest the death of a student in Tachira State, in Caracas
    Protests continue during burial of Venezuela teen shot by police Reuters - Wed, 25 Feb, 2015

    By Javier Farias SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela (Reuters) - Sporadic protests flared in different parts of Venezuela on Wednesday after a policeman shot dead a teenager during … More »Protests continue during burial of Venezuela teen shot by police

    Opposition supporters shout during a gathering to protest the death of a student in Tachira State, in Caracas

    By Javier Farias SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela (Reuters) - Sporadic protests flared in different parts of Venezuela on Wednesday after a policeman shot dead a teenager during a demonstration against President Nicolas Maduro's government in the volatile city of San Cristobal. The worst unrest was again in San Cristobal where …

  • Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro gestures during a meeting with supporters at Miraflores Palace in Caracas
    Venezuela's ruling Socialists target another opposition leader Reuters - Mon, 23 Feb, 2015

    By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - Socialist Party legislators called on Monday for a probe of another Venezuelan opposition leader accused of conspiring against … More »Venezuela's ruling Socialists target another opposition leader

    Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro gestures during a meeting with supporters at Miraflores Palace in Caracas

    By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - Socialist Party legislators called on Monday for a probe of another Venezuelan opposition leader accused of conspiring against President Nicolas Maduro, days after the mayor of Caracas was arrested on similar charges. The opposition fears an investigation against Julio Borges, a …

  • Mitzy and Tintori shout during a gathering in support of Ledezma, in Caracas
    Arrest shows Venezuelan leader panicking: mayor's wife Reuters - Sun, 22 Feb, 2015

    By Alexandra Ulmer CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's president is panicking over falling popularity and has revealed his authoritarian face by arresting Caracas's mayor, … More »Arrest shows Venezuelan leader panicking: mayor's wife

    Mitzy and Tintori shout during a gathering in support of Ledezma, in Caracas

    By Alexandra Ulmer CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's president is panicking over falling popularity and has revealed his authoritarian face by arresting Caracas's mayor, the opposition politician's wife said. Antonio Ledezma, 59, was seized by intelligence agents in his office on Thursday and charged the next day for "conspiring" …

  • Mitzy and Tintori shout during a gathering in support of Ledezma, in Caracas
    Venezuela opposition urges release of mayor accused of conspiring Reuters - Fri, 20 Feb, 2015

    By Andrew Cawthorne and Alexandra Ulmer CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan opposition leaders and protesters on Friday demanded the release of a veteran Caracas mayor arrested … More »Venezuela opposition urges release of mayor accused of conspiring

    Mitzy and Tintori shout during a gathering in support of Ledezma, in Caracas

    By Andrew Cawthorne and Alexandra Ulmer CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan opposition leaders and protesters on Friday demanded the release of a veteran Caracas mayor arrested on accusations of plotting violence against President Nicolas Maduro's government. The socialist leader and successor to Hugo Chavez cast Antonio Ledezma's …

  • Caracas Mayor Ledezma talks during a hearing at the Brazilian Senate Foreign Relations Commission at the National Congress in Brasilia
    Venezuela arrests opposition mayor accused of coup plot Reuters - Thu, 19 Feb, 2015

    By Brian Ellsworth CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan arrested opposition leader and Caracas metropolitan mayor Antonio Ledezma on Thursday in a move the government said … More »Venezuela arrests opposition mayor accused of coup plot

    Caracas Mayor Ledezma talks during a hearing at the Brazilian Senate Foreign Relations Commission at the National Congress in Brasilia

    By Brian Ellsworth CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan arrested opposition leader and Caracas metropolitan mayor Antonio Ledezma on Thursday in a move the government said was needed to halt a U.S.-backed coup plot but foes decried as tyranny. Intelligence agents took the 59-year-old veteran politician from his office in the …

  • A cashier counts Venezuelan bolivar notes in a state-run supermarket in Caracas
    Venezuelan supermarket owner fights state takeover Reuters - Thu, 19 Feb, 2015

    By Corina Pons CARACAS (Reuters) - The U.S.-based owner of a supermarket chain taken over by Venezuela's socialist government hopes to recover his business despite accusations … More »Venezuelan supermarket owner fights state takeover

    A cashier counts Venezuelan bolivar notes in a state-run supermarket in Caracas

    By Corina Pons CARACAS (Reuters) - The U.S.-based owner of a supermarket chain taken over by Venezuela's socialist government hopes to recover his business despite accusations of hoarding goods to inflate shopping lines. State food company Pdval took temporary control of the 35-store "Dia Dia" (Day by Day) chain earlier …

  • Opposition students run from police and past burning trash as they protest against President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas
    Violence flares in Venezuela on anniversary of 2014 fatalities Reuters - Fri, 13 Feb, 2015

    By Andrew Cawthorne and Javier Farias CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL (Reuters) - Venezuelan security forces faced off with stone-wielding protesters on Thursday as supporters … More »Violence flares in Venezuela on anniversary of 2014 fatalities

    Opposition students run from police and past burning trash as they protest against President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas

    By Andrew Cawthorne and Javier Farias CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL (Reuters) - Venezuelan security forces faced off with stone-wielding protesters on Thursday as supporters of President Nicolas Maduro also rallied on the anniversary of last year's fatal unrest. The flare-ups, in the volatile western city of San Cristobal and …

  • Flags of Venezuela (L) and the Central Bank are seen at the central bank building in Caracas
    Hit hard in Venezuela, U.S. bond funds keep their nerve Reuters - Thu, 12 Feb, 2015

    By Tim McLaughlin and Brian Ellsworth BOSTON/CARACAS (Reuters) - Many U.S. bond funds hammered by an almost 30-percent decline in Venezuelan bond prices last year have … More »Hit hard in Venezuela, U.S. bond funds keep their nerve

    Flags of Venezuela (L) and the Central Bank are seen at the central bank building in Caracas

    By Tim McLaughlin and Brian Ellsworth BOSTON/CARACAS (Reuters) - Many U.S. bond funds hammered by an almost 30-percent decline in Venezuelan bond prices last year have kept big bets there, even as the South American country struggles with food shortages, runaway inflation and plunging oil revenue. Though some portfolio …

  • A man walks behind a cardboard figure of jailed opposition leader Lopez at the headquarters of political party Popular Will in Caracas
    Venezuela angry at UK over 'spy glasses' smuggled into Lopez trial Reuters - Fri, 6 Feb, 2015

    By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's top prosecutor is seeking an explanation from Britain about a diplomat's role in an attempt to film the trial of … More »Venezuela angry at UK over 'spy glasses' smuggled into Lopez trial

    A man walks behind a cardboard figure of jailed opposition leader Lopez at the headquarters of political party Popular Will in Caracas

    By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's top prosecutor is seeking an explanation from Britain about a diplomat's role in an attempt to film the trial of opposition protest leader Leopoldo Lopez using video glasses. "They're $20 glasses from Amazon made in China, not a NASA instrument! They don't allow recording …

  • Venezuela is 'laughing stock' due to crippled economy, says ex-Chavez adviser CBC - Wed, 4 Feb, 2015

    Venezuela's economic failings are turning it into the "laughing stock" of Latin America, according to late president Hugo Chavez's top economic planner. Former Finance … More »Venezuela is 'laughing stock' due to crippled economy, says ex-Chavez adviser

    Venezuela's economic failings are turning it into the "laughing stock" of Latin America, according to late president Hugo Chavez's top economic planner. Former Finance and Planning Minister Jorge Giordani, who was sacked in mid-2014 by Chavez's successor, Nicolas Maduro, said in an interview this week that reforms in the …

  • Venezuela begins occupation of grocery chain amid crackdown on private businesses

    CARACAS, Venezuela - National guardsmen and state price adjusters fanned out across Venezuela Wednesday to impose a military-style occupation with an unusual goal: Making sure shoppers can buy enough sugar....

  • Venezuela's Planning Minister Jorge Giordani talks to the media during a news conference in Caracas

    Venezuela's economic failings are turning it into the "laughing-stock" of Latin America, according to late president Hugo Chavez's top economic planner. Former Finance and Planning Minister Jorge Giordani, who was sacked in mid-2014 by Chavez's successor, Nicolas Maduro, said in an interview this week that reforms in the …

  • Relations between the United States and Venezuela deteriorated on Monday after Washington imposed visa restrictions on officials involved in alleged human rights abuses and those believed responsible for public corruption in the oil-exporting country. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro slammed the sanctions and called …

  • The United States on Monday imposed visa restrictions on current and former Venezuelan officials involved in alleged human rights abuses and on people believed responsible for public corruption in the oil-exporting country. "We are sending a clear message that human rights abusers, those who profit from public corruption, …

  • People line up outside a state-run Bicentenario supermarket in Caracas

    By Alexandra Ulmer and Deisy Buitrago CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela has jailed the owners of an unnamed chain of shops accused of engineering queues to whip up anger with the socialist government, President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday. Chronic shortages of basic goods, including flour, chicken and diapers, have triggered …

  • Police officers stand near the body of Anzoategui state policeman Mario Figueroa after he was shot dead in Barcelona, in the state of Anzoategui

    By Andrew Cawthorne and Diego Ore CARACAS (Reuters) - After finishing a routine overnight shift, Venezuelan policeman Edgar Perez was walking home from the bus stop when two armed men pulled up on a motorbike. Perez, 41, had time to draw his gun and injure one of the attackers in the shootout near his modest home in the …

  • Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro talks to National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello during a meeting with members of the United Socialist party in Caracas

    By Alexandra Ulmer CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan officials confirmed on Tuesday the defection of a former bodyguard of Socialist Party heavyweight Diosdado Cabello but denied media reports his evidence to U.S. investigators implicated the powerful official in running a drug ring. Spanish newspaper ABC and Miami-based …

  • US Caribbean energy summit seeks ways to ease region away from shaky Venezuela oil program

    MIAMI - A decade-long addiction to oil subsidized by Venezuela may be coming to an end for several Caribbean nations, with a nudge from the United States.

  • Maduro arrives at the National Assembly to deliver his annual State of the Nation address in Caracas

    OPEC member Venezuela's recession-hit economy shrunk 2.8 percent in 2014 while inflation topped 64 percent, President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday, in almost certainly the worst performance in Latin America. In his annual address to parliament, the 52-year-old successor to Hugo Chavez blamed political foes and an "economic …

  • People line up to buy toilet paper and baby diapers at a supermarket in downtown Caracas

    As Venezuela's ailing economy spawns unprecedented shortages of basic goods, panic-buying and a rush to snap up subsidized food, demand is high and the pay is reasonable. "It's boring but not a bad way to make a living," said a 23-year-old man, who only gave his first name Luis, as he held a spot near the front of a line …

  • Venezuelans await president's return as oil-fueled revolution teeters on the edge

    CARACAS, Venezuela - When Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro returns from an urgent fundraising trip that has taken him to seven nations, he'll find his oil-dependent economy teetering on the edge and ...

 
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