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Calgary-Foothills byelection heats up with war of words

"All I can say is I find it deeply disappointing that this should be the way that others are conducting their campaign," said Hawkesworth. Hawkesworth bristles at what he considers a personal attack. Prassad Panda, the Wildrose hopeful for Jim Prentice's former seat, says it's a matter of improper translation and that he never called Hawkesworth a communist, before launching an attack on the soc…

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  • Pensioner killed in Venezuela supermarket melee, opposition says Reuters - Fri, 28 Aug, 2015

    By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - An 80-year-old Venezuelan woman died, possibly from trampling, in a scrum outside a state supermarket selling subsidized goods, … More »Pensioner killed in Venezuela supermarket melee, opposition says

    By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - An 80-year-old Venezuelan woman died, possibly from trampling, in a scrum outside a state supermarket selling subsidized goods, the opposition and media said on Friday. The melee at the store in Sabaneta, the birthplace of former Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, was the latest such …

  • Venezuela's Maduro to visit China, Vietnam for finance deals Reuters - Fri, 28 Aug, 2015

    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday said he will visit China and Vietnam to sign economic and financing deals, as the OPEC nation struggles to make ends meet … More »Venezuela's Maduro to visit China, Vietnam for finance deals

    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday said he will visit China and Vietnam to sign economic and financing deals, as the OPEC nation struggles to make ends meet at a time of low oil prices. "I leave tomorrow for Vietnam and China to seal agreements for the economic and financial security of Venezuela, and to seek …

  • Protesters hold placards during a gathering in demand for medicines in Caracas
    Cancer, transplant patients protest over Venezuela's medicine shortages Reuters - Fri, 28 Aug, 2015

    By Alexandra Ulmer CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelans with chronic medical conditions such as breast cancer, hemophilia and transplants protested in Caracas on Thursday, … More »Cancer, transplant patients protest over Venezuela's medicine shortages

    Protesters hold placards during a gathering in demand for medicines in Caracas

    By Alexandra Ulmer CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelans with chronic medical conditions such as breast cancer, hemophilia and transplants protested in Caracas on Thursday, the latest demonstration to demand urgent medicines in a country beset with shortages. Around 13,000 people with chronic issues are at risk of severe harm …

  • Colombian policemen stand guard in front of the border with Venezuelan policemen Bolivarianos near Villa del Rosario village
    Colombia and Venezuela recall ambassadors amid border crisis Reuters - Thu, 27 Aug, 2015

    By Julia Symmes Cobb BOGOTA (Reuters) - Venezuela and Colombia each recalled their ambassadors to the other country on Thursday, amid a diplomatic crisis sparked when … More »Colombia and Venezuela recall ambassadors amid border crisis

    Colombian policemen stand guard in front of the border with Venezuelan policemen Bolivarianos near Villa del Rosario village

    By Julia Symmes Cobb BOGOTA (Reuters) - Venezuela and Colombia each recalled their ambassadors to the other country on Thursday, amid a diplomatic crisis sparked when socialist-run Venezuela closed two border crossings and deported over a thousand Colombians. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro shut the crossings last …

  • Colombian policemen stand guard in front of the border with Venezuelan policemen Bolivarianos near Villa del Rosario village
    Colombia recalls ambassador to Venezuela amid border crisis Reuters - Thu, 27 Aug, 2015

    By Julia Symmes Cobb BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday recalled the country's ambassador to Venezuela after the socialist-run country … More »Colombia recalls ambassador to Venezuela amid border crisis

    Colombian policemen stand guard in front of the border with Venezuelan policemen Bolivarianos near Villa del Rosario village

    By Julia Symmes Cobb BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday recalled the country's ambassador to Venezuela after the socialist-run country closed two border crossings and deported over a thousand Colombians. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro shut the crossings last week after a shootout …

  • Protesters hold placards during a gathering in demand for medicines in Caracas
    Cancer, transplant patients protest Venezuela's medicine shortages Reuters - Thu, 27 Aug, 2015

    By Alexandra Ulmer CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelans with chronic medical conditions such as breast cancer, hemophilia and transplants protested in Caracas on Thursday, … More »Cancer, transplant patients protest Venezuela's medicine shortages

    Protesters hold placards during a gathering in demand for medicines in Caracas

    By Alexandra Ulmer CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelans with chronic medical conditions such as breast cancer, hemophilia and transplants protested in Caracas on Thursday, the latest demonstration to demand urgent medicines in a country whose health care system is beset with shortages. Around 13,000 people with chronic issues …

  • In Honduras, battle to help sex assault victims spotlights 'missing tool' Christian Science Monitor - Mon, 24 Aug, 2015

    Dr. Cinthia Gómez is on a mission to help victims of sexual assault. It's a major undertaking in Honduras, where domestic violence and murders targeting women occur … More »In Honduras, battle to help sex assault victims spotlights 'missing tool'

    Dr. Cinthia Gómez is on a mission to help victims of sexual assault. It's a major undertaking in Honduras, where domestic violence and murders targeting women occur with impunity – and where half of babies born to girls ages 15 to 19 are the result of rape. ​W​hen victims of sexual assault arrive at Tegucigalpa's largest …

  • In this Wednesday, May 27, 2015 photo, actresses Kiara, second left, Gledys Ibarra, third left, Amanda Gutiérrez, second right, and Julie Restifo prepare for a scene of the Spanish-language soap opera “Piel Salvaje,” or “Wild Skin,” at the Radio Caracas Television studio in Caracas, Venezuela. The cameras are rolling again, but “Piel Salvaje’s” 120 episodes won’t likely be seen on Venezuelan TV. The small production house rescued from the channel known by its Spanish acronym as RCTV is marketing the show to networks in other Latin American countries such as Ecuador, where it debuted last month. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
    Venezuela's once-thriving telenovela industry struggles back from brink, now aimed for export The Canadian Press - Tue, 18 Aug, 2015

    A worker on the set strikes the clapperboard to the shout of "Action!" and three women launch into a heated argument about an abandoned child who was rescued from the … More »Venezuela's once-thriving telenovela industry struggles back from brink, now aimed for export

    In this Wednesday, May 27, 2015 photo, actresses Kiara, second left, Gledys Ibarra, third left, Amanda Gutiérrez, second right, and Julie Restifo prepare for a scene of the Spanish-language soap opera “Piel Salvaje,” or “Wild Skin,” at the Radio Caracas Television studio in Caracas, Venezuela. The cameras are rolling again, but “Piel Salvaje’s” 120 episodes won’t likely be seen on Venezuelan TV. The small production house rescued from the channel known by its Spanish acronym as RCTV is marketing the show to networks in other Latin American countries such as Ecuador, where it debuted last month. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

    A worker on the set strikes the clapperboard to the shout of "Action!" and three women launch into a heated argument about an abandoned child who was rescued from the streets but cannot be tamed of her violent impulses. The scene from the Spanish-language soap opera "Piel Salvaje," or "Wild Skin," would be unremarkable …

  • Brazil: Why do Latin American protests so often call for impeachment? Christian Science Monitor - Mon, 17 Aug, 2015

    As Brazil faces a struggling economy and one of the largest corruption scandals in its history, people are growing increasingly impatient with the person they say is … More »Brazil: Why do Latin American protests so often call for impeachment?

    As Brazil faces a struggling economy and one of the largest corruption scandals in its history, people are growing increasingly impatient with the person they say is ultimately responsible: President Dilma Rousseff. Marcelo Couto, wearing a red beret and camouflage pants, says he does not favor a military dictatorship. …

  • PAHO Venezuela worries about cancer medicine shortage Reuters - Fri, 14 Aug, 2015

    By Alexandra Ulmer CARACAS (Reuters) - Reports of shortages of cancer medicines in Venezuela are worrisome, a doctor representing the World Health Organization's Americas … More »PAHO Venezuela worries about cancer medicine shortage

    By Alexandra Ulmer CARACAS (Reuters) - Reports of shortages of cancer medicines in Venezuela are worrisome, a doctor representing the World Health Organization's Americas arm in the scarcity-hit country said in a rare interview this week. Currency controls that crimp imports and a decline in local production have led …

  • Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro gestures in front of a national flag during his visit to a corn plantation in the state of Cojedes
    Popularity of Venezuela's Maduro inches down to 24.3 percent Reuters - Thu, 13 Aug, 2015

    By Alexandra Ulmer CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's popularity fell to 24.3 percent in July, hurt by voracious inflation and shortages of goods … More »Popularity of Venezuela's Maduro inches down to 24.3 percent

    Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro gestures in front of a national flag during his visit to a corn plantation in the state of Cojedes

    By Alexandra Ulmer CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's popularity fell to 24.3 percent in July, hurt by voracious inflation and shortages of goods ranging from spare parts to shampoo, according to respected local pollster Datanalisis. Maduro, who narrowly won an election to replace late leader Hugo …

  • Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro gestures in front of a national flag during his visit to a corn plantation in the state of Cojedes
    U.S., Venezuela talks a 'work in progress,': Venezuela diplomat Reuters - Thu, 13 Aug, 2015

    By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Venezuela's top diplomat in Washington said that after five months of quiet diplomacy, relations between the two adversaries … More »U.S., Venezuela talks a 'work in progress,': Venezuela diplomat

    Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro gestures in front of a national flag during his visit to a corn plantation in the state of Cojedes

    By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Venezuela's top diplomat in Washington said that after five months of quiet diplomacy, relations between the two adversaries were still tentative, with no real rapprochement yet after a decade of hostility. "It is a work in progress," said Maximilien Arvelaiz, Venezuela's charge …

  • Venezuela's former Defense Minister Raul Baduel speaks during an interview with Reuters in Caracas

    A Venezuelan military court granted parole to former general Raul Baduel, who was key in the rescue of Hugo Chavez from a coup in 2002 but later broke ranks with the late leader's socialist government, his lawyer said. Baduel began campaigning against Chavez's attempts to scrap term limits in 2007, and was arrested on …

  • Why is 'Teflon' Trump still so popular? Christian Science Monitor - Wed, 12 Aug, 2015

    What will it take for Donald Trump to lose his Teflon coating? Recommended: What do you know about Donald Trump? Following the first debate, which many thought would reveal Mr. Trump's lack of experience, early polls suggest his support remains virtually unchanged.

  • People queue to buy staple items in a Mercal, a subsidized state-run street market, in Caracas

    By Diego Oré CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan supermarkets are increasingly being targeted by looters as swollen lines and prolonged food shortages spark frustration in the OPEC nation struggling with an economic crisis. The economic crisis has hit President Nicolas Maduro's approval ratings and raised tension levels in …

  • An employee of multinational headhunter Korn/Ferry, talks to a messenger at the headquarters office of the company in Caracas

    Headhunters across Latin America are tapping Venezuela for low-cost professionals as a deepening economic crisis has left many skilled workers earning less money than taxi drivers and waiters. Highly-trained Venezuelans are seeking to escape a decaying socialist economy in which they often have to work second jobs and …

  • A Venezuelan National Guard walks in front of a truck as it leaves the facility used by Empresas Polar as a distribution center in Caracas

    By Girish Gupta CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan troops occupied a Caracas warehouse complex used by local food giant Empresas Polar and Nestle to distribute food and beverages, workers and company officials said on Thursday. The move follows months of accusations by President Nicolas Maduro that Polar, the country's largest …

  • Pregnant women wait for their turn to be attended at a maternity hospital in Maracaibo, Venezuela

    By Alexandra Ulmer MARACAIBO, Venezuela (Reuters) - Her belly bulging, Hilda Angarita hauls herself to five different drug stores in the sweltering Venezuelan city of Maracaibo until she finally finds post-cesarean patches. Over the previous nine months, Angarita's life has been consumed with searching for vitamins, calcium, …

  • Venezuela said on Tuesday it had arrested two former military officers on drug charges including one man linked by the government to Mexico's Sinaloa cartel and wanted by the United States. Foreign and local critics allege Venezuela's socialist government, under current President Nicolas Maduro and former leader Hugo Chavez, …

  • Contentious relations between the U.S. and Venezuela in recent years that have seen that country's leftist leaders accuse the United States of engineering coup attempts and domestic unrest appear to be quietly giving way to renewed efforts at diplomacy. In the past several months, State Department Counselor Tom Shannon …

  • Pablo Perez casts his vote at a polling station in Maracaibo

    CARACAS (Reuters) - - Former Venezuelan state Governor Pablo Perez said on Saturday he had been barred from holding public office for 10 years, the third ban on an opposition politician in the last week. The comptroller's office this week also disqualified former legislator Maria Corina Machado and ex-mayor Vicencio Scarano, …

  • Venezuela's opposition leader Maria Corina Machado speaks during a news conference in Caracas

    By Deisy Buitrago CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan hardline opposition leader Maria Corina Machado on Wednesday vowed she would run for parliament despite a one-year ban on her holding public office, which she said was a ploy by the government to avoid defeat in December's vote. The comptroller's office has barred Machado, …

  • Venezuela's Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez speaks during a interview with Reuters at her offices in Caracas

    By Brian Ellsworth CARACAS (Reuters) - Talks to improve diplomatic relations between the United States and Venezuela's socialist government do not include discussion of releasing opposition demonstrators jailed as a result of protests in 2014, Venezuela's foreign minister told Reuters. After more than a decade of acrimonious …

 
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