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Venezuelans protest Chavez wage vow
Mon, 02 May 2011 09:03:38 GMT
Protesters in Venezuela took to the street on May Day, criticizing Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's recent promises to create jobs and to increase the country's minimum wage.
Chavez vows to eradicate unemployment
Venezuela's inflation rate shrinks
Venezuela inks major deals in S America
Chavez supporters demand reforms
Chavez vows to eradicate unemployment
Mon, 02 May 2011 02:07:34 GMT
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has vowed to eradicate unemployment in the next eight years, as he addressed thousands of workers at a May Day march in the capital Caracas.
Venezuela inmates take 22 hostage
Fri, 29 Apr 2011 00:46:51 GMT
The prisoners at El Rodeo II prison in Guatire, in Miranda state of Venezuela, have taken 22 officials hostage, demanding a medical team to study the alleged tuberculosis outbreak.
Nurses go on strike in Venezuela
Fri, 15 Apr 2011 11:31:34 GMT
In Venezuela, public hospital nurses have gone on a strike amid nationwide protests against poor working conditions and low salaries.
Venezuela's inflation rate shrinks
Sat, 09 Apr 2011 09:51:07 GMT
Recent figures in Venezuela suggest a decline in the country's inflation rate over the past months, as President Hugo Chavez has announced a raise in annual salaries.
Tue, 05 Apr 2011 11:12:11 GMT
Venezuela inks major deals in S America
Venezuela has signed economic agreements with three South American countries, while taking steps toward developing its business relations throughout the region.
Fri, 01 Apr 2011 11:18:14 GMT
Chavez supporters demand reforms
Members of the Venezuela's National Worker's Union have staged a rally in Caracas in support of President Hugo Chavez, asking for a new law protecting labor rights.
Wed, 30 Mar 2011 08:25:51 GMT
Chavez receives Argentina press award
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has received a press award from Argentina's University of La Plata for promoting “popular communication.”
Sun, 20 Mar 2011 05:15:17 GMT
Chavez: US, allies want Libyan oil
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has denounced the Western-led military operation on Libya, saying that the West's intervention is aimed at seizing the North African country's huge oil reserves.
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 12:56:32 GMT
Venezuelan students demand reforms
Venezuelan University students and staff members have taken to the streets once again to demand a say in the desired reforms in the higher education system.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 14:09:18 GMT
Venezuelans protest university budgets
Venezuelan university professors, students and employees have taken part in a Caracas march to protest the small budget the government has allocated for colleges.
Sat, 05 Mar 2011 09:05:59 GMT
Venezuela rescinds public smoking ban
Venezuela has annulled by decree an anti-smoking law, which prohibits tobacco use in public places and offices a day after enforcement.
Mon, 28 Feb 2011 07:39:48 GMT
Venezuelans mark 1989 massacre
Venezuelans are commemorating the 22nd anniversary of their government's massacre of thousands protesting the International Monetary Fund's policies.
Wed, 23 Feb 2011 13:44:39 GMT
Venezuelan students end hunger strike
Students in Venezuela have ended their 3-week hunger strike, saying they stopped because the Organization of American States (OAS) discusses their allegations of rights abuses by the government.
Sat, 19 Feb 2011 13:04:13 GMT
Venezuela invests in alternative energy
Venezuela plans to boost thermal, hydroelectric, and wind power generation capacity by 2015 to put an end to the power crisis that hit the country in 2010.
Sat, 19 Feb 2011 02:19:14 GMT
Venezuela rejects 'US meddling'
Venezuela has rejected the US State Department's calls for an international investigation into the country's alleged human rights abuses.
Sat, 12 Feb 2011 04:31:37 GMT
'Community media popular in Venezuela'
The explosion in the number of community media in the last decade has changed the media landscape in Venezuela.
Thu, 10 Feb 2011 22:34:30 GMT
Venezuelan unions, govt. to hold talks
Public transportation workers will hold talks with the Venezuelan government over concerns ranging from road maintenance, security and costs.
Sun, 30 Jan 2011 16:48:44 GMT
Venezuelan arms depot blast kills one
A fire at a Venezuelan arms depot has set off a series of blasts that killed one, causing the police to evacuate approximately 10,000 from the city of Maracay.
Mon, 24 Jan 2011 09:08:49 GMT
Venezuelans mark Nat'l Democracy Day
Thousands of allies and adversaries of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez have taken to the streets of the capital, Caracas, to commemorate the 53rd anniversary of the country's democracy.
Mon, 24 Jan 2011 00:43:42 GMT
Chavez: I will be president until 2019
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has said that he would be the country's leader for another eight years as he sees himself as the winner of the 2012 presidential election.
Sun, 16 Jan 2011 03:43:14 GMT
Chavez ready to give up decree power
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has said that he is ready to give up his 18-month decree he obtained from the parliament for dealing with a post-flood emergency.
Mon, 10 Jan 2011 18:00:59 GMT
Venezuela poverty drops under Chavez
The number of Venezuelans living below the poverty line has sharply dropped since socialist-leaning President Hugo Chavez was first elected.
Tue, 04 Jan 2011 15:56:09 GMT
Ex-Venezuela leader's burial in limbo
Relatives of former Venezuelan president Carlos Andres Perez have not yet agreed on relocating his body from Miami to Venezuela.
Tue, 04 Jan 2011 02:23:41 GMT
US may nominate new Venezuela envoy
US President Barack Obama's administration has raised the possibility of naming another ambassador to Venezuela in a move to defuse Washington's diplomatic row with Caracas.
Sun, 02 Jan 2011 15:56:26 GMT
Chavez, Clinton briefly meet in Brazil
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have held a brief conversation at Brazil's presidential inauguration ceremony.
Sat, 01 Jan 2011 23:29:57 GMT
'US plotting new coup in Venezuela'
A political analyst says that the US is trying to plot another coup in Venezuela by choosing an ambassador to Caracas that has tried to curry favor with the Venezuelan military.
Thu, 30 Dec 2010 02:43:54 GMT
US revokes Venezuelan envoy's visa
In the wake of the increasing diplomatic tensions between Washington and Caracas, the US authorities have revoked the Venezuela ambassador's visa.
Wed, 29 Dec 2010 05:13:43 GMT
Chavez dares US to cut diplomatic ties
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has dared the United States to cut off diplomatic ties over his opposition to Washington's choice of ambassador.
Mon, 27 Dec 2010 21:19:44 GMT
Chavez uses new power for flood funds
In reaction to the recent flooding in Venezuela, President Hugo Chavez has created a reconstruction fund using new decree powers for the first time.
Sun, 19 Dec 2010 10:30:24 GMT
Venezuela, US clash over future envoy
Tensions have flared up between the US and Venezuela over Washington's plan to send Larry Palmer as its new ambassador to Caracas.
Sat, 18 Dec 2010 10:16:58 GMT
Chavez gains discretionary powers
Venezuela's parliament has granted the country's President Hugo Chavez special authority in order to better deal with the country's flood-related problems.
Sun, 12 Dec 2010 19:16:43 GMT
'14,000 Venezuelans murdered in 2009'
A Prominent human rights group has raised concerns about increasing violence in Venezuela, saying almost 14,000 people fell victim to homicide in the country in 2009 alone.
Fri, 03 Dec 2010 06:06:21 GMT
Torrential rains kill 31 in Venezuela
The death toll from widespread flooding and mudslides caused by days of torrential rain in Venezuela has reached 31 as thousands of homes have been destroyed.
Wed, 01 Dec 2010 06:47:20 GMT
Venezuela landslides leave 21 dead
Heavy rains and landslides in Venezuela have left at least 21 people dead as meteorologists predict even more stormy weather and possible landslides.
Sun, 28 Nov 2010 11:11:06 GMT
Venezuela gets $4bn Russian arms loan
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says Russia has given his country a $4 billion credit to purchase arms in order to reequip the nation's defense sector.
Tue, 23 Nov 2010 13:48:44 GMT
Venezuela finds huge natural gas well
Venezuela has announced the discovery of the country's largest natural gas deposit at an offshore well with an estimated 15 trillion cubic feet of gas.
Sat, 13 Nov 2010 16:17:28 GMT
Venezuela arrests dozens of protesters
Protests erupt at a metro station in the Venezuelan capital Caracas, with police arresting 33 as demonstrators expressed anger at long delays and poor service.
Wed, 03 Nov 2010 03:23:42 GMT
Venezuela sends troops to border
Venezuela will deploy 15,000 troops across its borders with Colombia in a bid to improve security, combat drug trafficking and flush out paramilitary groups.
Sun, 24 Oct 2010 11:15:17 GMT
Chavez defends N-right, blasts Obama
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has criticized US President Barack Obama's nuclear stance on Venezuela, saying Caracas has the right to develop nuclear energy.
Mon, 11 Oct 2010 06:57:03 GMT
Chavez backs China over Nobel Prize
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says the Nobel Peace Prize should not have gone to Liu Xiaobo, a jailed Chinese dissident who has drawn praise from the West.
Tue, 28 Sep 2010 17:21:48 GMT
Venezuela considering nuclear energy
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says that his government has begun studying the prospects of a nuclear energy program.
Tue, 28 Sep 2010 15:21:56 GMT
Chavez party enjoys strong lead
Results of Venezuela's elections indicate a strong lead for Chavez's United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), which so far has gained a total of 95 seats.
Mon, 27 Sep 2010 06:59:18 GMT
Chavez party wins majority in Congress
The ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela led by President Hugo Chavez has won a majority in the 165-seat Venezuelan Congress, reports say.
Mon, 27 Sep 2010 06:18:11 GMT
Venezuela awaits election results
As polls have closed in Venezuela's parliamentary elections, President Hugo Chavez says the results of the poll will be announced before midnight on Sunday local time.
Sun, 26 Sep 2010 16:54:24 GMT
Venezuelans go to legislative polls
People in Venezuela go to polls at the National Assembly elections in what is widely seen as a test for President Hugo Chavez's party.
Sun, 26 Sep 2010 15:02:31 GMT
Several dead as Venezuela votes
Venezuelan National Assembly elections are underway as several people have been killed and reported missing as a result of deadly rains slamming the capital ahead of the vote.
Fri, 24 Sep 2010 14:10:08 GMT
Venezuelan parties end campaign
Political parties in Venezuela have officially wrapped up their electoral campaigns in the Latin American country with a series of speeches and concerts.
Thu, 23 Sep 2010 16:18:39 GMT
Venezuela gears up for election
Venezuela is preparing for congressional elections and political parties are in full campaign mode, presenting their electoral promises.
Sat, 18 Sep 2010 14:48:24 GMT
Venezuela rejects new US ambassador
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he will not accept Larry Palmer as the US government's new ambassador to the Latin American country.
Tue, 14 Sep 2010 05:56:41 GMT
Plane crash kills 15 in Venezuela
As 36 passengers survive a plane mishap at least 15 people have lost their lives after a Venezuelan airliner crashed in the southeast of the country.
Mon, 13 Sep 2010 15:42:53 GMT
'23 survive' in Venezuela plane crash
At least 23 people have been found alive after a Venezuelan airliner with 47 onboard crashed southeast of the country, officials have said.
Sat, 28 Aug 2010 18:05:01 GMT
Army copter crash kills 10 in Venezuela
Helicopter crash in Venezuela has killed ten members of the country's National Guard who were on a mission to track drug traffickers near the Colombian border.
Wed, 25 Aug 2010 01:42:02 GMT
Six people die in Venezuela gold mine
Six illegal miners have been killed in an abandoned gold mine in eastern Venezuela while two others were injured, officials say.
Mon, 23 Aug 2010 03:43:01 GMT
Venezuela puts vote machines to test
Venezuela's elections council has held a mock ballot to test the country's electronic voting system a month ahead of legislative elections.
Sun, 22 Aug 2010 15:52:02 GMT
Soldier kills two at Venezuela base
Two officers have been killed and six soldiers wounded after a soldier opened fire at an army base in Caracas, Venezuela, prosecutors say.
Wed, 11 Aug 2010 07:48:16 GMT
Venezuela, Colombia restore ties
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and his Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos have agreed to restore diplomatic ties and mend rocky relations.
Tue, 10 Aug 2010 05:20:48 GMT
US backs its Venezuela envoy
The United States says it is standing by its choice of ambassador to Venezuela, despite the South American country's threat to block him.
Mon, 09 Aug 2010 12:26:56 GMT
Chaves rejects US envoy-designate
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez has rejected new US ambassador to Caracas, a move that will likely strain already testy relations between the two countries even further.
Sun, 08 Aug 2010 21:26:42 GMT
Chavez urges FARC to free hostages
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has called on Colombian guerrillas to release all their captives and negotiate with the new government of President Juan Manuel Santos.
Sat, 07 Aug 2010 17:17:31 GMT
Chavez 'optimistic' about Colombia ties
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is optimistic about Brazil's mediation efforts aimed at mending ties between his country and Colombia.
Sat, 31 Jul 2010 17:55:34 GMT
Venezuela troops at Colombian border
The Venezuelan government has deployed troops on the border with neighboring Colombia after the two sides severed bilateral ties.
Thu, 29 Jul 2010 15:16:14 GMT
Argentina to mend Bogota, Caracas ties
As relations between Colombia and Venezuela deteriorate, Argentina has stepped in to restore diplomatic ties between the two neighbors.
Tue, 27 Jul 2010 01:11:39 GMT
1000 Venezuelan troops sent to border
Venezuela has beefed up its troop presence along the border with Colombia amid heightened tension between the two South American nations.
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 00:51:17 GMT
Chavez threatens to cut oil sales to US
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez says his country will cease oil supplies to the United States if a military confrontation breaks out between Venezuela and Colombia.
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