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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
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.

Venezuela inks major deals in S America
Tue, 05 Apr 2011 11:12:11 GMT
Venezuela has signed economic agreements with three South American countries, while taking steps toward developing its business relations throughout the region.

Chavez supporters demand reforms
Fri, 01 Apr 2011 11:18:14 GMT
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.

Chavez receives Argentina press award
Wed, 30 Mar 2011 08:25:51 GMT
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has received a press award from Argentina's University of La Plata for promoting “popular communication.”

Chavez: US, allies want Libyan oil
Sun, 20 Mar 2011 05:15:17 GMT
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.

Venezuelan students demand reforms
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 12:56:32 GMT
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.

Venezuelans protest university budgets
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 14:09:18 GMT
Venezuelan university professors, students and employees have taken part in a Caracas march to protest the small budget the government has allocated for colleges.

Venezuela rescinds public smoking ban
Sat, 05 Mar 2011 09:05:59 GMT
Venezuela has annulled by decree an anti-smoking law, which prohibits tobacco use in public places and offices a day after enforcement.

Venezuelans mark 1989 massacre
Mon, 28 Feb 2011 07:39:48 GMT
Venezuelans are commemorating the 22nd anniversary of their government's massacre of thousands protesting the International Monetary Fund's policies.

Venezuelan students end hunger strike
Wed, 23 Feb 2011 13:44:39 GMT
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.

Venezuela invests in alternative energy
Sat, 19 Feb 2011 13:04:13 GMT
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.

Venezuela rejects 'US meddling'
Sat, 19 Feb 2011 02:19:14 GMT
Venezuela has rejected the US State Department's calls for an international investigation into the country's alleged human rights abuses.

'Community media popular in Venezuela'
Sat, 12 Feb 2011 04:31:37 GMT
The explosion in the number of community media in the last decade has changed the media landscape in Venezuela.

Venezuelan unions, govt. to hold talks
Thu, 10 Feb 2011 22:34:30 GMT
Public transportation workers will hold talks with the Venezuelan government over concerns ranging from road maintenance, security and costs.

Venezuelan arms depot blast kills one
Sun, 30 Jan 2011 16:48:44 GMT
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.

Venezuelans mark Nat'l Democracy Day
Mon, 24 Jan 2011 09:08:49 GMT
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.

Chavez: I will be president until 2019
Mon, 24 Jan 2011 00:43:42 GMT
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.

Chavez ready to give up decree power
Sun, 16 Jan 2011 03:43:14 GMT
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.

Venezuela poverty drops under Chavez
Mon, 10 Jan 2011 18:00:59 GMT
The number of Venezuelans living below the poverty line has sharply dropped since socialist-leaning President Hugo Chavez was first elected.

Ex-Venezuela leader's burial in limbo
Tue, 04 Jan 2011 15:56:09 GMT
Relatives of former Venezuelan president Carlos Andres Perez have not yet agreed on relocating his body from Miami to Venezuela.

US may nominate new Venezuela envoy
Tue, 04 Jan 2011 02:23:41 GMT
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.

Chavez, Clinton briefly meet in Brazil
Sun, 02 Jan 2011 15:56:26 GMT
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have held a brief conversation at Brazil's presidential inauguration ceremony.

'US plotting new coup in Venezuela'
Sat, 01 Jan 2011 23:29:57 GMT
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.

US revokes Venezuelan envoy's visa
Thu, 30 Dec 2010 02:43:54 GMT
In the wake of the increasing diplomatic tensions between Washington and Caracas, the US authorities have revoked the Venezuela ambassador's visa.

Chavez dares US to cut diplomatic ties
Wed, 29 Dec 2010 05:13:43 GMT
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has dared the United States to cut off diplomatic ties over his opposition to Washington's choice of ambassador.

Chavez uses new power for flood funds
Mon, 27 Dec 2010 21:19:44 GMT
In reaction to the recent flooding in Venezuela, President Hugo Chavez has created a reconstruction fund using new decree powers for the first time.

Venezuela, US clash over future envoy
Sun, 19 Dec 2010 10:30:24 GMT
Tensions have flared up between the US and Venezuela over Washington's plan to send Larry Palmer as its new ambassador to Caracas.

Chavez gains discretionary powers
Sat, 18 Dec 2010 10:16:58 GMT
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.

'14,000 Venezuelans murdered in 2009'
Sun, 12 Dec 2010 19:16:43 GMT
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.

Torrential rains kill 31 in Venezuela
Fri, 03 Dec 2010 06:06:21 GMT
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.

Venezuela landslides leave 21 dead
Wed, 01 Dec 2010 06:47:20 GMT
Heavy rains and landslides in Venezuela have left at least 21 people dead as meteorologists predict even more stormy weather and possible landslides.

Venezuela gets $4bn Russian arms loan
Sun, 28 Nov 2010 11:11:06 GMT
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.

Venezuela finds huge natural gas well
Tue, 23 Nov 2010 13:48:44 GMT
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.

Venezuela arrests dozens of protesters
Sat, 13 Nov 2010 16:17:28 GMT
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.

Venezuela sends troops to border
Wed, 03 Nov 2010 03:23:42 GMT
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.

Chavez defends N-right, blasts Obama
Sun, 24 Oct 2010 11:15:17 GMT
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has criticized US President Barack Obama's nuclear stance on Venezuela, saying Caracas has the right to develop nuclear energy.

Chavez backs China over Nobel Prize
Mon, 11 Oct 2010 06:57:03 GMT
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.

Venezuela considering nuclear energy
Tue, 28 Sep 2010 17:21:48 GMT
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says that his government has begun studying the prospects of a nuclear energy program.

Chavez party enjoys strong lead
Tue, 28 Sep 2010 15:21:56 GMT
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.

Chavez party wins majority in Congress
Mon, 27 Sep 2010 06:59:18 GMT
The ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela led by President Hugo Chavez has won a majority in the 165-seat Venezuelan Congress, reports say.

Venezuela awaits election results
Mon, 27 Sep 2010 06:18:11 GMT
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.

Venezuelans go to legislative polls
Sun, 26 Sep 2010 16:54:24 GMT
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.

Several dead as Venezuela votes
Sun, 26 Sep 2010 15:02:31 GMT
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.

Venezuelan parties end campaign
Fri, 24 Sep 2010 14:10:08 GMT
Political parties in Venezuela have officially wrapped up their electoral campaigns in the Latin American country with a series of speeches and concerts.

Venezuela gears up for election
Thu, 23 Sep 2010 16:18:39 GMT
Venezuela is preparing for congressional elections and political parties are in full campaign mode, presenting their electoral promises.

Venezuela rejects new US ambassador
Sat, 18 Sep 2010 14:48:24 GMT
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he will not accept Larry Palmer as the US government's new ambassador to the Latin American country.


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