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    1. Government ordered to pay compensation after Hugo Chávez nationalised British beef company’s landholdings An international arbitration centre has ordered Venezuela to pay the British cattle company Vestey Group nearly $100m for the nationalisation of cattle ranches . Related: Queen's official supplied horsemeat to Sodexo Continue reading...

    2. An international arbitration center has ordered Venezuela to pay British cattle company Vestey Group nearly $100 million for the nationalization of cattle ranches, pilling fresh pressure on the cash-strapped leftist government. Venezuela's late president Hugo Chavez in 2005 sent in soldiers to seize major ranches and repopulate rural areas largely abandoned since Venezuela's oil industry took ...

    3. Venezuela scraps half-hour time difference set by Chavez

      Reuters via Yahoo! NewsApr 15 11:50 AM

      By Andrew Cawthorne and Daniel Kai CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela on Friday reversed a half-hour time change that was one of the signature measures of former president Hugo Chavez's idiosyncratic 14-year rule. Chavez turned Venezuela's clocks back 30 minutes in 2007 so that children could wake up for school in daylight. A severe drought is affecting the Guri reservoir that provides two-thirds of...

    4. Nicolás Maduro rolls back measure enacted by Hugo Chávez to provide more daylight during hours of peak energy consumption amid drought conditions Venezuela has reversed a half-hour time change that was one of the signature measures of former president Hugo Chávez’s idiosyncratic 14-year rule. Chávez turned Venezuela’s clocks back 30 minutes in 2007 so that children could wake up for school in ...

      Crisis-hit Venezuela to push clocks forward to s... - AFP via Yahoo UK & Ireland Finance

    5. Despite working with the regimes of Hugo Chávez and his successor, Venezuelan oil man Gerardo Pantin Shortt has turned to a uniquely capitalist enterprise He’s developing a condo tower in Miami called Boulevard 57 Pantin’s family company has won hundreds of millions in contracts from Venezuela’s state oil company … Click to Continue »

    6. Venezuela raises minimum wage as high inflation bites

      Al Jazeera via Yahoo UK & Ireland NewsMay 01 01:44 PM

      Pay rise of 30 percent comes amid runaway inflation and food shortages as socialist government hopes to calm tensions.

    7. Venezuela ordered to pay British cattle company for ranch takeovers

      Reuters - UK Focus via Yahoo UK & Ireland FinanceApr 21 03:55 PM

      An international arbitration center has ordered Venezuela to pay British cattle company Vestey Group nearly $100 million for the nationalization of cattle ranches, pilling fresh pressure on the cash-strapped leftist government. Venezuela's late president Hugo Chavez in 2005 sent in soldiers to seize major ranches and repopulate rural areas largely abandoned since Venezuela's oil industry took ...

    8. Venezuela on Friday reversed a half-hour time change that was one of the signature measures of former president Hugo Chavez's idiosyncratic 14-year rule. Chavez turned Venezuela's clocks back 30 minutes in 2007 so that children could wake up for school in daylight. But his successor Nicolas Maduro has decided to return to the previous system, four hours behind GMT, to ensure more daylight in the...

    9. Cuckoo clocks? Venezuela shifting time hoping to save energy

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsApr 14 04:16 PM

      CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's government is changing the clock again as part of its efforts to stave off an electricity crisis.

    10. Venezuela scraps half-hour time difference set by Chavez

      Reuters via Yahoo! Philippines NewsApr 15 11:29 AM

      By Andrew Cawthorne and Daniel Kai CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela on Friday reversed a half-hour time change that was one of the signature measures of former president Hugo Chavez's idiosyncratic 14-year rule. Chavez turned Venezuela's clocks back 30 minutes in 2007 so that children could wake up for school in daylight. A severe drought is affecting the Guri reservoir that provides two-thirds of...

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