- AFP via Yahoo! NewsAug 13 11:53 AM
A former Venezuelan defense minister and ally-turned-critic of the late president Hugo Chavez has been released on parole after spending more than six years in prison on corruption charges, his lawyer said Thursday. Raul Isaias Baduel, who was instrumental in restoring Chavez to power after an attempted coup in 2002, was released Wednesday night from the Ramo Verde military prison, his lawyer ...
- The GuardianAug 27 10:27 PM
Venezuelan president shuts border crossings indefinitely after shootout between smugglers and troops recalling disputes during predecessor Hugo Chávez’s rule 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 more than a thousand Colombians. The Venezuelan...
- Fox NewsAug 10 09:31 AM
Maria Gabriela Chavez and Fidel Castro meet in Havana, Cuba, in April 2014. Instagram On more than one occasion the late Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez declared that being rich is bad , often adding “Rich people attack me for saying that, but I claim it is bad.”
- Reuters via Yahoo! NewsAug 13 08:29 AM
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 corruption charges two years later. International pressure has been growing on...
- The Narco News BulletinAug 07 07:16 AM
Cynthia McKinney has broken dangerous ground since leaving Congress, challenging the US bogus wars, spider web intelligence and the junkyard media that makes it all possible.
- CNNAug 11 05:41 AM
For a fleeting few years the South American nation of Venezuela and its histrionic late President Hugo Chavez made waves on the global stage. While he upended the country's economy and exploited class conflict at home, he blamed the world's woes on the U.S., insulted the American president at the United Nations, and exhorted other leftists in the region to challenge the prevailing economic model...
- StuffAug 25 10:09 AM
For generations, Venezuela has formally laid claim to most of its tiny neighbour, Guyana. Many dismissed the case, given Venezuela's oil wealth and Guyana's penury. Hugo Chavez, long-standing president of Venezuela, even let it slide, referring to the Guyanese as his brothers.
- Mail & GuardianAug 23 02:39 AM
A Colombian funeral director had to buy back his customised Lincoln after a Venezuelan slip-up.
- UPIAug 04 11:54 AM
Andrew V. Pestano CARACAS, Venezuela, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Venezuela is setting the stage for parliamentary elections scheduled for Dec. 6, when President Nicolás Maduro's ruling party could see a significant loss.
- The Wall Street JournalAug 13 10:18 AM
A former Venezuelan defense minister-turned-critic of the leftist government was granted parole, becoming the second high-profile prisoner released this week by President Nicolás Maduro’s administration amid scrutiny over alleged rights abuses.
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