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Venezuela to send oil to Palestinians

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro pledged to send oil and diesel to the Palestinian Authority, as part of agreements signed with its leader Mahmud Abbas during his visit to Caracas. Venezuela, which sits atop the world's largest oil reserves, said……

Venezuela in crisis as Maduro limps to a year in power

A year after promising to continue Hugo Chavez’s legacy, Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro is struggling to lead an oil-rich country plagued by economic crisis, violent protests, and rampant crime. Maduro, the self-proclaimed “son” of iconic leader Chavez, was narrowly elected after Chavez died from cancer and was sworn in April…

181 reporters beaten, arrested or robbed as Venezuela protests continue

A total of 181 journalists have been the target of attacks, thefts or arbitrary detentions in Venezuela since the start of anti-government protests two months ago, a reporters’ union said Saturday. The Union of Press Workers said 60 percent of the attacks were carried out by security forces, with just…

U.S. dismisses ‘absurd’ Venezuela intervention claims

The United States brushed aside "absurd" accusations by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro that it was meddling in the country's internal affairs by intervening in anti-government protests. Venezuela's Foreign Minister Elias Jaua had earlier called……

More protests as Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro calls for talks with U.S.

Opponents of Venezuela's leftist government prepared for a mass protest rally in Caracas Saturday, one day after President Nicolas Maduro issued a surprise call for talks with the United States. At least nine people have been killed, 104 injured and……

Venezuela expels three U.S. diplomats for allegedly spurring anti-Maduro protests

By Girish Gupta and Brian Ellsworth CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela ordered out three U.S. diplomats on Monday, accusing them of recruiting students to lead protests that were the OPEC nation’s most serious violence since President Nicolas Maduro’s April election and in which three people were killed. Foreign Minister Elias Jaua…

Twitter says Venezuelan authorities are blocking pictures amid new protests

Twitter said Friday that Venezuela was apparently blocking pictures from being shared in tweets as people took to streets to protest inflation and shortages amid sometimes violent unrest. The one-to-many messaging service based in San Francisco provided a tip on how to sidestep the block, by having tweets delivered to…

Students launch fresh protests in Venezuela as Maduro warns of coup attempt

About 2,000 students took the streets of the Venezuelan capital to protest the leftist government Thursday, a day after three people were shot dead and dozens injured. Walking a few hundred meters (yards) to the west, where a young opposition protester died Wednesday, they complained of government violence and “oppression.”…

New Guinness record: Area of Venezuela struck with 3,600 lightning bolts per hour

It turns out there is a Guinness record for the place with the most lightning, and an area of Venezuela with 3,600 flashes of it per hour has won. The certification was handed over Tuesday by Guinness Book of World Records representative Johanna Hessling. The natural phenomenon in the western…

Venezuela receives $5 billion credit line from China

Visiting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro met his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Sunday, and said Beijing has granted his country a $5 billion credit line. Maduro, vowing to strengthen the partnership established by his late predecessor Hugo Chavez, used his Twitter account to announce what he called “excellent news” for…

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