Tag Archives: Venezuela

26Sep/17

In need of food and medicine, Venezuelans resort to selling hair

(MARACAIBO, VENEZUELA) (SEPTEMBER 18, 2017) (REUTERS) – In Venezuela, woman are resorting to selling their own hair in order to buy food and medicine as an ongoing economic crisis continues to wrack this petroleum producing country. Continue reading

19Sep/17

Maduro calls Trump ‘new Hitler’

CARACAS, VENEZUELA (SEPTEMBER 19, 2017) (VENEZUELAN GOVERNMENT TV) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called U.S. President Donald Trump “the new Hitler of international politics” after Trump’s hard-edged speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday (September 19). Continue reading

30Jul/17

Venezuela’s computerized voting system fails to find president’s registration

CARACAS, VENEZUELA (JULY 30, 2017) (GOVERNMENT TV) – President Nicolas Maduro’s much-touted new voter identification failed to come up in the registry as he promoted the card on live national television on Sunday (July 30).

Maduro has promoted the Patria card ahead of the controversial election to elect Socialist allies to a constitutional super-body. The opposition is boycotting the election, saying it would allow him to dissolve the opposition-run Congress, delay future elections and rewrite electoral rules to prevent the socialists from being voted out of power in the once-prosperous OPEC nation.

The unpopular president went on state television to encourage Venezuelans to vote, admonishing them to remember to take their national identification cards and their new Patria voter ID cards.

After his card was scanned, the screen read ‘the person does not exist or the card has been cancelled.’

30Jul/17

Maduro casts ballot in controversial Venezuelan vote

CARACAS, VENEZUELA (JULY 30, 2017) (GOVERNMENT TV) – Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro cast his ballot on Sunday (July 30) for a constitutional super-body expected to hand sweeping new powers to ruling Socialist Party officials and potentially extend their unpopular rule in the convulsed OPEC nation. Continue reading

30Jul/17

Venezuelans brace for unrest ahead of Sunday vote

The Venezuelan government is preparing to hold a controversial election on Sunday, and security forces are out on the streets of Caracas trying to keep the peace before the vote. Nathan Frandino reports. Continue reading

13Mar/17

Carlos the Jackal trial begins in Paris

Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, known as Carlos the Jackal, faces a trial in Paris for a grenade attack in a drugstore in 1974.

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26Nov/16

Fidel Castro, lion of the 20th century, dead at 90

Fidel Castro, the son of a wealthy landowner, turned his back on a life of privilege to lead the Cuban revolution and earn a place in history that was glorious to some, notorious to others, but finally the product of prodigious talents and boundless ego.

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22Jan/16

CDC issues guidelines for pregnant women during Zika outbreak

The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention is urging pregnant women to refrain from traveling to 14 countries and territories in the Caribbean and Latin America affected by the virus.

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11Oct/15

Hamilton wins Russian Grand Prix, Mercedes take constructors title

Hamilton wins after team mate Nico Rosberg’s car falters. Kimi Raikkonen receives penalty demotion, giving Mercedes their second successive constructors’ championship.

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28Sep/15

Lewis Hamilton wins Japanese Grand Prix

Hamilton edges out Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg on first corner and goes on to win – putting him 48 points clear of Rosberg in points table.
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