Category: Venezuela

Venezuela Cuts Ties With Colombia; Orders Diplomats to Leave the Country

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Venezuelan government cut diplomatic ties with neighboring Colombia Thursday, as the dispute between the two countries escalated. Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez made […] Read More >

Venezuela Nationalizes 11 Oil Rigs Owned By U.S.-Based Helmerich & Payne

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Venezuelan government seized 11 oil rigs owned by U.S. driller Helmerich & Payne, after the company shut them down because the state […] Read More >

Globovisión Owner Flees Venezuela After Chavéz’s Government Issues An Arrest Warrant

Today in Latin America Top Story — The majority-owner of Venezuelan news channel Globovisión, Guillermo Zuloaga, fled the country on Tuesday, in defiance of arrest warrants for usury and conspiracy […] Read More >

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez Allegedly Facilitated Ties Between FARC and ETA

Today in Latin America Top Story — Documents and witness testimony accuse Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez’s government of assisting Colombia’s FARC guerilla group and of facilitating training sessions between the […] Read More >

Venezuelan Offshore Natural Gas Rig Sinks; 95 Workers Rescued and No Environmental Threat, Says Oil Minister

Today in Latin America Top Story – Venezuelan Oil Minister Rafael Ramírez announced Thursday that an offshore natural-gas platform sank off the country’s eastern state of Sucre. All of the […] Read More >

Venezuela Arrests 19 Colombians on Spying Charges

Today in Latin America Top Story — Tensions between Colombia and Venezuela have flared up again as Venezuela arrested 19 Colombians accused of allegedly carrying illegal arms and cutting trees. […] Read More >

Edwin Valero Found Dead In Jail Cell On Day of Venezuela’s Bicentennial

Today in Latin America Top Story — Boxing champion Edwin Valero was found hanged with his own clothes in his jail cell early Monday morning. The Venezuelan police said he […] Read More >

Dame Pa’ Matala Brings Venezuelan Hip Hop, Revolutionary Message To New York City (Video)

NEW YORK–Dame Pa’ Matala brought their unique blend of Venezuelan rhythms and revolutionary hip hop to New York City’s Aaron Davis Hall on Nov. 2, 2009. Meet the band, hear […] Read More >