Tag: <span>Hugo Chavez</span>

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 >

Ecuadorean Court Issues Arrest Warrant for Colombian Presidential Candidate Juan Manuel Santos

Today in Latin America Top Story — An Ecuadorean court issued an arrest warrant for Colombian presidential candidate Juan Manuel Santos that could threaten ties between Colombia and Ecuador, according […] 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 >

Venezuela and Russia Sign Energy and Defense Agreements

Today in Latin America Top Story — Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visited Venezuela this weekend on a trip to strengthen bilateral ties. Putin and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez signed […] Read More >

Freedom of Press Violations Rising in Western Hemisphere, Press Association Claims

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) said this weekend that a number of countries in the Western Hemisphere seriously violated press freedoms, including Cuba […] Read More >

Falkland Islands Oil Dispute Raises Old Issues and New Problems

BUENOS AIRES — The long-standing row between Argentina and Britain over the Falkland Islands has, once again, made the front pages. Britain’s decision to begin drilling for oil just off […] Read More >

Chávez and Uribe Squabble At Rio Group Summit; New Latin American and Caribbean Organization Created

Today in Latin America Top Story — Colombian President Álvaro Uribe and Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez engaged in a war or words on Monday at the Rio Group summit in […] Read More >

Venezuelan Opposition Network RCTV Goes Off Air; Refuses To Broadcast Government Messages or Register as National TV Station

Cable providers dropped the opposition channel Radio Caracas Television, better known as RCTV, after it refused to comply with Venezuelan laws requiring local television stations to periodically televise speeches by […] Read More >

ALBA Summit in Havana

The 8th Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of America (Alba) took place between December 13-14 in Havana with sharp criticisms toward the United States coming from Cuban President Raúl Castro […] Read More >