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  • US: 'Threats' behind release of Venezuela general

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — U.S. officials said Monday they believe Venezuela used "threats" against Aruba to achieve the release of a powerful former general who is wanted by the United States on drug-trafficking charges. "We are disturbed by credible reports that have come to us indicating...

  • Aruba releases Venezuelan diplomat sought by US

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Aruba's government released a former Venezuelan general who was detained on U.S. drug charges when he arrived to serve as his country's consul on the Dutch Caribbean island, sending him home Sunday night and defusing a diplomatic fight with its neighbor. Aruban...

  • Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader goes on trial

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A top leader of the anti-government protests that wracked Venezuela for months this spring is getting his day in court. Opposition firebrand Leopoldo Lopez went on trial Wednesday charged with inciting violence at early demonstrations. A defense lawyer, Juan Carlos...

  • Venezuelan conspiracy theories a threat to critics

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Roderick Navarro was in class when he got the news that a high-ranking minister had accused him of plotting to assassinate Venezuela's president. His first thought was, "Not again." The 26-year-old student leader had already been accused by the ruling socialist...

  • End comes for notorious Venezuelan vertical slum

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The beginning of the end came for the world's tallest slum Tuesday as officials began evicting thousands of squatters from a haphazard community inside the half-built Caracas skyscraper known as the Tower of David. Police in riot gear and soldiers with Kalashnikov...

  • US funds political groups in Venezuela despite ban

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Almost four years after Venezuela enacted a law to bar the U.S. from funding groups frequently critical of the socialist government, millions of the American dollars the administration tried to ban still flow to these organizations, an analysis by The Associated Press...

  • Venezuela welcomes back stolen Matisse painting

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A painting by Henri Matisse stolen more than a decade ago from a museum in Venezuela made its homecoming Monday. Handlers held the painting up in front of the stairs of the jet it arrived on, like an arriving celebrity, while photographer snapped pictures. Officials...

  • Delta Air Lines cutting back flights to Venezuela

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Delta Air Lines drastically reduced service to Venezuela on Monday in a dispute with the government over revenue trapped in the South American country. The move left disgruntled fliers scrambling to rebook seats on one of the dwindling number of carriers with full...

  • Venezuelans in Miami protest Maduro government

    DORAL, Fla. (AP) — Venezuelans in Miami are commemorating their country's independence with a protest against the government of President Nicolas Maduro. About 150 people dressed in black Saturday and gathered at a Venezuelan restaurant. El Nuevo Herald reports (http://hrld.us/VQfcSY ) the...

  • Major Venezuelan newspaper to be sold

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — One of Venezuela's oldest and most prestigious newspapers has been sold amid increasing government pressure on independent news media. The editor in chief of Caracas-based El Universal, Elides Rojas, confirmed that a group of Spanish investors had bought the...

  • Fla. mayor urges halt of Venezuela deportations

    DORAL, Fla. (AP) — The mayor of a Miami suburb is urging President Barack Obama to suspend deportations of Venezuelans with no criminal history. Doral Mayor Luigi Boria presented three resolutions at the United States Conference of Mayors held in Dallas June 20 - 23. In addition to halting...



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