Venezuela: News Updates

It has the longest Caribbean coastline of any country and the world's tallest waterfall, not to mention snow-capped Andean mountains and Amazon rainforest. Tourist paradise? Not Venezuela.

Considering the country's size and natural attractions, tourist numbers are low.

In 2009,...

By Sarah Grainger
September 6, 2012

Selling goods to passersby on the street, Jenny Caraballo describes her local communal council. "Some of our members are homemakers who want their community to be pretty," Caraballo says while trying to make eye contact with potential clients in 23 de Enero, a barrio...

Andrew Kennis
August 10, 2010

The threat comes amid an escalating dispute over allegations that Venezuela is harboring Colombian rebels. Mr Chavez broke diplomatic ties with Colombia last week and put his army on high alert. Venezuela is America's fifth biggest source of imported oil, supplying about...

July 25, 2010

As in all major government takeovers of private companies in Venezuela, President Hugo Chávez declared that seizing beer-and-food giant Polar's facilities here would mark another victory for the poor in the country's march toward socialism.

"Why is it that Polar...

Juan Forero
July 9, 2010

CARACAS -- Prison rights activists in Venezuela on Monday demanded an inquiry into the deaths of six inmates in a bloody shoot-out at a jail near Caracas, part of the most violent prison system in the hemisphere. Humberto Prado, coordinator of Venezuelan Prison...

Phil Gunson
June 29, 2010

CARACAS, June 18 (Reuters) - Mountains of rotting food found at a government warehouse, soaring prices and soldiers raiding wholesalers accused of hoarding: Food supply is the latest battle in President Hugo Chavez's socialist revolution. Venezuelan army soldiers swept...

Esteban Israel
June 18, 2010

CARACAS, Venezuela- Venezuela has sent a team of experts to Cuba to help the island prepare in case the Gulf of Mexico oil spill reaches its shores, President Hugo Chavez said Sunday.

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May 23, 2010

Venezuela explores wind and wave energy as an alternative to oil in electricity production.

CARACAS – Venezuela, one of the world’s largest oil producers, is planning to build wind farms with a generating capacity of 10,000 MW over the next 15 years, the official ABN news agency reported...

April 12, 2010

With 184 socialist communes in construction in Venezuela, yesterday, during his weekly TV show Alo Presidente, president Hugo Chavez emphasised the need for “production independent of the capitalist market” in these communes and in general, and also directed Caracas mayor Jorge Rodriguez to...

February 9, 2010

CARACAS, Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Thousands of university students protested in Venezuela's capital on Thursday, accusing President Hugo Chavez of forcing an opposition channel off cable and satellite TV as part of a broader strategy aimed at curbing...

January 28, 2010