Venezuela

Venezuela moves squatters from 'Tower of David' slum

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CARACAS - Venezuelan soldiers and officials began moving hundreds of families on Tuesday out of a half-built 45-story skyscraper that dominates the Caracas skyline and is thought to be the world's tallest slum.

Venezuela condemns Israeli 'genocide' and 'extermination'

CARACAS - Venezuela's socialist government condemned Israeli strikes in Gaza on Saturday as a policy of genocide that could not be justified as like-for-like warfare.

World, United Nations, Israel 19 Jul 2014

Lufthansa says to cut Venezuela flights amid forex dispute

CARACAS - German airline Lufthansa said on Monday it will reduce service to Venezuela by 40 percent starting next month amid an ongoing dispute about repatriation of revenue from ticket sales.

Aerospace & Defense, 14 Jul 2014

United Airlines cuts Venezuela flights over currency

NEW YORK - United Continental Holdings Inc said on Friday it would drop its daily flight to Caracas, Venezuela, from Houston, starting in September, joining other U.S. carriers who have cut service over the country's foreign exchange controls.

11 Jul 2014

Venezuela accused of forging Maduro assassination plot evidence

CARACAS - Venezuelan officials used forged emails to accuse government adversaries of plotting to kill President Nicolas Maduro, according to a private investigation firm hired by one of the accused.

World, 02 Jul 2014

Venezuela restores diplomatic ties with Panama

CARACAS - Venezuela has restored full diplomatic ties with Panama, President Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday, months after he angrily broke off formal relations with the Central American country.

World, 01 Jul 2014

Venezuela blackout leaves commuters scrambling, silences president

CARACAS - A blackout cut power to much of Venezuela on Friday afternoon, snarling traffic in the capital Caracas and other major cities and interrupting a televised speech by the president in the country's second nationwide electricity outage in a year.

World, 27 Jun 2014

Venezuela blackout leaves commuters scrambling, silences president

CARACAS - A blackout cut power to much of Venezuela on Friday, snarling traffic in the capital Caracas and other major cities as authorities scrambled to restore electricity after the outage, which twice interrupted a presidential broadcast.

World, 27 Jun 2014

Venezuela blackout hits much of country, seeking cause: official

CARACAS - Venezuelan authorities are investigating a power outage that began on Friday afternoon and was affecting a large swathe of the country, Electricity Minister Jesse Chacon told a state television news broadcaster.

World, 27 Jun 2014

Venezuela's Maduro says government investigating power outage

CARACAS - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday the government was investigating problems with the electricity supply to various parts of the country minutes after power went down in several large cities in the afternoon.

World, 27 Jun 2014