Venezuela

United Airlines cuts Venezuela flights over currency

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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.

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

Venezuela ruling party suspends leader for echoing criticism: media

CARACAS - Venezuela's ruling Socialist Party has suspended one of its directors for echoing a former official's recent criticizm over corruption, local media reported on Wednesday, a sign President Nicolas Maduro is facing growing dissent from his own ranks.

World, 25 Jun 2014

U.S. says Thailand, Malaysia, Venezuela among worst human trafficking centers

WASHINGTON - The United States downgraded Thailand, Malaysia and Venezuela to its list of the world's worst centers of human trafficking on Friday, opening up the countries to possible sanctions and dumping them in the same category as North Korea and Syria.

World, United Nations, Thailand, 21 Jun 2014

U.S. says Thailand, Malaysia, Venezuela among worst human trafficking centers

WASHINGTON - The U.S. State Department downgraded Thailand, Malaysia and Venezuela on Friday to its list of the world's worst centers of human trafficking, opening up the countries to possible sanctions and dumping them in the same category as North Korea and Syria.