World Bank snubs Venezuela on oil dispute

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- The World Bank said it won't reconsider Venezuela's request to review last year's decision against it for seizing assets of ConocoPhillips in 2007.

Maduro defends crackdown on protests in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela, March 7 (UPI) -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro defended his government's crackdown on protesters in an interview broadcast Friday on CNN.
Worsening conditions in Venezuela hurt Chavez's legacy

Worsening conditions in Venezuela hurt Chavez's legacy

CARACAS, Venezuela, March 6 (UPI) -- One year after the death of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, many are worried about the worsening conditions in Venezuela and the country's future.

Some protesters fear burning barricades anger Venezuelans

CARACAS, Venezuela, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The opposition to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is split on a common tactic in the streets -- burning barricades.

Venezuela: Protesters barricade Caracas entry points

CARACAS, Venezuela, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Protesters in Venezuela set fire to debris Monday to block at least four points of access to Caracas, the Spanish-language El Universal newspaper reported.

Argentina, Brazil said to fret over Venezuela spillover

BUENOS AIRES, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- An Arab Spring like contagion of discontent and protest currently sweeping through Venezuela is worrying leaders in Argentina and Brazil for its potential spillover, analysts say.
EC's Ashton calls for calm in Venezuela

EC's Ashton calls for calm in Venezuela

BRUSSELS, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- All parties to violence in Venezuela are called to put aside their differences and find a way to address the concerns of the people, an EU official said.

Murder, terrorism charges dropped against opposition politician Lopez

CARACAS, Venezuela, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Venezuelan prosecutors said they dropped the most serious charges against Leopoldo Lopez, the opposition political leader blamed for inciting deadly clashes.
Venezuelan president 'brutal,' U.S. leader says

Venezuelan president 'brutal,' U.S. leader says

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Robert Menendez, said Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is a "brutal and oppressive" leader.

Venezuela orders 3 U.S. envoys expelled

CARACAS, Venezuela, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Venezuela's president ordered three U.S. envoys expelled, accusing them of conspiring against the regime, while two opposition leaders called for more marches.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014.
By United Press International

United States denies ties to Venezuela bloodshed

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Washington denied any link to Venezuela's deadly anti-regime violence, as Caracas sought the arrest of an opposition figure descended from a revolutionary icon.

Venezuela businesses up in arms over moves to limit profits

CARACAS, Venezuela, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Venezuelan government moves to put a cap on business profits triggered more protests Thursday.

Ecuador seen to be muzzling press critical of Correa

QUITO, Ecuador, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Oil-rich Ecuador, which won left-wing accolades for supporting Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, is tightening controls on journalists in the country.

Raul Castro opens Havana summit criticizing 'outside interference'

HAVANA, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Cuban President Raul Castro warned against "external influences" seeking to keep control of the resources that Latin America and the Caribbean region offer.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014.
By United Press International

Venezuela to raise domestic gas prices?

CARACAS, Venezuela, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro signaled that he wants to raise gasoline prices, which are considered among the cheapest in the world at around 5 cents a gallon.

Former MLB star elected mayor of Venezuelan hometown

Dec. 10 (UPI) --Former Major League Baseball player Magglio Ordonez has been elected the mayor of his hometown in Venezuela.
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Municipal elections critical test for Venezuelan president

CARACAS, Venezuela, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Muncipal elections in Venezuela are a key test of strength for Hugo Chavez's heir, Nicolas Maduro, and even more for the opposition, political analysts say.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.
By United Press International

Much of Venezuela's Russian arms said to be faulty

CARACAS, Venezuela, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Russians arms inventories in Venezuela are blighted by widespread malfunction, breakdown and an endemic lack of operational readiness, opposition critics said.

Museum opens in AK-47 inventor's home town in Siberia

KURYA, Russia, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The inventor of the infamous AK-47 assault rifle sent his regrets for the opening of a museum honoring his career in his hometown in Siberia.

Critics doubt Venezuela's anti-graft campaign

CARACAS, Venezuela, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A war on corruption launched by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is seen by the opposition as a witch hunt aimed at those who disagree with the government, analysts said.
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