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Venezuela's press faces closures as newsprint runs out

CARACAS, Venezuela, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- A chronic newsprint shortage is causing premature demise of regional newspapers in Venezuela and forcing many of the news media to leap toward digital publishing.

Paraguay snub adds to Maduro's problems

CARACAS, Venezuela, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Paraguay's comprehensive humiliation of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro adds to the president's multiplying "things-to-fix" agenda as he tackles a faltering economy, opposition gains and diplomatic isolation.

Venezuela's Maduro gets tough on dissent

CARACAS, Venezuela, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is getting tougher on what remains of political opposition in the Latin American amid signs of a revival of populist Bolivarian revolution.

China eyes food security options in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela, July 26 (UPI) -- China is considering investment in Venezuela's agriculture industries as part of a global strategy to secures diverse sources of food supplies for its burgeoning population.

Journalist warns of 'explosive' news from cache Snowden leaked

WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) -- The journalist who published files leaked by fugitive U.S. leaker Edward Snowden says new reports from the data Snowden supplied would be more volatile.

Mercosur mired in row over Paraguay's suspension

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, July 18 (UPI) -- Latin America's leading trade bloc Mercosur emerged from its latest summit conference in the Uruguayan capital more divided than before the talks began.

Bolivia offers former U.S. intelligence contractor asylum

CARACAS, Venezuela, July 6 (UPI) -- Bolivia Saturday became the third South American county to offer asylum to former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.

Petrocaribe weighs Venezuela's post-Chavez oil diplomacy

CARACAS, Venezuela, July 2 (UPI) -- Late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez lavished gifts of cheap oil on neighbors sympathetic to either his populism or strident anti-American rhetoric. With Chavez gone, many recipients of that largesse are wondering if successor President Nicolas Maduro will continue the aid in kind worth millions of dollars.

Bolivia says it may offer asylum to NSA leaker Snowden

MOSCOW, July 2 (UPI) -- Bolivian President Evo Morales Tuesday indicated his country is prepared to offer political asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
Snowden breaks silence during asylum quest to slam Obama

Snowden breaks silence during asylum quest to slam Obama

MOSCOW, July 1 (UPI) -- Fugitive U.S. intelligence leak source Edward Snowden broke his silence Monday to accuse President Obama of using the "old, bad tools of political aggression."
Leaker Snowden's father says son not a traitor

Leaker Snowden's father says son not a traitor

MOSCOW, June 28 (UPI) -- The father of secrets leaker Edward Snowden says his son may have broken U.S. law, but isn't a traitor.

Eni, Venezuela review oil, gas developments

ROME, June 18 (UPI) -- Italian energy company Eni said it was coordinating with Venezuelan officials on the progress at one of the largest offshore oil fields in the world.

Venezuela sees normal U.S. relations this year

CARACAS, Venezuela, June 11 (UPI) -- Venezuela hopes to normalize relations with the United States and exchange ambassadors this year, the country's foreign minister said.

Maduro's confused signals bode ill for Venezuela's recovery

CARACAS, Venezuela, May 23 (UPI) -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is grappling with embarrassing shortages of consumer goods, in some cases rated to be worse than under Hugo Chavez.

Venezuelan president revives U.S. plot allegation

CARACAS, Venezuela, May 4 (UPI) -- The United States denied allegations by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro U.S. operatives are involved in an assassination plot against him.

Venezuela opposition files court challenge to Maduro

CARACAS, Venezuela, May 3 (UPI) -- Venezuela's emboldened opposition coalition filed a Supreme Court challenge to President Nicolas Maduro in a hardening of political conflict in the country.

Venezuela lawmakers in fistfight over election

CARACAS, Venezuela, May 1 (UPI) -- Venezuelan lawmakers were bloodied and bruised in a brawl set off by an opposition protest of a gag rule against those disputing the presidential vote results.

Electricity blackouts return to haunt Maduro

CARACAS, Venezuela, April 26 (UPI) -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro put the country's electricity supplies on an emergency footing after the capital and outlying areas plunged into darkness amid repeated blackouts.

American filmmaker Timothy Tracy arrested in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela, April 26 (UPI) -- American filmmaker Timothy Tracy, who went to Venezuela to shoot a film about the country's political divide, was arrested and accused of instigating unrest.

Nicolas Maduro sworn in as Venezuela's president

CARACAS, Venezuela, April 20 (UPI) -- A man interrupted Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's inauguration speech by grabbing the microphone, officials said.
Keep calm, British government tells Venezuela

Keep calm, British government tells Venezuela

LONDON, April 19 (UPI) -- All parties to post-election violence in Venezuela are called on to work to reduce tensions as they chart the country's future, the British government said.

Venezuela election results to be reviewed

CARACAS, Venezuela, April 19 (UPI) -- Venezuela's presidential election results will be electronically audited with opposition monitors on hand, the nation's election regulators say.

Venezuelan court rules out Maduro win recount

CARACAS, Venezuela, April 18 (UPI) -- Venezuela's Supreme Court won't allow a recount of the ballots cast in this week's elections that will keep caretakever President Nicolas Maduro in power.
Kerry: Recount Venezuela vote; Maduro: Mind your business

Kerry: Recount Venezuela vote; Maduro: Mind your business

WASHINGTON, April 18 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called for a recount of Venezuelan President-elect Nicolas Maduro's narrow win, but Maduro told Kerry to mind his business.

Venezuela's Maduro accuses Capriles of plotting coup

CARACAS, Venezuela, April 17 (UPI) -- Venezuelan President-elect Nicolas Maduro blamed opposition leader Henrique Capriles for deadly street clashes and accused him of trying to stir up a coup.
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