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Venezuela rounds up 17 suspects after cocaine haul

CARACAS, Venezuela, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Arrests over the cocaine haul in France are mounting in Venezuela, drawing President Nicolas Maduro's government into a bruising political confrontation with the opposition.
Venezuelan President Maduro says his plane blocked from U.S. airspace

Venezuelan President Maduro says his plane blocked from U.S. airspace

CARACAS, Venezuela, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said his plane has been blocked from entering U.S. airspace. A U.S. State Department official said the assertion was untrue.

Poverty seen behind Venezuela's rising youth crime

CARACAS, Venezuela, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says imports of U.S. comics and television cartoons are to blame for a continuing upsurge in youth crime, but analysts say evidence suggests otherwise.

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.
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