All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Venezuela’

Jimmy Carter Plans Trip to Venezuela Amid Unrest

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter will travel to Venezuela in April and hopes to meet with Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles to help ease tensions in the politically-torn country. Carter expressed concerns about Venezuela’s escalating political crisis in a private letter sent this week to Capriles and President Nicolas Madura. In the letter, Carter said that for dialogue aimed at …

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Antonio Cermeno Shot To Death In Venezuela

Violence in Venezuela continues to be in the news after former world boxing champion Antonio Cermeno was kidnapped and killed in his native country. Local police chief Eliseo Guzman said they found Cermeno’s body on Tuesday on a road in the state of Miranda. Guzman added that Cermeno and other family members, including Cermeno’s wife, were kidnapped on Monday in …

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Jimmy Carter Heading To Venezuela

With the current political unrest in Venezuela right now – violent protests against the government killing many innocent victims – former President Jimmy Carter is planning a trip to the troubled country. Carter sent a letter to President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Henrique Capriles, offering his help. In the past Carter has served as a mediator in political conflict …

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Simón Diaz, Venezuelan Singer, Dies At Age 85

After a long life and musical career in Venezuela, renowned folk singer Simón Diaz has passed away. He was affectionately known as Uncle Simón in his homeland of Venezuela, and had released several albums during his lifetime. He did not gain the fame that some foreigners do in the United States, but it is likely that some people in the …

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Venezuelan Beauty Queen Killed During Protest

Venezuelan beauty queen Genesis Carmona, 22, has become one of the latest victims in the continued unrest in the troubled country. The young college student was shot in the head at a protest Tuesday and died later in the hospital. “How long are we going to live like this? How long do we have to tolerate this pressure, with them …

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Venezuela Protests Leave 3 People Dead

Youth Day marches in Caracas, Venezuela turned violent with at least three people dead from gunshot wounds. Protests against the government have been escalating since the inauguration of President Nicolas Maduro in April 2013. The violent events were another cry from the opposition hardliners, who have been denouncing Maduro through demonstrations in provinces weeks prior to the latest incident. According to …

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Miss Venezuela And Ex-Husband Shot Dead By Robbers

Former Miss Venezuela Monica Spear was shot dead, alongside her ex-husband Thomas Henry Berry during an attempted car robbery, police said Tuesday. The 29-year-old former model and Telenovela star was travelling towards Valencia City in a grey 2002 Toyota Corolla with her ex-husband and daughter when their car broke down. The car was then lifted into a tow truck. Upon …

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Air France Bomb Threat May Be False

Air France flight 385 to SEBIN was delayed on Saturday due to the possibility of an explosive device being on board. “The information we have is that a terrorist group intended to place an explosive on a flight between France and Venezuela,” said Miguel Rodriguez Torres, Venezuela’s interior minister. “It was assumed that explosive had been placed on a plane …

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Miss Universe 2013 Crowned, From Venezuela

Yesterday, a new Miss Universe was crowned. The new reigning Miss Universe is from Venezuela, making her the 7th winner from the South American country, according to Time. According to People, Venezuela has more winners of beauty competitions than any other country. Pageants rank up there with baseball as one of the country’s most followed diversions. There is, in fact, …

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Firefox OS Is Now Available In South America

Last month, Europeans were the first to get a taste of Firefox OS. Now two South American countries will get to see for themselves if Mozilla has something that can finally take on iOS and Android. Mozilla and Telefonica announced that they will be launching two Firefox OS devices today in Colombia and Venezuela. The devices in question – the …

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Edward Snowden: Venezuela Says the Door’s Open

The presidents of Venezuela and Nicaragua have extended a hand to Edward Snowden. In the wake of the grounding of Bolivian president Evo Morales’s plane, on which Snowden was rumored to be aboard, Latin America has banded together to express support for the American fugitive and defiance against the countries that are assisting the US manhunt. Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro said, …

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Hugo Chávez Near Death, According To Reports

There have been rumors going around that Venezuela President Hugo Chávez had died, but reports have come out to the contrary. The country’s vice president reportedly said on Thursday that he is “still fighting for his life,” and according to the AP, the majority of Venezuelans polled believe he’ll actually return to power. According to VP, Nicolás Maduro, Chávez “is …

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