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  • Venezuela says to pay less than $1 billion to Exxon over nationalization

    CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela will end up paying less than $1 billion to Exxon Mobil Corp for oil assets nationalized in 2007, after this week's World Bank tribunal award, the Venezuelan government said on Friday. Venezuela says it will deduct a previous...
  • Venezuela blocks Argentine website showing politician's corpse

    CARACAS (Reuters) - An outraged Venezuelan government sought on Friday to block an Argentine website that published photos of the corpse of a young Socialist Party legislator stabbed to death last week in a mystery that has convulsed the nation. In a...
  • Venezuelans turn to bitcoins to bypass socialist currency controls

    CARACAS (Reuters) - Tech-savvy Venezuelans looking to bypass dysfunctional economic controls are turning to the bitcoin virtual currency to obtain dollars, make Internet purchases -- and launch a little subversion. Two New York-based Venezuelan...
  • Venezuelan opposition head seeks 2015 vote gains, and 'Caribbean Norway'

    CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's new opposition chief is targeting 2015 parliamentary elections as a springboard to end more than 15 years of socialist rule. Given its huge oil reserves and relatively small population of 29 million, Venezuela should not...
  • Save US money and move UN headquarters

    Nicolas Maduro, president of Venezuela, took out a full page in the Sept. 28 edition of the New York Times, proposing to build a new United Nations Organization to achieve "all together the total peace" by "strengthening the General Secretariat, ending...
  • Venezuela president blames Colombian paramilitaries for murder of lawmaker

    BOGOTA, Colombia As thousands of Venezuelans crammed the streets of the capital on Friday to follow the funeral procession of Robert Serra, the young lawmaker who was murdered Wednesday, President Nicolas Maduro and others ratcheted up tension with...
  • Venezuela authorities: Murdered lawmaker Robert Serra was targeted

    BOGOTA, Colombia The murder of a Venezuelan lawmaker and his wife Wednesday was "intentional, planned and executed with great precision," Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez said. During a Thursday news conference, Rodriguez said that Robert Serra, a 27-...
  • Venezuela vows legal action after Twitter suspends official's account

    CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's Socialist government has said it will take legal action against Twitter Inc, the U.S. social media site, for apparently suspending the account of a ruling party governor. The microblogging site on Wednesday suspended...
  • Venezuela's Maduro accuses airlines of waging 'economic war'

    Venezuela’s currency, the bolivar, hit a new low on black market exchanges Tuesday, and President Nicolas Maduro has lashed out at international air carriers for waging “economic war” in trying to collect the $3.5 billion the...
  • Venezuela bolivar hits record low 100/U.S. dollar on black market

    CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's bolivar currency hit a record low 100 to the U.S. dollar on the black market on Friday, making the dollar 16 times more expensive than the strongest official rate, according to a website that tracks it. The sinking rate of...
  • Beauty-obsessed Venezuelans hunt for scarce makeup, implants

    CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's famed models and aspiring beauty queens are struggling to doll themselves up as shortages turn eye shadow and breast implants into coveted luxuries. In a country that glorifies voluptuous women and opulent beauty...