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  • Venezuela's 'busman' president Maduro to make U.N. debut

    CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro said he will travel to New York this week for his debut appearance as president at the United Nations General Assembly despite "racist" editorials against him in major U.S. newspapers. The socialist-...
  • Controversial fingerprinting machines rolled out in some Venezuelan stores

    CARACAS (Reuters) - The Venezuelan government has started to fingerprint shoppers at some state-run supermarkets, in a plan to combat food scarcity which has been derided by some consumers weary of shortages. Shoppers have struggled for more than a year...
  • Venezuelan cartoonist says fired for health satire

    CARACAS (Reuters) - A Venezuelan cartoonist said she was fired from her newspaper for a caricature that used the late socialist leader Hugo Chavez's signature to satirize the state of healthcare. "I was informed of my sacking from El Universal over...
  • U.S. won't stand in way of Venezuela's U.N. Security Council bid

    UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will not stand in the way of Venezuela securing a temporary seat on the U.N. Security Council in 2015-16 after Latin American and Caribbean states unanimously endorsed its bid, U.N. diplomats and U....
  • Firing of editorial cartoonist in Venezuela raises censorship concerns

    The firing of a longtime editorial cartoonist at El Universal newspaper for drawings critical of Venezuela’s government caused a protest Friday by former colleagues concerned about censorship of opposition viewpoints. Cartoonist Rayma Suprani's...
  • Venezuela airline crisis makes travelers ever more inventive

    CARACAS (Reuters) - Buses across jungle borders, boats through Caribbean waters and private flights from small airfields have become a new norm for departing Venezuela as a multi-billion dollar pay dispute turns the country into something of a 'no-fly'...
  • Exported to Venezuela, miserable Cuban doctors clamor to get into U.S.

    Exported to Venezuela, miserable Cuban doctors clamor to get into U.S.
    Worsening conditions in Venezuela are causing increasing numbers of Cuban medical personnel working there to immigrate to the United States under a special program that expedites their applications, according to Colombian officials who help process many...
  • Venezuela extends night closure of Colombia border to stop smuggling

    CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela said on Thursday it would extend an overnight closure of its border with neighboring Colombia for another three months in a campaign to stop widespread fuel and food smuggling. The measures to stop traffic crossing between...
  • Venezuela's Maduro vows legal action against Harvard professor

    CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has called for legal action against a former government official who now teaches at Harvard University and wrote an opinion piece that contributed to a fall in the nation's bond prices earlier this...
  • Congressman urges Obama to block Venezuela's Citgo sale

    MIAMI (Reuters) - A U.S. congressman urged the Obama administration on Wednesday to block the proposed sale by Venezuela's state oil company of its North American refining unit Citgo, saying it would be against "vital national interests". Venezuela Oil...
  • Factbox: Key facts about new Venezuela's new top oil officials

    CARACAS/HOUSTON (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has appointed two new officials to lead the oil industry in the country with the world's largest crude reserves. He pushed the powerful Rafael Ramirez from his twin posts as boss of state...