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  • 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...
  • 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 seizes another asset: Toilet paper factory

    Venezuela seizes another asset: Toilet paper factory
    CARACAS, Venezuela -- The government may be holding a clearance sale of sorts this weekend after adding a new asset to its portfolio of confiscated farms and factories: the nation’s largest manufacturer of toilet paper. The seizure of the plant...
  • In Venezuela, it's still 'Yankee go home'

     In Venezuela, it's still 'Yankee go home'
    In the months immediately following Nicolas Maduro's election as president of Venezuela, he seemed to want to prove the naysayers wrong. I had been one of them, calling Hugo Chavez's designated heir-apparent "viscerally anti-American" in an opinion...
  • Obama's diplomatic comeback

    Barack Obama came to office in 2009 promising a new era of diplomacy and engagement after the confrontational "axis of evil" approach of the George W. Bush administration. During his campaign, Obama said he would be willing to meet with the leaders of...
  • For NSA leaker Snowden, Venezuela or elsewhere?

    For NSA leaker Snowden, Venezuela or elsewhere?
    As fugitive National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden weighs his asylum options, he should be familiar with the name Luis Posada Carriles. Both Venezuela and Cuba want to get their hands on the 85-year-old Posada, accused of orchestrating the...
  • In Venezuela, a presidential decree brings Christmas early

    In Venezuela, a presidential decree brings Christmas early
    The Christmas season has officially started in Venezuela, thanks to President Nicolas Maduro, who recently declared it so. Maduro made the announcement at a Socialist Christmas fair in the city of Caracas. According to National Public Radio, the...
  • Downed plane in Venezuela draws questions from Mexico

    Downed plane in Venezuela draws questions from Mexico
    MEXICO CITY -- When a high-ranking officer in the Venezuelan military posted the picture of the burned-up remnants of a small Mexican aircraft this week on Twitter, it launched a flurry of questions. Who had been in the plane? What had it been doing...
  • Venezuelan president orders 'occupation' of electronics chain

    Venezuelan president orders 'occupation' of electronics chain
    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro ordered the "occupation" of a chain of electronics stores after the socialist government accused the company of overcharging its consumers. Troops went to the Daka chain's five stores and ordered the company to...
  • Government-ordered price cuts spawn desperation shopping in Venezuela

    Government-ordered price cuts spawn desperation shopping in Venezuela
    CARACAS, Venezuela — The appliance salesman nervously eyed the chaotic scene outside his door. An unruly line of shoving and jostling shoppers was waiting to enter the store in a Caracas shopping district, where prices had been cut in half —...
  • Venezuela's opposition calls for investigation of slaying and attack

    CARACAS, Venezuela — Opposition politicians called on President Nicolas Maduro's government to investigate the slaying of a Baralt City Council candidate and an attack on a former presidential candidate's caravan, events that have added to tension...