| Jan 1, 2015
| 2:30 AM
Gasoline prices are on the verge of crashing down to below $2 a gallon. The price of oil may dip below $50 a barrel.
Even with renewed demand from a global economic resurgence, energy prices continue to fall. The U.S. has suddenly become the world's...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 12:11 PM
His economy reeling from the global decline in oil prices, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro traveled to Russia on Monday on the first leg of a tour designed partly to obtain an infusion of cash for his ailing economy.
The trip also will include a...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 10:19 AM
Venezuela, Malaysia, Angola and New Zealand won seats on the United Nations Security Council on Thursday for two years beginning Jan. 1, 2015, while Spain beat Turkey in a third round of run-off voting.
The 193-member U.N. General Assembly elected ...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 12:26 PM
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro lambasted Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Friday and ordered a revision of bilateral ties over his call for an opponent of Maduro to be released from jail.
The conservative Rajoy met the...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 6:05 AM
When Geoffrey Baker, a music professor at Royal Holloway, University of London, traveled to Venezuela to work on a book about El Sistema, he was expecting to write a predictably upbeat account of the country's much lauded classical-music education system....
| Nov 27, 2014
| 4:44 PM
Venezuelan opposition leader Maria Corina Machado on Thursday vowed to continue her political protests after officials ordered her to face charges of conspiracy to murder the nation's president, an accusation she denied.
Machado, 47, a former member...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 12:43 PM
Supporters of Venezuela's late socialist leader Hugo Chavez on Monday unveiled yet another novel way of keeping his memory alive - a font for typing in "El Comandante's" handwriting style.
The distinctive 'ChavezPro' font was launched by a group of young...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 2:10 PM
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...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 9:53 AM
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...
| Oct 8, 2013
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...