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In Venezuela, special police force wreaks havoc in slums
In Venezuela, special police force wreaks havoc in slums
Miriam Gamarra, a 39-year-old bank employee living in a tough part of Caracas, remembers feeling an ache in her chest when she heard the gunshots...
Trump orders freeze on all Venezuelan govt assets in US
Trump orders freeze on all Venezuelan govt assets in US
President Donald Trump on Monday ordered a freeze on all Venezuelan government assets in the United States and barred transactions with its...
Backers 'failed to follow through' in abortive uprising — Venezuelan opp leader
Backers 'failed to follow through' in abortive uprising — Venezuelan opp leader
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said Monday that backers who had pledged support for his abortive uprising last week had "failed to follow...
Rioting breaks out in Venezuela amid 'attempted coup'
Rioting breaks out in Venezuela amid 'attempted coup'
Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido said on Tuesday that troops had joined his campaign to oust...
Venezuela faces calls for probe after opposition activist dies in custody
Venezuela faces calls for probe after opposition activist dies in custody
On Tuesday, Venezuela faced international calls  for a "transparent investigation" into the death in custody of an opposition member who...
Cost of living spiralling in Joburg and Pretoria
Cost of living spiralling in Joburg and Pretoria
As anyone who has been to a supermarket lately knows, the cost of living in South Africa is rising dramatically. New research from the Economist...
Once-suave Caracas to enchant again
Once-suave Caracas to enchant again
Criss-crossed by motorways and dotted with futuristic buildings, Caracas was once recognised as a beacon of Latin American...
Venezuela's right makes a left turn
Venezuela's right makes a left turn
The streets of Caracas are lined with posters showing the face of businessman and political leader Henrique Capriles, the opposition candidate for...
Young upstart sets his sights on Venezuelan presidency
Young upstart sets his sights on Venezuelan presidency
A youthful state governor is set to give Hugo Chávez a tough battle for Venezuela's presidency after sweeping the opposition nomination in primary...
Twitter's heady rise has Chávez in spin
Twitter's heady rise has Chávez in spin
A jailed judge tweets to her followers from prison. The director of an opposition TV station uses Twitter to denounce a conspiracy to oust him.
Thousands march against Chávez re-election
Thousands march against Chávez re-election
Thousands marched through the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, on Saturday to oppose President Hugo Chávez's plans to allow unlimited re-election for officials, including himself....
Chávez raises Venezuelan minimum wage by 30%
Chávez raises Venezuelan minimum wage by 30%
President Hugo Chávez is raising Venezuela's minimum wage by 30% as inflation continues to soar in the oil-producing nation.

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