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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.
Chávez accuses Colombia of war crimes
Chávez accuses Colombia of war crimes
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez accused his Colombian counterpart of war crimes as Venezuela and Ecuador turned up the heat on Bogotá...
Venezuela mobilises forces to Colombia border
Venezuela mobilises forces to Colombia border
Venezuela deployed tanks and its air and sea forces toward the Colombian border in its first major military mobilisation in a crisis with Colombia,...
Venezuelan helicopters fly to free hostages
Venezuelan helicopters fly to free hostages
Two Venezuelan helicopters flew into Colombia on Wednesday to pick up four lawmakers held hostage for years in jungle camps by Marxist rebels, in a...
'No survivors' in Venezuelan plane crash, say officials
'No survivors' in Venezuelan plane crash, say officials
A domestic passenger plane carrying 46 people was "practically pulverised" when it crashed into Venezuela's western Andes Mountains overnight and...

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