VENEZUELA

  • Venezuela hair robbers target women with long strands August 8, 2013

    If you're in Venezuela, guard you hair. Letting your hair down can make you a target for criminals. Thieves are targeting women with long hair in order to sell the hair to beauty salons. The thieves grab the victims by the hair, pull out a pair of scissors, and cut...
  • Watch: Venezuela prison that also houses a discotheque May 10, 2013

    In Venezuela, one prison is accused of allowing its prisoners, to party, inside a discotheque within the jail. ...
  • Hugo Chavez: hero or villain? March 7, 2013

    Chavez, who died on Wednesday, led Venezuela for 14 years and had easily won a new six-year term in an election in October, defeating Capriles. His folksy charisma, anti-US diatribes and oil-financed projects to improve life for residents of long-neglected slums created an unusually powerful bond with many poor Venezuelans. ...
  • Chavez's successor faces uphill battle with oil production March 7, 2013

    Venezuela has some of the biggest oil and natural gas reserves in the world and it is one of the top energy suppliers internationally. But oil production has plummeted under Hugo Chavez's 14-year rule. ...
  • Hugo Chavez loses his battle with cancer, dies at 58 March 6, 2013

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez lost his battle with cancer, silencing the leading voice of the Latin American left and plunging his divided oil-rich nation into an uncertain future. ...
  • Messi mesmerizes one and all in Kolkata September 1, 2011

    Fans of Lionel Messi can't wait to catch a glimpse of their hero ahead of the Argentina, Venezuela football match at the Salt Lake stadium. ...
  • Hugo Chavez serenades Mexican writer on TV August 6, 2007

    Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez serenaded a wellknown Mexican writer during his weekly television address. Chavez known more for his bitter antiUS diatribes was responding to writer Elena Poniatowska complimenting him for his political leadership. Promptly Chavez responded in song with the lyrics from the Mariachi song Adelita. ...