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  • MIAMI, May 6- Silicon Valley need have no fear, but look out for the latest upstart to enter the tech arena: Miami.

  • CATIA LA MAR, Venezuela, May 1- The neighborhood of El Chaparral began receiving cash from the Venezuelan government in 2005. The windfall came courtesy of the late socialist leader Hugo Chavez's plan to fight poverty by transferring billions of dollars in oil revenue to communities around the country.

  • CARACAS, May 2- President Nicolas Maduro is introducing a controversial shopping card intended to combat Venezuela's food shortages but decried by critics as a Cuban-style policy illustrating the failure of his socialist policies.

  • CARACAS, April 29- President Nicolas Maduro announced on Monday a 30 percent increase in the minimum wage and pensions to protect Venezuelans from inflation nearing a 60 percent annual rate.

  • CARACAS, April 29- President Nicolas Maduro announced on Monday a 30 percent increase in the minimum wage and pensions to protect Venezuelans from inflation nearing a 60 percent annual rate.

  • Venezuela to crush cars, bikes to build houses Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 5:44 PM ET

    CARACAS, April 29- Venezuela said on Tuesday it would start crushing abandoned cars and bicycles to provide raw materials for housing construction and supplement drastically reduced amounts of local steel.

  • Oil producers facing growing global risks Sunday, 27 Apr 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    ExxonMobil oil rig

    The crisis in Ukraine is a reminder that the world is unstable, and oil companies must drill in those places nonetheless.

  • NEW YORK, April 14- Two former executives of a defunct New York broker-dealer were indicted Monday as part of a widening U.S. investigation into foreign bribery involving their employer and Venezuelan state economic development banks.

  • BUENOS AIRES, March 30- Argentina has been approached by financial institutions offering it loans at favorable rates, the economy ministry said on Sunday, marking a tentative reopening of international credit markets for the first time in over a decade.

  • Energy expert warns of oil supply disruptions Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 3:03 PM ET

    "The oil market right now is probably as dicey as I've seen it my career," former energy portfolio manager Nick Tiller says.

  • 'Latin eBay' has a problem: Venezuela Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 12:57 PM ET
    MercadoLibre webpage in Venezuela

    MercadoLibre is essentially the eBay of South America, with a history of strong growth. But profits in Venezuela may not be what they seem.

  • Diego Moya-Ocampos, senior Latin America analyst at IHS, discusses the ongoing protests in Venezuela and what it means for the government.

  • MERIDA, Venezuela, March 18- An engineering student armed with a slingshot commands a barricade. This is Merida, the small university city in western Venezuela where students and faculty have spent more than a month protesting against socialist President Nicolas Maduro.

  • This country is Venezuela's biggest loser Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 11:16 AM ET
    Opposition activists protest near the Cuban Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela, on March 16, 2014.

    As Venezuela's economic woes deepen and violent clashes increase, Cuba's economy is walking on a tight rope.

  • Air Canada suspends flights to Caracas Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 10:15 PM ET

    March 17- Air Canada has suspended flights to Caracas until further notice citing the ongoing civil unrest in Venezuela, and said it could no longer ensure the safety of its operation. The airline, which operates three return flights weekly between Toronto and Caracas, said the suspension is effective March 18.

  • CARACAS, March 14- President Nicolas Maduro on Friday warned airlines not to limit flights in and out of Venezuela, a day after reports a Colombian airline was reducing services to Caracas amid industry complaints of billions of dollars in unpaid debts.

  • Protests like this one in Caracas on March 12, 2014, pose a big challenge to the leftist government.

    As it struggles against street violence, oil-rich Venezuela is fighting an even tougher battle to reverse its economic slide.

  • CARACAS, March 5- Followers of the late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez took to the streets on Wednesday to mark the anniversary of his death, a sad but welcome distraction for his successor, who has faced a month of violent protests. "He changed Venezuela forever, and we cannot go back.

  • Venezuela: Power vacuum since Chavez death     Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 3:45 AM ET

    Diego Moya-Ocampos, senior Latin America analyst at IHS, discusses the on-going protests in Venezuela and says that they are still not strong enough to destabilize the government.

  • Emerging markets: Invest in credit     Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Apostolos Bantis, credit analyst at Commerzbank, says that while political risks have escalated in certain emerging markets, appetite for hard currency bonds remains strong due to high yields.