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  • CAICARA DEL ORINOCO, Venezuela, May 31- In the hot and humid town of Caicara, in the heart of Venezuela, some 20 piers jutting out of the vast Orinoco river gather mildew and rust. Odebrecht has left at least 23 multi-million dollar projects unfinished or stalled in Venezuela, according to company and government documents, interviews with over two dozens workers,...

  • CAICARA DEL ORINOCO, Venezuela, May 31- In the hot and humid town of Caicara, in the heart of Venezuela, some 20 piers jutting out of the vast Orinoco river gather mildew and rust. Odebrecht has left at least 23 multi-million dollar projects unfinished or stalled in Venezuela, according to company and government documents, interviews with over two dozens workers,...

  • CAICARA DEL ORINOCO, Venezuela, May 31- In the hot and humid town of Caicara, in the heart of Venezuela, some 20 piers jutting out of the vast Orinoco river gather mildew and rust. Odebrecht has left at least 23 multi-million dollar projects unfinished or stalled in Venezuela, according to company and government documents, interviews with over two dozens workers,...

  • CAICARA DEL ORINOCO, Venezuela, May 31- In the hot and humid town of Caicara, in the heart of Venezuela, some 20 piers jutting out of the vast Orinoco river gather mildew and rust. Odebrecht has left at least 23 multi-million dollar projects unfinished or stalled in Venezuela, according to company and government documents, interviews with over two dozens workers,...

  • CAICARA DEL ORINOCO, Venezuela, May 31- In the hot and humid town of Caicara, in the heart of Venezuela, some 20 piers jutting out of the vast Orinoco river gather mildew and rust. Odebrecht has left at least 23 multi-million dollar projects unfinished or stalled in Venezuela, according to company and government documents, interviews with over two dozens workers,...

  • CARACAS, May 26- In the mountains above Caracas, two government officials often stand watch over the antennas of TV news network Globovision, poised to take it off air if regulators object to coverage of anti-government protests, according to two station employees. In contrast to past waves of unrest in Venezuela, particularly during Hugo Chavez's 1999-2013...

  • CARACAS, May 22- Venezuela possesses 5,000 Russian-made MANPADS surface-to-air weapons, according to a military document reviewed by Reuters, the largest known stockpile in Latin America and a source of concern for U.S. officials amid the country's mounting turmoil. Much of that arsenal was obtained from Russia by Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez,...

  • CARACAS, May 22- Venezuela possesses 5,000 Russian-made MANPADS surface-to-air weapons, according to a military document reviewed by Reuters, the largest known stockpile in Latin America and a source of concern for U.S. officials amid the country's mounting turmoil. Much of that arsenal was obtained from Russia by Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez,...

  • LOS TEQUES, Venezuela, May 19- Like many Portuguese immigrants to Venezuela after World War Two, Manuel Fernandes spent a lifetime building a small business: his bread and cake shop in a highland town. The first he knew of the destruction of his beloved " Bread Mansion" store on a main avenue of Los Teques was when looters triggered the alarm, resulting in a warning call...

  • CARACAS, May 7- Jailed opposition Venezuelan politician Leopoldo Lopez is well and is urging street demonstrators to keep up massive anti-government protests, his wife said on Sunday after her first visit with the former presidential hopeful in over a month, putting to rest rumors of his ill health. He said:' I'm well, I'm alive, I'm strong, "' said Tintori, who is...

  • HAVANA, May 3- Russia has begun shipping large quantities of oil to Cuba for the first time this century, sources said, as supplies to the island from crisis-wracked Venezuela have dwindled. A Russian oil tanker with 249,000 barrels of refined products is due to arrive in Cuba on May 10, according to Reuters shipping sources and others, bringing back memories of...

  • WASHINGTON, May 1- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday tossed out a lower court's ruling that had allowed an American oil drilling company to sue Venezuela over the seizure of 11 drilling rigs in 2010 but allowed the business another chance to press its claims. Siding with Venezuela, the justices ruled 8-0 that a lower court that had given the go-ahead for the suit must...

  • CARACAS, April 27- The son of Venezuela's pro-government human rights ombudsman has surprised the crisis-struck nation by publicly calling on his father to end "injustice" amid major protests against the leftist administration. The opposition accuses ombudsman Tarek Saab of turning a blind eye to human rights abuses and a lurch into dictatorship by...

  • However, crowds were smaller than the hundreds of thousands of people who flooded the streets of Caracas and provincial cities on Wednesday, the latest and largest in several weeks of protests against what Maduro's opponents condemn as a lurch toward dictatorship. At around midday on Thursday, a few thousand people protested in Caracas, although opposition...

  • However, crowds were smaller than the hundreds of thousands of people who flooded the streets of Caracas and provincial cities on Wednesday, the latest and largest in several weeks of protests against what Maduro's opponents condemn as a lurch toward dictatorship. At around midday on Thursday, a few thousand people protested in Caracas, although opposition...

  • Jean-Luc Melenchon of the French far left Parti de Gauche and candidate for the 2017 French presidential election, attends a political rally in Dijon, France, April 18, 2017.

    Far-leftist Jean-Luc Melenchon's polling numbers have skyrocketed, giving other candidates a run for their money.

  • CARACAS, April 20- Venezuela's opposition called for renewed nationwide protests on Thursday to pressure the government of President Nicolas Maduro to hold elections and improve a collapsing economy, a day after three people were killed in similar demonstrations. Hundreds of thousands of people flooded the streets of Caracas and provincial cities on...

  • CARACAS, April 20- Venezuela's opposition called for renewed nationwide protests on Thursday to pressure the government of President Nicolas Maduro to hold elections and improve a collapsing economy, a day after three people were killed in similar demonstrations. Hundreds of thousands of people flooded the streets of Caracas and provincial cities on...

  • CARACAS/ SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela, April 19- Two Venezuelan students and a National Guard sergeant died on Wednesday after being shot during protests against unpopular leftist President Nicolas Maduro, increasing turmoil in the volatile nation amid a devastating economic crisis. Opposition supporters protested in Caracas and other cities in what they...

  • CARACAS/ SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela, April 19- Two Venezuelan students died on Wednesday after being shot during protests against unpopular leftist President Nicolas Maduro, increasing turmoil in the volatile nation amid a devastating economic crisis. Opposition supporters protested in Caracas and other cities in what they called "the mother of all marches,"...