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Holiday events to return to or try for the first time

It’s a busy time of year but also a good time to start some traditions or renew some old ones. #1. Opera The Magic Flute like you’ve never seen opera ends this weekend at the […]

12/13/2013

Video frame grab provided by The Guardian shows whistle blower Edward Snowden. (AP Photo)

Russian official: Venezuela last chance for Snowden

MOSCOW (AP) – An influential Russian parliament member who often speaks for the Kremlin encouraged NSA leaker Edward Snowden on Sunday to accept Venezuela’s offer of asylum. Alexei Pushkov, who heads the international affairs committee […]

07/07/2013

Video frame grab provided by The Guardian shows whistle blower Edward Snowden. (AP Photo)

Snowden hits hurdles in search for asylum

MOSCOW (AP) – NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s best chance of finding refuge outside the United States may hinge on the president of Venezuela, who was in Moscow on Tuesday meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. […]

07/02/2013

Video frame grab provided by The Guardian shows whistle blower Edward Snowden. (AP Photo)

Snowden is tempting risk for Ecuadoran leader

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador’s president and foreign minister declared Monday that national sovereignty and universal principles of human rights would govern their decision on granting asylum to Edward Snowden, powerful hints that the former […]

06/24/2013

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Chavez body to be put on permanent display

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Hugo Chavez’s body will be preserved and forever displayed inside a glass tomb at a military museum not far from the presidential palace from which he ruled for 14 years, his successor announced.

03/07/2013

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Hugo Chavez, fiery Venezuelan leader, dies at 58

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Hugo Chavez was a fighter. Almost the only adversary it seemed he couldn’t beat was cancer.

03/05/2013

White House salutes Venezuelan people on election

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) – The White House is congratulating the Venezuelan people for peaceful elections and for high voter participation while noting that the U.S. has differences with re-elected President Hugo Chavez. White […]

10/08/2012

Chavez win in Venezuela sets new challenges

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – Venezuelans awakened on Monday to the prospect of another six years under President Hugo Chavez as the leftist president’s supporters celebrated his victory against a youthful rival and a galvanized opposition […]

10/08/2012

2 arrested in Colombia after swallowing dollars

BOGOTA (AP) – Colombian police have arrested two men at an airport in Medellin after discovering they were smuggling $80,000 in cash hidden in their stomachs. Authorities say the men swallowed the dollars wrapped in […]

09/14/2012

Death toll rises to 41 in Venezuela refinery blast

PUNTO FIJO, Venezuela (AP) – The death toll has risen to 41 after an explosion tore through Venezuela’s biggest oil refinery and ignited still burning fires. Hospital officials in the western city of Maracaibo said […]

08/27/2012