| Sep 21, 2013
| 9:53 AM
CARACAS, Venezuela -- The government may be holding a clearance sale of sorts this weekend after adding a new asset to its portfolio of confiscated farms and factories: the nation’s largest manufacturer of toilet paper.
The seizure of the plant...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 10:25 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is expelling Venezuela’s top diplomat and two subordinates in retaliation for the expulsion of three American diplomats in Caracas.
Less than a day after the Venezuelan government accused the Americans of...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 11:30 AM
An influential Russian lawmaker on Sunday advised fugitive leaker Edward Snowden to take up Venezuela's offer of asylum, deeming it his "last chance" and cautioning that the leaker of U.S. security secrets can't live at Moscow's airport forever.
| Jun 27, 2013
| 10:49 AM
MOSCOW -- Another day, another flight to Havana that Edward Snowden appears to have skipped. And another theory about when the American fugitive will leave Russia.
“No seats were booked in his name for this flight,” an Aeroflot employee said...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 8:49 AM
MOSCOW — A plane from Hong Kong believed to be carrying the former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden landed in the Russian capital late Sunday afternoon, and authorities said he was en route to Cuba.
There were conflicting reports...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 6:37 PM
I hate to say this. Well, maybe I don’t.
It appears that Edward Snowden, the 30-year-old computer analyst hiding in broad daylight, has managed not only to throw a wrench into U.S. foreign policy but also to outfox the very national security...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 9:38 PM
The Venezuelan government has charged a West Hollywood filmmaker with criminal activity for allegedly inciting post-election violence within the South American nation.
Timothy Tracy was charged Saturday with conspiracy and using a fake public document,...
| May 1, 2013
| 12:07 PM
CARACAS -- Political tensions that have boiled steadily in Venezuela since last month’s presidential election exploded on the floor of Congress, with lawmakers slugging it out in a brawl that left several injured.
Pro- and anti-government...
| May 16, 2012
If Carlos Fuentes could have invented the perfect character to star in one of his novels, he might have come up with a protagonist named Carlos Fuentes.
That character would be a glamorous global citizen who was born in Panama as a diplomat's son, then...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 12:54 PM
An early morning explosion and fire at Venezuela's largest refinery killed at least 26 people Saturday and left the nation’s most important source for auto and airline fuel out of commission....
| Sep 5, 2012
| 10:13 AM
A powerful earthquake jolted northwestern Costa Rica and much of Central America Wednesday morning, with early reports of scattered damage but no deaths (link in Spanish)....