Dec 10, 2015

A new day dawns for Venezuela

Venezuela's political opposition camp scored a major electoral victory, and now poses a direct threat to the power of Socialist President Nicolas Maduro.

Nakamura's sayonara single keeps Japan unbeaten

Nov 16, 2015

Nakamura's sayonara single keeps Japan unbeaten

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Samurai Japan, which had already secured a quarterfinal berth and first place in Group B at the Premier 12, ended the preliminary stage with an unbeaten record after a 6-5 win over Venezuela at Taoyuan International Stadium on Sunday night. Late substitute Akira Nakamura ...

In Venezuela, power grows of Cilia Flores, Evita-like first lady

Nov 13, 2015

In Venezuela, power grows of Cilia Flores, Evita-like first lady

Venezuelan first lady Cilia Flores is a political heavyweight who steadfastly served late leader Hugo Chavez and married his successor, her longtime partner Nicolas Maduro — who now calls her the nation’s “first fighter.” Flores, 59, has been engulfed by controversy after two of ...

Venezuelan government faces criticism over harsh sentence for opposition leader

Sep 12, 2015

Venezuelan government faces criticism over harsh sentence for opposition leader

A stiff sentence handed down to Venezuela’s most prominent jailed opposition leader brought a cascade of criticism on Friday as President Nicolas Maduro’s government continued its combative path despite a crushing economic crisis, feuds with neighboring countries and accusations of authoritarianism. Leopoldo Lopez was ...

Jun 18, 2015

Venezuela golf course sparks diplomatic row

A dispute has been teed off between Switzerland’s ambassador to Venezuela and a neighboring elite golf club after a banner appeared at the diplomat’s residence warning that golf balls injuring or killing anyone inside would violate the Vienna Convention. The large placard, on the ...