GM exits Venezuela after government seizes its factory

/ Apr 21, 2017

GM exits Venezuela after government seizes its factory

General Motors announced Thursday that it was shuttering its operations in Venezuela after authorities seized its factory in the country, a move that could draw the Trump administration into the escalating chaos engulfing the South American nation amid days of deadly protests. The plant ...

Two more die as Venezuela riots spread to poor areas

/ Apr 13, 2017

Two more die as Venezuela riots spread to poor areas

Venezuelans in poor areas blocked streets and lit fires during scattered protests across the country on Tuesday night, and two people were killed during the growing unrest in the midst of a crippling economic crisis. In a worrying sign for leftist President Nicolas Maduro, ...

/ Mar 31, 2017

Venezuela plunged into turmoil as top court muzzles congress

Venezuelans have been thrust into a new round of political turbulence after the government-stacked Supreme Court gutted congress of its last vestiges of power, drawing widespread condemnation from foreign governments and sparking calls for protests. Governments across Latin America on Thursday condemned the power ...

Defending champion Dominican Republic blanks Venuzeula

Mar 17, 2017

Defending champion Dominican Republic blanks Venuzeula

Nelson Cruz hit his third home run of the tournament and Gregory Polanco also went deep, leading the defending World Baseball Classic champion Dominican Republic to a 3-0 victory Thursday night that pushed Venezuela to the brink of elimination. The Dominican Republic (1-1) had ...

Jones, Hosmer spark U.S. rally against Venezuela

Mar 16, 2017

Jones, Hosmer spark U.S. rally against Venezuela

On a night when well-hit balls died on the warning track, Petco Park finally yielded to a hometown favorite and the All-Star Game MVP. Adam Jones hit a tying home run leading off the eighth inning and Eric Hosmer added a two-run shot three ...

/ Jan 6, 2017

Dragons sign pitchers Araujo, Rondon

The Chunichi Dragons have acquired Venezuelan pitchers Elvis Araujo and Jorge Rondon, the Central League club announced Friday. Left-hander Araujo went 4-2 with a 4.35 ERA in 72 major league games for the Philadelphia Phillies over the past two seasons, while Rondon, a right-hander, ...