A third oil tank has burst into flames at Venezuela's Amuay oil refinery while another has been extinguished, officials said.
A third oil holding tank has gone up in flames at the Amuay oil refinery in northwestern Venezuela, Oil and Mining Minister Rafael Ramirez said Monday.
An explosion rocked the Amuay oil refinery in northwestern Venezuela, killing 39 people, including a 10-year-old boy, a Venezuelan official said Saturday.
Venezuelan authorities Wednesday deported an alleged drug lord wanted by authorities in Colombia and the United States, state media reported.
Uncertainty rules in Venezuela, where President Hugo Chavez battles a cancer some believe has turned fatal.
A Costa Rican diplomat kidnapped in Venezuela has been freed, Venezuela's minister for justice and the interior said Tuesday.
Authorities are investigating the kidnapping of a Costa Rican diplomat in Venezuela, officials said Monday.
Governors of several Venezuelan states have warned that recent oil spills and other contamination could be polluting local drinking water.
Venezuela is deploying some 15,000 troops to its borders to combat drug trafficking, the country's defense minister says.
At least one person was critically injured Tuesday in Venezuela when police clashed with opponents of the government of President Hugo Chavez.
The U.S. takes on Venezuela as Jurgen Klinsmann looks to blood several youngsters ahead of World Cup qualifying.
El presidente de Venezuela reacciona ante el fallo que establece que PDVSA debe pagar 908 millones de dólares a Exxon.
Venezuela said Monday that it would pay ExxonMobil $255 million after an international arbitration ruling over the South American country's 2007 nationalization of a joint project.
Food shortages spark panic buying in Venezuela which has the highest inflation in Latin America. Rafael Romo reports.
During a recent visit to Guaicaipuro, a traditional market in Caracas, the Venezuelan capital, a fresh meat refrigerator sat empty at a grocery. Many consumers looking for beef, poultry or fish had to go home empty-handed.
Venezuelan federal authorities on Thursday dispatched their "best investigators" to track the kidnappers of Major League Baseball catcher Wilson Ramos, the country's justice minister said.
Venezuela's National Election Council has suspended voting privileges for 15,500 people. Why? Because the nation's voter registry says they're between 111 and 129 years old.
Venezuela's telecommunications regulator, Conatel, fined private television broadcaster Globovision Tuesday 7.5% of its gross income for alleged violations of the country's media responsibility laws, marking the latest salvo in the long-running feud between the broadcaster and the government.
Venezuela on Tuesday rejected a number of recommendations made by U.N. member countries as part of a human rights evaluation by the world body.
A train conductor was killed and 30 others were injured when two trains crashed outside of Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday morning, officials said.
A search is under way after a military helicopter carrying 10 soldiers crashed into the sea off Venezuela's Caribbean coast, state media reported.
When it comes to mandatory education, Puerto Rico and Venezuela stand apart from the rest of the world.
Paraguay will meet Uruguay in Sunday's Copa America final in Argentina after a dramatic penalty shoot-out win over Venezuela.
Brazil announced their arrival at this year's Copa America tournament in Argentina Sunday with a disappointing goal-less draw against Venezuela.
Nineteen people were killed as the result of a weekend prison riot near Caracas, the Venezuelan Interior and Justice Minister said on Tuesday, according to the state-run AVN news agency.
Walid Makled Garcia, accused of being one of the world's top drug lords, was extradited from Colombia to Venezuela on Monday, Venezuelan state media said.
Venezuelan authorities have arrested a Colombian citizen suspected of involvement in terrorism, state media reported.
Venezuela has dismissed as "farce" a Texas jury's decision to acquit Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles on charges of lying to U.S. immigration officials.
Venezuela's health minister said Thursday that 37 people have been treated for cholera in the South American nation, state-run media said.
Opponents and supporters of Venezuela's government staged rival demonstrations Sunday in the streets of the capital to mark the anniversary of a popular revolt that overthrew a dictatorship in the South American country in 1958.
Venezuela's government is urging a television station to stop airing a Colombian soap opera featuring a character named "Venezuela" who has a tiny dog named "Little Hugo."
New laws governing radio, television and the internet in Venezuela "could be very dangerous," anti-censorship campaigners warned Wednesday, two days after the controversial laws passed.
Two measures that critics say will give Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez more leeway to clamp down on opposition voices were approved by the Venezuelan National Assembly.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Tuesday a high-level drug-trafficking suspect wanted in the United States will be extradited instead to Venezuela, which also has asked that he be turned over to authorities in that country.
Give him enough rope and he'll hang himself: That old adage has described U.S. policy toward Venezuela's thuggish president, Hugo Chavez.
Seven people died in Venezuela after heavy rains flooded a river in the country's capital Friday night, state media reported.
Venezuela deported two narcotrafficking suspects to the United States on Monday, the state-run Agencia Venezolana de Noticias said Monday.
The annual U.S. State Dept report on state sponsors of terrorism cites a Caracas-Tehran flight as a source of concern.
The editor and owner of a Venezuela newspaper under investigation by the government of President Hugo Chavez defended the editorial decision to publish a graphic photo that spurred the inquiry.
Members of Venezuela's opposition lashed out Sunday against the government's decision to investigate a newspaper that published an explicit photograph of bodies at a morgue.
Colombia's new president may have a chance to test his diplomatic skills as soon as he takes office Saturday. Venezuela's foreign minister could be attending his inauguration.
Venezuela on Thursday lashed out at U.S. President Barack Obama's choice for ambassador over comments made ahead of designee Larry Palmer's confirmation hearing.
A spokesman for Colombia's president says the country has never had any intention of attacking Venezuela.
It was a swift reaction. After the Colombian government accused Venezuela of harboring terrorists last week, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez broke off relations with his neighbor.
Colombia laid out its case against Venezuela Thursday in front of the Organization of American States.
A Venezuelan military aircraft crashed Wednesday, but the two-person flight crew parachuted to safety and there were no known fatalities, a civil protection official said.
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on Monday castigated Venezuela for its recent record on freedom of expression in a letter sent to the country's foreign minister.
An American priest has been stabbed to death in Venezuela, authorities in that country said in a statement.
Venezuela routinely violates human rights, often intimidating or punishing citizens based on their political beliefs, an Organization of American States commission said in a report released Wednesday.
Ramiro Valdes, 77, is one of only four remaining original rebels led by Fidel Castro in the 1950s in Cuba. By Cuban standards, he has had a remarkable career, serving the Castro brothers loyally for years in a variety of posts, some which made him notorious.
A prison riot in Venezuela left eight dead and 16 injured, the country's penitentiary director told CNN en Español on Wednesday.
Protests over media freedom continued in Venezuela Tuesday, a day after two student protesters were killed in separate clashes.
An earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 5.6 struck eastern Venezuela on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
Twenty-one Venezuelan students and supporters on Tuesday ended an 18-day hunger strike over the government's treatment of what protesters call political prisoners.
The Colombian government said it would appeal to international bodies over what it called a threat made over the weekend by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
Venezuelan authorities have captured two Colombian spies, says President Hugo Chavez, who also is accusing the United States of being behind efforts to destabilize his leftist government.
The United States fears recent weapons purchases by Venezuela could fuel an arms race in South America, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday.
The country has the first repeat winners as Stefania Fernandez takes the 2009 crown
Shoulder-launched anti-tank weapons purchased by Venezuela have ended up in the hands of guerrillas, Colombian Vice President Francisco Santos said.
Venezuela's role as a transit point for South American cocaine bound for the United States and Europe has significantly expanded in recent years, according to a U.S. government report released Monday.
The 11-year-old son of Colorado Rockies catcher Yorvit Torrealba is safe after being kidnapped in Venezuela.
Venezuela temporarily seized a pasta-making plant Friday belonging to U.S.-based food giant Cargill, citing a production quota dispute.
Recovery officials removed the bodies Monday of a Venezuelan army general and 16 other who people died in a helicopter crash near the border with Colombia, a news agency reported.
Of the four semifinalists, Venezuela is both the least expected and the team that finished pool play with the best record. For that it owes some debt of thanks to the Dominican Republic's surprising first-round exit. Three of Venezuela's six wins came against Italy (twice) and the Netherlands, the latter of whom reached Round 2 in place of the D.R. Of the remaining three wins, two came against the USA in seeding games which U.S. manager Davey Johnson practically threw away by leaving struggling pitchers on the mound to get work.
Five cuts from Toronto, where Adam Dunn's monster home run should be landing any day now . . .
It's difficult to remember now, but the U.S. entered the top of the sixth tonight trailing 3-2. They then sent eleven men to the plate and scored eight runs in that inning and added five more over the final three innings to romp to a 15-6 victory over Venezuela and become the second team in the tournament, after Japan, to clinch a second-round berth.
The Venezuelan government on Thursday took over the Stanford Bank Venezuela, whose owner is accused in the United States of a multibillion-dollar investment and sales fraud scheme, the state-run news agency reported.
Venezuela's government seized a local bank owned by Allen Stanford Thursday as politicians and banking regulators in the region attempted to quell panic after the flamboyant Texan financier was charged over an alleged multibillion dollar fraud scheme.
A British man detained with his wife after cocaine was allegedly found in their luggage at Margarita Airport in Venezuela is wanted in the United Kingdom, police have told CNN.
Three tear gas canisters were fired Wednesday at the Vatican's diplomatic headquarters in Venezuela, the second such attack in less than three weeks, church officials and local media reports said.
Armed men forced their way into a Caracas synagogue, defacing its administrative offices with anti-Semitic graffiti and vandalizing an interior room where the Torah is kept, officials said.
Venezuela expelled Israel's ambassador to the country Tuesday and accused Israel of attempting to carry out "genocide" against the Palestinian people.
Russia is displaying its military power in America's back yard, sending a convoy of warships to Venezuela for joint naval exercises, the first such deployment since the Cold War.
Human Rights Watch representatives Jose Miguel Vivanco and Daniel Wilkinson are expelled from Venezuela.
The Venezuelan government has expelled two Human Rights Watch staffers and ordered them not to return, the group said Friday.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Thursday he is recalling his own ambassador from Washington and expelling the U.S. ambassador from Venezuela.
Venezuela orders out the U.S. ambassador on the same day that it welcomes long-range Russian bombers for military exercises
Two Russian bombers have landed at a Venezuelan airfield where they will carry out training flights for several days, the Russian defense ministry said Wednesday.
Two Russian bombers have landed at a Venezuelan airfield, from which they will carry out training flights for several days, the Russian Defense Ministry said Wednesday.
The Interfax news agency is quoting Russia's Defense Ministry as saying that two Russian strategic bombers have landed in Venezuela as part of military maneuvers.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez accused the United States of using anti-drug flights for spying -- and said that fighter jets are ready to defend Venezuela's sovereignty
A U.S. anti-drug aircraft strayed into Venezuelan airspace Saturday night, the United States acknowledged Monday, ratcheting up tensions between the two nations.
Interpol documents suggest a dramatic arms buildup by President Hugo Chavez could benefit leftist guerrillas that the U.S. has spent billions to defeat
Power returned slowly to Venezuela on Tuesday night, a few hours after widespread outages blacked out nearly half the country, trapping people in elevators, stalling subways, filling streets with pedestrians and forcing hospitals to switch to emergency generators.
Venezuela moved Tuesday to take a greater cut of windfall oil profits, approving a 50 percent tax on foreign oil companies when crude tops $70 a barrel
Currency Strategist Zeb Bham on the weaking dollar and record oil prices.
Rescue teams on Friday found the wreckage of a plane that crashed Thursday night in the mountains of Venezuela, but none of the 46 people aboard survived, a searcher said.
35 people were released from a bank in Atlagarcia de Orituco, Venezuela, where they were held hostage for almost two days.
Police on Wednesday tried to determine what charges to file against the men who held up to 52 hostages in a botched bank robbery in central Venezuela before being detained.
The price of sin rose Monday in Venezuela where President Hugo Chavez is on a campaign to make Venezuelans cut back on drinking and smoking.
From a proposal for crime-detecting blimps to Chavez's proclamation to set the clocks back a half hour, can Venezuela get any weirder?
BARQUISIMETO, Venezuela -- There's a big advertising campaign going around here with the slogan, "Football is taking over Venezuela ... or is it the other way around?"
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Venezuela and Colombia on Saturday began construction of a gas pipeline linking the two countries, another step in Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's efforts to promote Latin American energy integration.
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