Caracas

Type: City
Name: Caracas
Country: Venezuela
Latitude: 10.54
Longitude: -66.93
population: 1,815,681
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 34 mins ago - 11 reports

Aruba releases Venezuelan wanted in US on drug charges

cture: AFP Caracas. A Venezuelan ex-military intelligence chief arrested by Aruba at the United States' request on drug trafficking charges was freed Sunday and quickly returned home to Caracas, authorities said, as quoted by AFP .Retired major general ... [Published Focus Bulgaria - 34 mins ago]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated 2 hours ago - 5 reports

Venezuela’s Maduro rallies party at first post-Chavez summit

The ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela on Saturday began a six-day congress with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro seeking to fire up militants and quell dissidents who say he is failing to fix the economy or end graft.It is the party’s third ... [Published Taipei Times Online - 6 hours ago]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

Venezuela ex-general awaits U.S. extradition bid in Aruba jail

CARACAS (Reuters) - A retired Venezuelan general wanted in the United States over drug-trafficking accusations remained in jail on the Caribbean island of Aruba over the weekend awaiting a formal extradition request, his lawyer said on Saturday. ... [Published Reuters: Top News - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 2 reports

Venezuela party in key congress

Venezuela's governing United Socialist Party (PSUV) has begun its first congress since President Hugo Chavez died in March last year.Party leaders have urged delegates to consider proposals that will help consolidate the programme of social reforms initiated ... [Published BBC - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 2 reports

Venezuela ex-general awaits U.S. extradition bid in Aruba jail

CARACAS (Reuters) - A retired Venezuelan military general wanted in the United States over drug-trafficking remained in jail on the Caribbean island of Aruba over the weekend awaiting a formal extradition request, his lawyer said. ... [Published Reuters: Top News - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 2 reports

Airline cutbacks leave Venezuelans, businesses struggling [Sun Sentinel :: ]

July 26--When her father had a medical emergency this month, Anna Bamario struggled to find airline tickets to her native Venezuela, finally paying $1,250 round-trip to a destination about as far away as New York.Now, she frets that her parents might ... [Published BusinessWeek - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Venezuela's Maduro combats dissidence among ruling socialists

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's ruling Socialist Party began a six-day congress on Saturday with President Nicolas Maduro seeking to quieten hardliners who believe the state is failing to stem corruption or fix the economy. ... [Published Reuters: Top News - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Mercosur to consider forming an 'economic forum' with ALBA and Petrocaribe

Uruguay's president Jose Mujica will be attending the next Mercosur presidential summit scheduled for Tuesday, 29 July in Caracas, when the creation of an economic forum Mercosur/ALBA/PetroCaribe will for consideration as part of the agenda.President ... [Published Merco Press - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

High-rise 'slum' in Venezuela to be shuttered

For more than 4,400 squatters in Caracas, Venezuela, the time has come to move on. An unfinished skyscraper that has stood in the city for over a decade has become home to not only people, but shops, basketball courts and prayer meetings.Authorities have ... [Published Building Design Construction - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 5 reports

Venezuelan ex-intelligence chief arrested in Aruba

Former Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez's ex-intelligence chief, accused by the US of ties to the drug trade and leftist guerrillas in Colombia, has been arrested in Aruba, officials in Caracas said Thursday.Hugo Carvajal, a retired general who served ... [Published The Malaysian Insider - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 4 reports

Venezuela Evicts ‘Tower of David’ Squatters From World's Tallest Slum

The Venezuelan government this week began evicting squatters from the Tower of David, Caracas’s notorious 45-story “vertical slum” reputed to be the world's tallest squatter community. Meanwhile, the country is set to debate the fate of the building as ... [Published International Business Times - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 12 reports

Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader put on trial in Caracas

In court, Mr Lopez defended calling demonstrations against the socialist government, according to his defence lawyer Juan Carlos Gutierrez. He testified that his call to protest "was framed in the constitution that guarantees peaceful and non-violent ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 24 2014]

Quotes

"It is a very brave decision by Holland to acknowledge diplomatic immunity was violated, and for international law to be restored. It takes clarity, good will and bravery" President Nicolas Maduro said upon learning of rvajal's release
"This situation is settled now. We are getting a fair outcome for Venezuela" Venezuela's deputy foreign minister Calixto Ortega told the same network
"I don't understand the reasons or the manner of Holland's decision," said anti-government blogger Miguel Octavio. "It's a victory for crime and power. A defeat for decent Venezuelans."
"He's been freed and is in the airport about to fly back" the retired general's lawyer, Chris Lejuez, told Reuters by phone from Aruba. "He's obviously happy."

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Aruba releases Venezuelan wanted in US on drug ... [Published Focus Bulgaria - 34 mins ago]
Aruba releases Venezuelan wanted in US on drug ... [Published West Australian - 53 mins ago]
Why a drug bust means hope for Venezuela [Published New York Post - 1 hour ago]
Venezuelan Ex-Intel Chief Wanted by US Freed in... [Published NDTV - 1 hour ago]
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Venezuela accuses Netherlands of disturbing reg... [Published Caribbean News Now! - 3 hours ago]
Chavez's Spy Chief Freed in Aruba on Diplomatic... [Published Bloomberg - 3 hours ago]
Venezuelan government joy as Aruba frees former... [Published Guardian.co.uk - 3 hours ago]
Aruba frees Venezuela ex-general sought by U.S.... [Published Truth - 3 hours ago]
Aruba releases Venezuelan diplomat sought by US [Published The Washington Times stories: News - 3 hours ago]
Aruba frees Venezuela ex-general sought by U.S.... [Published Today Online - 4 hours ago]
Aruba frees Venezuela ex-general sought by U.S.... [Published Yahoo! Maktoob News - 4 hours ago]
Aruba frees top Venezuela official [Published BBC - 4 hours ago]
BOGOTA, Colombia: Venezuela says Aruba to free ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 4 hours ago]
Chavez's Ex-Spy Chief to Be Freed After Aruba D... [Published Bloomberg via Google News - 5 hours ago]
Venezuela Says General Detained by Aruba on US ... [Published Latin American Herald Tribune - 5 hours ago]
Venezuela Says Aruba to Free Diplomat Sought by US [Published Austin American Statesman - 6 hours ago]
AFP - Venezuela-Aruba-diplomacy-crime-arrest-dr... [Published Namibia Press Agency - 6 hours ago]
Ex-intelligence chief detained in Aruba will be... [Published Times of India - 6 hours ago]
Venezuela’s Maduro rallies party at first post-... [Published Taipei Times Online - 6 hours ago]
Maduro elected Venezuela's ruling party chief [Published Namibia Press Agency - 20 hours ago]
Maduro elected Venezuela's ruling party chief [Published Xinhua News Agency - 20 hours ago]
Latin American Herald Tribune - As Mid-East and... [Published DailyMe.Com - 23 hours ago]
Venezuela leader rallies socialists at first po... [Published Truth - Jul 27 2014]
Venezuela leader rallies socialists at first po... [Published AlertNet - Jul 27 2014]
As Mid-East and Ukraine Strife Heats Up, Venezu... [Published Latin American Herald Tribune - Jul 27 2014]
Venezuela leader rallies socialists at first po... [Published WKZO-AM - Jul 27 2014]
Venezuela leader rallies socialists at first po... [Published Reuters: Top News - Jul 27 2014]
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Chavez's Ex-Spy Chief to Be Freed After Aruba D... [Published Bloomberg via Google News - 5 hours ago]
Chavez's Ex-Spy Chief to Be Freed After Aruba Detention Bloomberg ... didn't immediately comment on Carvajal's release. To contact the reporter on this story: Anatoly Kurmanaev in Caracas at akurmanaev1@ bloomberg .net. To contact the editors responsible ...
Venezuelan ex-intelligence chief arrested in Aruba [Published The Malaysian Insider - Jul 25 2014]
Former Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez's ex-intelligence chief, accused by the US of ties to the drug trade and leftist guerrillas in Colombia, has been arrested in Aruba, officials in Caracas said Thursday.Hugo Carvajal, a retired general who served ...
Venezuela: First Stage of Dispossesson of David... [Published Global Voices in English - Jul 23 2014]
On July 21, 2014 by night started the dispossession process of the Confinanzas Financial Center, better known as Tower of David , in Caracas. “This is not an eviction, this is a coordinate operation, harmoniously carried out with the community of the ...
Riot police begin evicting thousands of squatte... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Jul 23 2014]
CARACAS, Venezuela — The beginning of the end came for the world’s tallest slum Tuesday as officials began evicting thousands of squatters from a haphazard community inside the half-built Caracas skyscraper known as the Tower of David. Police in riot ...
Venezuela's Transformation To Socialist Utopia ... [Published Zero Hedge - Jul 22 2014]
Venezuela's transformation to a socialist utopia has been well-documented on these pages. Recall: Venezuela Bolivar Devalues 89% in Start of New FX Market Venezuela Devalues Bolivar By Another 44% For Some, Still 600% Higher Than Black Market Due ...
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Clashes in Caracas [Published Reuters Video: Top News - May 15 2014]
Venezuelan policeman dies in clashes [Published Reuters Video: Top News - May 09 2014]
Violence reignites in Caracas as protesters, po... [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Apr 18 2014]
"Skyscaper slum" gives Venezuelans escape from ... [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Apr 07 2014]
University students clash with riot police in V... [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Apr 03 2014]
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At the Wellhead: Crawling along in Venezuela’s ... [Published Platts - News - Feb 11 2014]
Excelsior Engineering Appoints New CEO to Achie... [Published PR Newswire - Oct 16 2013]
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