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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks on national network from the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas on Nov. 29, 2013 to announce his new pack of economic measures. (credit: JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images)

Venezuela Cyber Crackdown Ensnares Bitly

Rather than address the economic imbalances behind the bolivar’s plunge, the government is going after the bearers of the bad news — it’s blocking websites people use to track exchange rates on the black market.

12/05/2013

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro did not mention Jim Wyss during a four-hour televised speech. (Getty Images)

American Reporter Held By Venezuelan Authorities

Miami Herald journalist Jim Wyss was detained by Venezuelan authorities while reporting on politics and the chronic shortages in the South American country.

11/09/2013

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias Jaua says that the United States has prohibited a planned flight by President Nicolas Maduro from passing through U.S. airspace over Puerto Rico. (JODY AMIET/AFP/Getty Images)

Venezuela: US Prohibited President From Flying Through Airspace

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias Jaua says that the United States has prohibited a planned flight by President Nicolas Maduro from passing through U.S. airspace over Puerto Rico.

09/19/2013

In this handout photo provided by The Guardian, Edward Snowden speaks during an interview in Hong Kong. (credit: The Guardian via Getty Images)

WikiLeaks: Snowden Has Not Accepted Asylum in Venezuela

National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden has reportedly accepted Venezuela’s asylum request.

07/09/2013

President Raul Castro is expressing solidarity with the apparent willingness of Cuba's Latin American allies to take in NSA leaker Edward Snowden. (ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)

Cuba’s Raul Castro Supports Asylum Offers For Snowden

President Raul Castro is expressing solidarity with the apparent willingness of Cuba’s Latin American allies to take in NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

07/07/2013

In this handout photo provided by The Guardian, Edward Snowden speaks during an interview in Hong Kong. (credit: The Guardian via Getty Images)

Russian Official: Venezuela ‘Last Chance’ For Snowden To Get Asylum

A top Russian official says that Venezuela could be National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden’s “last chance” at achieving political asylum.

07/07/2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is gauging prospects for improving badly strained ties between the United States and Venezuela. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Kerry Meeting With Venezuelan Leader In Hopes Of Improving Strained US Relations

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is gauging prospects for improving badly strained ties between the United States and Venezuela.

06/05/2013

Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles is set to announce he will run in elections to replace Hugo Chavez, setting up a make-or-break encounter against the dead president's hand-picked successor, a close adviser to the candidate says. (LEO RAMIREZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Sources Say Venezuelan Opposition Leader Will Announce Bid To Replace Chavez

Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles is set to announce he will run in elections to replace Hugo Chavez, setting up a make-or-break encounter against the dead president’s hand-picked successor, a close adviser to the candidate says.

03/10/2013

Moore – the Academy Award-winning director of “Bowling For Columbine” and Fahrenheit 9/11 – posted glowing reviews of the late socialist leader on Twitter, who he met personally in recent years. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for VF)

Michael Moore Praises His Meeting With Chavez: ‘He Was Happy 2 Finally Meet Someone Bush Hated More Than Him’

Following Hugo Chavez’s death on Tuesday, the longtime opposition leader to U.S. foreign policy in Latin America proved to have at least one American fan – filmmaker Michael Moore.

03/05/2013

President Hugo Chavez was a fighter. The former paratroop commander and fiery populist waged continual battle for his socialist ideals and outsmarted his rivals time and again, defeating a coup attempt, winning re-election three times and using his country's vast oil wealth to his political advantage.   (GERALDO CASO/AFP/Getty Images)

AP: Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez Succumbs To Cancer, Dead At 58

President Hugo Chavez was a fighter. The former paratroop commander and fiery populist waged continual battle for his socialist ideals and outsmarted his rivals time and again, defeating a coup attempt, winning re-election three times and using his country’s vast oil wealth to his political advantage.

03/05/2013

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