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Global deal to cap oil output is close, Russia says

Russia says it is close to an international deal with OPEC countries to cap oil production, and that a final decision will be made at a meeting this month.


Drug extradition may shed light on Venezuela

Law enforcement officials say a border region butcher with a bad headlight might help shed light on the scope of Venezuelan military involvement in the cocaine trade.


Venezuela’s turmoil spurs exodus of major league teams

AGUIRRE, Venezuela – Moving day is just around the corner and trainer Emilio Carrasquel is inspecting baseball bats and loading unused jerseys into boxes making sure nothing has gone missing. …


Gold Reserve awarded $740 million in claim against Venezuela

A Spokane mining company emerged as the winner in a multimillion-dollar dispute with Venezuela over the government’s decision to revoke the firm’s permits to build an open-pit gold mine in …


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2013, 2:05 p.m.

Hugo Chavez, fiery Venezuelan leader, dies at 58

CARACAS, Venezuela — President Hugo Chavez, the fiery populist who declared a socialist revolution in Venezuela, crusaded against U.S. influence and championed a leftist revival across Latin America, died today …


Gold Reserve claim in peril

The Venezuelan government has moved closer to seizing a gold and copper claim owned by Gold Reserve Inc., which last week asked an international arbitrator to determine the amount of …


Venezuela closer to seizing Spokane company’s mine

The Venezuelan government has moved closer to seizing a gold and copper claim owned by Gold Reserve Inc., which last week asked an international arbitrator to determine the amount of …


Chavez supports two rebel republics

MOSCOW – In a showy display of camaraderie and like-minded politics, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez recognized the independence of the breakaway republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia on Thursday during …


Honduras, Venezuela wrangle

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Honduras’ interim government ordered Venezuelan diplomats on Tuesday to leave the country as the international community threatened new sanctions on the Central American nation if negotiations fail …


Clash erupts as troops take over police station

CURIEPE, Venezuela – National Guard troops seized a police station controlled by a leading opponent of President Hugo Chavez on Wednesday, sparking clashes between soldiers and protesters that authorities said …


Russian general hints at bombers in Cuba, Venezuela

MOSCOW – A Russian air force chief said Saturday that the country could base some strategic bombers in Cuba or on an island offered by Venezuela, the Interfax news agency …


Takeover squabble tarnishes Gold Reserve’s Venezuela project

When the blue whale surfaced, Gold Reserve officials knew they had found something special beneath the forest of southeastern Venezuela. Doug Belanger, president of the Spokane company, said he and …


Venezuelans overturn officials’ term limits

CARACAS, Venezuela – President Hugo Chavez won a referendum to eliminate term limits Sunday and vowed to remain in power for at least another decade to complete his socialist revolution. …


Oil freefall could mean trouble for Chavez

CARACAS, Venezuela – High oil prices allowed Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to spend freely to spread his socialist gospel and challenge the U.S. role as the dominant player in Latin …


Citgo suspends heating-oil program

BOSTON – Citgo, the Venezuelan government’s Texas-based oil subsidiary, has suspended shipments of heating oil for poor families in the United States, citing falling oil prices and the world economic …