December 17th @ 3:42 PM GMT
Yahoo! Venezuela's aging community of fugitives from 1970s South American dictatorships are staying loyal to their revolutionary roots and defending President Nicolas Maduro at one of his ''Chavista'' socialist movement's lowest ebbs. Thousands of young leftists escaped right-wing military rule in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay by finding refuge in then booming and relatively peaceful Venezuela. (World)
December 18th @ 8:24 PM GMT
Yahoo! President Barack Obama has signed legislation into law allowing him to sanction Venezuelan government officials who were involved in a crackdown on anti-government protesters. (Politics)
December 18th @ 9:05 PM GMT
NPR Cuba and Venezuela are close allies who often seemed to speak with a single voice when it came to bashing the U.S. But now they may be out of synch. (U.S. News)
December 18th @ 6:58 PM GMT
Wall Street Journal Fitch Ratings cut Venezuela’s rating further into junk territory Thursday, saying that falling oil prices are pressuring the country’s already-troubled finances. (World)
December 18th @ 10:48 PM GMT
Reuters President Barack Obama on Thursday signed legislation to impose sanctions on Venezuelan government officials accused of violating protesters' rights during demonstrations earlier this year.<img width='1' height='1' src='http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c/35217/f/654214/s/41968d96/sc/7/mf.gif' border='0'/><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a href=''http://da.feedsportal.com/r/216443054344/u/49/f/654214/c/35217/s/41968d96/sc/7/rc/1/rc.htm'' rel=''nofollow... (Politics)
December 18th @ 10:37 PM GMT
Yahoo! Fitch Ratings on Thursday lowered Venezuela's credit rating by three notches to CCC, signalling the economically fragile oil-exporting nation is vulnerable to default due to the drop in global crude prices. China has loaned $40 billion to Venezuela, but Fitch said China was unlikely to increase this amount. (Politics)
December 17th @ 7:33 PM GMT
Yahoo! Venezuela's president, Nicolas Maduro, on Wednesday called a prisoner swap between the United States and Cuba a ''courageous'' gesture by U.S. President Barack Obama and hailed it a victory for the Caribbean island. ''You have to recognize the gesture of Barack Obama, a gesture that is courageous and necessary,'' Maduro told leaders of the South American trade block Mercosur at a summit in the Argentine city of Parana. (Reporting by Hugh Bronstein; Editing by Richard Lough and Mere... (Top Stories)
December 18th @ 5:30 PM GMT
AP The renewing of ties between Cuba and the United States complicates matters for Havana's chief ally, Venezuela, which has been moving in the opposite direction, becoming mo (World)
December 18th @ 8:08 PM GMT
Yahoo! The renewal of ties between Cuba and the United States complicates matters for Havana's chief ally, Venezuela, which has been moving in the opposite direction, becoming more stridently anti-American. (World)
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