July 26th @ 2:02 PM GMT
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.<img width='1' height='1' src='http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c/35217/f/654198/s/3ce404f0/sc/1/mf.gif' border='0'/><br clear='all'/> (World)
July 28th @ 6:42 AM GMT
Yahoo! Aruba on Sunday freed a Venezuelan ex-military intelligence chief wanted in the United States on drug trafficking charges, stating that he had diplomatic immunity. Retired major general Hugo Carvajal, who was arrested Wednesday, flew home and was greeted with a hug by President Nicolas Maduro at a Socialist Party meeting in Caracas. Carvajal, who had been awaiting confirmation as Venezuela's consul in Aruba, has been on a US Treasury blacklist since 2008 for alleged links to the leftist Re... (Politics)
July 28th @ 3:54 AM GMT
Yahoo! A Venezuelan ex-military intelligence chief arrested by Aruba at the United States' request on drug trafficking charges was freed and quickly returned home to Caracas, authorities said. Retired major general Hugo Carvajal had been detained Wednesday on the southern Caribbean island, where he had been designated but not confirmed as Venezuela's consul. It takes clarity, good will and bravery,'' President Nicolas Maduro said upon learning of rvajal's release. Aruba, just 27 kilometers (1... (World)
July 29th @ 12:54 AM GMT
Wall Street Journal The Netherlands' release of a former top Venezuelan official wanted by the U.S. for alleged drug trafficking came after Venezuela raised economic and military pressure on two Dutch islands in the Caribbean, officials said on Monday. (World)
July 26th @ 6:48 PM GMT
Yahoo! Venezuela's socialist party is holding its first national convention since the death last year of President Hugo Chavez. (World)
July 27th @ 9:50 PM GMT
Yahoo! Venezuela said on Sunday that retired military General Hugo Carvajal, wanted by the United States over drug accusations and arrested four days ago on the Caribbean island of Aruba, would be freed and return home shortly. ''A plane is taking off at this moment to go and pick up our comrade Hugo Carvajal,'' Foreign Minister Elias Jaua said on state TV, hailing it as ''a new victory'' for Venezuela. Carvajal, head of military intelligence from 2004 to 2008 during the presidency of the ... (World)
July 28th @ 1:26 PM GMT
Yahoo! The United States said Monday it was ''deeply disappointed'' after Aruba released a former Venezuelan military chief wanted in the US for drug trafficking charges. A State Department spokesperson said Washington had made a ''legitimate request'' for the arrest of retired major general Hugo Carvajal in line with its extradition treaty with Aruba and the Netherlands and was ''disturbed by credible reports'' that the Venezuelan government had threatened both territories to win Carv... (Politics)
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