January 28th @ 1:56 AM GMT
Wall Street Journal A former bodyguard to Diosdado Cabello, the powerful president of congress and a leader of Venezuela’s military wing, defected to the U.S. to cooperate with officials investigating drug-trafficking, Venezuelan authorities said. (World)
January 28th @ 2:49 AM GMT
Reuters Venezuelan officials confirmed on Tuesday the defection of a former bodyguard of Socialist Party heavyweight Diosdado Cabello but denied media reports his evidence to U.S. investigators implicated the powerful official in running a drug ring.<img width='1' height='1' src='http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c/35217/f/654198/s/42c585c9/sc/11/mf.gif' border='0'/><br clear='all'/> (World)
January 28th @ 10:41 PM GMT
Yahoo! A naturalized US citizen was jailed Wednesday for five years for attempting to help Venezuela build a nuclear weapon by passing on secret information, the US Justice Department said. Scientist Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni, 79, and his wife Marjorie Roxby Mascheroni, 71, had pleaded guilty after they were caught trying to pass on classified information to an FBI agent posing as a Venezuelan government official. The pair were formerly employed at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and had... (Politics)
January 28th @ 8:33 PM GMT
AP A former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist told an undercover FBI agent he could build 40 nuclear weapons for Venezuela in 10 years and design a bomb (Technology)
January 28th @ 9:32 PM GMT
Yahoo! (Reuters) - A former scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico was sentenced to five years in prison on Wednesday for passing secret U.S. nuclear weapons data to a person he believed to be a Venezuelan government official, the FBI said. Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni, 79, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Argentina, pleaded guilty in June 2013 to several espionage-related offenses stemming from an undercover sting operation, according to the FBI and court records. His wife, who... (U.S. News)
January 27th @ 12:37 AM GMT
Yahoo! Caribbean leaders huddled in closed-door talks with top US officials Monday seeking ways to diversify energy supplies as plunging oil prices and political upheavals hit their long-time supplier, Venezuela. Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie said the 20 members of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) depend on imported oil and petroleum products for 90 percent of their energy needs. ''This makes us extremely vulnerable to the vagaries of the international oil market,'' he said at the end... (Politics)
January 28th @ 5:11 AM GMT
Yahoo! A Venezuelan official confirmed on Tuesday that the former bodyguard of the head of congress has deserted from the socialist country's armed forces amid reports the man is in the United States to testify against his former boss. (World)
January 28th @ 1:26 PM GMT
AP A former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist who pleaded guilty to trying to help Venezuela develop a nuclear wea (Technology)
January 29th @ 12:01 PM GMT (14 min ago)
AP Ford's net income tumbled to $52 million in the fourth quarter because of trouble at i (Business)