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U.S. declares Venezuela a national security threat, sanctions top officials

U.S. declares Venezuela a national security threat, sanctions top officials

Mar 10, – U.S. President Barack Obama signed and issued the executive order, which senior administration officials said did not target Venezuela’s energy sector or broader economy. But the move stokes tensions between Washington and Caracas just as U.S. relations with Cuba, a longtime U.S. foe in Latin America and key ally to Venezuela, are […]

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China, India increasingly drive energy demand

China, India increasingly drive energy demand

Nov 12, – China is close to becoming the world’s largest oil importer, while India will turn into the leading importer of coal in the next decade to lead the Asian surge, the Paris-based IEA said in its 2013 World Energy Outlook. China and India are increasingly driving world energy demand as the United States’ […]

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In Venezuela, music eases pain of kids with cancer

In Venezuela, music eases pain of kids with cancer

Oct 08, –   The girl pulls the bow across the strings and makes music — anxiety-relieving music before she goes in for another session of treatment that has already cost her an ovary. Nine-year-old Victoria Alzuru looks earnest and determined and happy as she practices her violin before undergoing chemotherapy “It makes her forget […]

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UN General Assembly condemns Assad forces, but unease grows about rebels

UN General Assembly condemns Assad forces, but unease grows about rebels

May 17, AP – While the non-binding text has no legal force, resolutions of the 193-nation assembly can carry significant moral and political weight. There were 107 votes in favor, 12 against and 59 abstentions – a drop in support compared with a resolution condemning the Syrian government that passed in August with 133 votes […]

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Fistfight in Venezuela parliament highlights post-election tension

Fistfight in Venezuela parliament highlights post-election tension

May 1, AP – Venezuelan parliamentarians came to blows when protesting a measure from the government-controlled National Assembly to block the opposition’s right to speak until they recognized President Nicolas Maduro’s recent election victory. Fistfights have broken out in the Venezuela parliament, leaving one lawmaker bloodied and bruised. The unrest highlights the nation’s ongoing dispute […]

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