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Jan 05, 2017
'I'm now waiting for a rival,' says 105-year-old Frenchman who set world record in cyclingIn a skin-tight yellow and violet jersey, the 105-year-old Frenchman set a world record in the 105-plus age category — created especially for the tireless veteran — by riding 22.547 kilometers in one hour. "I'm now waiting for a rival," he said.
Dec 12, 2016
Venezuela demonetisation: Nicolas Maduro orders 100-unit banknotes out of circulationVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro signed an emergency decree ordering the country's largest banknote, the 100 bolivar bill, taken out of circulation to thwart "mafias" he accused of hoarding cash in Colombia.
Dec 02, 2016
Venezuela likely to be suspended from Mercosur: Brazil sources | ReutersBy Alonso Soto | BRASILIA BRASILIA Venezuela will probably be suspended from the Mercosur regional trade bloc for failing to meet membership requirements, three Brazilian government sources said on Thursday, in another blow to Caracas during a deep political and economic crisis.
Nov 26, 2016
In intimate ally Venezuela, tears and cheers over Castro's death | ReutersBy Alexandra Ulmer | CARACAS CARACAS Venezuela's ruling socialists mourned former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, while opposition hardliners exulted over the death of a man they call a dictator who helped wreck the economy and whose country has for years got an easy ride with subsidized oil. The two leftist Latin American governments became intimate allies under Castro and his younger disciple, the late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, a relationship buttressed by generous oil shipments from the OPEC country to the Communist-run island in return for thousands of Cuban doctors, teachers, sports trainers and security advisers.But that economic lifeline to Cuba ebbed in recent years as Venezuela, in the throes of a brutal economic crisis that has seen millions skipping meals, has cut back on the subsidized crude.Venezuela used to send Cuba some 100,000 barrels of oil per day, but data seen by Reuters showed a 40 percent decline in crude shipments in the first half of the year compared with 2015 and that could fall further amid a production slump.After Chavez died of cancer in 2013 following treatment in Cuba, the special personal relationship between the two governments cooled, too.Chavez's successor, Nicolas Maduro, and Raul Castro, who took over from his older brother in 2008, do not have as strong a connection.
Nov 25, 2016
Venezuela's 'beer war' mirrors hostile politics | ReutersBy Diego Oré | CARACAS CARACAS Running short of raw materials in mid-2015, Venezuela's two biggest beer makers Polar and Regional publicly chided the socialist government for delays in releasing foreign currency to import hops, barley and tin for cans.Their stance in a joint communique angered President Nicolas Maduro's administration, which allocates dollars to businesses under currency controls that are a cornerstone of Venezuela's state-led economic model, beer industry sources said. But it then dealt with the two companies very differently.
Nov 19, 2016
Venezuelan first lady's nephews convicted in U.S. drug trial | ReutersBy Nate Raymond | NEW YORK NEW YORK Two nephews of Venezuela's first lady were found guilty on Friday on U.S. charges that they tried to carry out a multimillion-dollar drug deal to obtain a large amount of cash to help their family stay in power.Franqui Francisco Flores de Freitas and Efrain Antonio Campo Flores, nephews of Cilia Flores, the wife of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, were convicted by a federal jury in Manhattan of conspiring to import cocaine into the United States.The case has been an embarrassment for Maduro amid economic and political crises in the South American nation
Nov 17, 2016
Venezuela congress declares Ramirez responsible for PDVSA graft | ReutersBy Alexandra Ulmer | CARACAS CARACAS Venezuela's opposition-led National Assembly on Wednesday declared former PDVSA [PDVSA.UL] President Rafael Ramirez "politically responsible" for what it says was flagrant corruption at the state oil company during his decade-long tenure.Last month, a report by Venezuela's congressional comptroller's commission said some $11 billion in funds went missing when Ramirez was at the helm from 2004 to 2014. Ramirez denied the charges, and last month the Supreme Court approved an injunction against the probe at his request.The National Assembly's opposition deputies voted unanimously to approve the report and push for a judicial investigation of Ramirez
Nov 11, 2016
World Cup Qualifiers: Uruguay win, Chile held, Venezuela crush BoliviaUruguay stayed firmly on Brazil's shoulder with a 2-1 defeat of Ecuador, Chile and Colombia played out a stalemate, and Venezuela crushed Bolivia.
Nov 07, 2016
NDTV India ban: Press freedom in India is still better than in China, Bangladesh and TurkeyWhile the NDTV India ban is certainly scary, the situation in a country can only be properly judged once it is compared to other countries.
Oct 27, 2016
Venezuela parliament seeks to push ahead with Maduro trial | ReutersBy Brian Ellsworth | CARACAS CARACAS Venezuela's opposition-dominated Congress convened on Thursday to push forward a political trial of socialist President Nicolas Maduro, a day after dozens were injured in protests demanding a vote to recall the unpopular leader. The opposition has intensified demonstrations since authorities last week effectively scuttled its drive for a plebiscite, with a national strike and march to the presidential palace set for coming days.The National Assembly voted on Tuesday to open a largely symbolic trial against Maduro for violating democracy, but the government dismissed the move as meaningless.The opposition had urged supporters to rally outside of Thursday's session to show support. But government supporters and security forces appeared outside, impeding access for some, witnesses said.