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Venezuela scraps half-hour time difference set by Chavez

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela on Friday reversed a half-hour time change that was one of the signature measures of former president Hugo Chavez's idiosyncratic 14-year rule.
Reuters India

Cuba to welcome Obama on historic trip despite hatred of embargo

*President Barack Obama arrives in Cuba on Sunday for a 48-hour visit, making history by venturing into what was once enemy territory and generating enthusiasm among Cubans who have seen their..
Deccan Herald

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News video: U.S. Stresses Patience For Argentina, And Recall In Venezuela

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BUENOS AIRES U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday urged Argentina to be patient with the slow pace of economic progress under its new government, and urged Venezuela to allow a vote this year..
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News video: Venezuela Might Force Workers To Switch Jobs

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Venezuela’s government is planning to forcibly reassign some people from the private sector to work in state-run farms to deal with a food shortage. The Labor Ministry this week quietly issued a..
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The effect of global oil prices on Indian politics and Asian economies

Oil, like always, has been at the centre of global news over the past few years. Whether it is prices topping $115 per barrel (pb) around 2010-11 or the current prices of Brent slipping below $30 pb,..

Garrulous Maduro has addressed Venezuela for 500 hours – group | Reuters

CARACAS President Nicolas Maduro has spent more than 500 hours addressing Venezuela since winning power nearly three years ago, demonstrating a loquacity reminiscent of his late predecessor Hugo..
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15 Reasons Sean Penn Is A Douche

What can we say about Sean Penn that hasn't already been said? He's an asshole. I don't expect this article to spark any revelations about the notoriously egotistical actor. But I do hope it allows you..

Venezuela president gets rare live TV criticism

Neither Maduro nor his predecessor the late President Hugo Chavez ever had to contend with a hostile audience for their state of the nation speeches. Critics of the administration took control of the..

Venezuela opposition takes control of Congress in rowdy session | Reuters

CARACAS Venezuela's opposition took control of Congress for the first time in 16 years on Tuesday in a rowdy session, setting up a power struggle with President Nicolas Maduro amid a worsening economic..

Venezuela opposition controls congress after 17 years

Venezuela's opposition was sworn in today as the majority in the National Assembly. It's the first time in 17 years that opponents of the socialist revolution begun by the late Hugo Chavez have..

Raised Chavista in poor Venezuela, lawmaker-elect jolts opposition image | Reuters

CARACAS She grew up in a poor and dangerous part of Caracas, was raised by a family fiercely loyal to late socialist leader Hugo Chavez and attended so many rallies that she can still sing along to..
Firstpost Also reported by •Reuters India

Venezuelan negotiator thanks Hugo Chavez for Paris climate deal

Hugo Chavez, who died of cancer in 2013, was among a handful of leaders, mostly left-wingers from Latin America, who said the climate deal in Copenhagen did not demand enough greenhouse gas cuts by..

Maduro decree seeks to stop Hugo Chavez tomb desecration

Venezuela has the world's biggest oil reserves, which Chavez and Maduro used to fund social welfare programs — as well as build a regional diplomatic alliance on the left.

Venezuela's opposition wins control of National Assembly

Latin American country Venezuela's opposition has won control of the National Assembly.This comes as a major blow to 17 years of socialist rule started by late Hugo Chavez in the oil-rich country.
All India Radio

Triumphant Venezuelan opposition looks to free prisoners | Reuters

CARACAS Triumphant opposition leaders vowed on Monday to use their new majority in Venezuela's legislature to free jailed opponents of the Socialist government, but also promised not to go after..

After 17 years of socialist rule, Venezuela’s opposition sweeps National Assembly polls

The opposition victory deals a serious setback to the socialist revolution started almost 17 years ago by the late Hugo Chavez.
Indian Express

Challenge for socialists as Venezuelans elect legislature

The socialist system built by Hugo Chavez faced its gravest electoral test Sunday as Venezuelans cast ballots in what seems to have become a tightening race for control of the national legislature.

Even in Chavez’s hometown, Venezuela ‘revolution’ ails before election | Reuters

SABANETA, Venezuela In 2010, late socialist leader Hugo Chavez knelt down in the backyard of his childhood home in Venezuela's lush plains to plant an orange tree named 'revolution' as red-shirted..
Firstpost Also reported by •Reuters India

Venezuela's struggling socialists hold primaries for parliamentary vote

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's ruling socialists held primaries on Sunday ahead of December's parliamentary election they are forecast to lose due to a biting recession and discontent with the late..
Reuters India

13 Embarrassing Pictures of Dictators

Sometimes the world's scariest dictators can be caught with their pants down. Sometimes literally. It's always fun to take potshots at bullies, so let's do this thing. We're aware that a some of these..

What happened to Putin? Satirists run riot online

 A wave of savage mockery broke over Russian President Vladimir Putin across the Internet on Friday, sparked by days of absence from public view, despite official insistence it was business as usual..

Venezuela president Nicolas Maduro seeks decree powers to face US 'imperialism'

President Nicolas Maduro was seeking special decree powers from Venezuela's parliament on Tuesday in response to new US sanctions, drawing opposition protests of a power-grab. If as expected the..

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