Caracas, May 14 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Monday launched a plan to fight crime that, in its first phase, will involve 3,000 soldiers in police operations in crime-ridden neighbourhoods in Caracas. "The most important problem that our society has to resolve is the link with criminality, violence, so-called insecurity; it's the most serious problem," the president remarked in an official event carried live on all television and radio stations. The 3,000 soldiers listened to Maduro's speech at the Military Academy at Caracas's Ft
Caracas, May 4 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan sportswriter Jhonny Gonzalez was shot and killed Friday while leaving the building where the sports daily Lider has its headquarters, apparently for resisting a robbery, the publication said. Lider said on its web site that Gonzalez was killed around 2 a.m. at the Cadena Capriles building in downtown Caracas
Caracas, April 25 (IANS/EFE) Maria Chavez, the daughter of late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, has caused a sensation in the media here due to a photograph showing her with soap opera actor Manuel "Coco" Sosa. The 30-year-old woman posted the photo on Twitter and attached a caption saying "With alllll our love.
Caracas, April 15 (IANS) Venezuela's acting president Nicolas Maduro narrowly won Sunday's presidential elections with 50.66 percent of the votes according to official tally, which was rejected by opposition challenger Henrique Capriles. With 99.2 percent of the ballots counted, Maduro beat Capriles by a margin of less than 2 percentage points, said National Electoral Council's (CNE) President Tibisay Lucena.
Caracas, April 15 (IANS) Venezuela's opposition leader Henrique Capriles said Monday that he refused to accept the election results and demanded a recount of all votes after acting president Nicolas Maduro narrowly won Sunday's vote. "I do not compromise with lies and corruption," Capriles told a press conference, adding that the opposition will not recognize the results "until all votes are counted". According to the National Electoral Council, Maduro defeated Capriles, who represents the Democratic Unity Roundtable coalition by a margin of less than 2 percentage points, or about 235,000 votes, reported Xinhua.
Caracas, April 15 (IANS) Venezuela's acting president Nicolas Maduro narrowly won the presidential elections with 50.66 percent of the votes, National Electoral Council's President Tibisay Lucena said. With 99.2 percent of the ballots counted, Maduro defeated his opposition challenger Henrique Capriles, who gained 49.07 percent of the votes, reported Xinhua
Caracas, April 15 (IANS) Venezuela's acting president Nicolas Maduro has won the presidential elections, Xinhua quoted National Electoral Council's President Tibisay Lucena as saying.
Caracas, April 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Venezuelans are voting Sunday in a key presidential election which will test the socialist legacy of late president Hugo Chavez. Chavez's protege, acting President Nicolas Maduro is facing off against opposition candidate Henrique Capriles. In his election campaign, Maduro has pledged to push forward Chavez's "21st century socialism, "which has brought popular health, education and food programmes to the poor"
Caracas, April 9 (IANS/EFE) Searches of Venezuela's prisons have led to the seizure of 900 weapons since July 2011, penal system Minister Iris Varela said. Authorities have also arrested soldiers and police who were collaborating with "mafias that operate with less and less power" in the country's jails, Varela said Monday before the ministers of defense, Adm
Caracas, April 4 (IANS/EFE) A leader of the Venezuelan opposition has said that ruling-party presidential candidate Nicolas Maduro should undergo a "mental evaluation" for saying that late head of state Hugo Chavez had appeared to him in the form of a little bird. "Someone who tells us ...