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Venezuela detains oil company official in corruption case.

CARACAS, Venezuela " Venezuelan officials say they've arrested a senior manager at the state oil company on corruption charges at a moment when the oil-rich country is struggling with fuel shortages.The chief prosecutor's office...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Alexis Sanchez stars as Chile down Venezuela.

Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez powered Chile to a 3-1 victory over Venezuela.

- Daily Nation - KE

US not seeking immediate suspension of  Venezuela from regional bloc - US official.

WASHINGTON - The United States is not seeking the immediate suspension of Vene-zuela from the Organization of American States, which is meeting yesterday to discuss the country's political and economic crisis, a senior State Department official said.

- Stabroek News - GY

Regional governments urge solutions to Venezuela's crisis.

WASHINGTON - Regional governments yesterday called on the Organization of American States to come up with a plan in the shortest possible time' to address Venezuela's political and humanitarian crisis.

- Stabroek News - GY

PDVSA Said to Be Preparing for Exit of President Del Pino.

Petroleos de Venezuela SA is preparing for the departure of its president Eulogio Del Pino.

- Rigzone.com - US

Carlos the Jackal handed third life sentence by French court.

March 28, 2017, 6:45 PM The notorious Venezuelan, known as Carlos the Jackal, who is serving two life sentences for terror has been handed a third by a French court. The early prototype of a Palestinian terrorist, Ililch Ramirez Sanchez, now 67, studied in Moscow before joining the Popular Front for the Liberation of ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

'Carlos the Jackal' gets life term for 1974 Paris attack.

Paris: A French court on Tuesday handed "Carlos the Jackal", once one of the worlds most wanted criminals, life imprisonment for a 1974 grenade attack on a Paris shop that killed two people.The Venezuelan-born Ilich Ramirez Sanchez is already serving two life sentences in France for murders and attacks in the 1970s and ...

- Sify - IN

Venezuela's government hopes for international sanctions.

Venezuela's government is moving further and further away from democracy, sparking criticism from former political partners. The socialists in Caracas portray the criticism as proof of their own integrity.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Carlos the Jackal is sentenced to a third life term, this one for a 1974 Paris grenade attack.

Carlos the Jackal, the self-proclaimed professional revolutionary' who was once the most-wanted man in the world, was sentenced to a third life sentence Tuesday for the 1974 bombing of a Paris shopping arcade. The Venezuelan-born criminal denied the charges and criticized the court for the absurdity...

- Los Angeles Times - US

'Carlos the Jackal' given third life sentence over 1974 Paris bombing.

The Venezuelan terrorist known as Carlos the Jackal received a life sentence -- his third -- after he was convicted of throwing a grenade in Paris in 1974.

- UPI - US

Lionel Messi handed four-match ban just hours before Bolivia vs Argentina.

Barcelona star will also miss games against Uruguay, Venezuela and Peru.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

'Carlos the Jackal' sentenced to life for 1974 Paris bombing

Lawyers for the 67-year-old Venezuela native, whose real name is Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, had derided two-week trial as 'judicial palaeontology'

- GulfNews - AE

'Carlos the Jackal' gets third life sentence for 1974 attack on Paris store

The Venezuelan-born Ilich Ramirez Sanchez was found guilty for throwing a grenade onto a crowded area, killing two and injuring 32.

- FOX News - US

Carlos the Jackal sentenced to life for 1974 attack on Paris store

The man known as "Carlos the Jackal" has been convicted over a deadly 1974 attack on a Paris shopping arcade and sentenced to life in prison for the third time. Venezuelan-born Ilich Ramirez Sanchez is already serving two life sentences in France for murders and attacks he was convicted of perpetrating or organising on ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Carlos the Jackal awaits verdict over 1974 Paris bombing

PARIS, Mar 28 - Self-styled revolutionary Carlos the Jackal, already serving two life sentences for murder, awaited a French court's verdict Tuesday over a deadly 1974 grenade attack in a Paris shopping arcade. French prosecutors are seeking a third life sentence for the 67-year-old Venezuela native who has described ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Venezuela seeks to stymie OAS meeting, vows 'severe' response

CARACAS/WASHINGTON - Venezuela yesterday called for the suspension of an Organization of American States meeting intended to air regional concerns over the OPEC nation's economic crisis and democratic standards.

- Stabroek News - GY

Venezuela pushes back against OAS suspension warnings

The Washington-based Organization of American States has called for Venezuela to be suspended from the group unless it holds fresh elections. Ahead of a special OAS meeting, Caracas called the proposed move illegal

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Venezuela seeks to stymie OAS meeting, vows 'severe' response

Venezuela called Monday for the suspension of an Organization of American States meeting intended to discuss the South American OPEC nation's economic crisis and political standoff.

- The Daily Star - LB

For Utah Newlywed, An 'Egregious' Prison Stint In Venezuela

Joshua Holt, a Mormon, was on his honeymoon in Venezuela last year when he was arrested in an anti-gang operation. He's been in jail since. The U.S. has called for his release on humanitarian grounds.

- NPR - US

U.S. court upholds Crystallex's $1 billion award from Venezuela in dispute that has gone on for years

Las Cristinas in Venezuela was Crystallex's flagship project, seen as one of the world's biggest undeveloped gold deposits, but development was delayed for years by legal disputes

- Financial Post - CA

France seeks new life sentence for Carlos the Jackal

Carlos the Jackal, already serving two life sentences for murder, should be given a third life term for a deadly 1974 bombing in Paris, a French prosecutor said Monday. The Venezuelan self-styled revolutionary, whose real name is Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, denies the grenade attack on the Drugstore Publicis store that claimed ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Venezuela's appeal to UN 'an admission of inability'

It's now official: Venezuela needs help. President Madura has asked the UN for aid. In this interview with DW, Caracas-based journalist Juan Francisco Alonso speaks of responsibilities, shortages and misconceptions.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Crolla mulls light-welterweight move after defeat to Linares

Britain’s Anthony Crolla is considering options including a move up the weights after losing his second WBA lightweight title fight to Venezuelan Jorge Linares on Saturday night. Crolla was emphatically outpointed by Linares at the Manchester Arena, six months after the South American had taken his belt by unanimous ...

- City AM - UK

Outclassed Anthony Crolla loses Jorge Linares rematch in Manchester

Venezuelan retains WBA lightweight title with unanimous points win.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Oil producers call to roll over output cuts beyond June

KUWAIT CITY, March 26 — Venezuela, Oman and Iraq added their support for a possible extension of global oil-production cuts beyond June as momentum built among Opec members and other crude producers to prolong the strategy to re-balance the...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Venezuela faces severe medicine crisis

President Nicolas Maduro said he has asked the United Nations for help in dealing with Venezuela's medicine shortages, which have grown severe as the country grapples with a crippling economic crisis.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Venezuelan defense minister denies troops entered Colombia

Venezuelan defense minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez denied Saturday that troops from his country had intruded on Colombian territory.

- The Daily Star - LB

Erdogan's tussle with Europe, The shame of the world, Regional support for Venezuela is vital, Scotland's place in the United Kingdom, US reengagement in the Middle East

It is a matter of grave concern that, according to a UN estimate, twenty million people are facing starvation in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and Nigeria...," states an editorial. "It is indeed disturbing to note that man-made disasters like war and famine continue to bleed nations while international politics fails to come ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Venezuela asks UN for help increasing dwindling medicine supply

Venezuela's president, Nicolas Maduro, asked the United Nations to help with the country's severe medicine shortages.

- UPI - US

Exclusive: Venezuela increased fuel exports to allies even as supply crunch loomed

By Marianna Parraga and Alexandra Ulmer HOUSTON/CARACAS - A gasoline shortage in OPEC member Venezuela was exacerbated by an increase in fuel exports to foreign allies such as Cuba and Nicaragua and an exodus of crucial personnel from state-run energy company PDVSA, according to internal PDVSA documents and sources familiar ...

- Sify - IN

Erdogan's tussle with Europe, The shame of the world, Regional support for Venezuela is vital, Scotland's place in the United Kingdom, US reengagement in the Middle East

A roundup of global commentary for the March 27, 2017, weekly magazine.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

Maduro asks United Nations to help with supplies of medicines

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has asked for help from the United Nations to boost the country's supplies of medicines. Maduro said the UN had the expertise to normalize the supply and distribution of drugs in the country.

- MercoPress - FK

Venezuela pleads to UN for help as medicine supplies dry up

Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro has said he asked the United Nations for help in boosting his country's medicine supplies. Hospitals in the country are reportedly running on just three percent of the supplies they need.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Venezuela's Maduro asks U.N. to help ease medicine shortages

CARACAS - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday he has asked the United Nations to help the South American nation alleviate medicine shortages, which have become increasingly severe as the oil-producing nation's economic crisis accelerates.

- Reuters - US

Atlanta-filmed 'MacGyver' renewed for second season

CBS' "MacGyver," which films in Atlanta, was given an early renewal March 23. The series films at Mailing Avenue Stageworks in Chosewood Park. "We are thrilled to have MacGyver back for a second season.," said Mailing Avenue partner John Raulet in an email. "The highly technical nature of an action series such as this has a ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Venezuela's Maduro asks U.N. to help ease medicine shortages

The Venezuelan Pharmaceuticals Federation estimates some 85 per cent of drugs are unavailable to the country's citizens.

- The Hindu - IN

Venezuela’s President Asks UN for Help With Medical Supplies

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Friday he has asked the United Nations to help the South American nation alleviate medicine shortages, which have become increasingly severe as the oil-producing nation’s economic crisis accelerates. Triple digit inflation and a decaying socialist economic model have left ...

- Voice of America - US

Conviction of Venezuelan first lady's nephews stands -U.S. judge

- A U.S. judge yesterday refused to overturn the conviction of two nephews of Venezuela's first lady on charges that they tried to carry out a multimillion-dollar drug deal to help their family stay in power.

- Stabroek News - GY

Venezuela's President Maduro seeks UN's help to increase medicines supply

The country's Medical Federation said that the hospitals had less than 5% of the drugs they needed.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Conviction of Venezuelan first lady's nephews stands -U.S. judge | Reuters

By Brendan Pierson A U.S. judge on Friday refused to overturn the conviction of two nephews of Venezuela's first lady on charges that they tried to carry out a multimillion-dollar drug deal to help their family stay in power.Franqui Francisco Flores de Freitas and Efrain Antonio Campo Flores had argued in a motion ...

- Firstpost - IN

Conviction of Venezuelan first lady's nephews stands: U.S. judge

Franqui Francisco Flores de Freitas and Efrain Antonio Campo Flores had argued in a motion challenging their conviction that they were entrapped in a sting operation and that their trial was tainted by a witness who perjured himself. Attorneys for Flores de Freitas and Campo Flores did not immediately respond to requests ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Canada joins 13 nations calling on Venezuela to release political prisoners and return to democracy

'We reiterate that inclusive and effective dialog is the right path to achieve lasting solutions to the challenges faced by the Venezuelan people'

- National Post - CA

Maduro's awkward TV shows raise hackles in Venezuela

A single mom tells Venezuela's president, Nicolas Maduro, on live television that she cannot afford to adequately feed her four kids, and he quickly changes the subject to joke about her foreign-sounding name, Joandry Smith.

- The Daily Star - LB

Exclusive: Venezuela increased fuel exports to allies even as supply crunch loomed

HOUSTON/CARACAS - A gasoline shortage in OPEC member Venezuela was exacerbated by an increase in fuel exports to foreign allies such as Cuba and Nicaragua and an exodus of crucial personnel from state-run energy company PDVSA, according to internal PDVSA documents and sources familiar with its operations.

- Reuters - US

Colombia official says Venezuela raid may be tied to crisis

BOGOTA, Colombia — A Colombian official said a four-day incursion into the country by Venezuelan troops may have been linked to Colombia's...

- Townhall.com - US

Colombia official says Venezuela raid may be tied to crisis

A Colombian official said a four-day incursion by Venezuelan troops may have been linked to Colombia's call for elections in the troubled South American nation.

- FOX News - US

Venezuela paralyzed because of gasoline shortage: supplies rushed in from Houston

Although Venezuela has 18 refineries throughout the world and six on its own soil, on Thursday most states face a shortage of gasoline that has led to long lines at gas stations around the country. Venezuelans have spent hours in such lines, as they await a product that has been in short supply for several days in different ...

- MercoPress - FK

Maduro desperately selling assets to pay US$ 3.7bn in debts

In an effort to handle its overdue debts, Venezuela is all but giving away oil assets. President Nicolás Maduro is reportedly so desperate to pay the US$ 3.7 billion in debts that he is selling off the assets to Russia.

- MercoPress - FK

Trump should not turn his back on Latin America — like he did last week

It is time for the Trump administration to pay at least some attention to Latin America. Even bankrupt Venezuela has been quicker and more generous than the United States during … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Venezuelan troops invaded Colombia this week. But just a little bit.

The puzzling episode has kept tensions simmering between the two countries, whose busy land border has become the site of spillover problems from crisis-wracked Venezuela.

- Washington Post - US

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