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Venezeula Skier Never Trained on Snow—and it Showed.

For a Venezuelan skier who had only trained on wheels beneath a bright sun, the slopes of Finland proved a mighty challenge, per AP . Adrian Solano wobbled nervously backward as he exited the starting gate at the Lahti2017 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships this week. He fumbled into the white...

- Newser - US

Watch: 'Worst skier alive' wobbles past world championship finish line.

  A Venezuelan athlete who had never worn skis or trained on snow has achieved his dream of competing in the world ski championships.  Adrian Solano wobbled, rolled and slid down the cross-country course at the 2017 Nordic Skiing World Championships in Finland as commentators looked on aghast and dubbed him the "worst ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Columnist: Trump an Enemy of the Media, Just Like Hugo Chavez.

Almost fifteen years ago, South Park paid tribute to a trailblazing animated TV series by calling an episode “The Simpsons Already Did It.” According to Columbia Journalism Review columnist Joel Simon, regardless of the current hubbub over President Trump’s media-bashing, several “Latin American ...

- NewsBusters - US

Venezuela denounces France for treatment of 'world's worst skier'.

Apparently the French officials didn’t believe that Adrian Solano was actually a professional skier – asking him if there was even snow in Venezuela and accusing of him of trying to illegally immigrate to the European nation.

- FOX News - US

Venezuela, Libya again lose UN vote rights over dues debts.

Venezuela and Libya have been suspended from voting in the U.N. General Assembly for the second time in two years because of millions of dollars in unpaid dues to the world body.

- The Daily Star - LB

Venezuela, Libya again lose UN vote rights over dues debts.

UNITED NATIONS " Venezuela and Libya have been suspended from voting in the U.N. General Assembly for the second time in two years because of millions of dollars in unpaid dues to the world body.The Assembly decided this week...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Venezuela's VP alleged front man in Miami piling up properties since 2011.

As part of the sanctions, the U.S. government has frozen the assets of five limited liability companies in Florida owned by Lopez.

- FOX News - US

Venezuela denounces France for treat of 'world's worst skier'.

Apparently the French officials didn’t believe that Adrian Solano was actually a professional skier – asking him if there was even snow in Venezuela and accusing of him of trying to illegally immigrate to the European nation.

- FOX News - US

To help restore democracy in Venezuela, Trump must stop harassing Mexico.

Many Venezuelan opposition leaders and exiles are hopeful that President Trump will take a tough line on Venezuela, and help restore democracy in that country. But I'm skeptical, for a … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Israel denies 'hostile' Human Rights Watch access.

Israel now joins countries such as Cuba, Egypt, Syria, Sudan and Venezuela that have blocked access for Human Rights Watch staff members.

- ABC News - AU

Jamaican refinery due $1-billion overhaul.

The governments of Venezuela and Jamaica have finalized an agreement to undertake the long-planned expansion and modernization of their Petrojam Ltd. joint venture’s 36,000-b/d hydroskimming refinery in Kingston, Jamaica.

- OGJ - US

AP Analysis: Why Venezuelans have lost hope life will change

BY HANNAH DREIER AND JOSHUA GOODMAN CARACAS, Venezuela , Venezuela is so short on food that tens of thousands are going hungry or even starving. Its murder rate is among the highest in the world. Its economy is so crippled that the average shopper spends 35 hours a month waiting in line - three times

- Ya Libnan - US

Thousands of Venezuelans going hungry or even starving

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela is so short on food that tens of thousands are going hungry or even starving. Its murder rate is among the highest in the world. Its economy is so crippled that the average shopper spends 35 hours a month waiting in line — three times more than in 2014.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Venezuela's Drug 'Kingpin' Vice President Attacks U.S. in NYT Full Page Ad

The New York Times published a full-page open letter by Venezuela's Vice President, Tareck El Aissami, on Wednesday, condemning the U.S. Department of the Treasury for sanctioning him as an official Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficker' for his ties to drug organizations.

- Breitbart - US

Venezuelan president meets Jewish leaders to build cooperation

President Nicolas Maduro welcomes Jewish leaders at the governmental palace to strengthen cooperation.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

For Venezuelan skier, Finnish slopes prove mighty challenge

CARACAS, Venezuela " For a Venezuelan skier who had only trained on wheels beneath a bright sun, the slopes of Finland proved a mighty challenge.Adrian Solano wobbled nervously backward as he exited the starting gate at the...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Protest over skier's expulsion by France

Venezuelan cross-country skier Adrian Solano was expelled from France on his way to a training camp.

- BBC - UK

Venezuela denying trial to US man held since June, case goes to the UN

Holt is being held in a prison run by Venezuela's intelligence police, which also holds a number of activists that the opposition considers political prisoners.

- FOX News - US

Venezuela protests over skier's expulsion from France

Venezuelan cross-country skier Adrian Solano was expelled from France on his way to a training camp.

- BBC - UK

Are celebrities deliberately messing up their award show performances?

How the "accidental" tumble came to dominate awards season. The first thing I saw about last night's Brit awards is that during Katy Perry's performance of her new single Chained to the Rhythm' a dancer – dressed as a house – fell off the stage. The new left shark  #BRITs2017 #KatyPerryBRITS pic.twitter.com/sObIoofgGv ...

- New Statesman - UK

New-look Salt Lake stadium gets training pitch inside complex

Kolkata, Feb 23 The Salt Lake Stadium was unrecognisable both from outside and inside when FIFA U-17 tournament director for the Local organising Committee Javier Ceppi and Subrata Dutta came to visit here on Thursday. The front entrance of the colossal amphitheatre which has hosted many riveting football ties in the past ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Venezuelan vice-president publishes full page in New York Times rebuking drug trafficking charges

Tareck El Aissami, the recently appointed vice president in Venezuela, took out a full-page in The New York Times on Wednesday to rebuke sanctions against him and other Venezuelan officials leveled by the US government over drug trafficking charges. El Aissami, who was named alongside an alleged associate, was declared by ...

- MercoPress - FK

Venezuelan Catholics face backlash for opposing government

Caracas, Venezuela, Feb 23, 2017 / 12:02 am .- After speaking against alleged government misconduct, human rights abuses and delay of free elections, Catholic churches and clergy around Venezuela are facing a wave of protests from pro-government supporters. A string of incidents began on the morning of Jan. 29, as ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EST

AP Analysis: Why Venezuelans have lost hope life will change CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela is so short on food that tens of thousands are going hungry or even starving. … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

AP Analysis: Why Venezuelans have lost hope life will change

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela is so short on food that tens of thousands are going hungry or even starving. Its murder rate is among the...

- Townhall.com - US

Venezuelan vice president slams drug sanctions in full-page NYT ad

Andrew V. PestanoFeb. 22 -- Venezuela's vice president released an open letter in which he proclaimed his innocence over drug trafficking accusations raised by the United States.

- UPI - US

Venezuela's vice president took out a full-page ad in The New York Times to defend himself against sanctions

Reuters Tareck El Aissami, the recently appointed vice president in Venezuela, took out a full-page in The New York Times on Wednesday to rebuke sanctions against him and other Venezuelan officials leveled by the US government over drug trafficking charges. El Aissami, who was named alongside an alleged associate, was ...

- Business Insider - US

Venezuela VP blasts drug sanctions in full-page NY Times ad

CARACAS, Venezuela " Venezuela's Vice President is using a full-page advertisement in the New York Times to lash out at Trump administration's decision to sanction him for drug trafficking.Tareck El Aissami calls the accusations...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

'Politics of demonization' breeding division and fear: Amnesty

Source: Amnesty International Country: Bangladesh, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Honduras, Hungary, India, Iran , Myanmar, Philippines, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Food crisis: 9.6M eat 2 or fewer meals

A mother contemplates how she does her food shopping amid shortages and high inflation in Venezuela: Whatever is cheapest in the season is what her children eat, substituting one thing for another and in much smaller portions than before.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Report: 75 Percent of Venezuelans Have Significantly Lost Weight Amid Food Crisis

Nearly 75 percent of the population in Venezuela has lost an average of 19 pounds over the past year because of a lack of food in the midst of the nation's crippling financial crisis, Fox News reported.

- Newsmax - US

Venezuelan art promoter, journalist Sofia Imber dies at 92

CARACAS, Venezuela — Sofia Imber, who turned a garage into the Caracas Museum of Contemporary Art and became one of Venezuela's most influential women journalists, died Monday in the capital. She was 92.

- Billings Gazette - US

New study shows 75 percent of Venezuelans losing dangerous amounts of weight due to starvation

The South American country of Venezuela, infamously known for its wide reaching socialist policies that have left the country devastated, has reached a point where…

- TheBlaze.com - US

Free Expression Under Fire as Venezuela Takes CNN Spanish Off the Air

CNN broadcasts will now be freely available in Venezuela on YouTube — but what does it matter in the country with one of the slowest Internet connections in the region?

- Global Voices - US

'Maduro Diet': 3 Out of 4 Venezuelans Lost 'At Least 19 Pounds' in 2016

A poll released this week among Venezuelan nationals found that 75 percent of Venezuelans reported losing "at least 19 pounds" in 2016, while 93 percent of Venezuelans said they do not have the money to secure three meals a day for themselves.

- Breitbart - US

Breitbart News Daily: Trump's New General

On the Tuesday edition of Breitbart News Daily, broadcast live on SiriusXM Patriot Channel 125 from 6AM to 9AM Eastern, Breitbart Washington Political Editor Matthew Boyle will continue our discussion of President Trump's first 100 days. Lindsay Walters, the Deputy White House Press Secretary, will discuss Trump's choice of ...

- Breitbart - US

Study: Venezuelans lost 19 lbs. on average over past year due to lack of food

The nationwide survey found that as many as 32.5 percent eat only once or twice a day — the figure was 11.3 just a year ago.

- FOX News - US

Venezuelan art promoter, journalist Sofia Imber dies at 92

CARACAS, Venezuela " Sofia Imber, who turned a garage into the Caracas Museum of Contemporary Art and became one of Venezuela's most influential women journalists, died Monday in the capital. She was 92.The former director...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

No change of strategy against City, says Monaco's Jardim

MANCHESTER, Feb 21 — Leonardo Jardim says there will be no battening down the hatches when his Monaco side play Manchester City in the Champions League last 16 first leg clash today at the Etihad Stadium. The 42-year-old Venezuela-born coach...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Hugo Chavez probed over Odebrecht scandal, Venezuelan lawmaker says

Andrew V. PestanoFeb. 20 -- Late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is under investigation over his possible role in the Odebrecht corruption scandal, a National Assembly member said.

- UPI - US

Venezuela: 75% of population lost 19 pounds amid crisis

Andrew V. PestanoFeb. 19 -- Venezuela's Living Conditions Survey found nearly 75 percent of the population lost an average at least 19 pounds in 2016 due to a lack of proper nutrition.

- UPI - US

'Venezuela is not a democracy' Argentina's president tells Spanish media

Argentina's President Mauricio Macri used some of his harshest language yet against Venezuela's socialist government in comments to Spanish media published on Saturday ahead of his trip to Madrid. “Enough with euphemisms, Venezuela is not a democracy,” the center-right Macri said, according to leading newspaper ...

- Ya Libnan - US

'Venezuela is not a democracy' Argentina's Macri tells Spanish media

BUENOS AIRES - Argentina's President Mauricio Macri used some of his harshest language yet against Venezuela's socialist government in comments to Spanish media published yesterday ahead of his trip to Madrid.

- Stabroek News - GY

AP Top Stories February 18 P

Here's the latest for Saturday, February 18: President Trump holds a campaign rally in Florida; Vice President Pence talks NATO at the Munich Security Council; Spaniards demand government take in refugees; Venezuelans protest for jailed political leader.         

- USA TODAY - US

Colombian families flee criminal gangs as Farc leaves, says UN

The UN says criminal groups are filling the power vacuum left by rebels near the Venezuelan border.

- BBC - UK

Backed by Trump Venezuelans march to demand release of Lopez

CARACAS, Venezuela — Hundreds of Venezuelans are marching Saturday to demand the release of activist Leopoldo Lopez on the third anniversary...

- Townhall.com - US

Iran And North Korea: Is The Geopolitical Risk Premium Back?

It's difficult to ascertain what non-OPEC, and even some OPEC members, will do about future supply cuts. According to energy trader, Martin Tillier, 90 percent compliance is a good sign for OPEC, but Venezuela, UAE and Iraq aren't following commitments.' Contrary signals are also coming from Nigeria and Libya. Libya is a ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Matsuyama stumbles to 100th place in suspended second round at Genesis Open

Hideki Matsuyama had an uncharacteristic six bogeys Friday in the second round of the Genesis Open that was affected by high winds and heavy rain as play was suspended for the second straight day. While Matsuyama fell to 100th place, Sam Saunders, grandson of American golf legend Arnold Palmer, and Jhnonattan Vegas of ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Accused 'frontman' in Venezuelan drug ring also tees it up at Trump's Doral golf resort

The Trump administration this week froze the assets of a wealthy Venezuelan businessman named Samark Lopez Bello, accusing him of being the frontman' in a narco-trafficking scheme run by the … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Jamaica, Venezuela agree to Petrojam upgrade

Energy Minister Dr Andrew Wheatley returned from Caracas early Thursday morning happy and relieved that Jamaica and Venezuela had finally arrived at an agreement on the long-awaited upgrade of the Petrojam refinery in Kingston.

- Stabroek News - GY

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