Socialist Party legislators called on Monday for a probe of another Venezuelan opposition leader accused of conspiring against President Nicolas Maduro, just days after the mayor of Caracas was arrested on similar charges.
Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona renewed his contract with Venezuelan television station Telesur, which in April had invited him to be a commentator during the World Cup in Brazil, the station said on its website.
A US court Tuesday fined a Venezuelan traveller $89,000 for joking that he was carrying explosives in his luggage, for which the authorities declared a security alert at two terminals at Miami international airport in October.
San Marcos de Arica striker Emilio Renteria was for the second time in two weeks the target of Chilean fans` racist insults, this time prompting the referee to suspend a match against Deportes Iquique on Saturday.
The US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to impose targeted sanctions on Venezuelan officials responsible for violent crackdowns on anti-government protests that have left at least 42 people dead.
Venezuelan state television said on Wednesday that a woman died after an ambulance taking her to hospital was blocked by opposition protesters in Caracas, bring to six the number of fatalities in a week of political unrest.
Prez Hugo Chavez and leaders of the Venezuelan Catholic Church are tangling like never before, angering parishioners who feel the president and his clerical detractors aren`t following Jesus Christ`s creed of brotherly love.
President Hugo Chavez has threatened to nationalize banks that violate regulations, saying he`ll do whatever is necessary to prevent irregularities amid a scandal that has prompted his govt to take over management of four banks.