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Venezuela announces death of President Chavez

March 5, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

CARACAS, Venezuela Venezuela’s vice president announced that President Hugo Chavez died on Tuesday, ending 14 years of rule by the firebrand socialist but leaving his party firmly in control of the nation. Continue Reading

Fire spreads at Venezuela refinery

August 27, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

PUNTO FIJO, Venezuela An intense fire at a Venezuelan refinery spread to a third fuel tank Monday nearly three days after an explosion killed at least 41 people and injured more than 150. Continue Reading

Oil spill fouls Curacao shore

August 27, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

KINGSTON, Jamaica An extensive fuel spill has fouled a stretch of shoreline and oiled pink flamingos and other wildlife in a nature preserve in Curacao, conservationists and residents of the tiny Dutch Caribbean island said Monday. Continue Reading

Venezuela refinery blast kills 26

August 25, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

CARACAS, Venezuela A huge explosion rocked Venezuela’s biggest oil refinery and unleashed a ferocious fire Saturday, killing at least 26 people and injuring more than 80 others in one of the deadliest disasters ever to hit the country’s key oil industry. Continue Reading

First ever opposition presidential primary to be voted on today in Venezuela

February 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Venezuelans lined up to vote on Sunday in the country’s first-ever opposition presidential primary, choosing a single challenger they hope will have what it takes to finally defeat President Hugo Chavez after 13 years in office. Continue Reading

Venezuelan river contaminated after oil spill

February 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Crude oil that spilled from a ruptured pipeline has blackened a river in eastern Venezuela, and the state oil company said workers are containing the spill. Continue Reading

Latin American, Caribbean leaders says world economy top worry

December 3, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Leaders from across Latin America and the Caribbean pledged closer ties to safeguard their economies from the world financial crisis as they formed a new bloc today including every nation in the hemisphere except the U.S. and Canada. Several presidents stressed during the two-day summit that they hope to ride out turbulent times by boosting local industries and increasing trade within the region. Continue Reading

Ex-Twins catcher Ramos freed in Venezuelan police commander raid of abductors

November 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The kidnapping ordeal of Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos, a former Minnesota Twin, ended after two days when Venezuelan police commandos swooped in to rescue him in a flurry of gunfire and arrested five alleged abductors.
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Abduction in Venezuela of ex-Twins catcher Ramos shakens athletes, MLB

November 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Venezuelan government sent top investigators Thursday to hunt for Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos, whose abduction has shaken Venezuela’s elite athletes and focused attention on the nation’s sharp rise in kidnappings for ransom. Washington acquired Ramos from the Minnesota Twins in a trade for All-Star relief pitcher Matt Capps in July 2010.
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Washington Nationals catcher Ramos, an ex-Twin, abducted by gunmen in Venezuela

November 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Wilson Ramos, 24, who was traded by the Minnesota Twins in 2010, was taken away in an SUV by four armed men in Santa Ines in central Carabobo state, Kathe Vilera, spokeswoman for the catcher’s Venezuelan League team, said through her official Twitter account. Continue Reading