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123,000 Venezuelans cross border shopping for scarce food
by Hannah Dreier - July 18, 2016 - 8:20am
More than 100,000 Venezuelans, some of whom drove through the night in caravans, crossed into Colombia over the weekend to hunt for food and medicine that are in short supply at home.
Thousands cross Venezuela border shopping for scarce food
by Hannah Dreier - July 17, 2016 - 9:45pm
Caravans of Venezuelan families drove for hours Sunday on bandit-plagued highways to a checkpoint on the Colombian border where they'll be able to cross and hunt for food and medicine that are in short supply at...
Reported abuses by Venezuelan police during crime crackdown
by Hannah Dreier - April 4, 2016 - 4:36pm
A leading human rights group says Venezuelan police committed widespread abuses during a nationwide crime crackdown last year in which 245 people dead.
Venezuela opposition controls congress after 17 years
by Hannah Dreier - January 5, 2016 - 1:51pm
Venezuela's opposition took majority control of the National Assembly, setting the stage for a potential power struggle with socialist President Nicolas Maduro.
Combative Venezuela opposition leader will head congress
by Hannah Dreier - January 4, 2016 - 11:44am
An outspoken opposition leader known for embracing confrontation was chosen Sunday to head Venezuela's new congress when it opens in two days as a counterweight to the socialist administration.
Venezuela President Maduro vows to fight opposition
by Hannah Dreier - December 9, 2015 - 12:16pm
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro is promising to protect the country's socialist revolution from what he says are "bad guy" opposition leaders who will take control of Congress next month.
Outrage after Venezuela opposition leader killed
by Hannah Dreier - November 27, 2015 - 3:00pm
The slaying of a Venezuelan opposition leader at a campaign rally is becoming an international flashpoint a week before critical congressional elections.
Venezuela extends border closure despite Colombia's protests
by Hannah Dreier - August 28, 2015 - 7:32pm
Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro on Friday broadened a crackdown on Colombian migrants and border smugglers that has drawn strong rebuke by Colombian leaders and international organizations.
Venezuela crackdown stuns once-welcomed Colombian migrants
by Hannah Dreier - August 27, 2015 - 7:12pm
Leidy Echeverri fled the Colombian countryside six years ago with her toddler in tow after a paramilitary group threatened her husband's life. Now she's again taken her children and run, this time in the other direction,...
Venezuelan opposition stages march against hunger
by Hannah Dreier - August 9, 2015 - 12:16pm
Critics of Venezuela's socialist administration staged a small protest against hunger and crime in Caracas Saturday as the South American country struggles to control violence in food lines.
Venezuela allows sale of dollars at near-black market rate
by Hannah Dreier - February 20, 2015 - 2:06am
Venezuelans are lining up to change money as the country allows banks and money exchangers to trade dollars at a rate near the country's black currency market.
Venezuelan president follows Chavez's NY footsteps
by Hannah Dreier - September 25, 2014 - 3:41am
Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro is following in the footsteps of the late Hugo Chavez in his first presidential visit to the Big Apple.
Venezuelan conspiracy theories a threat to critics
by Hannah Dreier - July 24, 2014 - 4:44am
Roderick Navarro was in class when he got the news that a high-ranking minister had accused him of plotting to assassinate Venezuela's president.
Venezuela issues ID cards to curtail food hoarding
by Hannah Dreier - April 2, 2014 - 3:31am
Battling food shortages, the government is rolling out a new ID system that is either a grocery loyalty card with extra muscle or the most dramatic step yet toward rationing in Venezuela, depending on who is describing...
Disney World among casualties of US-Venezuela spat
by Hannah Dreier - March 25, 2014 - 1:29pm
U.S.-Venezuela relations have been deteriorating for years, and for members of the socialist-governed county's better off, the failed diplomacy is suddenly endangering a dearly held value: Disney World.
Gambler sues, says he lost $500,000 playing drunk
by Hannah Dreier - March 7, 2014 - 2:33am
A businessman who lost $500,000 on table games at a Las Vegas casino on Super Bowl weekend is arguing that he shouldn't have to pay because he was blackout drunk.
Electric race car debuts on Las Vegas strip
by Hannah Dreier - January 7, 2014 - 1:49pm
A new kind of race car is making its debut with cartoonishly loud revving, the smell of burning rubber, and not a trace of exhaust.
Soccer star Beckham will promote casinos in China
by Hannah Dreier - December 23, 2013 - 10:59am
Retired soccer star and sometime underwear model David Beckham has signed on to help promote Las Vegas Sands' properties in Singapore and the Chinese gambling enclave of Macau.
Britney Spears makes official Las Vegas entrance
by Hannah Dreier - December 4, 2013 - 10:33am
Fire-breathers, contortionists, snake charmers and hunky dancers welcomed Britney Spears to the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Tuesday afternoon, in a staged event kicking off the pop icon's two-year Las...
New skill-based casino slots play for video gamers
by Hannah Dreier - September 28, 2013 - 2:18am
Atari's 1981 hit Centipede is an antique in the video game world, but it's the hottest new thing in the casino industry.
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