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February 28, 1987 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Venezuela and its major foreign creditors have agreed to refinance $21.2 billion in public-sector debt that had been refinanced in 1986, the official news agency Venpres reported yesterday. Venezuelan Finance Minister Manuel Azpurua and Central Bank president Hernan Anzola traveled to New York yesterday morning for the signing of the agreement, the news agency said, quoting Finance Ministry sources. Venezuela's total foreign debt of $32 billion is the fourth-largest in the Third World.
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November 20, 2012
DARIN RUF'S magical mystery tour is still going strong. The slugger is currently spreading his home run gospel in Venezuela, where he leads the winter league with 10 home runs in 120 at-bats and is fifth with a .942 OPS (.258/.368/.570). In fact, the locals are starting to talk about the potential of Ruf breaking the single-season record of 20 home runs set by Baudilio Diaz in 1979-80. Problem is, Ruf isn't sticking around for the whole winter-ball season. He's scheduled to return to the United States this week, at which point he will enjoy Thanksgiving with his family and grab some rest after a long season.
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January 28, 2013 | By Ian James, Associated Press
CARACAS, Venezuela - Authorities on Sunday finished evacuating inmates from a prison where 61 were reported killed in one of the deadliest prison clashes in the nation's history. Penitentiary Service Minister Iris Varela said in a message on Twitter that the evacuation of Uribana prison in the city of Barquisimeto was completed on Sunday morning. Inmates were loaded aboard buses and driven to other prisons. Varela posted photos of inmates filing out led by authorities, and said that what will come next for the prison is "now the reconstruction!"
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June 22, 1991 | By Marc Narducci, Special to The Inquirer
Five Albright College basketball players with South Jersey roots recently returned from a five-game exhibition tour in Venezuela. Even though Albright did not win any of its five games, the Lions gained invaluable experience. "The competition was like playing Division I schools," Albright sports information director Elliot Tannenbaum said. "We didn't expect to go there looking for a lot of wins, but we knew that that the players would benefit from the competition. " One of the most pleasant surprises on the trip was Jim Hoopes, a 6-foot-7 freshman center from Holy Spirit High.
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August 18, 1990 | By Christopher Marquis, Inquirer Washington Bureau
Venezuela, which just two weeks ago promised to increase oil exports to help offset the loss in Iraqi and Kuwaiti oil, is having second thoughts. In a major reversal, President Carlos Andres Perez announced earlier this week that Venezuela would not take action independent of the quota-setting cartel, and issued a joint plea yesterday with Saudi Arabia for an emergency meeting of member nations. The announcement came just 10 days after Perez privately assured Vice President Quayle that Venezuela would increase its oil output by as much as 500,000 barrels a day to help ward off price increases following Iraq's invasion of Kuwait.
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August 28, 2000 | Daily News Wire Services
The team from Maracaibo, Venezuela, is going home with a big haul: the Little League World Series title and a shipment of new bats. Maracaibo, which arrived in central Pennsylvania with only one bat, got new ones through donations, and used those acquisitions to full effect. "He hasn't used that bat anymore," said Luis Sanchez, interpreting for Maracaibo manager Eduvino Quevedo. "He soon found out that the other bats were more explosive. " It wasn't Maracaibo's bats that clinched them the title with Saturday's 3-2 win over Bellaire, Texas, but two wild pitches and an error that led to three runs.
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July 11, 2013 | By Jim Heintz, Associated Press
MOSCOW - The WikiLeaks secret-spilling site on Tuesday said NSA leaker Edward Snowden has not yet formally accepted asylum in Venezuela, trying to put to rest growing confusion over whether he had taken up the country's offer. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has offered asylum to Snowden and says his country received a request from the former NSA systems analyst. But Snowden, who is believed to be in a Moscow airport's transit zone, has applied for asylum in other countries as well, and it is not clear how easy it would be for him to travel to the Latin American country.
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December 29, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
Venezuela offered to host part of next year's World Baseball Classic in place of Puerto Rico and suggested moving the final to Canada, proposals aimed at keeping Cuba in the 16-team tournament. Such an arrangement would open the way for communist-led Cuba to participate in the first World Cup-style baseball tournament. Cuba is banned from playing on U.S. soil, and Puerto Rico is a U.S. commonwealth. The U.S. Treasury Department has rejected Cuba's tournament application, apparently because of concerns that Fidel Castro's government could enjoy financial gain by participating.
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February 25, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
CLEARWATER, Fla. - It was shortly after 8 a.m. yesterday in the home clubhouse at Bright House Field. Several players in the back end of the room were watching the Olympic ice hockey gold-medal game between Canada and Sweden. Another group was fixated on the highlights from the NFL's scouting combine on the other television screen. Freddy Galvis was huddled in front of his locker stall, glued to his phone. Two hours later, he was on the field, guzzling up ground balls with the precision of a high-end vacuum cleaner.
NEWS
September 9, 1987 | From Inquirer Wire Services
At least 62 people were killed and at least 112 injured in a flood and mudslide that devastated a middle-class suburb, and authorities said yesterday that the death toll would rise into the hundreds. Unofficial reports said there were more than 200 known dead in the mudslide and floods, at least 250 missing, 1,000 people injured and 20,000 homeless. No official casualty figures were released. Alejandro Azuaje, press director for the government of Aragua state in central Venezuela, said landslides cut a mountain highway connecting Maracay with the Atlantic coast town of Ocumare in three places, sweeping away scores of cars and at least two buses carrying returning vacationers.
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May 8, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
ATLANTA - When Elvis Araujo jogged in from the visiting bullpen to the mound at Turner Field on Tuesday night, he was able to shake off some of the big-league butterflies that are natural for anyone in his major league debut. All Araujo had to do was look behind him to see the defense he had up the middle: shortstop Freddy Galvis, second baseman Cesar Hernandez and centerfielder Odubel Herrera. The same Venezuelan trio was back in those positions when Araujo, also Venezuelan, pitched out of the 'pen again on Wednesday.
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February 23, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Starter-turned-reliever Ethan Martin is back to starting. At least for now. "He needs to pitch. He didn't get enough reps last year," Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Saturday. "I think he needs to work on all his stuff and the command of all his pitches, and I think this is the best way to do it and get his arm strength going. " Martin, the 25-year-old righthander the Phillies acquired in 2012 from the Los Angeles Dodgers for Shane Victorino, spent last year as a reliever.
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February 25, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
CLEARWATER, Fla. - It was shortly after 8 a.m. yesterday in the home clubhouse at Bright House Field. Several players in the back end of the room were watching the Olympic ice hockey gold-medal game between Canada and Sweden. Another group was fixated on the highlights from the NFL's scouting combine on the other television screen. Freddy Galvis was huddled in front of his locker stall, glued to his phone. Two hours later, he was on the field, guzzling up ground balls with the precision of a high-end vacuum cleaner.
NEWS
July 11, 2013 | By Jim Heintz, Associated Press
MOSCOW - The WikiLeaks secret-spilling site on Tuesday said NSA leaker Edward Snowden has not yet formally accepted asylum in Venezuela, trying to put to rest growing confusion over whether he had taken up the country's offer. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has offered asylum to Snowden and says his country received a request from the former NSA systems analyst. But Snowden, who is believed to be in a Moscow airport's transit zone, has applied for asylum in other countries as well, and it is not clear how easy it would be for him to travel to the Latin American country.
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July 7, 2013 | Associated Press
MANAGUA, Nicaragua - Presidents Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua and Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela said Friday that they were willing to grant asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden. The U.S. fugitive has asked for asylum in several countries, including Nicaragua and Venezuela. "As head of state, the government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela decided to offer humanitarian asylum to the young American Edward Snowden so that he can live [without] ... persecution from the empire," Maduro said, referring to the United States.
NEWS
June 6, 2013
U.S., Venezuela agree to talk ANTIGUA, Guatemala - The United States and Venezuela have agreed to begin a high-level dialogue with the aim of restoring ambassador-level relations and ending more than a decade of steadily deteriorating ties, Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday. On his first trip to Latin America since taking office and after meeting Venezuela's foreign minister in the first cabinet-level discussion between the two nations in at least several years, Kerry said he was hopeful that a rapprochement could be achieved.
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May 19, 2013 | By Karl Ritter, Associated Press
PETARE, Venezuela - Stern-looking soldiers clutching assault rifles wave down the beat-up Chevy Caprice entering this sprawling slum on the outskirts of Caracas. Flashlights in his face, the driver steps out and places his hands on the roof while the soldiers frisk him for drugs and weapons. He's clean, and a hand gesture from the commanding officer sends him off into the maze of ramshackle homes that is Petare, one of the most dangerous parts of Venezuela's notoriously crime-infested capital.
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April 20, 2013 | By Juan Forero and Emilia Diaz-Struck, Washington Post
CARACAS, Venezuela - People have spit on each other in the meat section, and one woman had to be stopped from throwing a soft drink at another in the checkout line. Grocery owner Jose Duarte finally had enough when a customer berated a shopper in military uniform for serving the socialist government, which on Friday is inaugurating Nicolas Maduro as president while his adversaries plan protests. So Duarte, for 28 years the owner of the Li Car Ch market, put up signs a few weeks ago: "Talking politics is prohibited in this locale.
NEWS
April 18, 2013 | By Vivian Sequera and Fabiola Sanchez, Associated Press
CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela's president-elect blamed the opposition Tuesday for seven deaths and 61 injuries that the government says have occurred in disturbances protesting his election, and he accused the United States of organizing the unrest. Opposition candidate Henrique Capriles later accused the government of being behind the violence. President-elect Nicolas Maduro's accusation against Washington came after the State Department said it would not recognize the results of Sunday's unexpectedly close election without the vote-by-vote recount being demanded by Capriles.
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April 16, 2013 | By Frank Bajak and Vivian Sequera, Associated Press
CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela's government-friendly electoral council quickly certified the razor-thin presidential victory of Hugo Chavez's handpicked successor Monday, apparently ignoring opposition demands for a recount as antigovernment protests broke out in the bitterly polarized nation. People stood on their balconies in Caracas apartment buildings banging pots and pans in protest as the electoral council's president proclaimed Nicolas Maduro president for the next six years. Across town, thousands of students clashed with National Guard troops in riot gear who fired tear gas and plastic bullets to turn the protesters back from marching on the city center.
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