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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.
NEWS
August 5, 2016
By Michael A. MacDowell It's debatable whether it was Einstein, Ben Franklin, Mark Twain, or none of them who said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome. What isn't debatable is the validity of the statement. Individuals, institutions, and countries should learn from past mistakes, but they don't. Take Venezuela. When Hugo Chávez, the self-styled democratic socialist, was elected president of Venezuela in 1999, the country was wealthy, possessing immense proven oil reserves.
SPORTS
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.
NEWS
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!"
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
June 10, 2016 | By Erin McCarthy, STAFF WRITER
Copa America Centenario Group Stage, Thursday, 7:30 p.m. at Lincoln Financial Field. TV: FS1 Streaming: Fox: FoxSports.com/Go Univision: Univision.com/Deportes How they will play it Venezuela: Venezuela beat Jamaica, 1-0, to open Group C play earlier this week in Chicago. The goal came courtesy of an interception by defender Rolf Feltscher and a strike by forward Josef Martinez. . . . Standout forward Salomon Rondon has scored 10 goals so far this season and has proven himself poised under pressure.
SPORTS
July 4, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
The Phillies started the international free-agent period on Saturday by signing four of the top 50 available players, according to reports. All six of their signings came from Venezuela, more than any other team in baseball. The Phillies signed the South American country's best pitcher and two of its top infielders, according to Baseball America. All six of the free agents are 16 years old. Because of their dismal record last season, the Phils had the largest allotment to spend in the international market.
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
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.
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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August 5, 2016
By Michael A. MacDowell It's debatable whether it was Einstein, Ben Franklin, Mark Twain, or none of them who said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome. What isn't debatable is the validity of the statement. Individuals, institutions, and countries should learn from past mistakes, but they don't. Take Venezuela. When Hugo Chávez, the self-styled democratic socialist, was elected president of Venezuela in 1999, the country was wealthy, possessing immense proven oil reserves.
SPORTS
July 4, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
The Phillies started the international free-agent period on Saturday by signing four of the top 50 available players, according to reports. All six of their signings came from Venezuela, more than any other team in baseball. The Phillies signed the South American country's best pitcher and two of its top infielders, according to Baseball America. All six of the free agents are 16 years old. Because of their dismal record last season, the Phils had the largest allotment to spend in the international market.
SPORTS
June 17, 2016 | By Erin McCarthy, STAFF WRITER
Coach Jurgen Klinsmann summed it up best. "This is a huge statement to teams in South America or whoever watches it on TV," Klinsmann said. At the time, of course, he was referring to the U.S. men's national team 1-0 victory over Paraguay on Saturday. But his comment could easily have applied to any of the three Copa America Centenario group stage games played under the Lincoln Financial Field lights over the last week. Each game made a statement and did so inside a football stadium that usually holds 69,000 rowdy Eagles fans on autumn Sundays.
SPORTS
June 11, 2016 | By Erin McCarthy, STAFF WRITER
Clutching his head in his hands, Edinson Cavani doubled over in front of the goal in the 89th minute. The Uruguay forward had just watched his shot veer right of the goal and with it likely La Celeste's hope of advancing out of the Copa America Centenario's group stage. With star striker Luis Suarez sidelined by an injury, Uruguay looked lost in its 1-0 defeat, unable to capitalize on opportunities to get on the scoreboard and incapable of overpowering a Venezuela team that entered the tournament as a considerable underdog.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, STAFF WRITER
The Philadelphia Latino Film Festival (PHLAFF) returns this weekend for its fifth year with a selection of 21 films (with a focus on shorts and documentaries), a panel discussion, and a youth workshop. Selections this year include films from Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Peru, and, of course, the United States. Festival director Marangeli Mejia-Rabell said she hoped that PHLAFF not only raised the profile of minority filmmakers, but also inspired community activism.
SPORTS
June 10, 2016 | By Erin McCarthy, STAFF WRITER
Copa America Centenario Group Stage, Thursday, 7:30 p.m. at Lincoln Financial Field. TV: FS1 Streaming: Fox: FoxSports.com/Go Univision: Univision.com/Deportes How they will play it Venezuela: Venezuela beat Jamaica, 1-0, to open Group C play earlier this week in Chicago. The goal came courtesy of an interception by defender Rolf Feltscher and a strike by forward Josef Martinez. . . . Standout forward Salomon Rondon has scored 10 goals so far this season and has proven himself poised under pressure.
SPORTS
June 10, 2016 | By Erin McCarthy, STAFF WRITER
Uruguay head coach Oscar Tabarez spoke bluntly Wednesday about the health of star striker Luis Suarez, who has been recovering from a hamstring injury he suffered last month. "He still hasn't finished his rehab," Tabarez said through an interpreter, "and until that happens he won't be used on the team. " Tabarez said he wanted the Barcelona standout to be healthy for World Cup qualifiers. Venezuela coach Rafael Dudamel said he had anticipated Suarez would play, but either way, the game would be a challenge.
SPORTS
June 9, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Luis Suarez joked around with teammates at the beginning of Uruguay's training session late Tuesday afternoon at the University of Pennsylvania and moved freely and fluidly. While the 15 minutes open to reporters before the true training began wasn't much, Uruguay fans looked for any positive news about the Barcelona star. Seeing Suarez move well, albeit in short bursts, could be the first step in the good news department. The speculation will continue as to whether Suarez will play in Uruguay's second Copa America Group C game, 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at Lincoln Financial Field against Venezuela.
SPORTS
June 8, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Boosted by Sunday's opening 1-0 Copa America win over Jamaica in Chicago, Venezuela's soccer team came to Philadelphia a confident group. On Thursday, Venezuela will face Uruguay in the second Group C game for both teams. The match at Lincoln Financial Field begins at 7:30 p.m. Uruguay opened with a 3-1 loss to Mexico in Glendale, Ariz. Uruguay worked out in Arizona before flying to Philadelphia. Venezuela trained Monday night at the practice facility of the Union at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester.
SPORTS
May 30, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
CHICAGO - If you enjoyed Odubel Herrera's emphatic bat flip - the lumber is still floating somewhere over Detroit's Comerica Park - then you should catch a flight this winter to Latin America, where the player's enthusiasm has its roots. Herrera, who has been the team's source of energy this season, has played with flair since the Phillies acquired him before last season. He slaps his hands to his batting helmet after big hits, mimicking a pair of bull horns to match his nickname of "El Torito.
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