February 28, 1987 |
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.
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.
January 28, 2013 |
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!"
June 22, 1991 |
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.
August 18, 1990 |
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.
August 28, 2000 |
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.
July 11, 2013 |
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.
December 29, 2005 |
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.
February 25, 2014 |
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.
September 9, 1987 |
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.