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From TheJournal.ie At least 50 dead in Venezuela prison riot Venezuela

At least 50 dead in Venezuela prison riot

The government said the riot was set off after inmates at the Uribana prison rebelled against prison authorities who had launched a sweep of the facility in search of illicit weapons.

From TheJournal.ie Spanish newspaper apologises for fake Chavez hospital picture Sorry

Spanish newspaper apologises for fake Chavez hospital picture

El Pais published a photograph it said was of ailing president Hugo Chavez in his hospital bed – provoking a furious reaction from Venezuela.

From TheJournal.ie Chavez not in coma, responding well to treatment, says brother El Presidente

Chavez not in coma, responding well to treatment, says brother

The brother of Hugo Chavez says reports that the family is discussing ending life support for the Venezuelan leader are totally false.

From TheJournal.ie Chavez suffering from 'respiratory insufficiency' Chavez

Chavez suffering from 'respiratory insufficiency'

Hugo Chavez’s top aides say the opposition and the media have used the Venezuelan president’s poor health to wage a “psychological war” to destabilise the country.

From TheJournal.ie Venezuela cancels New Year's Eve parties as Chavez takes turn for the worse El Presidente

Venezuela cancels New Year's Eve parties as Chavez takes turn for the worse

The Venezuelan president has developed new complications from an infection after undergoing his latest round of cancer-related surgery.

From TheJournal.ie Chavez suffered 'complications' but recovering, his aides say El Presidente

Chavez suffered 'complications' but recovering, his aides say

The leader of Venezuela underwent treatment for cancer in Cuba earlier this week.

From TheJournal.ie Chavez recovering after 'successful' cancer surgery Chavez

Chavez recovering after 'successful' cancer surgery

The Venezuelan president flew to Havana, Cuba, for surgery on Monday after revealing his cancer had returned.

From TheJournal.ie Venezuela: Chavez admits cancer relapse and designates his successor Venezuela

Venezuela: Chavez admits cancer relapse and designates his successor

Chavez has not disclosed details of the type of cancer has has but in a significant move he has designated his successor, vice president Nicolas Maduro.

From TheJournal.ie Chavez returns from Cuba after cancer treatment El Presidente

Chavez returns from Cuba after cancer treatment

The Venezuelan president said he was very happy to be back but did not elaborate on his health.

From TheJournal.ie Fidel Castro is 'seen in public' as reports of stroke are dismissed Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro is 'seen in public' as reports of stroke are dismissed

Venezuela’s Vice President, Elias Jaua, said that he met with the aging revolutionary, which was Castro’s first public appearance in a number of months.

From TheJournal.ie Six more years: Chavez wins fourth term as Venezuela's president Venezuela This post contains videos

Six more years: Chavez wins fourth term as Venezuela's president

Facing his sternest test yet, the socialist leader saw off the challenge of Henrique Capriles in yesterday’s election and could now complete 20 years in office.

From TheJournal.ie Man gets 28 years for cocaine plot foiled by Irish authorities Dances With Waves

Man gets 28 years for cocaine plot foiled by Irish authorities

John Alan Brooks was today sentenced at a court in England for his involvement in a plot to smuggle 1.5 tonnes of cocaine.

From TheJournal.ie Colombia says last top drug lord arrested Colombia

Colombia says last top drug lord arrested

Daniel “El Loco” Barrera, alleged to be the country’s last major drug lord, has been arrested in an international sting.

From TheJournal.ie Venezuelan authorities find 'no evidence' of Amazon tribe massacre Indigenous People

Venezuelan authorities find 'no evidence' of Amazon tribe massacre

Authorities have been urged to continue their investigations, after reports that illegal gold miners massacred up to 80 members of an indigenous tribe by setting fire to a communal hut.

From TheJournal.ie In photos, video: Venezuela refinery fire finally extinguished Venezuela This post contains images

In photos, video: Venezuela refinery fire finally extinguished

Fatal fires raged at refinery tanks for three days before being put out.

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix: Saturday Need To Know This post contains videos

The Evening Fix: Saturday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

From TheJournal.ie Venezuela refinery explosion death toll rises to 24 Venezuela This post contains videos

Venezuela refinery explosion death toll rises to 24

Huge clouds of smoke were seen over the refinery this morning after early morning blast believed to have been caused by gas leak.

From TheJournal.ie Venezuela oil refinery explosion kills 19, injures dozens Venezuela This post contains videos

Venezuela oil refinery explosion kills 19, injures dozens

Explosion was casued by a gas leak, according to the oil minister.

From The42 Here's all you need to know about tonight's international action Preview

Here's all you need to know about tonight's international action

The Irish team’s group rivals, Germany, are in action, as they take on Argentina.

From TheJournal.ie Chavez: Drink juice, not cola Drink My Juice

Chavez: Drink juice, not cola

The Venezuelan president has urged his citizens to avoid sugary soft drinks – and instead go for grape juice. But why?

From The42 'World' Baseball Classic loses reigning champions Japan over money wrangle World Series

'World' Baseball Classic loses reigning champions Japan over money wrangle

We’ll be rooting for Cuba in 2013.

From TheJournal.ie Up to 27 million people are living in slavery, says US report Trafficking

Up to 27 million people are living in slavery, says US report

US State Dept’s annual report on human trafficking shows progress being made in Burma, while Syria fell in the rankings.

From TheJournal.ie Hugo Chavez's 3 millionth Twitter follower gets a free house Twitter Win

Hugo Chavez's 3 millionth Twitter follower gets a free house

The gesture has been criticised by some and mocked by others who worried about the other 2,999,999 followers.

Man 'living' in Venezuelan airport disappears

Terminal One was his home for four months but now authorities have no idea where he has gone.

From TheJournal.ie Did a crossword maker try to encourage people to kill the president's brother? Probably not Venezuela

Did a crossword maker try to encourage people to kill the president's brother? Probably not

Government critics and supporters alike are amused at the suggestion of a pundit on a state-run TV station.

From The42 Bye the Gods: Katie Taylor coasts into second round of Olympic qualifiers London 2012

Bye the Gods: Katie Taylor coasts into second round of Olympic qualifiers

The Bray boxer advanced to the second round due to her number one ranking while Ceire Smith and Sinead Kavanagh will fight on Saturday.

From TheJournal.ie Irishman dies in Venezuela Venezuela

Irishman dies in Venezuela

The death occurred after a suspected drug-smuggling attempt went wrong.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie Chavez makes energetic homecoming after surgery Venezuela

Chavez makes energetic homecoming after surgery

The Venezuelan president rallied thousands of supporters who welcomed him home after receiving cancer treatment in Cuba.

From TheJournal.ie Chavez says he is 'recovering rapidly' after latest surgery in Cuba Hugo Chavez

Chavez says he is 'recovering rapidly' after latest surgery in Cuba

The Venezuelan leader has undergone surgery for another potentially cancerous tumour.

From TheJournal.ie Hugo Chavez flies to Cuba for 'urgent' cancer treatment Hugo Chavez

Hugo Chavez flies to Cuba for 'urgent' cancer treatment

The Venezuelan leader says he will still run in October’s presidential election despite the recurrence of his illness.

From TheJournal.ie Five more countries choose Dublin as training base for Olympics London 2012

Five more countries choose Dublin as training base for Olympics

Swimmers from the five countries will train at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Tensions mount between Venezuela and United States Venezuela

Tensions mount between Venezuela and United States

Hugo Chavez has welcomed Iran’s president onto Venezuelan soil and called for his country to leave a World Bank-affiliated body. Meanwhile, Washington has expelled Venezuela’s consul general in Miami.

From TheJournal.ie Chavez wonders if US hatched cancer plot against Latin American leaders Hugo

Chavez wonders if US hatched cancer plot against Latin American leaders

The Venezuelan president insisted he was merely thinking aloud. It follows news that Argentina’s president is the latest Latin Americna leader to be diagnosed with cancer.

From TheJournal.ie Former Miss Venezuela dead at 28 after breast cancer battle Miss Venezuela

Former Miss Venezuela dead at 28 after breast cancer battle

Eva Ekvall had written a book about her struggle with breast cancer. She had been crowned Miss Venezuela at just 17.

From TheJournal.ie Global Witness leaves anti-Blood Diamond group in protest Blood Diamonds

Global Witness leaves anti-Blood Diamond group in protest

The NGO said the diamond certification scheme has failed to prevent the processing of conflict diamonds in Ivory Coast, Zimbabwe and Venezuela.

From The42 WATCH: An owl eat a rat during Colombia v. Venezuela Crossbar Challenge

WATCH: An owl eat a rat during Colombia v. Venezuela

And now for something completely different.

From The42 Major league catcher kidnapped in Venezuela Snatched

Major league catcher kidnapped in Venezuela

Wilson Ramos, a 24-year-old who just finished his rookie season with the Washington Nationals, was taken away in an SUV by four armed men.

From TheJournal.ie Carlos the Jackal goes on trial again in Paris Carlos The Jackal This post contains images

Carlos the Jackal goes on trial again in Paris

One of the most prominent terrorists of the Cold War, Carlos the Jackal, is facing trial in France today over four deadly bombings in Europe in the 1980s.

From TheJournal.ie Hugo Chavez says he is now cancer free Chavez

Hugo Chavez says he is now cancer free

The Venezuelan president has been undergoing treatment in Cuba and now says he is free of the illness.