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2014-07-09 16:26:37

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lilian Tintori, wife of imprisoned Venezuelan political activist Leopoldo López, former mayor of the Chacao district of Caracas and the leader of the Popular Will opposition party, will speak at a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference on Monday, July 21 - two days before López is scheduled to go on trial in Caracas - and release a major report examining the charges against her husband and placing them in the context of the...

2011-07-05 07:30:00

Well-known opposition leader JJ Rendon asked to analyze unusual speech presented by Hugo Chavez Frias on CNN Espanol (www.cnn.com) CARACAS, Venezuela and WASHINGTON, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following a rather unusual and alarming press conference held in an undisclosed location by Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez Frias concerning his health and his diagnosis of cancer, leading political strategist and Venezuelan JJ Rendon (Juan Jose Rendon) was asked to present a full...

2006-08-25 20:26:30

CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela charged on Friday that the U.S. Embassy had illegally transported goods, including military hardware, into the country in the latest dispute to roil relations between Washington and Caracas. The charge came a day after U.S. officials accused Venezuelan soldiers of illegally stopping and impounding a cargo protected by diplomatic protocol as it was transported from the international airport near Caracas to the embassy. Venezuelan Interior...

2006-08-24 20:43:47

CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - The U.S. Embassy in Caracas accused Venezuelan soldiers on Thursday of violating diplomatic protocol by illegally searching embassy baggage that was being trucked from the capital's airport. Relations between Venezuela and its chief oil client the United States are increasingly tense as President Hugo Chavez spars with Washington over his self-styled socialist revolution and close ties to Cuba and Iran. "National Guard officials violated diplomatic...

2006-08-18 23:34:01

CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez poked fun on Friday at the freshly appointed chief of U.S. spy operations on Venezuela and Cuba, Jack Patrick Maher, calling him "Jack the Ripper." During a speech to hundreds of screaming supporters in his home province of Barinas, Chavez, who is running for re-election in December, was handed a CNN report saying Maher had been appointed to head U.S. efforts to collect intelligence on the two Latin American countries....

2006-07-13 08:05:00

By Brian Ellsworth CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - When the White House released a report this week recommending a multimillion dollar aid package to opposition groups in communist Cuba, one of the angriest reactions came not from Havana but from Caracas. President Hugo Chavez, a close ally of Cuba's Fidel Castro, responded by saying Castro was "stronger than ever" and calling the U.S. an "obscene, immoral and genocidal empire." But when it comes to foreign financing for Venezuela's opposition...

2006-05-21 18:00:24

CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Sunday that Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone was planning to film a movie about the 2002 coup in Venezuela that briefly ousted the former army officer. Chavez, a harsh critic of the United States, says U.S. authorities were behind the botched coup that toppled his government for less than two days. U.S. officials dismiss his accusations. Stone, who won best-directing Oscars for Vietnam War movies "Platoon"...

2006-05-21 17:31:31

CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Sunday that Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone was planning to film a movie about the 2002 coup in Venezuela that briefly ousted the former army officer. Chavez, a harsh critic of the United States, says U.S. authorities were behind the botched coup that toppled his government for less than two days. U.S. officials dismiss his accusations. Stone, who won best-directing Oscars for Vietnam War movies "Platoon"...

2006-04-11 17:31:54

CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela lambasted the U.S. ambassador to Caracas on Tuesday for trying to provoke protests by traveling about Venezuela "like he was in Texas" two days after President Hugo Chavez threatened to expel him from the country. Vice President Jose Vicente Rangel joined other officials to charge U.S. Ambassador William Brownfield with purposefully inciting angry demonstrations as part of a long-running campaign by Washington to undermine the Chavez...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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