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2006-08-21 15:19:47

CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela has doubts about signing a stalled anti-drug accord with the United States after Washington last week opened a special intelligence bureau for Venezuela and Cuba, a Venezuelan minister said on Monday. Interior and Justice Minister Jesse Chacon said the drug accord and other agreements with Washington should be reviewed in light of a move last week by the United States' director of intelligence to create a new "mission manager" for Cuba and...

2006-06-11 16:49:17

CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced on Sunday that he will visit Iran and North Korea, two nations at odds with Washington over nuclear development, at a time when Chavez is seeking to distance Venezuela from the United States. Chavez, who has promised a socialist revolution to end poverty in the world's fifth-largest oil exporter, has drawn fire from the State Department for building alliances with U.S. foes like Cuba and Iran. "We will soon be...

2006-05-22 14:10:00

CHICAGO (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said on Monday he was concerned about the erosion of democracy in Venezuela and Bolivia. Bush was responding to a question at a speech to the National Restaurant Association about what his strategy was to oil-producing countries not friendly to the United States such as Venezuela and Bolivia. "Let me just put it bluntly, I'm concerned about the erosion of democracy in the countries you mentioned," Bush said. U.S.-Venezuelan relations have been...

2006-05-15 13:09:13

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington banned all U.S. arms sales to Venezuela on Monday, citing the major oil supplier's lack of help in the fight against terrorism, a State Department official said. The move comes after years of antagonism between leftist Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Washington on issues ranging from trade to oil prices that have dragged relations to their worst state in decades. The United States is concerned about Chavez's friendly relationship with Cuba and...

2006-04-09 17:20:06

By Patrick Markey CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez on Sunday threatened to expel the US ambassador after accusing him of provoking tensions in a warning that will further strain diplomatic ties. The threat came two days after pro-Chavez demonstrators lobbed eggs, fruit and vegetables at the ambassador's car and the State Department warned Venezuela it could face consequences if it did not protect the US envoy. Chavez, an ally of Cuba who often charges...

2006-04-04 23:07:06

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Diplomats from Venezuela and the United States held their highest-level meeting in years on Tuesday to try to ease tensions between the energy-hungry superpower and one of its major oil suppliers. Venezuelan Deputy Foreign Minister Mari Pili Hernandez met the top U.S. diplomat for Latin America, Thomas Shannon, less than two months after the countries each expelled a diplomat in a dispute over spying charges. Diplomats on both sides have periodically made...

2006-03-19 15:59:19

CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Sunday lobbed a litany of insults at U.S. President George W. Bush ranging from "donkey" to "drunkard" in response to a White House report branding the left-wing leader a demagogue. Chavez is one of Bush's fiercest critics and has repeatedly accused the U.S. government of seeking to oust him from the presidency of Venezuela, the world's No. 5 oil exporter and a supplier of around 15 percent of U.S. crude imports....

2006-03-14 17:16:44

By Patrick Markey CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - The U.S. government warned Venezuela on Tuesday it would suspend Venezuelan flights to the United States if Caracas carries out a threat to ban or restrict U.S. carriers flying to Venezuela. The airline spat is testing already strained ties between Washington and left-wing President Hugo Chavez, who has clashed with U.S. officials over his alliance with Cuba and his fierce opposition to U.S. free-market proposals in South America....

2006-02-27 16:52:40

BOSTON (Reuters) - Venezuela's controversial fuel subsidies for the U.S. poor expanded into Connecticut on Monday, two weeks after U.S. Republican lawmakers questioned whether the cheap oil masked a broader anti-American agenda. The assistance, described as "humanitarian aid" by Venezuela's embassy in Washington, deepens an ongoing spat between leftist President Hugo Chavez and President George W. Bush, who calls Chavez a threat to democracy in Latin America. Venezuela, where per...

2006-02-15 11:36:18

CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela and the United States have opened talks after they expelled diplomats this month in a dispute over charges that a U.S. naval attache was spying, U.S. officials said on Wednesday. The private meeting on Tuesday between U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Tom Shannon and Venezuela's ambassador in Washington came after fraying diplomatic ties between the two countries hit a new low. "Without a doubt we have...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.