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MAY 09, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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Venezuela extends two-day workweek for state employees to save energy

Venezuela's socialist government has extended a two-day workweek for public sector employees for another two weeks because of a drought that has sapped hydroelectric power generation in the OPEC country. The South American country's 2.8 million employees already have Fridays off during April and May. President Nicolas Maduro in late April gave them Wednesdays and Thursdays off too, and canceled ...

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MAY 09, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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Venezuela first lady's nephews getting help to cover defense costs: U.S

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two nephews of Venezuela's first lady facing U.S. charges that they conspired to import cocaine into the United States are getting their defense costs paid for by an unnamed third party, prosecutors said. In a letter filed on Friday in Manhattan federal court, prosecutors asked a U.S. judge to pose questions to Franqui ...

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MAY 07, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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Petition of 1.5 mn counted for Maduro's removal

Venezuela's opposition forces on Saturday said electoral authorities have tallied 1.5 million signatures seeking to force President Nicolas Maduro from power with a recall referendum. Oil-dependent Venezuela has descended ever deeper into economic turmoil as global crude prices have collapsed, triggering food shortages, rampant inflation and now an electricity crisis. The center-right opposition, which won control of the legislature in ...

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MAY 06, 2016 - BBC

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MAY 06, 2016 - Reuters

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Resource-rich Venezuela struggles to keep lights, taps on

PUERTO ORDAZ, Venezuela (Reuters) - Residents of Venezuela's southern city of Puerto Ordaz enjoy pleasant views of the Orinoco and Caroni rivers and are a half hour's drive from one of the world's biggest hydroelectric dams.

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