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Newly-elected President of Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela will attend Association of...

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago – Fifteen heads of state and government have confirmed their attendance at the 5th summit of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), the most recent confirmation

Venezuelan election officials: Maduro won presidential vote

CARACAS, Venezuela - The man former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez handpicked to be his successor has won the country's presidential vote, officials said late Sunday.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dies from cancer

CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who cast himself as a "21st century socialist" and foe of the United States, died from cancer, said vice-president Nicolas Maduro.

GOL applies to operate regular flights to US

SAO PAULO, Brazil - GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A., the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America, has announced that it has made a formal request to the Brazilian Civil Aviation Age

American Airlines increases service to Venezuela

NEW YORK - American Airlines, a member of the oneworld alliance, today announced it is expanding its Venezuela service by increasing the number of weekly flights between New York and Caracas.

UK tourist killed, his brother wounded in Venezuela

Thomas Ossel, from Bedfordshire, was fatally shot in the jaw while his brother Jack was wounded but survived.

Venezuelan flag carrier Conviasa suspends all flights

Venezuela's flag carrier Conviasa announced that is is halting all its flights. The announcement came shortly after one of Conviasa jets crashed, killing 17 people.

Thunderstorm in vicinity of Venezuela plane crash

STATE COLLEGE, Pennsylvania - AccuWeather.com reports thunderstorms appeared to be in the area at the time of a plane crash in eastern Venezuela Monday, September 13, 2010.

Hugo Chavez inaugurates international tourism fair in Caracas

CARACAS - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez inaugurated the Fifth International Fair of Tourism in Caracas which runs through Sept. 12.

Venezuela severs diplomatic relations with Colombia

CARACAS, Venezuela – President Hugo Chavez severed Venezuela's diplomatic relations with Colombia on Thursday over claims he harbors guerrillas, and he charged that his neighbor's leader could attem

South America tourism calling

COLOMBIA AeroRepublica is member of IATA

Venezuela nationalizes Hilton Hotel

Mérida, Venezuela (Venezuelanalysis.com) - The Venezuelan government nationalized the Hilton Suites and its assets, located on Margarita Island, a popular local and international tourist destination.

Hilton on Margarita Island seized by Venezuelan government

The Hilton resort on the island of Margarita, located 40 miles off the coast of Venezuela, has been seized by the Venezuelan government on the orders of President Hugo Chavez.

South America tourism round up

ARGENTINA Grants protected cultural status to tango

Kadhafi mingles with tourists, hotel staff in Porlamar

PORLAMAR, Venezuela — Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi posed for pictures with tourists and shopped for souvenirs on Venezuela's Margarita Island after a weekend summit of South American and African lea

Chavez to UN: Revolution sweeping Latin America and Caribbean

The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean are undergoing a revolution that is “comprehensive and necessary” after years of accumulated suffering by millions of people across the region, Ven

Tourism this week in Latin America

ARGENTINA Aerolineas Agentinas and Sky Airline agreed to expand both of them in Chile and Peru

UN voices concern over violence in Colombia

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is calling on Colombian authorities to take necessary measure to protect indigenous people from violence and displacement, as more of them fle

Venezuelan “currency tourists” grab cheap dollars

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao - Flights from Venezuela to nearby countries are packed with travelers clutching credit cards and looking to make fast bucks under rules resident Hugo Chavez introduced to prevent

Copa Airlines to begin service to Valencia, Venezuela

PANAMA CITY, Panama – Copa Airlines will begin service today (Monday, December 1) from Panama and its connecting cities on the American continent to Valencia, Venezuela.

American tourist slain on sailboat in Venezuela

CARACAS — An American tourist was shot and killed, and a friend wounded, in an apparent robbery attempt aboard a sailboat on Venezuela's Caribbean coast, police said Monday.

TSA issues advisory for travel to Venezuela

The US Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that the agency has been unable to assess security measures at international airports in Venezuela

Tourism this week in Latin America

ARGENTINA Hilton Hotel to be inaugurated in 2009

Tourism this week in Latin America

ARGENTINA Tam strengthens scheduling from Buenos Aires in winter This winter, the airline will add seven new frequencies per week, linking Buenos Aires with different points of Brazil. From June 19th to August 10th, it will add departures from Ezeiza to Recife, Porto Seguro, Salvador, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.Andes Lineas Aereas to arrive at Esquel

Tourism this week in Latin America

LATIN AMERICA Grupo Posadas has busy expansion plans Latin American hotelier

Venezuelan president may negotiate for US hostages

Caracas, Venezuela - President Hugo Chávez said he will try to facilitate the release of three Americans held captive by Colombia's largest rebel group – even though he has lost contact with the guerrillas.

Tourism this week in Latin America

ARGENTINA Foreign tourism increased by 9.7 percent in January The number of foreign tourists who entered the country increased by 9.7 percent in January, with 259,265 tourists arriving and 112,034 leaving the country. The total movement of tourists involved 10.2 percent more people than in January of 2007. The average stay was 16.9 days and average expenditures were US$ 81.6.

Tourism this week in Latin America

ARGENTINA NEUQUEN El Chanar will have the province’s only luxury hotel In April, Valle Perdido Wine Resort will open its doors, offering the highest quality of services, just like its wines. The hotel has just been included in The Small Luxury Hotels of the World network.TEN RIVERS & TEN LAKES incorporates establishment in Bariloche

Venezuela resumes ties with Colombia

Venezuela has announced it is restoring diplomatic ties with Colombia, a week after it cut relations over Bogota's cross-border raid into Ecuador.The presidents of Venezuela, Ecuador and Colombia agreed Friday to peacefully end the dispute at a meeting of the Rio Group in the Dominican Republic. Colombia apologized for its incursion and promised to respect Ecuador's sovereignty.

Plane believed crashed in Venezuela

CARACAS - A Venezuelan passenger plane with 46 people aboard went missing and likely crashed in a remote mountain region soon after taking off from an Andean city just before dusk on Thursday, authorities said.