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Venezuela's government announced Friday that it is devaluing the country's currency, a long-anticipated change expected to push up prices in the heavily import-reliant economy.
Venezuelans have long had to shop around to find scarce foods. Consumers have had particular trouble lately finding staples such as chicken, cooking oil, sugar and coffee, as well as toilet paper and some medicines.
Opposition groups in Venezuela are warning that billions of dollars in Chinese loans are driving the state oil company toward bankruptcy.
Hugo Chavez is getting a journalism award in Argentina.
The shrill attacks on Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell tell us a lot about the growing panic among intelligentsia of both parties who favor soft socialism - when they aren't pushing hard socialism.
President Hugo Chavez threatened on Sunday to halt oil sales to the United States if Venezuela faces any military attack by its U.S.-allied neighbor Colombia.