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Inside the remarkable story of how an American man was freed from jail in Venezuela with the help of a senator's backchannel and a man known as 'Dracula'

Inside the remarkable story of how an American man was freed from jail in Venezuela with the help of a senator's backchannel and a man known as 'Dracula'

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Alex Brandon/AP American Joshua Holt was released from a Venezuelan prison two years after arriving in South America to marry a Mormon he met online. He was surprisingly...
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Trump and Sen. Orrin Hatch announce American hostage returning to US from Venezuela

Trump and Sen. Orrin Hatch announce American hostage returning to US from Venezuela

1 day ago   |   Business Insider

Kevin Lamarque/Reuters President Donald Trump announced Saturday that a Venezuelan prison would be freeing an American hostage and his wife after two years. The hostage, Josh...
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'Officer coups are often unsuccessful and bloody': Wall Street weighs in on a military coup taking out Venezuela's Maduro

'Officer coups are often unsuccessful and bloody': Wall Street weighs in on a military coup taking out Venezuela's Maduro

3 days ago   |   Business Insider

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro secured another term last weekend in what was widely seen as a fraudulent election. One research firm thinks Maduro could be overthrown by...
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Venezuela's disputed presidential election is pushing more of its people out of the country

Venezuela's disputed presidential election is pushing more of its people out of the country

4 days ago   |   Business Insider

Thomson Reuters CARACAS - Betsabeth Casique saved for eight months for bus tickets out of Venezuela for herself and her three children. At 1.4 million bolivars each, they are...
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Embattled Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro wins another six-year term

Embattled Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro wins another six-year term

6 days ago   |   Business Insider

REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins Embattled Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro won another six-year term as president. His opponents have cited mass irregularities in the election...
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Dentists and soldiers are learning to mix cocktails and pour coffee to escape Venezuela's imploding economy

Dentists and soldiers are learning to mix cocktails and pour coffee to escape Venezuela's imploding economy

28 days ago   |   Business Insider

REUTERS/Marco Bello CARACAS - Like many young Venezuelans in recent years, dentist Carlos Alzaibar felt forced to leave the country when he could scrape together only a few...
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Workers are fleeing Venezuela's state oil company, radiating pain through the country's already crippled economy

Workers are fleeing Venezuela's state oil company, radiating pain through the country's already crippled economy

1 month ago   |   Business Insider

REUTERS/Marco Bello CARACAS - Chauffeured around in a sleek black pick-up, the head of Venezuela's oil industry, Major General Manuel Quevedo, last month toured a joint venture...
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The powerful winning images from this year's World Press Photo Awards

The powerful winning images from this year's World Press Photo Awards

1 month ago   |   Business Insider

Founded in 1955 by a group of Dutch photographers, the World Press Photo contest has grown into one of the world's most prestigious photography competitions. This year, the...
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Venezuela bans Copa Airlines, triggers major disruption

Venezuela bans Copa Airlines, triggers major disruption

1 month ago   |   Travel and Tourworld

Venezuela is temporarily suspending economic ties with Panamanian Copa Airlines as it had suspended its operations in the country for 90 days. The announcement is a clear...
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Norwegian Faces of Norwegian: Alessandro Bertacchini

Norwegian Faces of Norwegian: Alessandro Bertacchini

1 month ago   |   Travel and Tourworld

Meet Alessandro Bertacchini, First Officer for Norwegian who will participate in the NYC Marathon, running on behalf of UNICEF to raise money to support the organization's...
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Welcome to Georgia

Georgia – Tbilisi has been the capital city since the fifth century, the country of one of the most ancient histories and cultures in the world. Its special geographical... Read more ...

A new documentary series captures The New York Times reporting on Trump in...

A new documentary series captures The New York Times reporting on Trump in the age of 'Fake News'

Dmitry Brizhatyuk/Shutterstock A new documentary series premieres Sunday night that follows top political reporters and editors from The New York Times as they report in the... Read more ...

75 years later, a 'forgotten' World War II battle - the only one fought in...

75 years later, a 'forgotten' World War II battle - the only one fought in North America - still haunts US soldiers who were there

Lisa Hupp/US Fish and Wildlife Service via AP ANCHORAGE, Alaska - William Roy Dover's memory of the World War II battle is as sharp as it was 75 years ago, even though it's... Read more ...

Daniel Ricciardo Wins Monaco Grand Prix With A Broken Car

Daniel Ricciardo Wins Monaco Grand Prix With A Broken Car

Ricciardo has never won in Monaco, and he's never won a race from pole position, either. That is, until today. The Australian ace absolutely dominated the streets of Monte... Read more ...

Daniel Ricciardo Set The Fastest-Ever Lap At Monaco And It Will Break Your Brain

Daniel Ricciardo Set The Fastest-Ever Lap At Monaco And It Will Break Your Brain

In Formula One, Monaco is as difficult as it is beautiful. It's hard to pass, so seeing that happen is impressive but rare. It's the spectacle of modern F1 cars hustling... Read more ...

Six months later, Google's Pixel 2 is still one of the best phones in the world

Six months later, Google's Pixel 2 is still one of the best phones in the world

It's hard to overstate how good Google's Pixel line of smartphones are. For my money, they're the best smartphones available. They run a clean, sleek, fast operating system... Read more ...

Countries in Asia are looking for ways to counter China's growing power...

Countries in Asia are looking for ways to counter China's growing power - with and without the US's help

REUTERS/Jason Lee China's more assertive posture in its near abroad has its neighbors more concerned about Beijing's ambitions, and President Donald Trump's seeming vacillation... Read more ...

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The mattress that helped us with one of our biggest sleeping problems is up to $200 cheaper for Memorial Day

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Bear Now... Read more ...

Putin has lost faith in Trump's promise to improve US-Russia relations

Putin has lost faith in Trump's promise to improve US-Russia relations

Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool via REUTERS Russian President Vladimir Putin said President Donald Trump's promises to improve US-Russia relations have stalled because of... Read more ...

A CBS News reporter reveals what it was like when North Korea blew up its...

A CBS News reporter reveals what it was like when North Korea blew up its nuclear testing site

Screenshot via CBSnews.com CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy was the only American broadcast news correspondent invited by North Korea to witness the destruction of a nuclear... Read more ...

The White House staffer who insulted John McCain accused her boss of leaking...

The White House staffer who insulted John McCain accused her boss of leaking to the press - right in front of Trump

AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta Kelly Sadler blamed her boss, Mercedes Schlapp, for leaks from within the White House, Axios reported , in a meeting with Schlapp, President Donald... Read more ...