More Venezuelan Women Undergo Mastectomies Because of Economic Crisis

Because Venezuela is in the midst of an economic crisis, procedures that are often a last resort in the battle against breast cancer, like mastectomies, are being favored over more modern standards of care, like radiation and less-invasive surgery, reports AP Online. » 3/24/15 7:20pm 3/24/15 7:20pm

Ranting, Smoking Woman Who Disrupted Flight Is a Sociology Professor

Foreign policy is a touchy issue. Everyone's got an opinion, but how do you get people to listen? How do you get your voice heard outside of the angry comments you post on the internet? One Sociology professor chose to do it by disrupting a flight with an incoherent rant about Venezuela. And smoking. » 3/17/15 3:45pm 3/17/15 3:45pm

Arrests Made In The Murders of Former Miss Venezuela and Her Ex-Husband

Five suspects have been arrested in the murders of former Miss Venezuela Monica Spear, 29, and her ex-husband Thomas Henry Berry, 39. The pair were shot and killed in front of their 5-year-old daughter during an attempted robbery. » 1/09/14 11:30pm 1/09/14 11:30pm

Former Miss Venezuela Shot and Killed in Roadside Robbery

This is completely awful. Monica Spear, 29, former Miss Venezuela and current telenovela star, was shot and killed while vacationing in her home country. Spear's boyfriend was also killed. Venezuela has been called the most dangerous country in South America, due to government and police corruption, arms… » 1/07/14 5:30pm 1/07/14 5:30pm

The People of Venezuela Really Love Their Beauty Pageants

Like the United States (and pretty much any other place on the planet), Venezuela is a country divided. Debate still lingers over who won the country's presidential election following the death of Hugo Chavez and they're dealing with a struggling economy. But also like the United States (and any other place on the… » 10/11/13 5:45pm 10/11/13 5:45pm

Teenager Who 'Didn't Want to Be a Mother' Kills Newborn Daughter

In heartbreaking news, 18-year-old Reina Manzano from bustling Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela, is currently in police custody for killing her newborn daughter with a razor blade after giving birth in the bathroom of her house. » 8/29/13 4:10pm 8/29/13 4:10pm

Now You Can Be Afraid of Wearing Your Hair in a Ponytail

Yet another reason the short hair trend may continue to reign supreme: in Venezuela, women with ponytails are being attacked for their hair, like they are rare and mystical horses running around wild and free, waiting to be clipped of their freedom. » 8/12/13 1:10pm 8/12/13 1:10pm

Venezuelan Women Are Getting Nose Jobs To Look More Caucasian

In a quest for la nariz perfilada, the perfectly-formed (read: Anglo-looking) nose, there is an epidemic of rhinoplasties among black and multi-racial women in Venezuela, according to a study out of Dartmouth by assistant anthropology professor Lauren Gulbas. In examining the racial tensions and beauty regimes of… » 7/06/13 3:30pm 7/06/13 3:30pm

Hugo Chavez Subtly Suggests That The U.S. Government Is Shooting World…


After Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, the president of Argentina, was recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer, Hugo Chavez, Venezuela's disturbingly kooky president, has begun insinuating that perhaps the United States is running around secretly infecting his region's leaders with the disease. His proof? Five Latin… » 12/28/11 5:45pm 12/28/11 5:45pm

Wife, Mistress Fight Over Dead President

The former president of Venezuela has been dead six months, and his wife and mistress are still fighting over where to bury him. An added complicating factor: Hugo Chavez. » 5/26/11 2:05pm 5/26/11 2:05pm

Hugo Chavez's War On Breast Implants

Breast augmentation is big in Venezuela. But President Hugo Chávez disapproves, saying the practice isn't revolutionary. And why do you care, Mr. President? » 3/15/11 9:45am 3/15/11 9:45am

GQ Reporter Naomi Campbell Asks Vladimir Putin The Tough Questions

Today in media stunts: Naomi Campbell interviews Vladimir Putin for British GQ. Her opening gambit? "You're in pretty good physical shape. How do you manage to keep yourself so fit?" It gets worse (better?) from there. » 1/31/11 4:40pm 1/31/11 4:40pm

Venezuelan Dudes Take Barbie Fashion Show Seriously

Dear Bravo execs: Please turn this event into a Project Runway/Fashion Show type competition and reality program called Fantastic Plastic (or something) ASAP. I will watch the crap out of it. Thanks! » 12/27/10 4:50pm 12/27/10 4:50pm

Venezuelan Crowned Miss Universe For Second Year In A Row

Yesterday last year's Miss Universe passed the crown on to another Venezuelan, Stefania Fernandez. During the question-and-answer segment Fernandez said women have overcome many hurdles and, "I feel we have reached the level that men are at." [AP] » 8/24/09 9:30am 8/24/09 9:30am

Venezuela's Domestic Violence Levels Almost As Bad As Russia's

Remember last week's story about Russia's alarming level of domestic abuse? Well Venezuela's situation is not much better, despite a promise from President Hugo Chavez in March, 2007 to ameliorate the incidence of such crimes. A woman dies from domestic violence once an hour in Russia, while every 15 minutes in… » 7/21/08 3:00pm 7/21/08 3:00pm

Strippers Lose Jobs To The Internet • The Simpsons Are Back on…

Print journalists aren't the only ones losing jobs, strippers feel the burden of the digital age. • Iranian says Barbies are "destructive" and must be stopped. • Incarcerated 400-pound man loses 100 pounds, sues county for underfeeding. • Six conservative women talk about dating whiny liberal men. • Two teenagers are… » 4/28/08 5:30pm 4/28/08 5:30pm