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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

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

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 Leaders Full Of Cancer


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

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 Venezuelan TV

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