Venezuela http://www.kunc.org en Lights Out In Venezuela; President Blames Opposition Saboteurs http://www.kunc.org/post/lights-out-venezuela-president-blames-opposition-saboteurs Venezuela's President Nicholas Maduro said <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/04/power-cut-paralyses-venezuela">a massive power outage that plunged most of the country into darkness Tuesday</a>, causing traffic chaos in the bustling capital of Caracas, was due to sabotage.<p>Officials said 70 percent of the country was without electricity, shutting down traffic lights and partially disrupting the underground transport system.<p>Speaking on state television, which was apparently unaffected by the outage, Maduro blamed the opposition for "sabotage" and said the power cuts were "p Wed, 04 Sep 2013 16:55:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 49185 at http://www.kunc.org Lights Out In Venezuela; President Blames Opposition Saboteurs Is He Or Isn't He? Much Confusion Over Snowden And Venezuela http://www.kunc.org/post/he-or-isnt-he-much-confusion-over-snowden-and-venezuela <strong>Update at 9:40 p.m. ET. Snowden Likely To Seek Asylum In Venezuela</strong><p>According to Glenn Greenwald, the U.S. journalist who has been at the forefront of the NSA leak case, former U.S. Tue, 09 Jul 2013 15:53:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 46837 at http://www.kunc.org Is He Or Isn't He? Much Confusion Over Snowden And Venezuela Russian Lawmaker: Venezuela May Be Last Chance For Snowden http://www.kunc.org/post/russian-lawmaker-venezuela-may-be-last-chance-snowden A prominent member of Russia's parliament is adding to pressure on former <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=190293264">National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden</a> to leave Russia.<p>AS NPR's Corey Flintoff reports, Alexei Pushkov, the head of the foreign affairs committee in Russia's parliament, said <a href="https://twitter.com/Alexey_Pushkov">on Twitter</a> that Venezuela is waiting for an answer from Snowden, adding that this might be the 30-year-old computer analyst's last chance to receive asylum.<p>And <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/stor Sun, 07 Jul 2013 20:43:00 +0000 Krishnadev Calamur 46761 at http://www.kunc.org La Vida Bohème: Dance Rockers Harness Chaos And Conflict http://www.kunc.org/post/la-vida-boh-me-dance-rockers-harness-chaos-and-conflict Henry D'Arthenay grew up in Caracas, Venezuela — a country currently rife with political conflict. As lead singer of the Venezuelan alt-rock band <a href="http://www.npr.org/event/music/148530375/la-vida-boheme-live-in-concert-sxsw-2012" target="_blank">La Vida Bohème</a>, D'Arthenay used that chaos for fuel in constructing the band's latest album, <em>Será</em>, which was released in April.<p>La Vida Bohème draws on a handful of musical influences, from disco to reggae. Sat, 29 Jun 2013 21:08:00 +0000 46477 at http://www.kunc.org La Vida Bohème: Dance Rockers Harness Chaos And Conflict In Venezuela, A Family Blames The Police For Their Misery http://www.kunc.org/post/barrios-family-blames-venezuelan-police-mens-murders The story of Venezuela's Eloisa Barrios is especially revealing because so many of her relatives have been killed. Revealing because of who she believes pulled the trigger.<p>Some weeks ago, Barrios climbed into our van for a drive to a cemetery. The burial ground is outside a village in the Venezuelan countryside. We went there to visit the Barrios family dead.<p>She told us nine relatives had been killed in shootings over the past 15 years. All nine were young men.<p>Eloisa doesn't visit their graves much. She's moved away from this village, called Guanajan. Mon, 10 Jun 2013 11:15:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep 45579 at http://www.kunc.org In Venezuela, A Family Blames The Police For Their Misery