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Venezuela

Airport charges passengers for cool air

Airport charges passengers for cool air

Passengers are used to paying for check-in baggage or priority boarding but one airport in Venezuela is now charging for the ultimate hidden extra
Airlines cease flights to Venezuela

Airlines cease flights to Venezuela

Multi-billion dollar debt from Venezuela has forced 11 airlines to cut back or suspends flights
Chavez’s death good for Venezuela tourism?

Chavez’s death good for Venezuela tourism?

Tourism plummeted during the Chavez years. With a wealth of natural attractions, that will change … but not too soon
Air Canada suspends flights to Venezuela

Air Canada suspends flights to Venezuela

Citing safety concerns, Canada's largest carrier has halted its Toronto-Caracas service until further notice
Natural oddities around the world

Natural oddities around the world

Blood-red waterfalls, septarian concretions and more mysterious phenomenon we want to gawk at in person
1.3 tons of cocaine found on Air France flight

1.3 tons of cocaine found on Air France flight

Worth $270 million, the cocaine traveled in 30 colorful suitcases from Venezuela to France