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Hugo Chavez Returns to Venezuela. What Happens Next?

Hugo Chavez Returns to Venezuela. What Happens Next?

Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Hugo Chávez returned to Venezuela in the early hours of Monday morning, two months after heading to Cuba for cancer surgery. There are still no images of Chávez’s return. But according to governme…

Missing Tortoise Found Alive in Brazil After 30 Years

Missing Tortoise Found Alive in Brazil After 30 Years

Zoonar/Thinkstock(RIO DE JANEIRO) — A tortoise that went missing from a family home in Brazil back in 1982 has been found alive after spending the last 30 years locked away in a storeroom in the house.When Manuela the tortoise disappeared from the hou…

Brazil Nightclub Fire: Police Arrest Three in Santa Maria

Brazil Nightclub Fire: Police Arrest Three in Santa Maria

EduAndrade/LatinContent/Getty Images(SANTA MARIA, Brazil) — Brazilian authorities have arrested three people in connection to the fire that killed more than 230 people and injured hundreds at a nightclub in Santa Maria, Brazil, this weekend.The owner …

Over 200 People Dead in Brazil Night Club Fire

Over 200 People Dead in Brazil Night Club Fire

Hemera Technologies/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Over 200 people are reportedly dead after a fire broke out in a night club in Santa Maria, Brazil.Eyewitnesses described a scene of terror with people trying to fight their way out through thick smoke and wha…

Venezuela After Hugo Chavez: What’s Next?

Venezuela After Hugo Chavez: What’s Next?

Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images(CARACAS, Venezuela) — As Venezuelans woke up Thursday morning, hours before Hugo Chavez was supposed to be sworn in for his third term as president, there was as much evidence that the father of the nation’s “Bolivarian Re…

Vittorio Missoni’s Son Says Plane Crash Scenario ‘Least Plausible’

Vittorio Missoni’s Son Says Plane Crash Scenario ‘Least Plausible’

Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images(CARACAS, Venezuela) — The son of Italian fashion mogul Vittorio Missoni says a plane crash is the “least plausible” explanation for his father’s disappearance off the coast of Venezuela, hinting that he might have been ki…

Cat Nabbed for Smuggling Contraband in Brazilian Prison

Cat Nabbed for Smuggling Contraband in Brazilian Prison

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A cunning feline was detained by Brazilian police after it was busted smuggling escape tools taped to its body into a prison.On New Year’s Eve, the cat was spotted by a guard at medium security prison Judge Lui…

Missing Fashion Mogul Vittorio Missoni Turned Family Business Into a Global Brand

Missing Fashion Mogul Vittorio Missoni Turned Family Business Into a Global Brand

(NEW YORK) — Rescuers searched by air and sea Sunday off the coast of Venezuela for the plane carrying Italian fashion mogul Vittorio Missoni, the man credited with turning his father’s fashion house into a global empire that includes hotels, ho…

Road to Post-Chávez Venezuela Still Nebulous

Road to Post-Chávez Venezuela Still Nebulous

Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The road to a post-Chávez Venezuela became a little bit less hazy Saturday, after legislators re-elected Diosdado Cabello to the post of National Assembly president. Cabello is a long time Chávez …

Plane Carrying Missoni, Italian Fashion Boss, Reported Missing

Plane Carrying Missoni, Italian Fashion Boss, Reported Missing

Medioimages/Photodisc/Thinkstock(CARACAS,Venezuela) — Vittorio Missoni and his wife are reported missing, who were last seen on board a flight from the archipelago of Los Roques heading towards Maiquetia Airport in Caracas, according to the BBC.The ai…

Mystery Surrounds Condition of Hugo Chavez

Mystery Surrounds Condition of Hugo Chavez

RODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — It’s anyone’s guess as to the exact condition of ailing Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez after he underwent surgery in Cuba on Dec. 11 for what his government described as a severe lung infection.According …

Jenni Rivera’s Remains ’100%’ Identified; Funeral Preparations Begin

Jenni Rivera’s Remains ’100%’ Identified; Funeral Preparations Begin

Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images(LAKEWOOD, Calif.) — The remains of Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera have been “100 percent” identified, her brother Pedro told reporters outside his parents’ home in Lakewood, Calif., on Thursday.”It is 100 percent conf…

Jenni Rivera’s Death Confirmed; NTSB to Assist in Crash Investigation

Jenni Rivera’s Death Confirmed; NTSB to Assist in Crash Investigation

Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The National Transportation Safety Board has confirmed that Jenni Rivera, the Mexican-American singer and reality television star, died on Sunday when the plane she was traveling in crashed outside Monterrey, …

Guatemala Could Deport John McAfee Back to Belize

Guatemala Could Deport John McAfee Back to Belize

JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images(GUATEMALA CITY) — Software anti-virus pioneer John McAfee is in the process of being deported to Belize after he was arrested in Guatemala for entering the country illegally, his attorney told ABC News early Thursday.ABC…

John McAfee Seeks Asylum, Thanks God for ‘Sanity’

John McAfee Seeks Asylum, Thanks God for ‘Sanity’

John McAfee/Facebook(NEW YORK) — Software tycoon John McAfee, wanted for questioning in the shooting death of his neighbor, has made his escape from Belize to Guatemala, where he told ABC News he will be seeking asylum.”Thank God I am in a place where…

Seven Bolivian Officials Arrested, Accused of Extorting Jailed American Man

Seven Bolivian Officials Arrested, Accused of Extorting Jailed American Man

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia) — Seven Bolivian government officials were arrested on Tuesday after being accused of a plan to rob and extort an American who has been jailed without charge in the South American country for 18 months, acco…

Seven Bolivian Officials Arrested, Accused of Extorting Jailed American Man

Seven Bolivian Officials Arrested, Accused of Extorting Jailed American Man

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia) — Seven Bolivian government officials were arrested on Tuesday after being accused of a plan to rob and extort an American who has been jailed without charge in the South American country for 18 months, acco…

Court in Argentina Convicts UNC Professor of Drug Smuggling

Court in Argentina Convicts UNC Professor of Drug Smuggling

Paul Frampton(NEW YORK) — A court in Argentina has convicted an Oxford educated professor at the University of North Carolina of attempting to smuggle four pounds of cocaine into the United States. Prosecutors say Paul Frampton, a 68-year-old esteemed…

John McAfee: It’s ‘Exhausting’ Evading Police in Murder Probe

John McAfee: It’s ‘Exhausting’ Evading Police in Murder Probe

John McAfee/Facebook(NEW YORK) — Cyber security tycoon John McAfee told ABC News that evading Belizean police for the past few days has been “extremely exhausting,” but he vowed to keep slipping through their fingers until his neighbor’s real killer i…

Belize Murder: John McAfee Tells ABC News He Is Innocent

Belize Murder: John McAfee Tells ABC News He Is Innocent

John McAfee / Facebook(NEW YORK) — Tech guru John McAfee told ABC News in his first broadcast interview that he did not kill his neighbor Gregory Faull, and is now in hiding, fearful of what he calls a “corrupt government” in Belize that he believes i…

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