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Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez Dies

Venezuela’s vice president announced that President Hugo Chavez died on Tuesday, ending 14 years of rule by the firebrand socialist but leaving his party firmly in control of the nation.

03/05/2013

Wilson Ramos (Greg Fiume/Getty Images Sport)

Former Rock Cat Rescued

Venezuelan authorities say police have rescued Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos and that he is “safe and sound,” two days after he was kidnapped.

11/12/2011

Wilson Ramos (Patrick Smith/Getty Images Sport)

Former Rock Cat Kidnapped In Venezuela

Officials said Thursday they have found the vehicle used by armed men who abducted Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos, a case that highlights a sharp rise in kidnappings in Venezuela. Ramos played with the New Britain Rock Cats in 2009.

11/10/2011