Articles by Natalie Obiko Pearson

Chavez Considers Arms Ahead of Trip

  • 25 June 07
  • The Associated Press
President Hugo Chavez said Friday that he was considering arms purchases, including submarines and a missile-equipped air defense system, as he prepared for a tour of Russia, Belarus and Iran.

Venezuela Seizes Big Oil's Fields

  • 05 April 06
  • The Associated Press
President Hugo Chavez's government takes control of Total and Eni fields.

Japanese Noodle Joints Going Upscale

  • 28 April 04
  • The Associated Press
Customers with Prada handbags and Gucci sunglasses sometimes stand in line for hours and gaze hungrily at a television outside the restaurant door, feasting their eyes on the delicacy that awaits: a bowl of noodles.