It has been more than two months since five Trinidad and Tobago nationals were held by Venezuelan authorities. Click here to read the original article...




Citibank Dispels Doubts Over Accounts Closure

Citibank additionally claimed they would keep financial relations with Venezuelan customers Following risk assessment, US bank Citibank confirmed the closure of some accounts of Venezuelan customers in the United States. In a communiqué sent to media outlets, the financial institution claimed: “Following a periodic risk assessment of Venezuelan clients, Citibank NA decided to stop banking services...

Government seizes Kimberly-Clark plant in Venezuela

Labor Minister Oswaldo Vera supervised the resumption of production activities of US personal care company Kimberly-Clark in Venezuela in order to protect the employees’ rights Labor Minister Oswaldo Vera claimed the Venezuelan government would protect employees of US personal care company Kimberly-Clark,...

Venezuela’s Shoot-Down Policy Produces Mixed Results

Venezuelan Air Force General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon (401) Lofting A 2012 law that allows Venezuela’s air force to shoot down aircraft on suspicious flight paths reflects a policy that is being implemented at a high cost with few rewards and in clear contrast...

Venezuelan oil stands at USD 39.60 per barrel

  The Venezuelan oil basket this week ended at USD 39.60 per barrel, a USD 15 cents fall from the previous week, when it hit USD 39.75 per barrel. According to the webpage of the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining, such decrease is due to “concerns over the...



Venezuela: “Hunger among the Poorest Is Now Widespread”

Children from the Wayuu tribes in a school in western Venezuela wait for their daily meal.

87% of Venezuelans Can’t Afford Proper Meals and Malnourished Children May Grow Up with Long-Term Health Problems, Experts Say Children from the Wayuu tribes in a school in western Venezuela wait...

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Venezuela’s economic situation is getting dire, and some of the country’s women are fighting back

Women confront Venezuelan national guardsmen at a crossing point on Venezuela's border with Colombia. Twitter/@Unaybayona

Women confront Venezuelan national guardsmen at a crossing point on Venezuela’s border with Colombia. Twitter/@Unaybayona Venezuela — mired in political conflict — is also dealing with widespread economic distortions that have made day-to-day life an ordeal. But that ordeal is not spread evenly among the population. The strain of hunting ever scarcer...

Colombia, Venezuela are South America’s countries most hit by El Niño

According to experts, the nations most rocked by climate phenomenon El Niño were Colombia and Venezuela with losses mostly in the agricultural sector, which reflect in their economies TODAY VENEZUELA – Colombia and Venezuela are...

Colombian Support Requested to Clarify Maduro’s Nationality

A special sub-committee on Domestic Policy was designated. Speaker of the National Assembly (AN) Henry Ramos Allup sent communiqués to the Colombian foreign minister, the Senate’s head and the National Registrar A special sub-committee...

Prices have increased by 14,000%-19,000% in four years in Venezuela

Prices have increased by 14,000%-19,000% in four years in Venezuela In words of economic analyst Luis Enrique Gavazut, this result shows that price controls have been misused in practice TODAY VENEZUELA – The economic reality in...



Venezuela’s Struggle to Survive

Long lines at supermarkets in Venezuela.

Long lines at supermarkets in Venezuela. By Lisa Sullivan, (Consortium News) Amid a reassertion of U.S.-backed neoliberal policies in Latin America, Venezuela’s socialist government totters at a tipping...

Obama Dithers as Venezuela Sinks into Brutal Dictatorship

Colectivos”, the Chavista equivalent of the Nazi Brown Shirts, attacked Congressman Julio Borges on June 9. (Twitter)

Colectivos”, the Chavista equivalent of the Nazi Brown Shirts, attacked Congressman Julio Borges on June 9. (Twitter) Speaking to the press outside Venezuela’s parliament, Henry Ramos Allup, Speaker...

How Venezuela’s experiment with ’21st century socialism’ failed

Former Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez (Reuters)

When a Venezuelan entrepreneur we know launched a manufacturing company in western Venezuela two decades ago, he never imagined he’d one day find himself facing jail time over the toilet paper in the...

Venezuelan gov’t rejects US Reports on Terrorism 2015

The document, which was released by the US State of Department, reads that the country maintained a “permissive environment” favoring a number of terrorist groups

The document, which was released by the US State of Department, reads that the country maintained a “permissive environment” favoring a number of terrorist groups The document, which was released by...

Killings of Venezuela Security Forces On the Rise Amid Crisis

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TODAY VENZUELA – A bloodstained weekend marked the latest chapter in a year of increased violence against Venezuela’s security forces, a trend that is expected to continue as the country’s...

Venezuela blasts “U.S. re-colonization plan” in Latin America

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (C) delivers a speech during a rally in Caracas, Venezuela, on June 1, 2016.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (C) delivers a speech during a rally in Caracas, Venezuela, on June 1, 2016. The governing left-wing alliance in Venezuela, known as the Great Patriotic Pole, denounced...