Number of Venezuelans Seeking Asylum in Brazil Has Doubled since Last Year

The number of Venezuelans who have requested asylum in Brazil has doubled since last year, according to the National Committee of Refugees. In the first seven months of 2016, Brazil received 3,375 Venezuelan asylum...

Nobody is going to bail out Venezuela

Venezuela, the South American country convulsed by economic and humanitarian catastrophe, has defaulted on some of its debt after missing an interest payment due in October. Even as investors meet in Caracas to discuss restructuring...

Under Socialism 60% of Venezuelan Businesses Have Closed

During the last five years of “socialism” in Venezuela, 60% of its businesses have closed, in the wake of the serious economic crisis and the draconian controls imposed by the Nicolás Maduro regime. According to...

Venezuelan Supreme Court Bans Women in Bikinis from Covers of Newspapers, Magazines

Venezuela’s Supreme Court has ordered for the removal of all images of scantily clad women circulating on the covers of publications available to the general public. The decision comes in response to an individual complaint made...

Canada imposes sanctions on Maduro and 18 government officers

Canada imposed sanctions on 52 government officers of Venezuela, Sudan and the Russian Federation on charges of human rights abuses and corruption. The Canadian government renewed on Friday sanctions against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, in...

Maduro announces “restructuring of all future debt payments”; default round the corner?

Venezuela on Thursday announced plans to restructure its burgeoning foreign debt, a move that may lead to a default by the cash-strapped OPEC nation whose collapsing socialist economy has left its population struggling to...

Venezuela Teen Preganancy Is Accontable For 1 Out of 4 Births

According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Venezuela has one of the highest teenage pregnancy rates in the world. Every 3 minutes, there is a birth from a teenage girl. This is not...

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CARACAS: Price cuts slow inflation

Venezuela’s monthly inflation rate fell in November and December after President Nicolas Maduro ordered shops to cut prices on everything from refrigerators to Christmas...

Will Venezuela default on its debts?

The question that has become "the question" since last Wednesday devaluation is will Venezuela go into default.

Venezuela marks Chavez anniversary

Supporters of the late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez mark the first anniversary of his death amid continuing anti-government protests.

Venezuela rejects protest amnesty

The Venezuelan government says it will not grant jailed opposition leaders an amnesty at talks aimed at ending anti-government protests.

Venezuelan Security Expert Chamel Akl Falsely Imprisoned

The police station burned bright as a bonfire. As cars hissed past on the Caracas highway, flames consumed the roadside structure as if it...

Venezuela invites Vatican's secretary of state to witness protest talks

President Nicolás Maduro's government asks Cardinal Pietro Parolin to be 'witness in good faith' to talks on ending conflictVenezuela has formally invited the Vatican's...

El Niño phenomenon to cause draught this year in Venezuela

The National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (Inameh) forecast on Thursday that during January this year the country would have few rains and high...

Venezuela's street barricades a deadly protest

Like a beaver dam of urban detritus, the piles of tires, old mattresses and heavy steel grates in Venezuela's streets have sparked some of...

Venezuela: Opposition violently assault journalist

Venezuelan opposition protesters in Caracas attacked three journalists after a march demanding "greater freedom of the press".

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...

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Venezuela’s opposition is on the verge of collapse

It’s been a bittersweet couple of weeks for the Venezuelan opposition, which for six months this year staged daily protests against the authoritarian-leaning regime of president Nicolás Maduro. On Oct. 26, the alliance – which...

Venezuela May Not Be Able To Pay Off Its Billion-Dollar Debt

Venezuela is strapped for cash. And the country is facing deadlines on critical payments that, if missed, would result in the country defaulting on its debt. The nation's state-owned oil company PDVSA just made a payment...

300,000 Venezuelan Children at Risk of Dying from Malnutrition, Catholic NGO Alerts

Around 300,000 children in Venezuela are at risk of death from malnutrition, according to Caritas, a humanitarian organization run by the Catholic Church. It estimated that between five and six children die from malnutrition in Nicolás Maduro’s...

Shipment of 16 Tons of Chinese Tear Gas Set for Venezuela Blocked

The Icelandic Ministry of Transport and Local Government received a letter from the European Transport Agency on Friday, October 20 requesting permission to transport anti-riot gear to Venezuela; however, the query was rejected. The agency...

Canada Imposes Sanctions on Venezuelan Authorities

The government of Canada announced on Friday the imposition of sanctions against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and key government figures in “a clear message that their anti-democratic behavior has consequences.” Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said...

Venezuelans Receive Free Health Care in Guyana

Guyanese authorities have taken note of a substantial increase of Venezuelans crossing the border, looking for treatment against malaria and some other diseases. The head of the Guyana’s Medical Council, Shamdeo Persaud, said that Venezuelans...

Venezuelan Parliament Declares Elections A Fraud, Moves to Replace Electoral Council Officials

This Thursday, October 19, the Venezuelan National Assembly unanimously declared that the regional elections that took place on Sunday, October 15 were fraudulent, and said it will begin arranging a process for the appointment of new directors to the National Electoral Council. “The...

Fired Venezuela Prosecutor Leaks Video Implicating Maduro in Taking $35M Bribe

Venezuela’s ousted chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega published on her blog a video last week that showed an executive of the scandal-hit Brazilian firm Odebrecht claiming he had paid a huge bribe to the nation’s...

Venezuelans View Russia as an ‘Elder Cousin Ready to Lend a Helping Hand’

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has come to Moscow for talks with President Putin. Venezuelan political analyst Basem Tajeldine and journalist Jordán Rodríguez told Sputnik that while the Trump administration is bashing their country, the...

US Will Never Break Venezuela’s ‘Freedom-Loving Spirit’: Maduro

US President Donald Trump in August imposed new sanctions on Venezuela against the backdrop of protests in the country. He expressed hope that the states of the European Union would follow the example of...

Venezuela First Country to Lose All Glaciers

In spite of an overwhelming body of evidence there are some who still debate whether global warming as a result of human-induced climate change is real, but now, to finally put those doubts to...