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Venezuela: The Most Dangerous Country In the World?

Posted on: Aug 25 2014 - 11:29am | #0
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VENEZUELA NEWS – According to the results of Gallup’s 2013 Law and Order Index — which is based on a poll measuring self-reported theft, confidence in local police, and perceptions of personal safety — fewer citizens in Latin America and the Caribbean reported feeling safe in their communities than residents of any other region in the world. Venezuelans reported feeling the least secure of any country worldwide, with fewer than 20 percent of respondents saying they felt safe walking alone at night in their community. Additionally, 22 percent of respondents said they or someone in their household had been a victim of theft in the past 12 months. Venezuela, Honduras and El Salvador all saw four-point drops in their index...

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Venezuela Congress Declares Chavez Eternal Leader

TODAY VENEZUELA NEWS – Venezuela and delegations from several Latin American countries, some of which were headed by their president, paid tribute to late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez on his 60th birthday on Monday. The homage coincided with the plenary sessions of the 3rd Congress of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), which postponed its debates...

Posted on: Jul 29 2014 - 7:38am | #0
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Widespread blackouts hit Venezuela

Public transport suspended and presidential ceremony interrupted in latest failure of shaky electricity infrastructure A power plant failure has knocked out electricity across...

Venezuela ex-planning minister said to slam Maduro as weak leader

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s former planning minister, who helped the late president Hugo Chavez forge the country’s state-driven economic model, has excoriated current president Nicholas Maduro as a weak leader who is straying from socialism, according to a widely circulated document. Source: Reuters...


Inflation records the highest jump since 1996

Posted on: Jun 16 2014 - 2:10am | #0
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Prices went up 5.7% in April and May Inflation in January-May hit 23%, according to the figures of the Central Bank of Venezuela. This is the highest increase during such period since 1996, even though the government of Nicolás Maduro keeps price regulations in place for a large number of goods and services. Prices went up 5.7% in April and May. Therefore, inflation in the last 12 months averages 60.9% and there is no sign of prices going down in the absence of good news on demand, supply, and foreign currency performance. In January-May, the price of food and non-alcoholic beverages soared 29.6%; household goods 13.4%; apparel and footwear 15.2%; and health care 17.8%. Meanwhile, the central bank reckons inflation is not economically driven....

The firm's business premises in the outskirts of Caracas are placed in administration. The Attorney General's Office and the National Assembly are receiving complaints from the victims (Venancio Alcázares)

The bursting of La Venezolana’s bubble

EL UNIVERSAL – The firm Concesionario La Venezolana, a car dealership, was registered with an initial capital of just VEB 300,000 (USD 47,619) the price of a car in Venezuela. The company was incorporated in March last year and by September it had grossed VEB 100 million (USD 15,873,015). The firm, charged with defrauding nearly 6,000 people, grew 333 times...

Posted on: Jun 7 2014 - 7:28pm | #0
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