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How Venezuela Has Turned Into A Pauper

Posted on: Mar 30 2015 - 7:30am | #0
In: Venezuela News

    TODAY VENEZUELA – There are no bursts of colour as fireworks pop high above the Bulevar de Sabana Grande. Only thin wisps of smoke in the azure sky mark the precise time, two years ago, that Hugo Chavez died suddenly, from cancer. It is 4:25 p.m., and Venezuelans are taking stock of an economy in meltdown. “I don’t feel good at all,” one man grouses. “It’s terrible. This is total chaos,” a student adds. Even once-ardent supporters of the charismatic leader are growing restive with life under his hand-picked successor, President Nicolas Maduro. For years, Venezuela was a nation on the rise – a founding member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries more than 50 years ago. Decades later, Mr. Chavez...


Costa Rica Removes Ambassador to Venezuela

TODAY VENEZUELA – Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís said his government did not endorse the remarks of Ambassador to Venezuela Federico Picado, who expressed opinions about the internal political affairs of the South American nation. According to Picado, the shortages of staples in Venezuela are caused by “political factors” seeking to...

Posted on: Mar 27 2015 - 7:31am | #0
In: Venezuela News

How they see us abroad


The government of Nicolás Maduro is under observation. His infant tenure as president has been the focus of debate in various international scenarios from Europe to Latin...

Maduro: Attempted Coup Has International Ties

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (Reuters)

TODAY VENEZUELA – A coup plot against President Nicolas Maduro and the Bolivarian Revolution was thwarted this week as a retired Venezuelan Air Force general and 10 military and civilian opposition figures were arrested. The bombing of the Presidential Palace, the National Assembly, Telesur TV network, the Defense Ministry and other Caracas sites was to take place February 12,...

OAS calls for dialogue to stop violence in Venezuela

Posted on: Feb 26 2015 - 11:01pm | #0
In: Venezuela News

TODAY VENEZUELA – The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, deplored violence “wherever it comes from” in a communiqué On Wednesday, the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, urged the Venezuelan government and opposition to hold a dialogue to avoid more deaths of innocents in Venezuela. In a communiqué, Insulza deplored violence “wherever it comes from,” a day after a teenage student was killed during a protest in Venezuela, DPA reported. “If necessary steps are not taken to open an inclusive dialogue leading to reconciliation of Venezuelans, other innocent citizens could be victims of that violence,” Insulza...

Venezuela's Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) condemned a plan to overthrow President Maduro (TV screen capture)

Venezuelan Armed Forces reject conspiracy against government

TODAY VENEZUELA – Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino López offered a press conference accompanied by the Military High Command and voiced “strong rejection” against alleged coup plans reported by President Nicolás Maduro on Thursday The Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) of Venezuela on Friday condemned the actions of a group of officers...

Posted on: Feb 15 2015 - 8:12am | #0
In: Venezuela News