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...




Venezuela: A Prepper’s Nightmare Come to Life

Two years ago, Venezuela was a normal functioning nation, relatively speaking of course. It was by no means a free country, but the people still had a standard of living that was higher than most developing nations. Venezuelans could still afford the basic necessities of life, and a few luxuries too. They could send their children to school and expect them to receive a reasonably good education,...

Why Venezuela is More Like Syria than Cuba

In September I published “What is Venezuela’s Exit Strategy,” a rambling piece on the limits of democracy in Latin American history, especially in the wake of economic crises. And my main point was that, whether Venezuela implements market reforms or not, the political future is likely to...

Venezuela’s State of Emergency: President Nicolas Maduro issued the declaration amid economic meltdown

An opposition supporter reacts in front of Venezuelan National Guards in a rally to demand a referendum to remove President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, May 11, 2016. REUTERS/Marco Bello TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY – RTX2DVSA Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro...

Lives Cut Short

60 homicides of children and adolescents have been unofficially recorded so far this year in the Greater Caracas area. Photo Joel Aranguren, El Universal TODAY VENEZUELA – Luis Hernandez was a 13-year old seventh grader living in Petare, one of the many sprawling...



Non-working days extended for two weeks in Venezuela

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Governor of north-central Aragua state Tarek El Aissami said public services are secured TODAY VENEZUELA- The Venezuelan government extended non-working days for two more weeks, a move aimed at stopping...

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What Happens in Venezuela after Maduro Steps Down?

There seems to be no doubt Maduro is on his way out (NTN)

There seems to be no doubt Maduro is on his way out (NTN) TODAY inVENZUELA – International rumors surrounding Nicolas Maduro’s have been talked about extensively of late, but everyone has forgotten to address how that will actually be carried out, and what will happene if it’s successful. The Pope has been mentioned as a high-flying lobbyist to...

Love in times of scarcity

Unavailability of contraceptives is at 90%, according to the Venezuelan Pharmacists Federation (Fefarven).Condoms can be found with less difficulty but prices range from VEB 650 to VEB 1,900 The pill is the most popular contraception method...

Health Ministry sets call center to find medicines in Venezuela

Vice-President for the Social Area Jorge Arreaza asserted that all state-owned pharmacies “Farmapatria” were re-stocked Venezuelans can call 0800-7258395 to request information about drugs availability (File photo) TODAY VENEZUELA...

Venezuela’s Central Bank to absorb VEB 15 billion in liquidity

The Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV) implements measures to reduce excess of narrow money (File photo) TODAY VENEZUELA – The Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV) has placed on Friday new absorbing operations amounting to VEB 15 billion...



Report Sketches Venezuela’s Organized Crime Landscape

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TODAY VENEZUELA – A new report offers insights into where organized crime is most concentrated in Venezuela, but without more data from government agencies the country’s criminal landscape...

A total of 3,414 murders recorded in 2015 in Caracas

Most victims were 19-35 years old

Over 5,000 death bodies were taken to the Bello Monte morgue Most victims were 19-35 years old TODAY VENEZUELA (El Universal) According to figures disclosed by Venezuelan security authorities, murders...

Jurists deem it necessary a new criminal code

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Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega Díaz during her presentation at the National Assembly (AVN TODAY VENEZUELA (El Universal) The debate on the need to pass a new criminal code was reopened recently...

Venezuela asks more than 100 malls to close to save electricity

People wait outside closed stores at a mall in Caracas, Venezuela on Wednesday. Photograph: Marco Bello/Reuters

People wait outside closed stores at a mall in Caracas, Venezuela on Wednesday. Photograph: Marco Bello/Reuters Shops in malls across Venezuela will be going dark, closing their doors to shoppers early...

Lifestyle in Revolution

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An editorial published in El Universal, Wednesday, February 10, 2016: There are no vehicles, no spare parts, no food, no medicines, no dollars, just toy bolivars with no value except for the border Fidel...

Report Reveals How Venezuela Gangs Control Their Turf

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A recent report sheds light on the level of control that some Venezuelan gangs wield over their territory, and is also indicative of how some gangs may continue to receive local support in the face of...