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Entertainment Industry Leader Octopustudio welcomes Eduardo Whaite to Miami

Caracas, Venezuela-based Octopustudio has announced that it's head Creative Director Eduardo Whaite is gearing up to move from the company's Venezuela Head Quarters to their Miami office.

Organized Crime in the Americas: What to Expect in 2014

We can already identify some of the trends that are likely to mark the evolution of organized crime in 2014. One is the issue of criminal migration, as organized crime in Mexico and Colombia,...

Venezuela inflation data questioned by economists

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro holds a book emblazoned with an image of the late Hugo Chavez during a news conference at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Dec. 30, 2013.

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 lights.

American baseball players thriving in…

In this Nov. 27, 2013 photo, baseball bats are lined up in the Tiburones of La Guaira's dugout prior to a baseball game against the Leones of Caracas at the Estadio Universitario in Caracas,...

2013 in review: the year we realized that the Venezuelan electorate is wretched and...

To open this entry allow me to mention a fabulous article of Javier Brassesco in El Universal today .

Venezuela raising gas prices to aid ailing economy

Henry Duran fills the tank of his 1978 Ford LTD Ranger at a gas station in Caracas for about $1.

Gold Reserve Inc.: Do You Really Want To Gamble On An Arbitration Procedure?

In this article, I'll have a closer look at Gold Reserve , which has the arbitration procedure against Venezuela as its main asset.

Venezuela emerges from trying year

How Venezuela's opposition failed to make the most of 2013

InSight Crime's Game Changers: 2012

InSight Crime presents "Game Changers 2012," an overview of the developments in organized crime in Americas during the year. So much has happened as organized crime mutates and spreads around the region that it...

4 Police Gunned Down in Venezuela

Four members of Venezuela's national militarized police died Thursday morning when they were gunned down as they left a party in suburban Caracas, the deputy chief of detectives said.

Yearender: Venezuela starts post-Chavez era with focus on economy

This year has been difficult for Venezuela after the death of its iconic leader Hugo Chavez, as the struggling state-driven economy, high inflation and shortage of goods became a political battleground for ruling socialists...

In nod to military, Venezuelan president promotes officer who took part in Chavez-led coup

It is time to fill your New Year's Eve playlist with your favourite songs from 2013 and beyond but don't forget a few of these must-play hits to help you ring in the New...

Happy new year – but what exactly will make the news in 2014?

If 2013 goes down as a year of conflict and protest, then what lies in store in 2014? Give us your tips for what will make the news in the comment thread Guardian correspondents...

New Report Available: Reinsurance in Venezuela, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017

However, the number of reinsurers is expected to decrease over the forecast period.

Venezuela's homicide rate rises, NGO's report says

In this Sept. 8, 2010 file photo, the body of an unidentified man lies in a pool of blood on a street in Caracas, Venezuela.

New Venezuela/Guyana air link to boost travel and trade

With the anticipated regular flights of the Venezuelan national airline, CONVIASA Airlines between Venezuela and Guyana, Guyana Government officials as well as officials from the Venezuelan national airline say the new service will not...

Venezuela’s Gasoline Prices May Rise to $1.60 a Gallon, From 5 Cents

As Venezuela faces an economic crisis that is depleting government coffers, President Nicolas Maduro is threatening to end something many citizens of that oil producing country consider to be their patrimony, incredibly cheap gasoline,...

Venezuelan car owners unfazed by planned fuel hike

Henry Duran fills the tank of his 1978 Ford LTD Ranger at a gas station in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, December 21, 2013.

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Recent Wave of Looting Shows Extent of Hunger in Venezuela

The economic crisis and the food shortage in Venezuela is so serious that looting has become commonplace throughout the country. In January alone, nearly...

Gourmet Chocolate Becomes Economic Lifeline in Venezuela

Caracas (VOA) - In a modest apartment near a Caracas slum, nutrition professor Nancy Silva and four aids spread rich, dark Venezuelan cocoa on...

As Crisis Worsens, Venezuelans Turn to Perilous Escape Routes by Sea

On January 10, a group of Venezuelan rafters headed for Curaçao were met with tragedy. Many people on the raft died, and then the...

Venezuela Cuts Transport Connection With Neighboring Islands to Fight Smuggling

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced that the transport connection with the Dutch islands of Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire will be cut amid the...

Venezuela’s Economic Woes Forces Women Into Prostitution to Feed Children

A three-story hotel in western Caracas has become home to a 50-year-old prostitute, Juana, who, along with her 30-year-old daughter, works in a brothel...

New Monthly Minimum Wage in Venezuela Barely Enough to Buy Daily Cup of Coffee

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced a new increase in the minimum wage this year, but it’s only worth enough to purchase one a cup...

Maduro Announces 40% Minimum Wage Increase for New Year

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Sunday, just before the new year, a 40 percent increase in the minimum wage — as a protection for...