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Venezuelan Government Forced to Ration Water

Long lines at grocery stores and ration cards that prevent citizens from buying more than the allotted amount of basic needs, such as flour, milk, vegetable oil, and toilet paper, have become the norm...

Reports from Cuba's Venezuela: Zombieland

According to NicolA s Maduro , an assasination attempt against him has been thwarted.

So, ALBA Medical School

"To be sure, Venezuela isn't retreating into a hole. Maduro last month ordered the creation of a medical university in Venezuela to turn out doctors from around Latin America.

Cocaine Seizures Surge Shows Puerto Rico's Trafficking Importance

Maritime antinarcotics authorities have seized over 17 tons of cocaine around Puerto Rico so far this year, a huge increase on past years indicative of the growing popularity of this US territory for traffickers...

Venezuela leader praises US rejection of sanctions

In this May 16, 2014 file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro stands outside the Miraflores Presidential Palace where he received Palestine's President Mahmoud Abbas, in Caracas, Venezuela.

Caracas Residents Go Thirsty as Taps Run Dry, Bottles Vanish

Residents of the Venezuelan capital of Caracas, who already struggle to find toilet paper and deodorant, are facing a new shortage -- drinking water.

U.S. dismisses allegations of role in coup plots against Venezuelan gov't

"These allegations are absolutely false and baseless," State Department spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki said at a daily news briefing, adding "We've seen many times the Venezuelan government try to distract from its own actions by...

Venezuela meets with airlines to negotiate debt

Venezuelan authorities met with international airlines to which the oil-rich country owes more than US$4 billion, after many cut back or halted service.

Spate of Killings Illustrates Sinaloa Cartel Presence in Honduras

Reported infighting within Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel in Honduras has added to the bloodshed in San Pedro Sula, providing a grim demonstration of the group's notable presence in this Central American nation's second-largest city. The most...

Venezuela implicates US envoy in opposition plot

Venezuela alleged on Wednesday that the U.S. ambassador to Colombia has plotted to destabilize President Nicolas Maduro's rule, adding to tensions between the two countries as the U.S. House approved a measure calling for...

Houses Passes Sanctions Bill Over Venezuelan Opposition's Concerns

The House on Wednesday passed a bill that will impose targeted sanctions on Venezuela by freezing the assets and visas of government officials in response to allegations of human rights violations , which faces...

Venezuela government accuses opposition leader of 'coup' plot

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan officials on Wednesday accused hardline opposition leader Maria Corina Machado of leading plots to topple President Nicolas Maduro in league with U.S. officials.

Their men in Caracas: the Cuban expats shoring up Maduro's government

When asked how many Cubans are working in Venezuela, minister of foreign affairs Elias Jaua cites the 25,000 medical aid workers in the programme launched by the late president Hugo Chavez, adding "about 1,000...

US approves Venezuela sanctions bill

The US House of Representatives approves a bill to introduce sanctions against Venezuelan officials involved in human rights abuses.

200 personas esperan por panales afuera de una farmacia

La escasez de productos bA sicos en Venezuela hace que la gente se desespere cuando ve llegar un camiA3n a surtir las tiendas.

Venezuela offers to repay debt to airlines at a discount

The Venezuela government has decided to settle a small part of its US$4 billion debt with international airlines, many of which have cut back or halted service to the oil-rich South American country.

Emblematic Venezuelan prisoner begins hunger strike for freedom

CARACAS (Reuters) - An imprisoned former Caracas police commissioner at the center of stalled political talks between Venezuela's government and opposition went on a hunger strike on Tuesday, demanding he be released due to...

Jailed Venezuela police chief starts hunger strike

CARACAS, Venezuela A former police chief whose decade-long imprisonment has been taken up as a cause by Venezuela's opposition said in a letter made public Tuesday that he is going on a hunger strike...

The wives of jailed opposition politicians win Venezuelan votes

Patricia Gutierrez de Ceballos, the wife of jailed politician Daniel Ceballos, said that each ballot cast in her favor represented a sentence of justice and freedom and a blow against what she called the...

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Venezuela’s ex-prosecutor wants Maduro tried at the Hague

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's sacked former chief prosecutor on Thursday asked the International Criminal Court to capture and try President Nicolas Maduro and other...

Russia Agrees to Wait for Venezuela Debt

Venezuela signed a deal in Moscow on Wednesday, November 15, about restructuring US$3.15 billion of debt to the Russian government. Venezuela's economy has been...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...