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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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Venezuelan Regime Orders Government Employees to Vote in Favor of “The Revolution”

A top official in Nicolás Maduro’s regime has said all public employees are obliged to support the Venezuelan government. During his television program, Diosdado Cabello...

Mike Pence Slams UN Human Rights Council for Keeping Venezuela, Cuba as Members

The United Nations released a list of countries that attack human rights defenders, and included Venezuela on it for a range of violations including...

Yet Another Airline Says Goodbye to Venezuela

Delta, one of the largest US-based airlines, officially shuttered its operations in Venezuela on Saturday, September 16, after its last Atlanta-Caracas flight. “Liberty is the...

Maduro’s Rabbit Plan Won’t Save Venezuelans from Going Hungry

(FEE.org) President Nicolas Maduro wants Venezuelans to breed rabbits to solve the economic disaster he and his predecessor Hugo Chavez created, which has led...

Shunning US Dollar, Venezuela Lists Oil Prices in Chinese Yuan

Venezuela on Friday began listing the price of its oil in the Chinese yuan, following President Nicolas Maduro's announcement last week that he would...

OAS Moves to Take Venezuela to International Criminal Court

The Organization of American States, OAS, Secretary General Luis Almagro has announced that he will appoint three people to evaluate ways in which he...

The tragic impact of a country’s collapse. Venezuela’s dreams are dying.

Caracas, Venezuela -- I think about Deivis Perez every day. We met on an overcast July day at a children’s hospital in Caracas, Venezuela,...