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Cuba needs to retain economic oxygen provided by Venezuela

Cuba-US rapprochement is not expected to compromise Caracas aid in the short term TODAY VENEZUELA (ElUniversal) The Cuban economy will continue, at least for other three years, depending on strategic trade with Venezuela, even though...

Venezuelan president’s speech conditioned by avoidance

Sociologist Maryclen Stelling and political expert Luis Salamanca agreed on saying that the political wording of President Nicolás Maduro at the National Assembly resembled fear of the political cost   TODAY VENEZUELA (EL Universal) In his...

Citgo plans to collect US$2.50 billion in bonds, loans

  TODAY VENEZUELA - The bid for selling Citgo, a US-based refinery of state-run company Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), was cancelled since the firm plans to collect US$2.50 billion in bonds and loans, Reuters reported,...

Maduro announces forex system for three markets

A foreign exchange system at an exchange rate of VEB 6.30 per US dollar will remain in place for priority items. One single Ancillary Foreign Currency Administration System (Sicad) will be established and the...

Capriles: The people have to show their discontent

TODAY VENEZUELA (El Universal) Venezuelan opposition leader and Miranda state governor, Henrique Capriles Radonski, stated on Monday that the people had to speak up "so it does not look like they accept the crisis"...

No, we ain’t got that. Shortages in Venezuela make standing in line a full-time...

TODAY VENEZUELA (Fusion.net) CARACAS — In Venezuela, grocery shopping has literally become a test of endurance. Venezuelans are fuming as long lines at the country’s supermarkets worsen, with people even camping out overnight —...

Is Venezuela Becoming the Most Dangerous Nation in Latin America?

TODAY VENEZUELA - With nearly 25,000 violent deaths estimated for 2014 and 90 violent deaths reported in Caracas in the first week of 2015, Venezuela may now be one of the most dangerous nations...

Venezuela Militarizes Its Supermarkets

Venezuela militarizes its supermarkets TODAY VENEZUELA (InsightCrime.org) President Nicolas Maduro has ordered Venezuela's security forces to maintain order in supermarkets and food distribution sites, highlighting how the country has prioritized political-driven security issues over efforts...

President Maduro: “China is a super power, yet it is not an empire”

Both nations have signed several cooperation agreements for over USD 20 billion, which will be allocated to priority sectors for national development, which would ensure the work of late President Hugo Chávez, who developed...

Venezuelan Crude Oil Down to US$47.05 Barrel

TODAY VENEZUELA (El Universal) The price of Venezuelan crude oil lost US$2.47 and hit US$47.05 last week, as reported by the Venezuelan Ministry of Petroleum and Mining. The Ministry  noted that "the downward trend in...

Forget the French Fries. How About a Side of Yuca With That Big Mac?...

  TODAY VENEZUELA - Forget the French fries. How about a side of yuca with that Big Mac? For the second time in as many months, an entire country is having go without McDonald’s fries....

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Suriname should mediate in Guyana-Venezuela border controversy

PARAMARIBO – Suriname should take on the role of mediator in order to prevent an armed conflict in the region as a result of...

Venezuelan Armed Forces prepare against possible military intervention

Each day, it becomes increasingly common to hear about a military intervention in Venezuela with the aim of deposing the dictatorial regime of Nicolás...

Little-known Evangelical Pastor Launches Venezuela Presidential Bid

(Reuters) - A little-known Venezuelan evangelical pastor on Sunday launched his candidacy for the upcoming presidential election, an illustration of the growing religious influence...

Venezuelan dictator Maduro takes advantage of the same “feminism” that condemns Trump

The two most controversial presidents in the Americas decided to speak out on feminism last weekend. In Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro declared himself a feminist,...

Venezuelan Leader Nicolas Maduro Not Welcome At Summit of Americas

The Mexican Foreign Ministry supports the decision of the Peruvian government not to invite Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro to the Lima-hosted Summit of the...

Venezuela Seeks Oil Equipment Supply Deals With Russian Companies

Caracas seeks to secure deals for supplies of oil equipment with Russian companies Rosneft and Gazprombank, Venezuelan Ambassador to Russia Carlos Rafael Faria Tortosa...

Opposition Wants ‘National Front’ to Protect Venezuelans’ Rights

enezuela’s opposition will present a nationwide front to protect people’s rights, its negotiator Julio Borges said Thursday after talks with the government collapsed. "We are...