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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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Venezuelans View Russia as an ‘Elder Cousin Ready to Lend a Helping Hand’

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has come to Moscow for talks with President Putin. Venezuelan political analyst Basem Tajeldine and journalist Jordán Rodríguez told Sputnik...

US Will Never Break Venezuela’s ‘Freedom-Loving Spirit’: Maduro

US President Donald Trump in August imposed new sanctions on Venezuela against the backdrop of protests in the country. He expressed hope that the...

Venezuela First Country to Lose All Glaciers

In spite of an overwhelming body of evidence there are some who still debate whether global warming as a result of human-induced climate change...

To Survive in Venezuela, Multinationals Slash Operations and Payrolls to Bare Minimum

Multinational companies in Venezuela are starting to look like the living dead versions of what they once were, as the country continues to flounder...

Maduro Regime Arrests Three Journalists Reporting from Venezuelan Prison

Venezuela’s National Press Workers Union (SNTP) alerted on late Friday, October 7, that three journalists who were reporting from a prison in Tocorón, northern...

Venezuela Explores Alliances with U.S. Companies for More Crude Oil

(Prensa Latina) The State-run oil firm Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) has explored new alliances with U.S. companies to assess the progress in the recovery...

Venezuela Sees Iran, Syria To The Rescue

Facing potentially debilitating oil sanctions from the Trump administration, the Caracas government is searching desperately for new ways to get its most valuable commodity...