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Maduro: Attempted Coup Has International Ties

TODAY VENEZUELA - A coup plot against President Nicolas Maduro and the Bolivarian Revolution was thwarted this week as a retired Venezuelan Air Force general and 10 military and civilian opposition figures were arrested. The...

Uruguay’s Mujica warns of leftist military coup in Venezuela

TODAY VENEZUELA - "It would be a terribly mistake if they (the military) would go against the Constitution," the president of Uruguay, José Mujica, remarked in an interview with Spanish newspaper El País Uruguayan President...

OAS calls for dialogue to stop violence in Venezuela

TODAY VENEZUELA - The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, deplored violence "wherever it comes from" in a communiqué On Wednesday, the Secretary General of the Organization of American...

Venezuelan trade with countries of the Persian Gulf has not taken off

TODAY VENEZUELA - In its foreign opening, the nations of the Persian Gulf and Member States of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) approached Venezuela as a natural ally because of their energy...

Venezuelan Armed Forces reject conspiracy against government

TODAY VENEZUELA - Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino López offered a press conference accompanied by the Military High Command and voiced "strong rejection" against alleged coup plans reported by President Nicolás Maduro on Thursday The Bolivarian...

Half capacity of the Venezuelan industry is idle

"Companies can double their production capacity if there is availability of raw materials," said Eduardo Garmendia, the president of the Venezuelan Confederation of Industries (Conindustria)   TODAY VENZUELA - Eduardo Garmendia, the president of the Venezuelan...

Practimercados Día Día rebuts gov’t claims of boycott

The network of small supermarkets Día a Día refused the seizure by the Venezuelan State and took issue with the claims of "boycott and hoarding" TODAY VENEZUELA - The network of small supermarkets Día a...

Venezuelan oil up to US$44.64

For almost seven months, the Venezuelan oil basket had not experienced a weekly increase of more than one dollar TODAY VENEZUELA - Venezuelan oil average price this week regained USD 5.82 compared to the previous...

Venezuela’s new foreign exchange system ready for kick-off

TODAY VENEZUELA - Brokers and authorities in Venezuela have agreed on the new technological platform for operation of the third forex system announced in recent weeks. The platform will be the same implemented for the...

Attorney general: US Lacks Will To Collaborate With Venezuelan Justice

TODAY VENEZUELA - Attorney General Luisa Ortega Díaz has informed that the Venezuelan State would "adopt measures" against the United States for failing to meet a number of applications for extradition Venezuela has filed. The...

President Maduro Slams U.S. Intelligence Report

TODAY VENEZUELA - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Wednesday rejected a recent U.S. report which predicts an outbreak of violent anti-government protests in the South American nation in 2015. The report was presented to the U.S....

Rodríguez Torres: “On February 4 the time was ripe for a rebellion”

Venezuelan former minister of the Interior, Justice, and Peace, Miguel Rodríguez Torres, highlighted the achievements of the revolution TODAY VENEZUELA - Venezuelan Army Mayor General Miguel Rodríguez Torres, one of the leaders of the events...

Venezuela Running Out of Condoms: A 36-pack of Condoms Going For About $750

TODAY VENEZUELA - The country is broke. Its economy is on track to shrink 7% in 2015 alone, in large part because oil prices are so low. Now its economic crisis is leading to...

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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...