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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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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,...