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Health Ministry sets call center to find medicines in Venezuela

Vice-President for the Social Area Jorge Arreaza asserted that all state-owned pharmacies "Farmapatria" were re-stocked TODAY VENEZUELA - The Venezuelan Health Ministry created a call center that will allow people to consult the availability and...

Venezuela’s Central Bank to absorb VEB 15 billion in liquidity

TODAY VENEZUELA - The Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV) has placed on Friday new absorbing operations amounting to VEB 15 billion (USD 1.5 billion based on the foreign exchange rate of VEB 10 per...

Report Sketches Venezuela’s Organized Crime Landscape

TODAY VENEZUELA - A new report offers insights into where organized crime is most concentrated in Venezuela, but without more data from government agencies the country's criminal landscape remains shrouded in uncertainty. A new report...

A total of 3,414 murders recorded in 2015 in Caracas

Over 5,000 death bodies were taken to the Bello Monte morgue TODAY VENEZUELA (El Universal) According to figures disclosed by Venezuelan security authorities, murders have spiraled upward in the country. Only in Caracas and the Metropolitan...

Jurists deem it necessary a new criminal code

TODAY VENEZUELA (El Universal) The debate on the need to pass a new criminal code was reopened recently by the Venezuelan Attorney General, Luisa Ortega Díaz. In producing her office's annual report at the...

Venezuela asks more than 100 malls to close to save electricity

Shops in malls across Venezuela will be going dark, closing their doors to shoppers early to comply with a government electricity rationing order. Venezuela’s socialist government is asking more than 100 malls to close or...

Lifestyle in Revolution

An editorial published in El Universal, Wednesday, February 10, 2016: There are no vehicles, no spare parts, no food, no medicines, no dollars, just toy bolivars with no value except for the border Fidel Castro said...

Report Reveals How Venezuela Gangs Control Their Turf

A recent report sheds light on the level of control that some Venezuelan gangs wield over their territory, and is also indicative of how some gangs may continue to receive local support in the...

Venezuelan Crime Wave Forces American Expats To Hunker Down

ANYTHING FOR A DOLLAR. John Pate used to drive around Caracas in a bullet-proof Volkswagen. As an American expat with more than 35 years of experience living in Venezuela, Pate avoided going out at...

Venezuela is on the brink of a complete economic collapse

From the Washington Post: The only question now is whether Venezuela’s government or economy will completely collapse first. The key word there is "completely." Both are well into their death throes. Indeed, Venezuela's ruling party...

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New York Prosecutors Implicate Venezuela’s Maduro as Accomplice in Drug-Trafficking

The District Attorney for the Southern District of New York has released a document that reveals that Nicolás Maduro approved the drug trafficking actions...

Venezuela’s Health Crisis: 40 Percent of New Medical Graduates Have Already Left

The crisis in Venezuela is worsening and with it, has come a massive migration of talented professionals who decide to leave their homeland in...

Venezuela’s elections are just a new way for Maduro to cling to power

Nicolás Maduro, president of crisis-stricken Venezuela, will run for reelection in Venezuela in 2018, Vice President Tarick Al Aisammi announced in a Nov. 29...

Venezuela Running Out of Fuel for Air Travel, Leaked Memo Reveals

A newly released memo from Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, PDVSA, reveals the country lacks enough fuel to meet the demands of all aircrafts currently...

Rights Group Accuses Venezuela of ‘Systematic’ Torture of Political Opponents

Human Rights Watch has released a 62-page report, “Crackdown on Dissent: Brutality, Torture, and Political Persecution in Venezuela,” that accuses Caracas of severe human...

Maduro Hands Over Venezuela’s Oil Industry to the Military

The Venezuelan military has taken control of PDVSA, the state-run oil company largely responsible for holding up the last of the country’s economy. This...

Venezuela’s Socialist Regime Bankrupts Nationalized Supermarket Chain

Another major company is on the verge of bankruptcy in Venezuela due to dictator Nicolás Maduro’s mishandling of the economy, which has let an...