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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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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...