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What Happens in Venezuela after Maduro Steps Down?

TODAY inVENZUELA - International rumors surrounding Nicolas Maduro’s have been talked about extensively of late, but everyone has forgotten to address how that will actually be carried out, and what will happene if it’s...
Miranda state governor Henrique Capriles said inflation in the country exceeded 20% last month

Capriles: Inflation in Venezuela may hit 600%

TODAY VENEZUELA - Miranda state governor Henrique Capriles said that inflation in Venezuela as of March this year exceeded 20%, a figure which, in his view, mirrors the serious economic crisis the country is...

Venezuela Declares April 18 ‘Non-Working’ Day

TODAY VENEZUELA - To alleviate the power crisis the country is facing, President Nicolás Maduro on Thursday informed that April 18 will be a non-working day for the public sector and schools nationwide. Also for...

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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...