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Eight Signs that Show the End of Venezuela’s Regime Is Near

(by By Ángel Oropeza Z. Panampost.com) Anyone paying attention to the news in Latin American can see that Venezuela’s Maduro–Cabello administration is soon to be no more, as it is headed down an irreversible...

Venezuela: Food and Medicine Shortages are a Government Policy

(Panampost.com) - Even with the collapse of the price of oil, Venezuela’s total export revenue this year will yield a similar amount to Peru’s total exports. Peru and Venezuela have the same population, and...

Medicines shortage continues in Venezuela

  (Q24N) Antibiotics, contraceptives, antihypertensive, oncological and antiretroviral drugs are some of the medicines still in short supply in Venezuela. The Venezuelan Pharmaceutical Federation reported that in April 85% of basic medicines were unavailable, while the...

Bridgestone Sells Out in Venezuela, Other US Companies Considering Same

(Q24N) Tire maker Bridgestone said on Monday it was selling its Venezuelan business after six decades in the country. The US company's Venezuelan assets will be sold to Grupo Corimon. Other multinational firms such as Ford,...

Sugar shortage cuts Coca-Cola production in Venezuela

(Q24N) A sugar shortage has forced Coca-Cola to stop producing soft drinks in Venezuela amid an escalating food and energy shortage. Mexican multinational beverage company Coca-Cola Femsa (KOF)  said that suppliers in Venezuela will "temporarily...

Venezuela, where a hamburger is officially $170

Caracas (AFP) - If a visitor to Venezuela is unfortunate enough to pay for anything with a foreign credit card, the eye-watering cost might suggest they were in a city pricier than Tokyo or...

New state of emergency threatens to restrict political liberties

Constitutionalist attorney José Vicente Haro warned that the new decree on state of economic emergency signed by Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro expands the restriction of constitutional rights and liberties to the political sphere José Vicente...

Venezuela: A Prepper’s Nightmare Come to Life

Two years ago, Venezuela was a normal functioning nation, relatively speaking of course. It was by no means a free country, but the people still had a standard of living that was higher than...

Why Venezuela is More Like Syria than Cuba

In September I published “What is Venezuela’s Exit Strategy,” a rambling piece on the limits of democracy in Latin American history, especially in the wake of economic crises. And my main point was that, whether...

Venezuela’s State of Emergency: President Nicolas Maduro issued the declaration amid economic meltdown

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro imposed a 60-day state of emergency Friday night (May 13, 2016), warning the citizens of “international and national threats against our fatherland” as the country is gripped by economic and...

Lives Cut Short

TODAY VENEZUELA - Luis Hernandez was a 13-year old seventh grader living in Petare, one of the many sprawling slums that swamp most of Caracas. He dreamed of being a fireman when he grew...

Non-working days extended for two weeks in Venezuela

Governor of north-central Aragua state Tarek El Aissami said public services are secured TODAY VENEZUELA- The Venezuelan government extended non-working days for two more weeks, a move aimed at stopping the “dramatic” fall of the...

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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...