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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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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...