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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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Venezuelans View Russia as an ‘Elder Cousin Ready to Lend a Helping Hand’

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has come to Moscow for talks with President Putin. Venezuelan political analyst Basem Tajeldine and journalist Jordán Rodríguez told Sputnik...

US Will Never Break Venezuela’s ‘Freedom-Loving Spirit’: Maduro

US President Donald Trump in August imposed new sanctions on Venezuela against the backdrop of protests in the country. He expressed hope that the...

Venezuela First Country to Lose All Glaciers

In spite of an overwhelming body of evidence there are some who still debate whether global warming as a result of human-induced climate change...

To Survive in Venezuela, Multinationals Slash Operations and Payrolls to Bare Minimum

Multinational companies in Venezuela are starting to look like the living dead versions of what they once were, as the country continues to flounder...

Maduro Regime Arrests Three Journalists Reporting from Venezuelan Prison

Venezuela’s National Press Workers Union (SNTP) alerted on late Friday, October 7, that three journalists who were reporting from a prison in Tocorón, northern...

Venezuela Explores Alliances with U.S. Companies for More Crude Oil

(Prensa Latina) The State-run oil firm Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) has explored new alliances with U.S. companies to assess the progress in the recovery...

Venezuela Sees Iran, Syria To The Rescue

Facing potentially debilitating oil sanctions from the Trump administration, the Caracas government is searching desperately for new ways to get its most valuable commodity...