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Indigenous people prevented from reaching Caracas for march on Sept 1

More than 1,500 indigenous people walking from south-eastern Amazonas state to Caracas to take part in an opposition rally called “Takeover of Caracas” were stopped at the Burro-Puerto Páez passage in south-western Apure state. One...

More than half of Venezuelans live in high-risk dwellings

The importance of having strong foundations at home has always been stressed. In Venezuela, however, many foundations are literally weak. A report prepared by researchers from three Venezuelan universities and coordinated by Professor Ángel Rangel...

Venezuela Government Hostage to Out of Control Prisons

(TODAY VENEZUELA) Convicts were able to force the Venezuelan government to transfer more than 2,500 detainees to their prison for the express purpose of collecting extortion payments from them in a case that illustrates...

Capriles asks Venezuelans abroad to march on Sept 1

Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles asked nationals living abroad to rally next September 1 in support of a march in Caracas to demand authorities to speed up the process to hold a recall vote...

Venezuela Overcomes Shortages by Shopping in Prison

A newspaper investigation exposed how a prison in Venezuela has become a thriving marketplace for the basic goods in short supply throughout the country, a brazen display of how prison crime bosses are increasingly...

Total Societal Collapse In Venezuela

(ANTIMEDIA)Venezuela — Life in Venezuela now consists of empty grocery stores, record rates of violent crime, and widespread shortages of just about everything. The economic and political conditions have been deteriorating for years, but recent...

Venezuela to insist on defense of oil prices in tour of oil nations

Venezuelan government authorities have insisted on the necessity to balance oil markets and set fair prices that help recover the country’s economy; hence they are making efforts to reach consensus around their stance. Petroleum and...

Nicaragua Among Countries Perfect For Budget Travelers

  The bones of Venezuelan people are lacking calcium. For most part of the Venezuelan population, foods such as milk and cheese have disappeared from their tables. According to the Latin American Study of Nutrition...

Venezuelan FM Denounces US Hypocrisy in Human Rights

(Prensa Latina) Venezuela has denounced the US double standard on human rights. The foreign minister, Delcy Rodríguez wrote on her Twitter account that the US, after causing massive suffering on the planet today, wants...

How Venezuela, Once Latin America’s Richest Nation, Collapsed

It was once the richest country in Latin America. Now it’s falling apart (by Ioan Grillo, TIME.com) In Venezuela the food lines are only the most visible evidence of a nation in free fall. Known...

Hard Times in Venezuela Breed Malaria as Desperate Flock to Mines

THE ALBINO MINE, Venezuela — The 12th time Reinaldo Balocha got malaria, he hardly rested at all. With the fever still rattling his body, he threw a pick ax over his shoulder and got...

Venezuelans’ asylum applications to the US climb in 2016

US asylum applications filed by Venezuelans have jumped 168% in October 2016-June 2016, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of US Citizenship and Immigration Services data. During this period, a total of 10,221 applications were...

Pharmaceutical guild warns of country facing dwindling drug inventories

The Venezuelan Pharmaceutical Federation President Freddy Ceballos warned about the sale of illicit pharmaceutical products in Zulia state, endorsed by state governor Francisco Arias-Cardenas. "This has been exacerbated in Zulia state taking advantage of the...

Minimum Wage Rises in Venezuela

(Prensa Latina) The minimum wage will rise 50 percent in Venezuela from September 1st. During the announcement this Saturday president Nicolas Maduro stated forward that the rise not only benefit employees but also pension beneficiaries...

Venezuela Loses Fifteen International Connections Since 2014

Seven foreign airlines have left the country since 2014, whereas those that remain have opted to reduce frequencies or slash destinations. As a result, Venezuela has become disconnected from at least 15 direct international...

Santos, Maduro announce common border re-opening next Saturday

  The Colombia-Venezuela border crossing will be re-opened as of Sunday August 13, said on Thursday Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro after a meeting with his Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos. In words of Maduro, people would...
Mexican criminal organizations have laundered billions of dollars through the US financial system in recent years.

US Shell Companies Aid Crime Groups in Latin America and Beyond

(Q24N) A new report highlights how criminal groups use anonymous shell companies to help launder illicit proceeds, and how a simple legal change could help law enforcement tackle the issue. The report (pdf), published August...

Venezuelans in the future will live less time than their parents

According to the annual survey on global health prepared by the World Health Organization (WHO), life expectancy in Venezuela is 74.1 years Venezuelans' life expectancy might be decreasing. Malnutrition resulting from shortages and high food...

Don’t Blame Socialism For Venezuela’s Collapse, Blame Its Leader!

From Inquisitr.com - Recent reports of the chaos erupting in Caracas and across Venezuela have led many Americans to blame socialism for the current state of affairs in the South American country. While Venezuela’s president,...

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Venezuela’s ex-prosecutor wants Maduro tried at the Hague

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's sacked former chief prosecutor on Thursday asked the International Criminal Court to capture and try President Nicolas Maduro and other...

Russia Agrees to Wait for Venezuela Debt

Venezuela signed a deal in Moscow on Wednesday, November 15, about restructuring US$3.15 billion of debt to the Russian government. Venezuela's economy has been...

Number of Venezuelans Seeking Asylum in Brazil Has Doubled since Last Year

The number of Venezuelans who have requested asylum in Brazil has doubled since last year, according to the National Committee of Refugees. In the...

Nobody is going to bail out Venezuela

Venezuela, the South American country convulsed by economic and humanitarian catastrophe, has defaulted on some of its debt after missing an interest payment due...

Under Socialism 60% of Venezuelan Businesses Have Closed

During the last five years of “socialism” in Venezuela, 60% of its businesses have closed, in the wake of the serious economic crisis and...

Venezuelan Supreme Court Bans Women in Bikinis from Covers of Newspapers, Magazines

Venezuela’s Supreme Court has ordered for the removal of all images of scantily clad women circulating on the covers of publications available to the...

Canada imposes sanctions on Maduro and 18 government officers

Canada imposed sanctions on 52 government officers of Venezuela, Sudan and the Russian Federation on charges of human rights abuses and corruption. The Canadian government...