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Children Continue to Die from Malnutrition in Venezuela

The serious social, political and economic crisis in Venezuela has resulted in an increase of malnutrition cases in Venezuela, most of which involve children under 10 years old. Various organizations have denounced this situation on...

United States Urges Maduro to Address Venezuelan People’s Demands

(Panampost) There will no recall referendum for Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro this year, at least not according to the National Electoral Council (CNE), who made the announcement on Thursday. In response, the United States has...

Insecurity: Elderly -potential victims of crime in Venezuela

TODAY VENEZUELA - The murders this year of Caracas residents Luisa Castelo Baldomir (88), Manuel Barrios (84) and Pedro José Azpúrua Marturet (85) illustrate the dangers that hunt Venezuelan elderly. Attacks against old people have...

Venezuela’s Growing Evil: Military and Police Corruption

(Q24N) The people entrusted with enforcing the law in Venezuela regularly make the headlines as suspects or alleged accomplices, facilitators or perpetrators of serious crimes, a sign of the advanced deterioration and corruption of...

US denies violation of Venezuelan airspace

The United States on Wednesday denied having flown over Venezuelan airspace during the 17th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), as reported by Defense Minister General Vladimir Padrino López. Padrino López last Tuesday disclosed that...

IATA seeks solution to keep Venezuela connected despite blocked funds

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced on Thursday reported that it filed a request for anti-trust immunity with the US Department of Transportation to maintain connectivity to Venezuela, despite the fact that the...

Newborn Babies in Cardboard Boxes in Venezuela Hospital Shock The World

Shocking images from a Venezuela hospital reveal the extent of the country's problems, lacking cribs newborn babies are placed in cardboard boxes. The photos are from the Domingo Guzman Lander hospital in Barcelona, in the...

UN raps Venezuela for denying access to human rights officials

(Today Venezuela) The UN Human Rights High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on Tuesday criticized Venezuela for refusing access to human rights experts despite serious allegations about human rights abuses committed in the Caribbean...

Foreign Ministers Meeting of NAM Summit in Venezuela Begins

(Today Venezuela) Margarita Island -  The meeting of foreign ministers of the XVII Summit of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) began here today after discussion of the technical commissions and developed proposals on common issues. Discussions are...

Only 11 Delegations Are Attending NAM Summit, Legislator Says

(Today Venezuela) The 17th Non-Aligned Movement Summit has opened on Tuesday in Margarita Island, north-eastern Nueva Esparta state, where the Venezuelan government expects to welcome more than 10,000 representatives from 120 nations in Africa,...

XVII NAM Summit Begins in Venezuela

(Today Venezuela) Isla Margarita - The XVII Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) begins today in Margarita Island, Nueva Esparta state. Venezuela will assume the presidency of the bloc to replace the Islamic Republic...

Venezuela Defends Right to Peace at the NAM, Says Foreign Minister

(Prensa Latina) Venezuela will ratify the defense on the right of the peoples of the world to fight for peace and sovereignty during the Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), declared today the Foreign...

Extrajudicial Killings Accompany Venezuela Security Raids

(Insightcrime.org) Experts say extrajudicial killings have jumped alarmingly since the Venezuelan government began a new anti-crime initiative last year, further suggesting that security forces could be involved in death squad-like activity. Inti Rodríguez, coordinator of...

Can Maduro Remain in Power As Venezuela Erupts in Protest?

(PANAMPOST) When do the events that lead to the end of an authoritarian regime begin to accelerate? Nobody can tell for sure. In the case of Poland, for example, a trade union called “Solidarity” organized...

Chávez Without The Charm

(The Economist) WHATEVER his awful defects, Hugo Chávez showed it when he was riding high as Venezuela’s firebrand leader. So too did Fidel Castro when he played a similar role in Cuba. A strongman...

Maduro Administration Gets Support in Venezuela

(Prensa Latina) The popular mobilization to support President Nicolas Maduro and condemn the opposition coup attempts, led by the Democratic Unity Table (MUD) coalition, highlighted the week that concludes today in Venezuela. In order to...

Social Unrest Reason For Argentina’s Airline Suspending Flights to Venezuela

(Today Venezuela) Argentinean state-owned air carrier Aerolíneas Argentinas last Sunday announced the suspension of flights to Caracas as from September 10-12 due to social unrest in Venezuela. The airline claimed that the decision was “temporary”...

Capriles Ringed By Armed Groups north Venezuela

(Today Venezuela) Miranda state governor Henrique Capriles Radonski late on Wednesday denounced that he was surrounded by armed groups at the Santiago Mariño International Airport of Margarita Island, north-eastern Nueva Esparta state. Through his Twitter...

President Maduro: Venezuela Keeps Working against Economic War

(Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro reaffirmed today that the Government continued working against the economic war boosted by right-wing sectors that take advantage of the situation in the country after the fall of...

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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...