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What’s Really Happening in Venezuela?

In this video by Buzzfeed News, a man tells his personal perspective on the crisis in Venezuela, and how politicians made things worse: “They fed the country hatred. They separated us into two types of...

Maduro Requested Political Asylum In Panama

(Today Venezuela) A report by Panamapost.com says that the according to the local media in Panama that Nicolas Maduro, president of Venezuela, had requested political asylum in that country. According to the Panama press Nicolas...

Empty Venezuelan Streets Send Powerful Message to Maduro

(Today Venezueal) Despite threats from the Nicolás Maduro‘s administration, Venezuela started the day paralyzed by a strike organized by the country’s political opposition. “Nobody leave their homes!” was the call made by the Democratic Unity...

Venezuelan Regime Threatens to Take Over Businesses that Join Opposition Strike

(Today Venezuela) Following the Venezuelan opposition’s announcement that there will be a strike held October 28, the government has threatened all companies that attempt to participate. First Deputy Chairman of the Socialist Party of Venezuela...

The day when MUD met its followers

(Today Venezuela) by Emiliana Durarte, You could see it in their faces. Scratch that, most people were so far away from the makeshift stage their faces were reduced to tiny, sweaty blurs. And the...

The Battle for Venezuela Begins

(Today Venezuela) Venezuela’s political and humanitarian crisis has entered a new phase. There will be blood. In September 2015 – three months before midterm elections which saw the opposition win what should have been a...

“I live in the streets because I went jobless”

(Today Venezuela) “Thanks to what I can get from the river Guaire I make money to eat,” said Ramón -pseudonym to protect his identity- in reference to his daily routine since he became homeless. Ramón...

Widespread Corruption in Venezuela Backfires on President Maduro

(Today Venezuela) A congressional commission in Venezuela says that a staggering US$70 billion dollars has been siphoned off from public institutions, a sign that widespread corruption may further destabilize the country's precarious political situation...

PSUV Calls for a Dialogue After Suspension of Recall Referendum

(Prensa Latina) The leader of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela Jorge Rodriguez called today the opposition to a political dialogue in order to resolve the country''s problems, after the Electoral Power temporarily suspend...

“Increased crime mirrors security failure in Venezuela”

The head of the Venezuelan Violence Watch (OVV), Roberto Briceño León, blamed the country's increased crime on failed security plans implemented by the government in recent years. “Efficiency of a public policy is apparent in...

The face of hunger in Venezuela

(CNN)When photographer Alessandro Falco was growing up in central Italy, he often heard stories about Venezuela from his grandparents. "Half of my family is from Venezuela. My grandparents emigrated there after the War (WWII) and...

US Drug Trial Could Expose Criminal Ties of Venezuela Elites

Today Venezuela - New evidence from a high-reaching drug trafficking trial has directly implicated immediate relatives of Venezuela's president and his wife, in a saga that could expose the criminal ties of some of...

Canada Issues Travel Warning on Venezuela

Today Venezuela - Canada joined the list of countries which have recommended their citizens not to travel to Venezuela, for security purposes. In a notice issued late Wednesday by Global Affairs Canada, the Canadian government...

Venezuela promises to become Latin America’s largest gas exporter

(TODAY VENEZUELA) Venezuelan Minister of Petroleum and Mining Eulogio del Pino this week said Venezuela will be the largest exporter of gas in Latin America, able to produce 1,200 million cubic feet MMSCFD and...

First Venezuelan Plane with Aid Arrives in Haiti

(Prensa Latina) The first aircraft with aid from Venezuela has arrived in Haiti to help the victims of Matthew Hurricane, the Venezuelan foreign minister, Delcy Rodríguez has reported. Through its profile on the social network...

Russia extends payment term in Venezuelan debt

The Russian government has extended the payment term in relation to a debt contracted by the Venezuelan State totaling US$2.8 billion, as reported by Russian official news agency Ria Novosti. Repayment will be made “within...

Venezuelan government fights illegal mining

Venezuelan Ministers of Eco-Mining Development and Eco-Socialism and Waters Roberto Mirabal and Ernesto Paiva, respectively, began talks intended to recover areas and banks of the Caroní River (south-eastern Bolívar state) so as to fight...

Forex to be legalized on Colombia-Venezuela border

(Q24N) Local authorities of Táchira state (southwest Venezuela) recently met with representatives of exchange offices in bordering towns with Colombia. During the meeting, they pondered on the actions to resume operations acting as intermediaries...

To Hell with the Venezuelan People, Revolution Is the Goal

(Panampost.com) The world is finally aware of the severity of Venezuela’s economic crisis — a resource-rich nation that is on track for a brutal GDP contraction for the third year in a row (over...

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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...