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‘Worth the Risk’ – Starving People are Taking Extreme Measures to Escape Venezuela

TODAY VENEZUELA NEWS  - Food and medicine shortages, violent protests, corruption, and skyrocketing inflation are among some of the factors causing Venezuelans to flee the country by any means necessary. Inflation is projected to jump...

Venezuela’s ‘Narco Nephews’ Case Hints at Govt Complicity in Drug Trade

TODAY VENEZUELA NEWS - Two nephews of Venezuela's first lady have been found guilty of drug crimes in a US federal court, with several pieces of evidence presented during the trial pointing to complicity...

Conindustria advocates different public policies in Venezuela

TODAY VENEZUELA NEWS - The Venezuelan Confederation of Industries (Conindustria) claimed to have taken part in dialogue meetings with relevant authorities since 2014. However, they stressed that their “proposals have not been implemented because...

Venezuela and the Unpredictable U.S. President-elect Donald Trump

TODAY VENEZUELA NEWS - The election of Donald Trump as US president has sent shock waves around the world. The change in the White House is being followed with interest globally given its political,...

Venezuela’s Catholic Church Predicts Civil War if Dialogue Fails

TODAY VENEZUELA NEWS - Venezuela’s Catholic Church predicts civil war if the dialogue between President Nicolás Maduro’s administration and the country’s political opposition doesn’t come to fruition. Venezuelan Episcopal Conference Spokesman Pedro Pablo Aguilar responded...

Over 11 Million Venezuelans Have Crossed the Colombian Border since August

TODAY VENEZUELA NEWS - Over 11 million Venezuelans have crossed the Colombian border since August’s reopening, with Colombian officials reporting that a little more than 5.6 million Venezuelans have entered, and around the same...

A Venezuelan cartoonist forced into exile still draws the repression back home

(Today Venezuela) As a child, political cartoonist Rayma Suprani used to draw all over the walls of her home in Caracas. "I think that was the way I was expressing myself. I was a shy...

In Venezuela, Socialism is so Absurd, Some People Don’t Realize It’s the Cause of...

(Today Venezuela) Talking to the common people in a revolutionary socialist country is like an experience from science fiction — a journey through time or out of this reality. After decades of isolation, how they...

Leaked DEA Tape Ties Venezuelan First Lady to Drug Money

(Today Venezuela) The first evidence linking Venezuela’s presidential family to the “narcosobrinos” drug-trafficking case in the United States has surfaced. The transcript of an alleged conversation between a nephew of Venezuelan First Lady Cilia Flores...

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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...