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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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Yet Another Airline Says Goodbye to Venezuela

Delta, one of the largest US-based airlines, officially shuttered its operations in Venezuela on Saturday, September 16, after its last Atlanta-Caracas flight. “Liberty is the...

Maduro’s Rabbit Plan Won’t Save Venezuelans from Going Hungry

(FEE.org) President Nicolas Maduro wants Venezuelans to breed rabbits to solve the economic disaster he and his predecessor Hugo Chavez created, which has led...

Shunning US Dollar, Venezuela Lists Oil Prices in Chinese Yuan

Venezuela on Friday began listing the price of its oil in the Chinese yuan, following President Nicolas Maduro's announcement last week that he would...

OAS Moves to Take Venezuela to International Criminal Court

The Organization of American States, OAS, Secretary General Luis Almagro has announced that he will appoint three people to evaluate ways in which he...

The tragic impact of a country’s collapse. Venezuela’s dreams are dying.

Caracas, Venezuela -- I think about Deivis Perez every day. We met on an overcast July day at a children’s hospital in Caracas, Venezuela,...

Jailed Venezuelan Congressman Will Sew His Lips Shut to Protest Military Court’s Silence

Gilber Caro is one of the congressmen in Venezuela who make up the political opposition fighting President Nicolás Maduro and his regime. He’s been...

Maduro Drops All Pretense, Vows to Become a Dictator to Ensure “Economic Peace” in...

Venezuelan ruler Nicolás Maduro usually picks a fight with whomever calls his regime a dictatorship, insisting it is nothing but democratic. But amid a...