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Venezuela’s Military Traffics in Food at the Expense of the Hungry

TODAY VENEZUELA - The Venezuelan military is reportedly taking advantage of the power given to them by Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro: Instead of fighting hunger, they profit from it, according to a recent report. An...

Venezuela Without Currency Despite Alleged Shipments

TODAY VENEZUELA - Although shipments of Venezuela’s new 500 bolivar bills have allegedly arrived in Venezuela, Venezuelans have not yet seen the promised deliveries. On Tuesday, the government of Nicolás Maduro announced that a third...

How Maduro Plans to Stay in Power in Venezuela without Elections

TODAY VENEZUELA - Aporrea, a popular Chavista-oriented website, has published an article in which it details the dark future for the government of Nicolás Maduro. During the government of Hugo Chavez, Aporrea became the premiere...

Venezuela Accuses Colombian President of Violating Peace

TODAY VENEZUEAL, Caracas - The Venezuelan Government today accused Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos of violating peace in South America by promoting military cooperation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Venezuela expresses its deep...

Families Struggle To Maintain Christmas Traditions

TODAY VENEZUELA - For many who live in Caracas, Christmas is the best time of the year. It is the time for preparing hallacas (Venezuelan traditional holiday dish), showing off new clothes, receiving gifts...

Venezuelan Troops Obligate Businesses to Offer “Discounts” of 80%

TODAY VENEZUELA The Venezuelan dictatorship seems to be looking for some quick and easy popularity points, at least in December. For several weeks it has used the National Superintendence for the Defense of Socioeconomic...

Venezuela Is Out of Options: The Armed Forces Must Intervene

TODAY VENEZUELA NEWS - The government of Nicolás Maduro, a few days ago, decided to withdraw the 100 bolivar note from circulation, which is the highest denomination in Venezuela today. This despotic and arbitrary...

Report Predicts Further Unrest in Venezuela without Regime Change

TODAY VENEZUELA NEWS - The International Crisis Group has said that the political conflict in Venezuela could deepen in 2017 to the point of social outbreak unless President Nicolás Maduro addresses the recall referendum. The...

Venezuela’s Withdrawal of Bolivar Bill Promises to Benefit Organized Crime

TODAY VENEZUELANEWS (from Insightcrime.org) President Nicolas Maduro has justified the withdrawal of Venezuela's 100 bolivar note as a means of undercutting criminal earnings, but past examples suggest that criminal groups will actually profit from...

US Warns The Situation in Venezuela Is Only Going To Get Worse

TODAY VENEZUELA NEWS - United States government officials warned its citizens looking to travel in Venezuela to leave the country as soon as possible, as conditions could get worse. This Thursday, December 15, the US...

Venezuela’s Highest Court Stops Assembly’s Impeachment of Maduro

TODAY VENEZUELA NEWS - The Venezuelan Supreme Court ordered Venezuelan MPs to refrain from continuing with the “political responsibility” measure against President Nicolás Maduro, declaring the impeachment “null and void.” “In judgment No. 948 of...

Starving Venezuelans Giving Away Children To Survive

TODAY VENEZUELA NEWS - Venezuelan parents are giving up their children to survive as the South American country’s suffers with a catastrophic economic crisis. Three local councils and four national welfare groups say there is...

Looting and Protests on Streets of Venezuela Over Cash Chaos

TODAY VENEZUELA NEWS - Venezuela has become a country mostly without cash, sparking protests and looting around the country as people fumed at having their already limited purchasing power cut off almost entirely. As the...

U.S. Warns Against Travel To Venezuela

TODAY VENEZUEAL NEWS - On Thursday, December 15, 2016, the U.S. State Department issued a "Venezuela Travel Warning" for its citizens against travelling to Venezuela, “due to violent crime, social unrest, and pervasive food...

Crisis in Venezuela may obliterate normal childhood

TODAY VENEZUELA NEWS - Food shortages… Lines… Inflation… Loss of purchasing power… Black-market hawkers… Insecurity… Conflict… Confrontations. This picture, which may seem a fictional and chaotic horror story, is currently defining the everyday life of...

Venezuelan border shutdown with Colombia, Brazil extended for three days

TODAY VENEZUELA NEWS - Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Thursday instructed authorities to extend for more 72 hours the shutdown of the common borders with both Colombia and Brazil in a final move to...

In Venezuela, Police Kill Someone Every 1.5 Hours

TODAY VENEZUELA NEWS -  the National Bolivarian Police used its informal WhatsApp networks to share the results of an operation that led to the rescue of a 65-year-old businessman, who, according to the police,...

Colombia-Venezuela agreement on free convertibility proposed

TODAY VENEZUELA NEWS - Luis Enrique Gavazut, a member the Venezuelan Conservatory of Economy of the President’s Office, proposed completing an agreement with the Bank of the Republic of Colombia, which enables free convertibility...

Venezuela Economic Crisis Fueling Piracy on Caribbean Coast

TODAY VENEZUEAL NEWS - Venezuela's dire economic situation is fueling piracy off the coastal state of Sucre, providing one example of the various illicit activities growing along the country's Caribbean coast that have come...

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New York Prosecutors Implicate Venezuela’s Maduro as Accomplice in Drug-Trafficking

The District Attorney for the Southern District of New York has released a document that reveals that Nicolás Maduro approved the drug trafficking actions...

Venezuela’s Health Crisis: 40 Percent of New Medical Graduates Have Already Left

The crisis in Venezuela is worsening and with it, has come a massive migration of talented professionals who decide to leave their homeland in...

Venezuela’s elections are just a new way for Maduro to cling to power

Nicolás Maduro, president of crisis-stricken Venezuela, will run for reelection in Venezuela in 2018, Vice President Tarick Al Aisammi announced in a Nov. 29...

Venezuela Running Out of Fuel for Air Travel, Leaked Memo Reveals

A newly released memo from Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, PDVSA, reveals the country lacks enough fuel to meet the demands of all aircrafts currently...

Rights Group Accuses Venezuela of ‘Systematic’ Torture of Political Opponents

Human Rights Watch has released a 62-page report, “Crackdown on Dissent: Brutality, Torture, and Political Persecution in Venezuela,” that accuses Caracas of severe human...

Maduro Hands Over Venezuela’s Oil Industry to the Military

The Venezuelan military has taken control of PDVSA, the state-run oil company largely responsible for holding up the last of the country’s economy. This...

Venezuela’s Socialist Regime Bankrupts Nationalized Supermarket Chain

Another major company is on the verge of bankruptcy in Venezuela due to dictator Nicolás Maduro’s mishandling of the economy, which has let an...