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Iranian Venezuelan Cooperation: Dictatorships Win, People Lose

TODAY VENEZUELA - Since 1979, Iran has been ruled by an Islamist regime. Since then, Shiite Islamic clerics control many of the Persian country’s institutions. In Iran, repression against dissidents is clear and evident....

Three Men Attempt to Rob Venezuela’s Militarized Presidential Residence, Manage to Escape

TODAY VENEZUELA - Three armed men attempted to rob La Casona, Venezuela’s presidential house in Caracas on Monday. The three men attempted to remove military weapons January 30, according to local media reports, and miraculously...

Venezuelan Oil Ships Stranded at Sea because PDVSA Can’t Pay Port Fees

TODAY VENEZUELA - Tankers carrying crude oil and fuel barrels have been stranded in the Caribbean because of PDVSA’s inability to pay for basic pre-docking port services. At least 12 vessels are anchored offshore with crude...

Weakness Permits Advance of Venezuelan Dictatorship, Says Leopoldo Lopez

TODAY VENEZUELA / Opposition politician and political prisoner Leopoldo López asked Venezuelans to overcome despair and fear and invited them to “to renew their convictions spirit.” “Our attitude towards this dictatorship violating human rights must...

Maduro Regime Refuses to Schedule Regional Elections Required by Constitution

TODAY VENEZUELA / Although the National Electoral Council of Venezuela (CNE) announced that regional elections would take place in the first quarter of 2017, the body has yet to announce the date for the...

How Democratic Socialism Paved the Way for Venezuela’s Totalitarian Misery

TODAY VENEZUELA / Contrary to many accounts, socialism did not arrive in Venezuela when the late Hugo Chávez took power in 1999. Actually, it had taken root in the country much earlier. Venezuela has been...

Venezuelan Government Ready to Fight Coup

TODAY VENEZUELA (Prensa Latina) Venezuela's executive vice president Tareck El Aissami said today the Government is ready to thwart any attempted coup d´etat, seeking to rule the country. El Aissami, interviewed by the program Jose...

Maduro Laughs Off Opposition’s Attempt to Remove Him from Power

TODAY VENEZUELA - “I am President of Venezuela by constitutional mandate,” Nicolás Maduro said in response to the National Assembly ths voted by majority to remove him from office. Maduro reiterated through a television broadcast...

Venezuela concerned about Colombia-NATO cooperation

TODAY VENEZUELA - In a communiqué released on December 29, 2016 by the Venezuelan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the government of Caracas voiced “deep concern” about the statements made by the Colombian Defense Minister Luis...

Donald Trump Can Mark a Turning Point in US History of Meddling in Latin...

(Q24N) There is a growing expectation among analysts, diplomats and politicians regarding president elect Donald Trump’s policy toward Latin America. Some fear that Latin America will become even more disaffected or that there will...

Venezuela PresidentCreates “Anti-Coup Committee” Amid Impeachment Efforts

TODAY VENEZUELA - Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro continues to seek out alleged coups against his administration, having just announced the creation of a new anti-treason committee. Maduro appointed Executive Vice President Tareck El Aissami as the new...

Venezuela Set for Murderous 2017

TODAY VENEZUELA (Insightcrime.org) Venezuela is likely the second most dangerous nation on earth, and with the situation of political, economic and social crisis set to worsen, escalating homicides are expected in 2017. The Venezuelan Violence...

More Food and Currency Controls Lay Ahead in Venezuela, Experts Say

TODAY VENEZUELA - There look to be no major economic changes in Venezuela to worsen the country’s situation, several analysts have said, but there won’t be much improvement either, as food and currency controls...

Venezuela Begins 2017 With Lowest Foreign Reserves in 21 Years

TODAY VENEZUELA - The Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV) experienced a 32.78% fall in the country’s foreign reserves at the close of 2016. As of Monday, January 2, international reserves stood at USD $11 billion;...

Vatican Backs Venezuelan Catholic Church’s Resistance to Maduro Regime

TODAY VENEZUELA - The Vatican reportedly supports the Venezuelan Catholic Church in its request to parishioners to “rebel in a peaceful and democratic way against the Chavez dictatorship” led by President Nicolas Maduro. Cardinal Jorge...

Depressed city centre

(TODAY VENEZUELA) The twenty-five original blocks of the city of Caracas were the core of the city until the middle of the 20th century. In addition to homes, the main governmental, cultural and commercial...

Venezuela Reaffirms Its Total Ownership Over Citgo

(TODAY VENEZUELA) Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (Pdvsa) informed the country that it still holds the total ownership and control over its branch in the United States, Citgo Petroleum Corporation, and categorically rejects the national...

State Raw Materials Monopoly Threatens Venezuela Journalism

(TODAY VENEZUELA) At least 13 print media publications in Venezuela were affected by the lack of raw materials in the last half of the year. For this reason, many have been forced to cut...

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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...