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With the World’s Biggest Oil Reserves, Venezuela Has Potential For Great Prosperity

TODAY VENEZUELA - With the world’s biggest oil reserves, Venezuela has the potential for great prosperity. However, instead it has recorded the largest decline in the Prosperity Index over the past decade. Venezuela is not the...

Brazil Grants Two-Year Tesidence to Venezuelans Fleeing Crisis

TODAY VENEZUELA - Brazil migration authorities have approved a measure that will facilitate a two-year residence for Venezuelan, Brazilian media reported on Thursday. The move authorized by the Brazilian National Immigration Council covers all Brazil’s...

Venezuela’s New Supreme Court President Is a Convicted Felon with a Shady Past

TODAY VENEZUELA - Venezuela’s new Supreme Court President is Judge Maikel José Moreno Pérez, a convicted felon. Moreno, who was previously Vice President, was convicted of the murder of Ruben Gil Márquez in 1989 while...

Venezuela Loses Right to Vote in the UN Until it Pays its Debts

T ODAY VENEZUELA - Venezuela’s right to vote has been suspended at the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) after racking up a debt of USD $24 million. This is the second time in three...

Fact Checking Venezuelan Passports-to-Terrorists Allegations

TODAY VENEZUELA - Over the past two weeks, a familiar narrative has been resuscitated: the threat of “Islamic terrorism” emanating from Latin America, through the revival of one of its most important sub-narratives: the...

Maduro Warns Trump to Back Down from Venezuela

TODAY VENEZUELA - Nicolás Maduro advised US President Donald Trump to “open his eyes” about the policies he is “imposing” against Venezuela. In a television broadcast, Maduro referred to sanctions the United States issued against...

Insecurity and Neglect

TODAY VENEZUELA - We are living very strange times, with values that are leading us down an uncertain path. When we read the news and exchange opinions, it would seem that Venezuela is making...

Venezuela’s Top Court Denies Last Appeal of Political Prisoner Leopoldo López

TODAY VENEZUELA - After serving three years out of a 14-year prison sentence, the future just got much bleaker for political prisoner Leopoldo López. The Venezuelan Supreme Court closed the case for good, having ratified...

Legislator Charges CNN with Conspiracy Against Venezuela Sovereignty

TODAY VENEZUELA - National Assembly (AN) deputy Tania Díaz accused CNN today of leading a media propaganda to the service of the international right, which violates the sovereignty and stability of Venezuela. Behind the CNN...

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rejects Statements by Argentine President

TODAY VENEZUELA - Venezuela's Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez has rejected statements by Argentina's President Mauricio Macri, considering them an offense that the Argentine head of State had said that the situation ''is worse'' in...

Inflation in Venezuela in 2016 estimated at 404%

TODAY VENEZUELA - Economists of think tank Torino Capital affirm that Venezuela did not show any hyperinflation process in 2016, putting the inflation index at 404%. “Venezuela is not in hyperinflation. The best existing estimates...

Goverment Also Blocking CNN Website in Venezuela

TODAY VENEZUELA - Venezuela will be blocking website access to CNN following President Nicolás Maduro’s order to have the United States-based media outlet removed from the country. The country’s National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel) announced it...

Trump calls on Venezuela To Release Jailed Opposition Leader

TODAY VENEZEULA - President Donald Trump has called on the Venezuelan government to release political prisoner Leopoldo López, following a meeting last night with the man's wife and Senator Marco Rubio. López, who is the...

Spanish President Rajoy Joins Trump’s Call for Leopoldo López’s Release in Venezuela

TODAY VENEZUELA - Spanish President Mariano Rajoy spoke out in support of freeing political prisoners this week, calling for Leopoldo López’s release in Venezuela. Rajoy tweeted Thursday, February 16, about the political prisoner Leopoldo López,...

Americans In Venezuela Can Have Passport Revoked If They Owe IRS Money

TODAY VENEZUELA - Americans residing in or visiting Venezuela, may be in for a surprise from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), as U.S. tax man is on the prowl for people who have been...

Maduro: “Problems In Venezuela Are None Of CNN’s Business”

TODAY VENEZUELA - President Nicolás Maduro has expelled CNN en Español after accusing the international news outlet of “manipulating” information about Venezuela. Maduro said Sunday he wants CNN “outside” Venezuela after he claimed the news...

Venezuela, Saudi Arabia Review Oil Cooperation Agenda

TODAY VENEZUELA (Prensa Latina) Venezuela's Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez met today with her Saudi Arabia counterpart, Adel Al Jubeir, to review the oil cooperation agenda between the two nations. Through its Twitter account, the minister...

Venezuela’s Main Bitcoin Market Shuts Down amid Arrest of Miners

TODAY VENEZUELA - Venezuelan authorities detained four men suspected of bitcoin mining, forcing the country’s main exchange platform to temporarily shut down operations and lose its bank account. On Friday, February 2, authorities confiscated 11,000 computers belonging...

Peru Gives Visas To Thousands of Crisis-Weary Venezuelans

TODAY VENEZUELA (Reuters) Peru has created a temporary visa that will allow thousands of Venezuelans to work and study in the country, part of a migratory policy that aims to "build bridges" and "not...

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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...