Venezuela asks Exxon Mobil to stop oil prospecting at the Essequibo

Exxon Mobil launched drilling operations last March 6 in Guyana waters (TODAY VENEZUELA) -- Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Delcy Rodríguez stated that Venezuela upheld its sovereign claim over the Essequibo as a Venezuelan territory apropos...

Capriles: The people have to show their discontent

TODAY VENEZUELA (El Universal) Venezuelan opposition leader and Miranda state governor, Henrique Capriles Radonski, stated on Monday that the people had to speak up "so it does not look like they accept the crisis"...

Venezuelan Activists Request US Sanctions

This Saturday, August 12, the Venezuelan Organization of Venezuelan Political Exiles (VEPPEX) said it plans to ask the United States to extend sanctions to opposition leaders benefiting from or serving as accomplices to Nicolás...

Cassava (Yuca) Crisis: The Deadly Food That Doubles As A Vital Venezuelan Crop

Venezuela has suffered food shortages for several years but things only seem to be getting worse. People are resorting to the black market for food, skipping meals and rummaging through garbage in search of...

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...

EU Requests Venezuela To Respect Citizens’ Rights and Hold Elections

On Monday, May 15, the European Union (EU) foreign ministers called on Nicolas Maduro’s regime to “investigate all violent incidents”, release political prisoners and respect constitutional rights. EU ministers said: “Violence and the use of...

Maduro Blames Opposition for Protest Deaths

TODAY VENEZUELA - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro suggested Thursday opposition could be behind the rising death toll from protests that have engulfed the nation since early April. "Yesterday , a young worker died in Merida....

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,...

Alternatives To Reduce Poverty in Venezuela

TODAY VENEZUELA - In a public statement, the Venezuelan National Academy of Economic Sciences (ANCE) has brought forward a series of economic proposals in order to “overcome continued deterioration in Venezuelans’ living conditions and...

Venezuela: A Prepper’s Nightmare Come to Life

Two years ago, Venezuela was a normal functioning nation, relatively speaking of course. It was by no means a free country, but the people still had a standard of living that was higher than...

Venezuela Looks to Hugo Chavez Oil Belt to Fix Sick Economy

TODAY VENEZUELA (AP) You can't miss it, rising off the main highway, a mountain of toxic soot towering over the flat, sunbaked scrubland of eastern Venezuela. The buildup of petroleum byproduct known as coke isn't...

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 rid the economy of the "US imperialist system." The move was...

Venezuelan Crude Drops To US$35

The Venezuelan crude oil this week (July 22-29) ended at US$35 per barrel, a US$ 2.60 drop from the previous week (July 18-22), when it hit US$37.60 per barrel. The information was disclosed on Friday...

Maduro announces forex system for three markets

A foreign exchange system at an exchange rate of VEB 6.30 per US dollar will remain in place for priority items. One single Ancillary Foreign Currency Administration System (Sicad) will be established and the...

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....

Venezuela’s Failed Socialist Experiment

At the start of 2014, Venezuela’s GDP stood at $371.34 billion, with nearly half of that coming from oil (it accounts for almost 100% of exports). But after a year-high of $105.54 in June, crude plummeted...

Your Guide to Understanding Protest Deaths in Venezuela

At least three dozen people have died since opposition-led protests aimed at toppling the government began. TODAY VENEZUELA - Headlines about ongoing violence in Venezuela are practically inescapable, with over three dozen people dead since opposition-led...

What’s Behind Grenade Attacks Against Venezuela Police?

TODAY VENEZUELA - Over 100 police officers have been killed just in Caracas so far in 2015. However, in the last week of September violence against police officers in Venezuela took on new dimensions...

In restless Venezuela, the military will determine how long Maduro’s regime can last

TODAY VENEZUELA - “The mother of all protests” – that’s what Venezuela’s opposition movement called an enormous march last week, in which over a million citizens took to the streets to “defend the homeland”...

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US Threatens to Impose Oil Embargo on Venezuela Unless Democracy Is Restored

All sanctions against Venezuela are on the table for the United States, according to US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley. She said if...

Venezuela’s Economy Has Entered the Eye of the Hurricane and the Aftermath Will Be...

I. On September 21, 2016, just over one year ago, the US dollar-Venezuelan Bolivar exchange rate was at 1,008, according to DolarToday. But the value...

Venezuelan Regime Orders Government Employees to Vote in Favor of “The Revolution”

A top official in Nicolás Maduro’s regime has said all public employees are obliged to support the Venezuelan government. During his television program, Diosdado Cabello...

Mike Pence Slams UN Human Rights Council for Keeping Venezuela, Cuba as Members

The United Nations released a list of countries that attack human rights defenders, and included Venezuela on it for a range of violations including...

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...