Half capacity of the Venezuelan industry is idle

"Companies can double their production capacity if there is availability of raw materials," said Eduardo Garmendia, the president of the Venezuelan Confederation of Industries (Conindustria)   TODAY VENZUELA - Eduardo Garmendia, the president of the Venezuelan...

Love in times of scarcity

Unavailability of contraceptives is at 90%, according to the Venezuelan Pharmacists Federation (Fefarven).Condoms can be found with less difficulty but prices range from VEB 650 to VEB 1,900 Over the last two years Venezuelans have...

Don’t Blame Socialism For Venezuela’s Collapse, Blame Its Leader!

From Inquisitr.com - Recent reports of the chaos erupting in Caracas and across Venezuela have led many Americans to blame socialism for the current state of affairs in the South American country. While Venezuela’s president,...

Venezuela: “Hunger among the Poorest Is Now Widespread”

87% of Venezuelans Can't Afford Proper Meals and Malnourished Children May Grow Up with Long-Term Health Problems, Experts Say The widespread shortages of food and medicine in Venezuela are so dire that they can only be compared...

Venezuela’s opposition delays planned rally against new assembly

Venezuela's opposition will hold a protest rally Thursday to coincide with the expected inauguration of a new assembly that will rewrite the constitution in what has been decried as a power grab by President...

Sign or Else: Venezuelans Coerced into Anti-Obama Petition

The government of President Nicolás Maduro is using desperate measures to coerce Venezuelans into signing a petition against the United States. The signature campaign calls for the repeal of Barack Obama’s executive order, which...

Canada Issues Travel Warning on Venezuela

Today Venezuela - Canada joined the list of countries which have recommended their citizens not to travel to Venezuela, for security purposes. In a notice issued late Wednesday by Global Affairs Canada, the Canadian government...

Venezuela’s Defense Minister Arrives in Moscow While Maduro Regime …

Venezuela’s Defense Minister Arrives in Moscow: The Chavista regime in Venezuela is now facing the most formidable challenge to its survival since the initially successful but ultimately failed coup d’état against former strongman Hugo Chávez...

Foreign reporters banned from entering Venezuela

(El Universal) Journalists of radio networks Caracol Radio (Colombia) and NPR (US), and Le Monde daily (France) were “not admitted” in Venezuela upon their arrival on Wednesday from Bogota to cover a rally convened...

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 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 — oil — to awaiting buyers. Enter Iran and Syria. The Venezuelan...

How they see us abroad

The government of Nicolás Maduro is under observation. His infant tenure as president has been the focus of debate in various international scenarios from Europe to Latin America. By Oscar Medina Harsh criticism was, of...

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 of Venezuela’s currency has decreased by 95.6 percent, now going...

Forty-five deaths reported in Caracas on the weekend

TODAY VENEZUELA (El Universal) - Insecurity in Venezuela has resulted in as many as 45 deaths were reported last weekend in Caracas. The figure includes homicides, suicides, and car accidents. One of the victims was...

CIA Pays ‘Traitors’ to Say We Traffic Drugs: Venezuela’s Maduro

TODAY VENEZUELA - “The evidence will give them cold sweats and diarrhea," said Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Maduro on Tuesday accused the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), of paying former Chavista leaders to fabricate evidence...

Maduro Administration Gets Support in Venezuela

(Prensa Latina) The popular mobilization to support President Nicolas Maduro and condemn the opposition coup attempts, led by the Democratic Unity Table (MUD) coalition, highlighted the week that concludes today in Venezuela. In order to...

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...

2,700 GM Venezuelan Employees Fired by Text Message after Government Takeover

TODAY VENEZUELA - Workers at General Motors’ Venezuela plant claim they were fired over text message. “GM informs you that social benefits will be transferred to employees’ accounts due to the termination of your contracts,” read the text...

Venezuelan gov’t wants to be trustworthy for the private sector

Queues to buy inputs are a “big problem” in Venezuela; therefore the Venezuelan government is taking steps to lift production levels, promised Minister of Foreign Trade and Global Investment Jesús Faría during a recent...

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Venezuela’s ex-prosecutor wants Maduro tried at the Hague

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's sacked former chief prosecutor on Thursday asked the International Criminal Court to capture and try President Nicolas Maduro and other...

Russia Agrees to Wait for Venezuela Debt

Venezuela signed a deal in Moscow on Wednesday, November 15, about restructuring US$3.15 billion of debt to the Russian government. Venezuela's economy has been...

Number of Venezuelans Seeking Asylum in Brazil Has Doubled since Last Year

The number of Venezuelans who have requested asylum in Brazil has doubled since last year, according to the National Committee of Refugees. In the...

Nobody is going to bail out Venezuela

Venezuela, the South American country convulsed by economic and humanitarian catastrophe, has defaulted on some of its debt after missing an interest payment due...

Under Socialism 60% of Venezuelan Businesses Have Closed

During the last five years of “socialism” in Venezuela, 60% of its businesses have closed, in the wake of the serious economic crisis and...

Venezuelan Supreme Court Bans Women in Bikinis from Covers of Newspapers, Magazines

Venezuela’s Supreme Court has ordered for the removal of all images of scantily clad women circulating on the covers of publications available to the...

Canada imposes sanctions on Maduro and 18 government officers

Canada imposed sanctions on 52 government officers of Venezuela, Sudan and the Russian Federation on charges of human rights abuses and corruption. The Canadian government...