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Sugar shortage leads Coca-Cola to halt Venezuela production

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Coca-Cola is halting production in Venezuela of its namesake beverage due to a sugar shortage brought on by the country's …

In Venezuela, God Does Not Provide

CARACAS, Venezuela — “YO no creo en nadie<i>”</i> (I believe in no one). The phrase has become part of the Venezuelan lexicon. It was made famous, in part, by a gun-waving teenage gang boss who grandstanded before a YouTube audience and died before his 19th birthday. The expression was usually uttered in …

In Venezuela’s housing projects, even loyalists have had enough

As activists demand President Maduro’s removal, his natural supporters are joining protests against shortages and high prices<p>The Villa Poligono housing project, near the city of San Félix, in Venezuela’s south-eastern Bolívar state, is somewhere President Maduro might once have felt his popularity …

Venezuela

Radical tourists have been deluded pimps for Venezuela

Lefty westerners who trawl the world for revolutions to praise are no better than sex tourists in search of ‘exotic’ thrills<p>Radical tourism is no different from sex tourism. In both the political and the coital, the inhabitants of the rich world go to the poor to find the thrills no one will give …

Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro accused of being 'as mad as a goat'

• Uruguay’s former leader José Mujica says ‘they are all crazy in ‘Venezuela’<br>• Maduro has called another official a CIA agent and a ‘traitor’<p>Venezuela’s embattled president Nicolás Maduro is “mad as a goat”, according to Uruguay’s former leader José “Pepe” Mujica.<p>Mujica’s comments came after Maduro …

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Venezuela is falling apart and its military is terrifying people

Dressed in black helmets, military fatigues, and bulletproof jackets, a fleet of soldiers on 400 motorcycles flew through narrow, crumbling, streets while being supported by trucks and two helicopters.<p>They set up street checkpoints and positioned themselves on rooftops to monitor the neighborhoods, …

In Venezuela, Socialism Is Killing Venezuelans

It is difficult to fathom the level of economic and social degradation occurring today in Venezuela under <i>chavismo</i>, the movement founded by the late …

There has never been a country that should have been so rich but ended up this poor

Venezuela has become a failed state.<p>According to the International Monetary Fund's latest projections, it has the world's worst economic growth, worst inflation and ninth-worst unemployment rate right now. It also has the second-worst murder rate, and an infant mortality rate at public hospitals …

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How do the new-look Lake Show look after adding LeBron James?<p>2 min ago2:10 p.m. July 2, 2018<p>‘Listen to your instincts. If you start now, you will …

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A socialist revolution can ruin almost any country

Venezuela's economy has been in decline for a long time now, but a spate of recent news articles highlights how bad the situation has become. The Atlantic magazine has a list of vivid anecdotes showing how economic breakdown has led to social breakdown. My favorite — in a horror-story, …

Venezuela

Anti-government protesters clash with police in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Police in riot gear clashed with thousands of protesters trying to reach the headquarters of Venezuela's electoral body …

President says Venezuela won't be next to fall, but he may not have a choice

This is not the first time that Nicolás Maduro has faced unrest but this time he may find it hard to put a lid on it<p>Another day, another protest in Caracas. President Nicolás Maduro remains defiant that Venezuela will not be the next leftwing domino to fall in Latin America, but he may not have a …

Venezuela

Mob burns Venezuelan man alive over $5 as justice fails

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The mob didn't know at first what Roberto Bernal had done, but he was running and that was enough.<p>Dozens of men loitering on the sidewalk next to a supermarket kicked and punched the 42-year-old until he was bloodied and semi-conscious. After all, they had been robbed of …

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Venezuelans barter for leftover medicine as economic crisis deepens

Scarcity forces people to trade drugs on social media as country faces public health emergency<p>Bartering with strangers for leftover prescription drugs in Venezuela has become as commonplace as asking a neighbour for a similarly scarce cup of flour, as the country’s economic crisis morphs into a …

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