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Witnessing Venezuela’s hunger

By Suzanna Tkalec, Humanitarian Director at Caritas InternationalisI first saw her at a Caritas Venezuela malnutrition screening of hungry mothers …

Exclusive: U.S. investors seek to acquire Russia's Rosneft lien in Citgo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of U.S. investors is seeking Washington’s approval to acquire the nearly 50 percent collateral in U.S. refiner Citgo held by Russia’s largest state-owned energy firm Rosneft, one of the investors said.<p>FILE PHOTO: A Citgo refinery is seen in Romeoville, near Chicago, …

Madre de Lorent Saleh afirma que su hijo no recibe tratamiento exigido por la Corte Interamericana

Foto: Archivo<p><i>Miami</i>.- El dirigente estudiantil venezolano preso desde 2014, <b>Lorent Saleh</b>, uno de los ganadores del premio Sájarov en 2017, está …

Venezuela 'political prisoners' held hostage in jail riot

<b>Inmates at Tocuyito prison in the Venezuelan state of Carabobo have taken four other prisoners and dozens of guards hostage in a jail riot.</b><p>Photos on social media show the four prisoners kneeling with their arms held up while other inmates appear to be threatening them.<p>Three of the four men targeted …

Peru Retracts Maduro Invitation as Venezuela’s Crisis Deepens

Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski says his Venezuelan counterpart, Nicolas Maduro, is “not welcome” at this year’s Summit of the Americas in …

Colombia wants to build Venezuela financial rescue plan

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Colombia has contacted international lending agencies about devising a financial rescue plan worth up to $60 billion for neighboring Venezuela if President Nicholas Maduro leaves power, Colombia’s finance minister said in an interview on Friday.<p>Colombia's Finance Minister …

Venezuela: The Collapse of Bolivarian Socialism?

This Foro Urgente will examine the acute crisis in Venezuela, a country suffering from skyrocketing inflation, severe shortages of basic products, …

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Venezuela’s Maduro may be kicked out by own military & get ‘nice’ exile in Cuba, Tillerson hints

Issuing an ambiguous threat to Venezuela, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the army has often been an “agent of change” in the Latin American …

EXCLUSIVE: "No-one shoot ... they're surrendering." Venezuelan police radio recording confirms Óscar Pérez was captured alive

<i>This report is based on an investigation by journalists in Caracas who cannot use their names because of security concerns.</i><p>Audio recordings from …

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Democracy, when it suits us

DEMOCRACY IS DISINTEGRATING in Venezuela, and American leaders are outraged. Our vociferous ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, denounced …

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Venezuela Devalues Bolivar More Than 80% in Currency Auction

Venezuela’s bolivar plunged more than 80 percent as the central bank restarted currency auctions for the first time since August as part of its …

Colombia Opens First Shelter for Veneuzuela Refugees

For nearly two decades, Venezuela has been suffering its worst economic crisis in its history causing thousands of people to flee the country and cross the border to Colombia.<p>MORE: Two Shot Dead During Anti-Government Protest in Venezuela<p>According to Bloomberg, about 35,000 Venezuelans cross into …

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As Venezuelans Flee, Refugee Camp Springs Up Across Border

Colombia has created a shelter along its eastern border to care for Venezuelans escaping their nation’s autocratic government and ravaged economy, …

With 13,000% Hyperinflation in Venezuela, Eggs Are Money

CARACAS, Venezuela—Prices here are doubling every few weeks, confounding cash-strapped Venezuelans who are scrambling to find a way to pay for basic transactions.<p>A Jesuit priest, Alfredo Infante, has turned to a novel formula to keep up with skyrocketing costs: He meticulously tracks the price of …

U.S. could ban imports of Venezuelan crude oil

The U.S. administration is considering choking off Venezuela's last remaining and rapidly dwindling source of income: crude oil exports.<p>Speaking in Argentina, Sec. of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S. was discussing how to raise the pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to restore his …

As Venezuela spirals downward, Utah man languishes in prison

The United States argues that Venezuela - mired in a rapidly descending spiral of political unrest, skyrocketing crime and an inability to provide basic goods and services - is using him in a manipulative game.<p>Venezuela, in turn, accuses the U.S. of playing politics over him.<p>Meanwhile, Joshua Holt, …

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A tale of two countries and their economic freedom

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>This past week, the “dean of the Venezuelan resistance,” Enrique Aristeguieta Gramcko, was arrested for publishing a video accusing …

China rebuffs U.S. criticism of relations with oil-rich Venezuela

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s support for Venezuela has benefited ordinary people and been broadly welcomed, the foreign ministry said on Monday after the U.S. Treasury accused China of aiding Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s government with murky oil-for-loan investments.<p>A general view of the …

Leave Right Now or Arm Yourself to the Teeth: Life in Caracas

<i>Editor’s Note: There are few places as chaotic or dangerous as Venezuela. “Life in Caracas” is a new series of short stories that seeks to capture</i> …

How Fast Are Prices Skyrocketing in Venezuela? See Exhibit A: the Egg

With hyperinflation at 13,000%, eggs become essential to bartering<p>CARACAS, Venezuela—Prices here are doubling every few weeks, confounding cash-strapped Venezuelans who are scrambling to find a way to pay for basic transactions.<p>A Jesuit priest, Alfredo Infante, has turned to a novel formula to keep …

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Thousands of Venezuelans bid farewell to their homeland daily to start anew in neighboring Colombia

As Venezuela’s economy continues to crumble, thousands of its citizens are trekking into Colombia every day — sometimes by walking hundreds of miles …

Secretary Of State Tillerson Tours Latin America With Focus On Venezuela Crisis

Rex Tillerson will wrap up his first tour of Latin America as U.S. secretary of state Wednesday. His focus is to drum up support in the region as the …

Poll shows Venezuelans have lost faith in voting, even as Maduro seeks new term

A new poll released in Venezuela paints a picture of a despondent and disheartened country that has lost faith in its electoral system even as it …

American court opens historic hearing into Venezuela rape and torture case

Linda Loaiza is challenging the Venezuelan state in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights over failure to deliver justice in case that highlights impunity on violence against women<p>In March 2001, when she was 18 years old, Linda Loaiza was kidnapped and held inside an apartment in eastern …

Venezuelans facing economic crisis cross border to secure cash lifelines

Remittances in the Colombian border city of Cucuta have doubled as Venezuelans line up to receive vital funds sent from family and friends abroad. …

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Tillerson calls for regional support to resolve Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday said he was “heartbroken” to witness the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and said …

Venezuela Oil Sanctions More Likely as Tillerson Tours Region

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signaled the U.S. is closer to imposing sanctions on Venezuela’s oil sector, raising the pressure on President …

Once-rich Venezuelans live as beggars in Colombia, but they don’t want to go back

They left their jobs, homes and all their worldly possessions behind, and now have to beg on the streets all day just to gather enough coins to sleep …

Few Challengers in Sight, Venezuela Sets April 22 for Presidential Vote

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — The Venezuelan government said Wednesday that it would hold a snap presidential election on April 22, putting the unpopular administration of President Nicolás Maduro in the hands of voters at a time when most top challengers have been barred from running.<p>The announcement was …

U.S. closer to decision on sanctioning Venezuela oil - Tillerson | Reuters

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.<p>Updated Date: Feb 08, 2018 03:30 AM<p>Tags : #Reuters<p>Also Watch<p><b>Social</b> …