Karl Spracklin

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5 reasons why Venezuela's economy is in a 'meltdown'

Venezuela's economy is in a deep crisis.<p>Its president, Nicolas Maduro, declared a state of "economic emergency" for 60 days on Friday. Maduro's government stopped publishing any economic data about the country in 2014, other than updates on its shrinking gold and cash reserves.<p>But that changed …

Venezuela Opposition Controls Congress After 17 Years

CARACAS, Venezuela — With the seating of the newly elected National Assembly, it will be the first time in 17 years that opponents of the socialist revolution begun by the late President Hugo Chavez will control any institution in the South American country.<p>Before the legislature convened on …

Venezuela: What changes will the new Congress bring?

<b>An opposition coalition won an overwhelming victory in Venezuela's legislative election on 6 December. For the first time in more than 16 years, it will control Congress. The newly elected lawmakers take up their seats on 5 January. What changes are likely to be brought about by this new National</b> …

Venezuela's Chavistas and newly elected opposition head for deadlock

President Maduro puts hardline leftists in charge of economy as ruling socialists seek to nullify laws approved by MUD-controlled national assembly<p>If any Venezuelan voters had thought that giving the opposition a majority in parliament would offer their country a shortcut out of the political and …

Venezuela’s Communal Parliament Meets Amid Right-Wing Threat

teleSUR<p>The Communal Parliament runs parallel to the National Assembly as a form of self-government and devolution of power from government to local …