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Officials keep talking about intervening in Venezuela, and it's drawing an ominous comparison

President Donald Trump's unexpected declaration in August 2017 that he was "not going to rule out a military option" in Venezuela earned swift rebuke both inside and outside the US.<p>But in the year since the US has kept pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government, punishing dozens …

Venezuela

You Can Now Download a Collection of Ancient Japanese Wave Illustrations for Free

Fans of traditional Japanese art, rejoice! There’s now an incredible online collection available featuring ancient wave and ripple designs from 1903. The black ink drawings were originally produced by the little-known Japanese artist Mori Yuzan. Despite his lack of fame, Yuzan’s artwork speaks for …

Drawing

U.S. preparing 'actions' in coming days against Venezuela: Pompeo to Fox News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is preparing a “series of actions” in the coming days to increase pressure on the Venezuelan government, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News on Friday.<p>FILE PHOTO: Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro gestures as he talks to the media during a …

Venezuela

Chinese navy hospital ship docks in Venezuela amid crisis

By Clbyburn Saint John | AP<p>LA GUAIRA, Venezuela — A Chinese navy hospital ship docked near Venezuela’s capital on Saturday as the OPEC nation’s deepening economic crisis garners the attention of the U.S. and other world powers.<p>Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino was on hand to greet the People’s …

Venezuela

For Venezuelans Fleeing Crisis, Argentina Proves a Tough Start

First went the chicken, then the sugar. Meat disappeared and bread soon after. Venezuela’s food shortages, skyrocketing prices and rampant crime made …

Buenos Aires

A bit rich: flamboyant Turkish chef Salt Bae endures Maduro video backlash

A Turkish restaurateur who shot to Instagram fame with a video showcasing his flamboyant way with a steak knife and salt has endured publicity of an altogether different nature this week over footage of him serving Venezuela’s president Nicolás Maduro.<p>Restaurants owned by Nusret Gökçe – known as …

Venezuela

Chilean president to visit White House on ties, Venezuela

Chile's President Sebastian Pinera arrives at La Moneda Presidential Palace in Santiago, Chile March 11, 2018. (Xinhua/REUTERS)<p>WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 …

Donald Trump

Venezuelans block streets with cars to protest gas shortage in Andes

SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela (Reuters) - Dozens of Venezuelans on Friday brought the Andean city of San Cristobal to a standstill by blocking roads with their cars to protest gas shortages that have piled further misery on the OPEC nation’s crisis-weary citizens.<p>“We have been here since Tuesday night …

Venezuela

Venezuela murder toll worse than some war zones: Amnesty

BUENOS AIRES (AFP) -<p>Amnesty International hit out on Thursday at the repression by Nicolas Maduro's government in Venezuela, saying that more people were murdered in the South American country than in some war zones.<p>Opponents have accused Maduro's regime of the authoritarian oppression of any …

Amnesty International

Venezuela's Retrogressing Economy -- Exhibit 1, PDVSA

Two hallmarks characterize capitalist economies. Firstly, property is predominately in private hands. Consequently, goods and services are allocated via market mechanisms in which prices provide signals for businesses, workers, and consumers. Secondly, capitalist economies are highly capitalized. …

Stocks

Maduro Vows He'll Return to Salt Bae's Steakhouse After Backlash

A day after earning condemnation from critics at home and abroad for dining at a gourmet Turkish steakhouse, Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro vowed …

Nicolás Maduro

Venezuela doubles down on Chinese money to reverse crisis

By Associated Press<p>CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday that new investments from China will help his country dramatically boost its oil production, doubling down on financing from the Asian nation to turn around its crashing economy.<p>Already a major economic …

Venezuela

Venezuela's migration crisis: Is enough being done?

<b>It has been called one of the worst migration crises in Latin America's history. The United Nations has said it could reach a "crisis point' comparable to what was seen in the Mediterranean in 2015. And Brazil's President Michel Temer has warned it is now a threat to the peace of all of South</b> …

Latino News

Venezuela sold 9.9 percent of joint venture to China oil firm: Maduro

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela has sold 9.9 percent of shares in oil joint venture Sinovensa to a Chinese oil company, President Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday, adding the OPEC nation expected some $5 billion in joint investment with China to boost its crude output.<p>Venezuela's President Nicolas …

News (China)

Venezuela's Maduro says ex-military officers conspiring with U.S. help

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday said ex-military officers were conspiring against his government with the help of the United States, responding to a question about a report that U.S. officials met with military officers seeking his ouster.<p>(Reporting by Caracas …

Nicolás Maduro

Salt Bae Proudly Feeds Venezuelan Leader $275 Steak While Venezuelans Starve

Nicolás Maduro — allegedly Venezuela’s president and the man responsible for the country’s economic collapse and food shortages so severe they are causing starvation — feasted on steak with celebrity chef Salt Bae in Istanbul over the weekend. Nusret Gökçe, the chef known for his salt-sprinkling …

Marco Rubio

Venezuela's Maduro may skip UN meeting over security fears

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday he may have to suspend a planned trip to the United Nations next week because of concerns his opponents would try to kill him if he travels abroad.<p>Maduro said he had hoped to attend to the U.N. General Assembly in New York, …

Nicolás Maduro

How Puerto Rico Became the Newest Tax Haven for the Super Rich

A year after the tragedy of Hurricane Maria, the 51st state has become the favorite playground for extremely wealthy Americans looking to keep their money from the taxman. The only catch? They have to cut all ties to the mainland (wink, wink).<p><b>The party known as Cocktails and Compliance</b>—so called …

Puerto Rico

Maduro's Turkish feast sparks outrage as Venezuelans go hungry

A viral video showing the Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, feasting on a steak prepared by a celebrity chef at a time many in his crisis-racked nation are going hungry has provoked fury from opponents of the embattled socialist leader.<p>Maduro visited the famed Nusr-Et steakhouse in Istanbul …

Venezuela

The people making bags out of worthless money

Hyperinflation has ravaged Venezuela’s economy, and its old bolivar notes are worth next to nothing. But for some enterprising artists, these useless notes are an economic opportunity.

Venezuela

Maduro to Talk China. Venezuelans Still Outraged at Steak Dinner

Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro is eager to talk about his recently concluded official visit to China. He’s called a noon press conference to unveil …

Venezuela

Venezuelans outraged by Maduro's steak feast at Salt Bae restaurant

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro dined on expensive steak at a "Salt Bae" restaurant in Istanbul during a stop-off returning from a visit to China, drawing furor back home where millions struggle to get enough to eat and red meat is a rare luxury.<p>Turkish celebrity chef Nusret …

News

Colombia protests incursion from Venezuelan soldiers

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia said on Monday it had sent a letter of protest to Caracas after Venezuelan soldiers crossed into its territory last week and detained three Colombian citizens, the latest setback to relations between the two South American neighbours.<p>Colombia’s foreign ministry said the …

Venezuela

The Results Are In After Socialist Venezuela Dramatically Raised Its Minimum Wage — It Ain't Pretty

The Venezuelan government dealt a fatal blow to nearly half of the country's stores when it mandated an explosive (nearly 3,500 percent) minimum wage …

Venezuela

Minimum-Wage Hikes: Economic Poison For Venezuela

<b>Socialism:</b> If you believe minimum-wage hikes actually make workers better off, maybe you should consider the case of Venezuela. There, a frantic …

Venezuela

As Some Call for Military Intervention in Venezuela, 10 Latin American Countries Reject Regime Change

Invoking the bloody history of regime change in the region, 10 countries signed a document rejecting military intervention in Venezuela.Across Latin …

Dominican Republic

Classrooms near empty as school starts in crisis-stricken Venezuela

CAUCAGUA, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela's school year began on Monday with few students arriving in classrooms amid a crippling economic crisis that has left many families unable to afford supplies or provide their children with enough food to focus on schoolwork.<p>The OPEC nation is collapsing …

Venezuela

A U.S. Military Intervention in Venezuela Would Be a Disaster

Calls for U.S. military intervention in Venezuela are growing, most recently from Senator Marco Rubio. Even Secretary General Luis Almagro of the …

Venezuela

Living Through A Historic Venezuelan Exodus

Live on Bloomberg TVBloomberg Markets: The CloseGuests: Steve Sosnick, Lisa Abramowicz, Hugh Weber, Jordyn Holman, David Neuhauser, Nick Vlahos, …

Venezuela

Classrooms near empty as school starts in crisis-stricken Venezuela

CAUCAGUA, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela’s school year began on Monday with few students arriving in classrooms amid a crippling economic crisis that has left many families unable to afford supplies or provide their children with enough food to focus on schoolwork.<p>A teacher stands next to a …

Venezuela