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The Only Full Refrigerator in Venezuela Is in the Morgue

“The main cause of Venezuelan emigration is socialism of the 21st century,” said sociologist Tomás Páez, coordinator of the Global Project of the …

Venezuela

Western Venezuela suffering daily power cuts despite end to rationing

SAN CRISTOBAL/MARACAIBO, Venezuela, Reuters - Multiple daily power outages are on the increase in several cities in western Venezuela, despite the supposed end of state-sanctioned electricity rationing, people who live in the area say.<p>Electricity supply problems have long been on the rise in …

Venezuela

Kimberley-Clark looks to begin arbitration against Venezuela

CARACAS (Reuters) - Kimberley-Clark has requested the start of arbitration proceedings against Venezuela at the World Bank's arbitration panel, according to the body's website.<p>The website for the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes shows a pending request for the proceedings …

Venezuela

US officials: 16 nations agree to track Venezuela corruption

WASHINGTON — Finance ministers from several Latin American nations as well as the U.S. and Europe have agreed to work jointly to locate and seize the proceeds arising from corruption by Venezuelan government insiders, two U.S. Treasury officials said Thursday.<p>The decision came at a Washington …

Venezuela

U.S., Colombian probe targets Venezuela food import programme | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Colombia on Thursday cited new evidence of fraud in Venezuela’s food import programme for the needy, saying part of the funds often ended up in the hands of corrupt government officials after being funnelled through businesses in nearby countries.<p>FILE …

Venezuela

7 Ways to Get a Sharper Bird Image

Not satisfied with the sharpness of your bird photography?Fortunately, there's a number of tricks you can use to avoid blurry photos. And the best …

Nature Photography

For players like Felix Hernandez, conditions in their homeland of Venezuela are sickening

Venezuela ranks last in the world in terms of economic freedom, as 82 percent of its citizens live in poverty. “It used to be an awesome country,” …

Venezuela

EU says it may impose more sanctions on Venezuela if democracy undermined

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union said on Thursday it could impose further sanctions on Venezuela if it believes democracy is being undermined there, after the South American country's president called for elections next month that the main opposition has said it will boycott.<p>EU foreign …

Venezuela

Venezuela's refugee crisis is finally getting an international response

CUCUTA, Colombia — Every night, convoys of government trucks come around to gather hundreds unauthorized Venezuelans from the public places where they used to sleep and return them to their side of the Rio Táchira. Others are chased across the border by police sirens.<p>But every day, the masses …

Venezuela

Under military rule, Venezuela oil workers quit in a stampede

CARACAS (Reuters) - Chauffeured around in a sleek black pick-up, the head of Venezuela's oil industry, Major General Manuel Quevedo, last month toured a joint venture with U.S. major Chevron.<p>Flanked by other trucks carrying security guards, Quevedo passed a handful of workers waiting by an oil well …

Venezuela

Do You Really Need a Wide-Angle Lens for Landscape Photography? Photographer Thomas Heaton Says No

British pro Thomas Heaton’s latest video has a provocative title: “Throw Away Your Wide-Angle Lens.” Does he mean it? Not really, but Heaton, who is …

Landscape Photography

Eight Lightroom Tricks for Landscape Photography

Raw processing is quite a detailed procedure and the possibilities are limited only by your knowledge and experience. That means there is always …

Tutorials

Americas find common cause in attack on Maduro

Latin America found rare common ground with the US in criticising Nicolás Maduro, Venezuela’s president, at a fractious Summit of the Americas marked …

'Burning man' image wins AFP top prize at World Press Photo

Agence France-Presse photographer Ronaldo Schemidt won the prestigious 2018 World Press Photo of the Year Award Thursday with a fiery image of a …

Venezuela

A Scorecard For The Fall Of Venezuela's Strongman

By Raúl Gallegos<p>For years people have been forecasting the fall of President Nicolás Maduro, Venezuela’s embattled strongman. And now, with Venezuela’s hyperinflation estimated to hit 13,000 this year, the deepest economic contraction in Latin America’s recorded history with GDP falling one third …

Venezuela

Quick and Easy Exposure Blend Technique

Exposure blending has become a regular tool in the digital darkroom for a lot of photographers. Exposure blending allows you to create an image of a …

Tutorials

10 Hidden Lightroom Features That Can Change Your Editing Life

Sometimes we can use software for years without taking the time to dive deeper and unlock its full potential. Here’s a great 12-minute tutorial by …

Tutorials

Venezuela inflation 454 percent in first quarter: National Assembly

CARACAS - Prices rose 454 percent in the first three months of this year in Venezuela, according to the country's opposition-led National Assembly, whose numbers are broadly in line with those of independent economists.<p>The country is undergoing a major crisis, with millions of people suffering from …

Venezuela

Photoshop Basics: What Is Unsharp Mask and How to Use It to Sharpen Your Photos So They Pop (VIDEO)

Here’s a quick Photoshop tutorial video from Run N Gun that explains the basics of the Unsharp Mask tool and why it’s essential to helping you …

Tutorials

Ricardo Montaner and Human Rights Watch Campaign for Venezuela

Latin Americans and their governments should speak out and urge President Nicolás Maduro’s government to recognize and tackle the devastating human …

Venezuela

The Bloody Grab for Gold in Venezuela’s Most Dangerous Town

In Venezuela’s gold capital, national guardsmen block the roads. Military convoys and motorcycles circle while soldiers keep wary watch behind …

Venezuela

Venezuela Debt Crisis Nears New Low as Riskiest Bond Matures

The Venezuelan debt crisis could be on the verge of a new milestone as a $650 million bond matures Tuesday with little hope it’ll get paid.<p>The notes …

Venezuela

‘Migrate or Die’ – Venezuelans Flood Into Colombia Despite Crackdown

<b>Maicao/Cucuta</b>: The desert wind whipping their faces, hundreds of Venezuelan migrants lugging heavy suitcases and overstuffed backpacks trudge along …

Venezuela

10 Free Video Series for Learning to Design in Photoshop

If you’re new to the design world then Photoshop may feel intimidating. But it’s the most useful design software you can learn for handling all types …

Web Design

Everything You Need to Know About Levels in Photoshop

In Photoshop, both the levels and curves adjustment layers allow you to control the tone of your image. So which should you use? I'm a curves man …

Tutorials

Nearly 800 Venezuelans arriving in Brazil each day, many seeking asylum, UN refugee agency says

The United Nations refugee agency is scaling up its assistance to the rapidly growing number of Venezuelans arriving in Brazil, with daily arrivals …

North Africa

Colombia launches census of Venezuelan migrants

Colombia began a two-month census of Venezuelan migrants on Friday in an attempt to oversee how many citizens from the neighboring country crossed …

Venezuela

Photoshop's Different Selection Tools and When to Use Each One to Select Anything

One of the most fundamental skills almost any photographer needs to have in Photoshop is the ability to accurately and efficiently select parts of an …

Tutorials

Venezuelans Die as Maduro Government Refuses Medical Aid

The regime prohibits most international humanitarian donations; ‘I just want to live, that’s all’<p>CALABOZO, Venezuela—In Spanish, the name of this town in Venezuela’s scorching central plains means dungeon. For Marta Solorzano, the recipient of a transplanted kidney, being here turned into a death …

Venezuela

800 Venezuelans flee to Brazil daily to escape insecurity, hunger: UNHCR

GENEVA (Reuters) - More than 800 Venezuelans stream into northern Brazil each day, the United Nations said on Friday, citing Brazilian government statistics on people fleeing the worsening crisis in the economically crippled nation.<p>More than 52,000 Venezuelans have arrived in Brazil since the start …

Venezuela