Nicolás Maduro

UN says an estimated 2.3 million people have fled Venezuela

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An estimated 2.3 million Venezuelans had fled the crisis-wracked country as of June, mainly to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil, the United Nations said Tuesday.<p>U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters that those fleeing — about 7 percent of Venezuela's 32.8 million …

Venezuela

Hospitals scrap surgeries, Venezuelans forgo showers as taps run dry

CARACAS (Reuters) - At one of Caracas' biggest public hospitals, most bathrooms are closed. Patients fill jugs from a tiny tap on the ground floor that sometimes has a trickle of water. Operations are postponed or canceled.<p>The Central Venezuelan University hospital, once a Latin American leader, is …

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2 high-ranking military officers among 14 arrested in Nicolas Maduro assassination plot

Venezuelan authorities have arrested a military general and colonel and a dozen others in connection to a failed assassination attempt on President …

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Payment seen unlikely on $1.1 billion in maturing Venezuela bonds

NEW YORK/CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela faces payments of $1.1 billion in interest and principal on two bonds maturing on Wednesday, but investors expect the cash-strapped nation to continue its pattern of no payments.<p>The government of President Nicolas Maduro has halted almost all foreign debt …

Venezuela

Venezuela to Use Petro as Unit of Account for Salaries, Goods and Services

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has announced that the Petro will be used as a unit of account in the country.Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro …

Venezuela

Hard-hit Venezuelan churches forced to accept plastic for donations

CARACAS (AFP) -<p>Venezuela's collapsing economy has forced churches and priests to get creative in order to keep their coffers full as four years of recession and a projected one million percent inflation rate hit everyone hard.<p>Citizens are limited in the amount of cash -- itself almost worthless -- …

Nicolás Maduro

Maduro Assassination Plot Arrests

Live on Bloomberg TVBloomberg Daybreak: AsiaFull Schedule<p>TicToc<p>Two military officials were arrested in connection to an attempted drone attack on …

Maduro

Official: Venezuelan general arrested in assassination plot

CARACAS, Venezuela — The investigation into an assassination attempt on Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro using drones has widened to include the arrest of two high-ranking military officers, the nation’s top prosecutor said Tuesday.<p>The list of suspects — including an exiled opposition lawmaker …

Venezuela

Venezuela abandons petrol subsidies as inflation set to hit one million per cent

President Nicolas Maduro said Monday that some of the world's cheapest petrol that Venezuelan drivers enjoy will soon be sold at world market prices to combat rampant smuggling.<p>"Gasoline must be sold at an international price to stop smuggling to Colombia and the Caribbean," Maduro said in a …

Venezuela

Maduro to End Cheap Gasoline for All Venezuelans This Week

President Nicolas Maduro took to the airwaves Monday night to tell Venezuelan drivers that the days of being able to fill up their tanks with some of …

Venezuela

Nicolas Maduro seeks FBI's help in investigating drone assassination attempt in Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, a sworn enemy of the U.S., has asked the FBI to help investigate what appeared to be a daring assassination …

Venezuela

Venezuela To Raise Gas Prices To Combat Smuggling

Venezuela's gas prices haven't increased in years.<p>Venezuela will raise prices at the pump in an effort to curb gas smuggling to neighboring countries.<p>…

Venezuela

Venezuela's exchange rate for remittances weakens sharply: dealer

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's exchange rate for remittances of its bolivar currency fell sharply on Monday, according to a rate published by a private exchange house, in what appears to be part of efforts by the crisis-stricken country to reform its distorted currency controls.<p>The Venezuelan …

Venezuela

A case study in suffering and lack of freedom

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>The tragedy that is Venezuela, a case study in the suffering and lack of freedom woven into the very fabric of Marxist socialism …

Political Science

Venezuela says two military officials arrested over drone blasts

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela chief prosecutor, Tarek Saab, said on Tuesday two high-ranking military officers were arrested for their alleged involvement in drone explosions during a speech by President Nicolas Maduro earlier this month.<p>Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro reacts during an event …

Venezuela

Mattis blames ‘power-hungry, oppressive’ Venezuela for refugee crisis

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday cast Venezuela’s ongoing wave of 1 million refugees fleeing across its borders so far as a destabilizing, …

Venezuela

Putin Woos Turkey as Erdogan Spars With Trump

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Yahoo Poll: Do drones pose a security threat to Singapore?

Consumer-grade drones – those that are freely available in retail stores – already come under Singapore regulations to ensure their safe operation. …

Drones

Maduro announces curbs to cheap gas in Venezuela

CARACAS (AFP) -<p>President Nicolas Maduro announced that from now on Venezuela's dirt-cheap fuel will be available only to people with a special government aid card that the opposition has denounced as a tool for controlling people.<p>The government of the economically-ravaged country has for many years …

Venezuela

Fiat Currencies Collapsing In Turkey, Venezuela, And Iran: What About A Major Economy?

Posted: Aug 14, 2018 11:21 AM<p>Two drones filled with explosives were recently deployed in a failed assassination attempt to take out Venezuelan …

Interest Rates

Beach, mountains or fort — where did EU leaders holiday in 2018?

As many Europeans kicked back on their summer holidays, politicians too were in need of time to unwind and left their offices for a few days to recuperate from the stresses of the job.<p>Where did heads of state spend their time off and were their trips plain sailing or marred with problems?<p>Pedro …

World News

Council on Foreign Relations Newsletter - Daily News Brief - August 14, 2018

TOP OF THE AGENDA<p>China Rebukes New U.S. Defense Act<p>Beijing protested a major U.S. defense bill signed yesterday by President Donald J. Trump that …

Middle East

The 10 most important things in the world right now

Hello! Here's what's happening on Tuesday.<p><b>1. US President Donald Trump slammed his former White House aide Omarosa Manigault for taping conversations.</b> The erstwhile reality TV star has a new book out and has made a number of bold claims about Trump that the White House has already pushed back on.<p><b>2.</b> …

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Council on Foreign Relations Newsletter - Daily News Brief - August 13, 2018

TOP OF THE AGENDA<p>Turkey Seeks Stability as Lira Plunges<p>Turkey’s central bank announced a series of measures to boost the value of its currency and …

Middle East

The Viral Musician Who Had New Yorkers Harlem Shaking To The Violin Was Previously Tortured In Venezuela For Using Music As Protest

Freedom fighting-violin virtuoso Wuilly Arteaga is the internet's latest viral sensation.<p>After leaving a war-torn Venezuela following his arrest last …

Human Rights

Venezuela Is on the Verge of a Massive Humanitarian and Economic Collapse. the Culprit? Socialism.

Juan Carlos HidalgoThe recent and bizarre alleged assassination attempt on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, complete with exploding armed drones, …

Venezuela

Pirates making a comeback with the collapse of Venezuela

If you’ve been following any of the news out of Venezuela since Nicolas Maduro came to power you already know that pretty much every aspect of the …

Venezuela

Days after a bizarre drone attack, Venezuela's government may be getting ready for another crackdown on the military

The days since an August 4 drone attack on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro have yielded few solid details about the perpetrators, but Maduro's government appears to be moving ahead with efforts to consolidate power and neutralize rivals.<p>During the attack, two drones, each carrying 2.2 pounds of …

Venezuela

Venezuela's PDVSA appealing Crystallex court ruling: court document

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA is appealing a decision allowing Canadian miner Crystallex to take control of shares in U.S. subsidiary PDV Holdings as part of a 10 year dispute over the state takeover of Crystallex assets, a court filing shows.<p>The corporate logo of the state …

Venezuela

Venezuelan President Asks FBI For Help After Surviving Assassination Attempt

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro regularly accuses the U.S. of working to overthrow him. But in a surprise invitation, he said he would welcome the FBI's help in investigating an attack last week that he says was an assassination attempt.<p>Transcript<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:<p>Venezuela's President …

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