Venezuela

Congratulations To Bolivarian Socialism - Venezuela Declares Humanitarian Crisis

The economic horror in Venezuela continues to unfold–the Bolivarian socialists have achieved the entirely remarkable feat of making Cubans flee the country in search of a better life. Seriously, Cubans, from a poverty stricken socialist dictatorship are now leaving an oil rich nation in search of a …

Socialism

Colombia official says Venezuela raid may be tied to crisis

A Colombian official said a four-day incursion by Venezuelan troops may have been linked to Colombia's call for elections in the troubled South …

South America

Venezuela asks the UN to help boost supply of medicines

<b>Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has asked for help from the United Nations to boost the country's supplies of medicines.</b><p>Mr Maduro said the UN had the expertise to normalise the supply and distribution of drugs in the country.<p>Venezuela's Medical Federation said recently that hospitals had less …

South America

Venezuela pleads to UN for help as medicine supplies dry up

Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro has said he asked the United Nations for help in boosting his country's medicine supplies. Hospitals in the country are reportedly running on just three percent of the supplies they need.<p>Maduro's admission on Friday that Venezuela was battling a crippling medicine …

World News

Conviction of Venezuelan first lady's nephews stands -U.S. judge | Reuters

By Brendan Pierson<p>A U.S. judge on Friday refused to overturn the conviction of two nephews of Venezuela's first lady on charges that they tried to …

South America

Venezuela's Maduro asks U.N. to help ease medicine shortages

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday he has asked the United Nations to help the South American nation alleviate medicine shortages, which have become increasingly severe as the oil-producing nation's economic crisis accelerates.<p>Triple digit inflation and a decaying socialist economic …

South America

A Visual Record of Venezuela's Collapse

VIEW GALLERY | 16 PHOTOS<p>Raul Martinez, who has little medication for his schizophrenia, takes a nap under his bed at the state-run Pampero Psych<p>... …

South America

Congratulations Nicolas - Oil Rich Venezuela Is Running Out Of Gasoline

The reasons we might congratulate the Bolivarian socialists are coming thick and fast at the moment. Today’s installment is that the Chavistas, led by that stout fighter for the rights of the masses Nicolas Maduro, have managed to create a shortage of gasoline in the country with the world’s …

South America

14 countries call on Venezuela to hold early elections

The countries warn that Venezuela would face suspension from the OAS if it fails to do so.<p>A group of 14 countries have called on the Venezuelan …

South America

Exclusive: Venezuela increased fuel exports to allies even as supply crunch loomed

HOUSTON/CARACAS (Reuters) - A gasoline shortage in OPEC member Venezuela was exacerbated by an increase in fuel exports to foreign allies such as Cuba and Nicaragua and an exodus of crucial personnel from state-run energy company PDVSA, according to internal PDVSA documents and sources familiar …

South America

Maduro's awkward TV shows raise hackles amid Venezuela crisis

By Alexandra Ulmer<p>CARACAS (Reuters) - A single mom tells Venezuela's president, Nicolas Maduro, on live television that she cannot afford to …

South America

What Trump Can Do for Venezuela

In between tweets last weekend, President Donald Trump took time to talk with Brazilian President Michel Temer and Chilean President Michelle Bachelet. Top of mind in both calls were efforts to encourage "respect for democratic and humanitarian rights in Venezuela."<p>A worthy goal, but if Trump …

South America

OAS Chief Raises Pressure on Venezuelan Government

Back when he was foreign minister of tiny, left-leaning Uruguay, Luis Almagro praised Venezuela’s Socialist government for being in the vanguard of a continent that was largely leftist and antiglobalization.<p>Now, as secretary-general of the Organization of American States, Mr. Almagro is lobbying …

World News

How Venezuela Can Avoid Suspension From the O.A.S.

WASHINGTON — Latin American and Caribbean nations have been plagued by dictatorships throughout history. To prevent autocratic regimes from ever establishing themselves again, in 2001 the 34 countries of the Organization of American States signed the Inter-American Democratic Charter, by which they …

Latin America

Venezuela's Fuel Shortage Is Getting Worse - Bloomberg

Venezuela’s state oil company was rushing to replenish gasoline supplies in various neighborhoods of Caracas on Thursday morning as drivers lined up …

Oil

Venezuela begins republishing key economic indicator after hiatus

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela on Thursday re-started publishing a key economic indicator - money supply - after an unexplained month-long break.<p>The datapoint is important given the dearth of information about inflation and economic growth in the midst of a crisis involving soaring prices and food …

South America

Suspending Venezuela from the OAS a last resort, 14-nation group says | Reuters

MEXICO CITY Suspending Venezuela from the Organisation of American States (OAS) is a last resort that should be avoided unless all diplomatic efforts …

South America

Promised Land: Venezuela Jewish converts finally in Israel

It's not quite Moses' 40 years in the desert, but for nine struggling Venezuelan converts to Judaism, their torturous journey to a better life in the …

Israel

Venezuela shocked as children arrested for soldiers' killings

<b>The authorities in Venezuela say they have arrested six children in connection with the killing of two soldiers.</b><p>The soldiers, two sergeants from the national guard, were stabbed to death near a bar in the capital, Caracas, last weekend.<p>The crime has shocked the country, as the ages of the children …

South America

Starving Venezuelans dying for eating poisonous yuca sold in black market

CARACAS, VENEZUELA – Tulio Linares saw four of his relatives and a neighbor die one by one in Venezuela. It all happened within a week, following a family meal where they had ingested one of the few staples that are still available and affordable in the starved nation: the starchy yucca o …

South America

Nations to Challenge Venezuela's Authoritarian Regime

MEXICO CITY—The U.S., Canada and Latin America’s leading nations have agreed to challenge Venezuela’s authoritarian regime, a joint effort that wouldn’t have been possible until a recent political shift away from leftist populism across the region.<p>Fourteen nations plan to issue a joint statement in …

World News

Venezuela Arrests Bakers for Making Rolls, Claims They Were Waging 'Economic War' Against Country

Take, for example, the second paragraph of this story from the <i>Miami Herald</i>, which describes how Venezuelan authorities arrested four bakers in …

South America

In time of crisis, Venezuelans help the hungry

| CARACAS<p>Their clothes torn and dirty, nine barefoot children yell and applaud as a convoy of cars approaches on a busy street in Venezuela's capital.<p>Volunteers emerge handing out soup and clothes to the delight and excitement of the children who have come from a town a couple of hours outside …

South America

Oil-rich Venezuela is experiencing crippling gas shortages

Venezuela, the country with the largest crude oil reserves on the planet, is currently facing a crippling gas shortage — just the latest shortage of everyday necessities to affect the economically beleaguered nation.<p>According to Deutsche Welle, getting gas hasn’t usually been a problem in …

Oil

Pregnant Venezuelan Women Flood Colombia, Seeking Care

CÚCUTA, Colombia—Fearful of having a baby in a grim Venezuelan hospital, Gerlimar Pastrán took a nine-hour bus ride to this border city in Colombia to give birth earlier this month to a healthy boy in a functioning maternity ward.<p>She is one of hundreds of pregnant Venezuelan women who have streamed …

South America

Venezuelans protest about medicine shortages

Venezuelans have taken to the streets to protest against medicine shortages. A fourth year of economic recession has led to a short supply of both drugs and food in the country.<p>Venezuelans have taken to the streets to protest against medicine shortages.<p>A fourth year of economic recession has led to …

South America

Top 50 International Bonuses Of 2016

Below are the 50 biggest signing bonuses for international amateur players during the 2016 calendar year. The list includes all players subject to …

Baseball

Sanctions the Only Diplomacy Venezuela Understands

In a March 14 op-ed in The New York Times, "Venezuelan Democracy Needs the Hemisphere’s Help," David Smilde, a senior fellow at the Washington Office …

Latin America

Venezuela's socialist leaders seize bakeries in 'bread war'

CARACAS, Venezuela – For the past 25 years, after he immigrated penniless to Venezuela from Portugal, Eduardo Dos Santos has personally taken care of the loyal clients at Mansion's Bakery.<p>But now the downtown Caracas corner store is in the hands of die-hard socialists, and Dos Santos is out of a …

South America