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My Venezuela Nightmare: A 30-Day Hunt for Food in a Starving Land

The diary of a desperate mother trying to put food on the kitchen table.<p>By Fabiola Zerpa | July 18, 2016<p>Photographs by Bloomberg<p><i>Editor’s note: The</i> …

South America

White Rock Little Leaguers pull off big win over Venezuela

Print<p>Strong pitching powered White Rock’s Little Leaguers to a 7-3 win over Venezuela on Sunday in Williamsport, Pa.<p>And White Rock Mayor Wayne …

Canadian News

Dudamel worked to free an arrested Venezuelan musician, and he's taking heat from President Maduro

Gustavo Dudamel, the Los Angeles Philharmonic music director who has slowly been pulled deeper into the political and economic crisis of his native Venezuela, helped to win the release of a musician-protester detained by the government, a source close to the negotiations said.<p>Dudamel was involved …

South America

President strips Venezuelan Parliament of its power

Venezuela’s president has just stripped the country’s parliament of its power as the political crisis worsens.<p>The actual stripping was carried out by …

South America

'Resistance': Venezuela's parliament dismisses power grab

The democratically-elected congress has rejected being stripped of power, saying they are resisting "an armed military dictatorship." The …

South America

Venezuela congress rejects what it denounces as government takeover

Venezuela’s opposition-controlled congress on Saturday rejected a government bid to usurp many of its powers, vowing to continue its legislative agenda and denouncing the move against it as a power grab by President Nicolas Maduro.<p>“This is a parliament in resistance against an armed military …

South America

La Soledad review – quietly insightful profile of present-day Venezuela

The country’s economic crisis gives an edge to this hybrid documentary<p>This Venezuelan debut is the kind of production you often hear disparagingly described as a “small film”, but a restricted canvas can make for maximum intimacy. It is a quietly compelling item that appears to be part documentary, …

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Venezuela congress defies push to take over its powers

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's congress is meeting in defiance of what opposition leaders consider an autocratic push by allies of President Nicolas Maduro to usurp the legislature's powers.<p>The deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Caracas was among a group of foreign diplomats who …

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Venezuela 'congress in resistance' rejects new super-assembly | Reuters

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.<p>Published Date: Aug 20, 2017 01:00 am | Updated Date: Aug 20, 2017 …

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Regional nations plus U.S. condemn Venezuela's new constituent assembly

CARACAS/LIMA, Aug 19 (Reuters) - A group of 12 regional nations plus the United States rejected Venezuela's new government-allied legislative …

South America

The improbable journey of German-Venezuelan-American wandering Jews

Hans Wolfermann was nearly 96 when he passed away last month, lucid until the end, with his loving wife of 70 years at his side. It was, perhaps, a …

History

Irish priest tells of Venezuela horror as people hunt for food

<b>EXCLUSIVE</b><p>Irish missionaries have vowed that they will stay with the people of Venezuela in the midst of a deepening political crisis and widespread …

South America

Venezuela's former top prosecutor is in Colombia, authorities say

Reuters Staff<p>2 Min Read<p>BOGOTA (Reuters) - Venezuela's former top prosecutor Luisa Ortega arrived in Colombia on Friday, migration authorities in Bogota said, after she was fired by a controversial new legislative superbody and said she feared for her life.<p>Ortega broke with socialist President …

South America

Venezuela’s long history of racism is coming back to haunt it

Maduro’s popularity has fallen significantly, but many who have withdrawn their support for him feel alienated by the opposition’s anti-poor …

Hugo Chávez

Venezuela's political crisis deepens as its legislature is essentially dissolved

Venezuela’s political crisis deepened Friday as the controversial constitutional assembly declared that it is the country’s sole legislative body, essentially dissolving the democratically elected congress.<p>“All public bodies are subordinated to the National Constitutional Assembly,” said Delcy …

South America

Trump's threat of U.S. military action in Venezuela backfires | Miami Herald

If you talk with Latin American presidents and top diplomats — as I did in recent days — you will conclude that President Donald Trump’s recent …

Opinion

The Collapse of Venezuela and Its Impact on the Region

In addition to the crisis within Venezuela, the collapse of its economy and the escalating criminal and political violence have also produced a …

South America

Venezuela government allies seize legislative powers

Venezuela’s new pro-government constitutional authority declared Friday it was seizing power from the opposition-led legislature, tightening …

South America

Venezuela Moves Against Dissidents as Organized Crime Infects Border Region

Authorities in Venezuela have accused the country's ousted attorney general of running a multimillion-dollar extortion ring, while events on the …

South America

Venezuela's Legislative Super Body Grabs Congress's Powers

Venezuela’s new legislative super body took over the functions of the country’s only remaining opposition-run institution -- the National Assembly -- …

Business

Former Venezuelan guerrilla says Maduro wrecking country | Miami Herald

In his youth, he looked like Ernesto “Che” Guevara and led a similar lifestyle. Douglas Bravo, the supreme commander of the Venezuelan guerrilla …

South America

Exclusive - Mexico's top diplomat visits Cuba to seek help on Venezuela crisis

1 Min Read<p>MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's Foreign Minister is in Havana hoping to get Cuba, one of Venezuela's top allies, to help resolve the tense political situation in the South American nation, a senior Mexican official who was briefed about the trip said.<p>Luis Videgaray has not gone …

Cuba

Maduro's party grabs Venezuelan congressional powers | Miami Herald

Venezuela’s embattled opposition took another direct hit Friday, when the government-controlled National Constituent Assembly effectively usurped …

South America

Loading Up on Venezuela, Veteran Investor Embraces Crisis

Emerging-markets pioneer has outperformed 95% of his peers in past three years<p>A growing number of bond investors have eliminated their exposure to Venezuela, which they worry is increasingly likely to default or erupt into further chaos.<p>Then there is Michael Conelius.<p>A pioneer in emerging-markets …

Finance

Swiss companies pull out of Venezuela

Swiss firms have been cutting hundreds of jobs in long-established branch offices in Venezuela, as the oil-producing country experiences an economic …

South America

Eating the zoo creatures in Venezuela

In Venezuela, they're eating zoo animals for food.<p>That is what's happening in the socialist paradise that was once the pride of the political left. Ultimately though, socialists run out of other people's money.<p>And now the people of Venezuela are starving.<p>First they ran out of toilet paper, and then …

South America

Venezuela's PDVSA defends 'perfect' relationship with Russia

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's alliance with Russia is "perfect," the president of state oil company PDVSA said on Friday, blasting what he said was …

Commodities

Venezuela's Former Attorney General Flees to Colombia

CARACAS—Venezuela’s former attorney general Luisa Ortega fled to neighboring Colombia on Friday, seeking protection from President Nicolás Maduro’s administration that is tightening its hold on power and cracking down on political rivals.<p>Colombian immigration officials said Ms. Ortega and her …

South America

Venezuela's Maduro Regime Steps Up Crackdown on Dissidents

Venezuela’s government is intensifying its crackdown on critics of President Nicolas Maduro, ordering the detention of the husband of former Public …

Business

Enforcing new Venezuelan public debt instruments (Maduro bonds, part 2)

<i>By Lee C Buchheit and Mitu Gulati of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (New York) and Duke University, respectively. They authors have recently</i> …

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