Venezuela (/ˌvɛnəˈzweɪlə/ ( listen) VEN-ə-Z... -

Venezuela (/ˌvɛnəˈzweɪlə/ ( listen) VEN-ə-Z...

wikipedia - 14 Aug 2017
Venezuela (/ˌvɛnəˈzweɪlə/ ( listen) VEN-ə-ZWAYL-ə; American Spanish: [beneˈswela]), officially the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (Spanish: República Bolivariana de Venezuela), is a federal republic located on the northern coast of South America. It is bordered by Colombia on the west, Brazil on the south, Guyana on the east, and the islands of Trinidad and Tobago to the north-east. Venezuela covers 916,445 km2 (353,841 sq mi) and has over 31 milli

Pence downplays possibility of military intervention in Venezuela

CBS News - 15 Aug 2017
During a joint press conference in Argentina with President Mauricio Macri, Vice President Mike Pence said the Trump administration wants to help protect democracy in the embattled nation of Venezuela, while downplaying the possibility U.S. military ...

Russia Says Venezuela Crisis Must Be Resolved Peacefully

U.S. News & World Report - 16 Aug 2017
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday stressed the need to resolve the crisis in Venezuela peacefully and without external intervention. "We are united in the need to rapidly overcome the disagreements that exist in ...

Venezuela: At The Edge of a Deeper Chasm

Reason - 16 Aug 2017
Guayana City, Venezuela—Once the Latin American country with the highest growth rate, now the poorest in the hemisphere, Venezuela is in free fall. Hundreds are dying from diseases, some of them all but eradicated, because of a shortage of medicines ...

Maduro regime wants to arrest Venezuelans in Miami

Miami Herald - 15 Aug 2017
The Venezuelan government says it's seeking to arrest 23 people — including several who live in South Florida — allegedly linked to an attack Aug. 6 on a military base in the north central state of Carabobo that was part of the continuing protests ...

Why Venezuela Crisis Is Drawing More US Attention

Wall Street Journal (subscription) - 16 Aug 2017
This summer has been full of big stories and controversies. One story that hasn't grabbed the brightest spotlight is Venezuela's crisis and its emergence as a top national security priority. WSJ's Gerald F. Seib explains why Venezuela's deteriorating ...

Violin-playing protester freed from jail in Venezuela

ABC News - 16 Aug 2017
FILE - In this July 26, 2017 file photo, Wuilly Arteaga, whose face shows signs of injury, plays his violin during clashes with Venezuelan Bolivarian National Guards on the first day of a 48-hour general strike in protest of government plans to rewrite ...

Malaria infections spreading in crisis-ridden Venezuela - 15 Aug 2017
Las Claritas, Bolivar state, Venezuela - The health clinic in the mining town of Las Claritas has broken windows and a sign informing patients that "malaria treatments are not available until further notice". Jose Grifon sits on the ground a few metres ...

Stop Venezuela's Economic Death Spiral -- Dollarize, Now

Forbes - 15 Aug 2017
Venezuela's bolivar is worthless and its annual inflation rate is the world's highest: 1195%. Not surprisingly, Venezuelans get rid of their bolivars like hot potatoes and replace them with U.S. dollars. So, Venezuela is, to a large extent ...

Cuban trade with Venezuela plunges over two years

Reuters - 15 Aug 2017
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban trade with socialist ally Venezuela has fallen 70 percent since 2014 due to the South American oil producer's inability to meet delivery contracts and purchase goods as it struggles with low oil prices and a resulting economic ...

Venezuela bank sells landmark building for $30M

New York Post - 14 Aug 2017
Venezuela isn't leaving its embassy in New York — but its biggest bank is leaving the swanky townhouse next door. The US arm of Venezuela's largest bank has bagged $30 million by selling a six-story building that's located across the street from St ...

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