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

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

wikipedia - 27 Sep 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

Ten Dollars Makes You A Millionaire In Venezuela

Forbes - 18 Dec 2017
A man shows the new local community currency, the panal, launched in the '23 de Enero' working-class neighborhood in Caracas on December 15, 2017. A collective in a hilltop shantytown in Caracas created its own currency, the panal, in an attempt to ...

Venezuelan bandits rob Trinis to help struggling families

Trinidad & Tobago Express - 18 Dec 2017
TWO men who have dual citizenship for this country and Venezuela have been sentenced to five years in prison for robbery with violence and possession of gun and ammunition. Gym instructor and former body builder Gabriel Blake, 22, and Victor Espinoza ...

Hundreds of children are dying of starvation in Venezuela

Axios - 18 Dec 2017
"As Venezuela Collapses, Children Are Dying of Hunger: For five months, The New York Times tracked 21 public hospitals in Venezuela [on the northern hump of South America]. Doctors are seeing record numbers of children with severe malnutrition ...

Blackout hits parts of Venezuelan capital Caracas

Reuters - 18 Dec 2017
CARACAS (Reuters) - A blackout hit parts of the Venezuelan capital Caracas as well as the nearby states of Miranda and Vargas on Monday, state-run electricity company Corpoelec said, adding that authorities were working to restore service. A ...

Oil Has Cursed Venezuela—But Could Also Save the Country

The Atlantic - 15 Dec 2017
When I was very young, I would go after school to my mother's office at Meneven, a subsidiary of Venezuela's state-owned oil company, where I was fascinated by the processes of production and refinement, as well as the economics of the industry. When I ...

Talks between Venezuela, opposition set to resume in January

Washington Post - 16 Dec 2017
CARACAS, Venezuela — Another round of talks between the Venezuelan government and opposition leaders has ended without an agreement but the dialogue is slated to resume again in January. Chief government representative Jorge Rodriguez says the ...

Migrants from Venezuela May Cause Problem in Brazil

Voice of America - 15 Dec 2017
An increasing number of Venezuelans have moved out of the country recently. They are seeking to escape economic hardship and high crime rates in their homeland. Many of those Venezuelans are migrating to Brazil. One of them is Victor Rivera, a 36-year ...

Venezuela's opposition wins EU's prestigious human rights prize

The Guardian - 13 Dec 2017
Venezuela's opposition won National Assembly elections in 2015, but the legislature has been sidelined by verdicts from the pro-government supreme court and the controversial election this year of a pro-Maduro Constituent Assembly super-body. Another ...

Venezuelan creditors eyeing Citgo assets face uphill battle

Reuters - 14 Dec 2017
The battle over Houston-based Citgo, which was valued as high as $10 billion during an aborted 2014 sale process, illustrates the dearth of viable options for foreign creditors trying to collect from Venezuela. Venezuela's Maduro said in November he ...

Venezuela opposition banned from running in 2018 election

BBC News - 10 Dec 2017
Venezuela's President, Nicolás Maduro, says the country's main opposition parties are banned from taking part in next year's presidential election. He said only parties which took part in Sunday's mayoral polls would be able to contest the presidency ...

Struggling Venezuela Launches Tender To Buy US Crude - 14 Dec 2017
The tender is unlikely to relieve Venezuela of its troubles. Recent shipping data has revealed there are four tankers waiting to load crude oil and fuel oil at the port of Paraguana and another eight waiting at the Jose port—PDVSA's largest export ...

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