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

To combat hunger, Venezuelans in the US ship food to relatives

Los Angeles Times - 22 Oct 2017
While video chatting with relatives in Venezuela, Tere Caicedo watched as they opened a package she had sent them stuffed with clothes, shoes and a large bag of oatmeal. The bag had ripped during transport, spilling oatmeal all over. Caicedo, a Santa ...

On Venezuela's Regional Elections: Some Elephants in the Room

teleSUR English - 22 Oct 2017
Venezuela's opposition was supposed to receive 3 million more votes than the government in the regional elections of October 15 according to the international media and the main pollster they rely on. Over 18 million Venezuelans were eligible to vote.

Venezuela: Caracas after the chaos remains stressful

BBC News - 17 Oct 2017
This year more than most, life in Venezuela has been characterised by chaos. The recent turmoil has been well documented, from violent protests to tear gas and riot police. However, now that the demonstrations have ended, a semblance of normal life has ...

Venezuela's Vargas suffers horror leg break in Australia

World Soccer Talk - 22 Oct 2017
Sydney (AFP) – Venezuelan international Ronald Vargas is out of the Australian A-League for an indefinite period after suffering a serious leg fracture playing for the Newcastle Jets on Sunday. The Jets continued their unbeaten start to the season with ...

Venezuela Bars Opposition Governors From Taking Office

Wall Street Journal - 20 Oct 2017
CARACAS—Venezuela's government on Thursday banned opposition governors from taking office in five states, replacing them with ruling-party substitutes, after the opposition released evidence it said proves electoral fraud in a crucial industrial state.

Key Maduro Ally in Venezuela Is Linked to Illegal Campaign Gifts

New York Times - 15 Oct 2017
CARACAS, Venezuela — Odebrecht, the Brazilian construction giant that ran a vast bribery scheme in the Americas, made campaign contributions to numerous Venezuelan candidates, including Diosdado Cabello, one of the country's most powerful ...

How Socialism ruined Venezuela

Business Insider - 17 Oct 2017
In order to understand the disaster that is unfolding in Venezuela, we need to journey through the most recent century of our history and look at how our institutions have changed over time. What we will find is that Venezuela once enjoyed relatively ...

Venezuela Denounces Economic Agression

Prensa Latina - 22 Oct 2017
22 de octubre de 2017, 10:04Caracas, Oct 22 (Prensa Latina) The president of Venezuela''s National Constituent Assembly (ANC), Delcy Rodríguez, denounced the intensification of economic aggression against the country through speculation, hoarding and ...

Venezuela Votes for Governors in a 'Deficient Democracy'

New York Times - 14 Oct 2017
PUERTO CABELLO, Venezuela — For weeks, Alejandro Feo la Cruz, a former opposition mayor who is running for governor, has crisscrossed his state in Venezuela with a simple message: The country's ruling party can no longer feed its own people.

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