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

Venezuela town issues own currency amid cash shortages

BBC News - 19 Mar 2018
Amid an acute national shortage of banknotes, the town of Elorza in western Venezuela has started issuing its own paper currency. Local officials said that the currency would make it easier for residents and visitors to trade during the town's ...

MSJ wants Caricom support for Venezuela

Trinidad Guardian - 19 Mar 2018
MSJ leader David Abdulah said Trump has made open threats to remove Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro. “It is very important that small countries like Trinidad and Tobago and other countries in the Caribbean respect these international principles ...

Venezuela crisis spills into region

Norwegian Refugee Council - 19 Mar 2018
Over 4 million Venezuelans have fled to find safety in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Aruba, Curacao and Spain over the past 4 years. Neighbouring countries are overwhelmed and ...

Market Gives Venezuelan President Maduro 12 Months Max

Forbes - 15 Mar 2018
By most estimates, it will take at least a decade to recover from the mess created by the ruling Socialists United of Venezuela (PSUV) party, a leftwing, Marxist revolutionary party created by the late Hugo Chavez. Its new leader, Nicolas Maduro, is ...

Politician Denounces US Plan against Venezuela

Prensa Latina - 19 Mar 2018
19 de marzo de 2018, 00:20Caracas, mar 19 (Prensa Latina) The United States will insist this week on the implementation of the Democratic Charter against Venezuela, within the Organization of American States (OAS), Venezuelan journalist and political ...

Venezuela city issues own currency to fight cash crisis

Khaleej Times - 18 Mar 2018
A western Venezuelan city began to issue its own currency this week to alleviate the hyper-inflationary country's cash crisis. The "Elorza" currency, with bills featuring the face of local independence leader Jose Andres Elorza, will be valid in the ...

Maduro's cryptocurrency 'genius' once pushed US sanctions

ABC News - 19 Mar 2018
A chief strategist of Venezuela's government-backed cryptocurrency is a former U.S. congressional intern who once organized protests against the same socialist administration he's now helping to circumvent U.S. financial sanctions. Gabriel Jimenez, 27 ...

Venezuela election candidate Falcon is Maduro's pawn: OAS head

Reuters - 16 Mar 2018
Venezuelan presidential candidate Henri Falcon talks to the media during a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela March 16, 2018. REUTERS/Marco Bello. Almagro reiterated his calls for harsher sanctions against Venezuela's “dictatorship”. He said last ...

UN official warns of humanitarian "catastrophe" in Venezuela

The Philadelphia Tribune - 16 Mar 2018
BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombia urgently needs international help as it struggles with a humanitarian “catastrophe” along its border caused by a flood of Venezuelan migrants driven from their homes by hunger, a senior U.N. official said Monday. David ...

Venezuela Readying Its Mightiest Force to Repel Aggression

Prensa Latina - 19 Mar 2018
19 de marzo de 2018, 00:41Caracas, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Government is readying its mightiest and fearsome force to repel an aggression against the country, the militia, Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino wrote in Twitter. Made up of 300 ...

Venezuela's Oil Crisis May Never End (USO)

ETF Daily News (blog) - 18 Mar 2018
The financial screws from Washington and Brussels are making things a lot worse for the Venezuelan government. “Buyers are trying to find alternative sources to Venezuela's supplies, and banks are unwilling to give letters of credit to PDVSA,” the ...

Colombia reports imported measles case from Venezuela

Outbreak News Today - 18 Mar 2018
The Colombia Ministry of Health and Social Protection confirmed an imported case of measles in a 14-month-old boy from Caracas, Venezuela, according to a news release (computer translated). Colombia/CIA. The Caracas boy arrived in Medellín on March 3 ...

Venezuelan children are starving to death at an increasing rate

Aleteia EN - 19 Mar 2018
As Venezuela's food crisis continues, now leading to more and more deaths among children, and the country's president refuses outside humanitarian assistance, a Venezuelan priest is appealing for help from potential “godparents” around the world to ...

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