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Friday 19 May 2017

Venezuela has a fake news problem too

It’s hard to know what to believe these days. Marco Bello/Reuters Like dust in the wind the news flies:...

President Maduro Says Politicians Are ‘The New Jews That Hitler Pursued’

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro The Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, has likened the harassment of government officials and their families...

Uruguay: Legal Marijuana Offers Better Prices than Black Market

(Q24N) The marijuana that the Uruguayan state will sell in pharmacies from next July, will be competitive in...

Venezuelan Regime Steps up Torture against Protesters

Venezuela’s security forces beat most detainees after they are arrested, while they are being transferred to a temporary...

Elderly Venezuelans Take to the Streets to Demand a Better Future for their Grandchildren

TODAY VENEZUELA – On Friday, May 12th, hundreds of elderly protesters joined the “democratic resistance” and marched towards...

Young Bolivian Woman Abducted to Peru Escapes Human Trafficking Gang

(Q24N) A 21-year-old Bolivian girl who had been reported missing for four days was able to escape a...

A bank heist in Paraguay’s ‘wild, wild west’ reveals the dark underbelly of free trade

(Q24N) It was as brazen as it was spectacular: on April 24 2017, a commando team of bank...

Colombia’s President Santos Admits that His Government Has Run out of Money

Foto: Presidencia de la República. The Colombian Federation of Education Workers began a strike this week in hopes of...

Why Are There No Riots in the Barrios of Venezuela?

Commuters in Caracas’ popular neighborhoods. | Photo: Mision Verdad TODAY VENEZUELA – Closing streets, paralyzing the subway system, burning...

Maduro Blames Opposition for Protest Deaths

TODAY VENEZUELA – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro suggested Thursday opposition could be behind the rising death toll from...

Bolivia Mobilizes Troops to the Border as Chile Warns of Escalation

(Q24N) Bolivia has mobilized troops to the Chilean border in an effort to increase efforts against contraband activity. Chile...

Inside Venezuela’s anti-government protests

María Alvarez says she has been taking part in marches since 2002 Venezuelans angry with the government of President...

Venezuela’s New Constituent Assembly Takes Page From Fascism’s Playbook

Dictator Nicolás Maduro tramples liberal democracy on his to fascism. (PanAm Post) Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro summoned citizens to write a...

Do the Venezuelan Armed Forces Know they Defend a Narco-State?

What the Venezuelan Armed Forces don’t realize is that their families will also be affected by the crisis...

No Butter, But Lots Of Guns

The armed forces will decide the fate of Venezuela’s regime. People power counts for less TODAY VENEZUELA – Before...

Lobbying the Enemy

TODAY VENEZUELA (Caracas Chronicles) It sounds bizarre: a self-declared “anti-imperialist” government trying to cozy up with its alleged...

Your Guide to Understanding Protest Deaths in Venezuela

Opposition supporters clash with security forces during a rally against Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela April...

Paraguay’s population is booming, but where are all the jobs?

(Q24N) In recent weeks, Paraguay has been shaken by a fierce parliamentary debate about a bill – recently...

No Rational Solution On Sight For Venezuela Violence

TODAY VENEZUELA – Street protests in Venezuela claimed at least two more fatalities on Wednesday, bringing the total...

Maduro welcomes papal interest in Venezuela mediation

Pope Francis waves at the end of the Regina Coeli prayer on April 30, 2017 at St Peter’s...

Maduro Regime Suggests Mexico Backed US Stance on Venezuela

Delcy Rodriguez said Washington may have offered Mexico preservation of NAFTA in exchange for lashing out against Venezuela....

Blow to Colombian Drug Cartel

It’s called the “balloon effect” – as Colombia and Mexico put the squeeze on drug cartels at their...

Argentina Closes Deals with US on Tourism, Lemon Imports and Declassified Documents

(Q24N) The impact of the meeting between Argentina President Mauricio Macri and United States President Donald Trump this week...

IACHR: Venezuela Remains on Human Rights “Black List”

In the report, the IACHR highlights the violation of the right to freedom of press, as well as...

Images From Protests on the Streets of Venezuela’s Capital City

TODAY VENEZUELA – Venezuelans took to the streets in the hundreds of thousands again Wednesday (April 26) to...

Ruperta, The Face Of Animals Starving in Venezuela

Ruperta, Venezuela’s starving elephant. Photo El Universal TODAY VENEZUELA – It’s not only people that are starving in Venezuela,...

Venezuela’s Defense Minister Arrives in Moscow While Maduro Regime …

Vladimir Padrino, Venezuela’s Defense Minister, arrived today in Moscow as the Maduro regime faces an existential threat from...

Trump ‘Aims To Slash Aid to Colombia’

US President Donald Trump has proposed US Congress to cut economic aid to Colombia by 21.1% from $133 million...

2,700 GM Venezuelan Employees Fired by Text Message after Government Takeover

TODAY VENEZUELA – Workers at General Motors’ Venezuela plant claim they were fired over text GM sent a mass text...

Venezuela under Maduro is reeling

A woman throws a bottle during anti-government protests in Caracas. AP Photo TODAY VENEZUELA – Venezuela sits on the...

Death toll rises in worsening Venezuela unrest

TODAY VENEZUELA – Three people have been killed during another day of protests in Venezuela, state television reported, bringing...

Nicaragua’s South Caribbean Coast Improves Readiness for Climate Change

BLUEFIELDS, Nicaragua (IPS) – The effects of climate change have hit Nicaragua’s Caribbean coastal regions hard in the...