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Starving Venezuelans Are Eating Flamingos and Anteaters as Socialism Destroys Economy

Starving Venezuelans Are Eating Flamingos and Anteaters as Socialism Destroys Economy

Flamingos are no longer safe as starving Venezuelans turn to desperate measures in order to feed themselves. (Elbilluyo) TODAY VENEZUELA – Starving Venezuelans are eating flamingos: As 21st Socialism continues to leave the Venezuelan economy in utter ruins, undernourished citizens who have grown tired of looking for food in garbage bins are seeking alternative ways of […]

With the World’s Biggest Oil Reserves, Venezuela Has Potential For Great Prosperity

With the World’s Biggest Oil Reserves, Venezuela Has Potential For Great Prosperity

In the Prosperity Sub-Index rankings, Venezuela performs best on Natural Environment and Health and scores lowest on the Governance sub-index. TODAY VENEZUELA – With the world’s biggest oil reserves, Venezuela has the potential for great prosperity. However, instead it has recorded the largest decline in the Prosperity Index over the past decade. Venezuela is not the […]

Brazil Grants Two-Year Tesidence to Venezuelans Fleeing Crisis

Brazil Grants Two-Year Tesidence to Venezuelans Fleeing Crisis

Life in Venezuela is mostly waiting in line TODAY VENEZUELA – Brazil migration authorities have approved a measure that will facilitate a two-year residence for Venezuelan, Brazilian media reported on Thursday. The move authorized by the Brazilian National Immigration Council covers all Brazil’s bordering countries that have not been included in an agreement effective at […]

Venezuela’s New Supreme Court President Is a Convicted Felon with a Shady Past

Venezuela’s New Supreme Court President Is a Convicted Felon with a Shady Past

New President of the Supreme Court of Justice Maikel Moreno has an impressive criminal record. (Aserne Venezuela) TODAY VENEZUELA – Venezuela’s new Supreme Court President is Judge Maikel José Moreno Pérez, a convicted felon. Moreno, who was previously Vice President, was convicted of the murder of Ruben Gil Márquez in 1989 while serving as a […]

Fact Checking Venezuelan Passports-to-Terrorists Allegations

Fact Checking Venezuelan Passports-to-Terrorists Allegations

Venezuela may have given passports to people with ties to terrorism – CNN.com TODAY VENEZUELA – Over the past two weeks, a familiar narrative has been resuscitated: the threat of “Islamic terrorism” emanating from Latin America, through the revival of one of its most important sub-narratives: the threat posed by Venezuelan authorities illegitimately granting passports […]

Nicolas Maduro Warns Trump to Back Down from Venezuela

Nicolas Maduro Warns Trump to Back Down from Venezuela

I do not want to fight with Donald Trump, Venezuela wants respectful relations,” Maduro said, “but if they attack us, we are not going to remain silent.”(ACN) TODAY VENEZUELA – Nicolás Maduro advised US President Donald Trump to “open his eyes” about the policies he is “imposing” against Venezuela. In a television broadcast, Maduro referred […]

Legislator Charges CNN with Conspiracy Against Venezuela Sovereignty

Legislator Charges CNN with Conspiracy Against Venezuela Sovereignty

Legislator Tania Díaz TODAY VENEZUELA – National Assembly (AN) deputy Tania Díaz accused CNN today of leading a media propaganda to the service of the international right, which violates the sovereignty and stability of Venezuela. Behind the CNN war maneuver against Venezuela there are transnational financial companies interested in the country’s oil reserves, the largest […]

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rejects Statements by Argentine President

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rejects Statements by Argentine President

Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs Delcy Rodríguez TODAY VENEZUELA – Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez has rejected statements by Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri, considering them an offense that the Argentine head of State had said that the situation ”is worse” in Venezuela, compared to one year ago. ‘Impoverishment in Argentina in record time under his […]

Inflation in Venezuela in 2016 estimated at 404%

Inflation in Venezuela in 2016 estimated at 404%

Torino Capital argues, however, that “whether Venezuela was in hyperinflation last year is of course a different question of whether it will eventually end up in one” TODAY VENEZUELA – Economists of think tank Torino Capital affirm that Venezuela did not show any hyperinflation process in 2016, putting the inflation index at 404%. “Venezuela is […]

Trump calls on Venezuela To Release Jailed Opposition Leader

Trump calls on Venezuela To Release Jailed Opposition Leader

Donald Trump took to Twitter to call on the Venezuelan government to release political prisoner Leopoldo López. Alongside his message he posted a picture of himself with Lilian Tintori, Mike Pence and Marco Rubio TODAY VENEZEULA – President Donald Trump has called on the Venezuelan government to release political prisoner Leopoldo López, following a meeting […]

Maduro: “Problems In Venezuela Are None Of CNN’s Business”

Maduro: “Problems In Venezuela Are None Of CNN’s Business”

Maduro said problems in Venezuela are none of CNN’s business. (CNN) TODAY VENEZUELA – President Nicolás Maduro has expelled CNN en Español after accusing the international news outlet of “manipulating” information about Venezuela. Maduro said Sunday he wants CNN “outside” Venezuela after he claimed the news channel manipulated information about a student’s complaint regarding the […]

Venezuela, Saudi Arabia Review Oil Cooperation Agenda

Venezuela, Saudi Arabia Review Oil Cooperation Agenda

Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez met today with her Saudi Arabia counterpart, Adel Al Jubeir TODAY VENEZUELA (Prensa Latina) Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez met today with her Saudi Arabia counterpart, Adel Al Jubeir, to review the oil cooperation agenda between the two nations. Through its Twitter account, the minister assured that this working meeting […]

Venezuela’s Main Bitcoin Market Shuts Down amid Arrest of Miners

Venezuela’s Main Bitcoin Market Shuts Down amid Arrest of Miners

Two isolated incidents involving fraud and bitcoin mining have caused problems for the bitcoin community in Venezuela. TODAY VENEZUELA – Venezuelan authorities detained four men suspected of bitcoin mining, forcing the country’s main exchange platform to temporarily shut down operations and lose its bank account. On Friday, February 2, authorities confiscated 11,000 computers belonging to bitcoin miners. […]

Peru Gives Visas To Thousands of Crisis-Weary Venezuelans

Peru Gives Visas To Thousands of Crisis-Weary Venezuelans

Opposition supporters take part in a rally against President Nicolas Maduro’s government in Caracas, Venezuela, October 26, 2016. Thomson Reuters TODAY VENEZUELA (Reuters) Peru has created a temporary visa that will allow thousands of Venezuelans to work and study in the country, part of a migratory policy that aims to “build bridges” and “not walls,” […]

Iranian Venezuelan Cooperation: Dictatorships Win, People Lose

Iranian Venezuelan Cooperation: Dictatorships Win, People Lose

TODAY VENEZUELA – Since 1979, Iran has been ruled by an Islamist regime. Since then, Shiite Islamic clerics control many of the Persian country’s institutions. In Iran, repression against dissidents is clear and evident. Among the persecuted are not only monarchists and liberals, but also feminists, homosexuals, socialists, and Communists. However, Chavez and the Iranian […]

Weakness Permits Advance of Venezuelan Dictatorship, Says Leopoldo Lopez

Weakness Permits Advance of Venezuelan Dictatorship, Says Leopoldo Lopez

In the wake of decisions by the electoral authorities to postpone elections, the Venezuelan opposition has taken to the streets today (El Diario de Guayana). TODAY VENEZUELA / Opposition politician and political prisoner Leopoldo López asked Venezuelans to overcome despair and fear and invited them to “to renew their convictions spirit.” “Our attitude towards this […]

How Democratic Socialism Paved the Way for Venezuela’s Totalitarian Misery

How Democratic Socialism Paved the Way for Venezuela’s Totalitarian Misery

TODAY VENEZUELA / Contrary to many accounts, socialism did not arrive in Venezuela when the late Hugo Chávez took power in 1999. Actually, it had taken root in the country much earlier. Venezuela has been governed by more or less moderate socialist parties <a href=”https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venezuelan_general_election,_1958″ target=”_blank”>since 1958</a>. These parties were founded by a generation of […]

Venezuelan Government Ready to Fight Coup

Venezuelan Government Ready to Fight Coup

TODAY VENEZUELA (Prensa Latina) Venezuela’s executive vice president Tareck El Aissami said today the Government is ready to thwart any attempted coup d´etat, seeking to rule the country. El Aissami, interviewed by the program Jose Vicente Hoy broadcast by television Televen, said that the command against the coup, set up by the Government, seeks to […]

Maduro Laughs Off Opposition’s Attempt to Remove Him from Power

Maduro Laughs Off Opposition’s Attempt to Remove Him from Power

Nicolás Maduro admitted he would ignore any measures passed by the opposition-controlled National Assembly. TODAY VENEZUELA – “I am President of Venezuela by constitutional mandate,” Nicolás Maduro said in response to the National Assembly ths voted by majority to remove him from office. Maduro reiterated through a television broadcast that he will continue to preside […]

Venezuela President Creates “Anti-Coup Committee” Amid Impeachment Efforts

Venezuela President Creates “Anti-Coup Committee” Amid Impeachment Efforts

Executive Vice President Tareck El Aissami with President of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro (Tareck Psuv) TODAY VENEZUELA – Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro continues to seek out alleged coups against his administration, having just announced the creation of a new anti-treason committee. Maduro appointed Executive Vice President Tareck El Aissami as the new head of the “National Anti-coup Command” […]

Venezuela Set for Murderous 2017

Venezuela Set for Murderous 2017

Venezuelans scavenging for food TODAY VENEZUELA (Insightcrime.org) Venezuela is likely the second most dangerous nation on earth, and with the situation of political, economic and social crisis set to worsen, escalating homicides are expected in 2017. The Venezuelan Violence Observatory (Observatorio Venezolano de Violencia – OVV) estimated 28,479 “violent deaths” during 2016, a homicide rate of […]

More Food and Currency Controls Lay Ahead in Venezuela, Experts Say

More Food and Currency Controls Lay Ahead in Venezuela, Experts Say

TODAY VENEZUELA – There look to be no major economic changes in Venezuela to worsen the country’s situation, several analysts have said, but there won’t be much improvement either, as food and currency controls persist. The new ministers of the country’s economic cabinet said there will be more radicalization of the control mechanisms imposed on […]

Vatican Backs Venezuelan Catholic Church’s Resistance to Maduro Regime

Vatican Backs Venezuelan Catholic Church’s Resistance to Maduro Regime

Venezuela’s Catholic Church has taken a strong stance against Maduro’s administration. (Efecto Cocuyo) TODAY VENEZUELA – The Vatican reportedly supports the Venezuelan Catholic Church in its request to parishioners to “rebel in a peaceful and democratic way against the Chavez dictatorship” led by President Nicolas Maduro. Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino, also Archbishop of Caracas, urged […]

Venezuela Reaffirms Its Total Ownership Over Citgo

Venezuela Reaffirms Its Total Ownership Over Citgo

Venezuela holds the total ownership and control over Citgo in the United States (TODAY VENEZUELA) Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (Pdvsa) informed the country that it still holds the total ownership and control over its branch in the United States, Citgo Petroleum Corporation, and categorically rejects the national and international media campaign against the Venezuelan oil […]

Venezuela’s Military Traffics in Food at the Expense of the Hungry

Venezuela’s Military Traffics in Food at the Expense of the Hungry

The military is drastically effecting the food distribution process (taringa) TODAY VENEZUELA – The Venezuelan military is reportedly taking advantage of the power given to them by Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro: Instead of fighting hunger, they profit from it, according to a recent report. An investigation conducted by the Associated Press found corruption in Venezuela’s […]

Venezuela Without Currency Despite Alleged Shipments

Venezuela Without Currency Despite Alleged Shipments

Nicolas Maduro’s government has still not delivered the new money supply to the Venezuelan people (Noticia al Dia). TODAY VENEZUELA – Although shipments of Venezuela’s new 500 bolivar bills have allegedly arrived in Venezuela, Venezuelans have not yet seen the promised deliveries. On Tuesday, the government of Nicolás Maduro announced that a third shipment had […]

How Maduro Plans to Stay in Power in Venezuela without Elections

How Maduro Plans to Stay in Power in Venezuela without Elections

Maduro, faced with dismal prospects in democratic elections, is preparing to hold on to power by all means necessary (AlbaCiudad). TODAY VENEZUELA – Aporrea, a popular Chavista-oriented website, has published an article in which it details the dark future for the government of Nicolás Maduro. During the government of Hugo Chavez, Aporrea became the premiere […]

Venezuela Families Struggle To Maintain Christmas Traditions

Venezuela Families Struggle To Maintain Christmas Traditions

TODAY VENEZUELA – For many who live in Caracas, Christmas is the best time of the year. It is the time for preparing hallacas (Venezuelan traditional holiday dish), showing off new clothes, receiving gifts from Christ Child, celebrating Christmas Masses, performing parrandas and concerts, among other Venezuelan holiday traditions that this year have been reinvented […]