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Scarcity is the only item in plentiful supply across Caracas

Scarcity is the only item in plentiful supply across Caracas

QVENEZUELA | A woman walks into a salon. Her usual hair dye is simply not there. She is told that pretty soon not even nail polish remover will be available for sale. She has just climbed up and down 14 flights of stairs in a Caracas private clinic because the elevator was out of order. […]

Costa Rica included in Venzuela’s foreign currency allocation

Costa Rica included in Venzuela’s foreign currency allocation

El Universal – Pressured by growing US dollar demand, the Venezuelan government on Wednesday decided to cut down the amount of foreign currency sold to people travelling abroad and non-priority sectors. The move is intended to cover food and drugs imports. [sws_red_box box_size=”100″] The sums of foreign currency allocated according to destination were fixed as […]

Five arrested for murder of Miss Venezuela Monica Spear

Five arrested for murder of Miss Venezuela Monica Spear

(QVENEZUELA) Armed men came up the car as the couple waited for a repair truck, and the terrified couple locked themselves in their Toyota Corolla. But the robbers opened fire through the windows. The bodies of Mr Berry and Ms Spear, who had American citizenship, were found in the car with their daughter, who had […]

Venezuela’s Inflation Rate Is 56%

Venezuela’s Inflation Rate Is 56%

(QVENEZUELA) Venezuela’s inflation soared to 56.2 percent in 2013 but slowed in the last two months of the year after the socialist government forced stores to cut prices, officials said Monday. The national consumer price index decelerated from 5.1 percent in October to 4.8 percent in November and 2.2 percent in December, the central bank […]

Venezuela Gov’t Claims Homicides Down 30%; Really?

Venezuela Gov’t Claims Homicides Down 30%; Really?

Venezuela’s interior minister says the 2013 murder rate has fallen around 30 percent since last year, a dubious claim according to NGO counts and given the government’s propensity for fudging crime statistics. Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez Torres told Reuters the country was set to end 2013 with a homicide rate of 39 per 100,000 residents, […]

Venezuela Finally Turns Communist

Venezuela Finally Turns Communist

When Hugo Chávez was running in his first successful presidential campaign, back in 1998, he was asked point blank in several television interviews whether or not he was a communist. His reply was identical to the one given by Fidel Castro to Princeton University students during his visit to the United States in 1959: “I […]

Venezuela’s Maduro vows stricter business inspections

Venezuela’s Maduro vows stricter business inspections

(QVENEZUELA) – Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said a stricter wave of inspections for suspected price-gouging would begin on Saturday in an aggressive pre-election “economic offensive” aimed at taming the highest inflation in the Americas. “We’re not joking, we’re defending the rights of the majority, their economic freedom,” Maduro said on Friday, alleging price irregularities were […]

Communes Are Hugo Chavez’s Prophecy, Maduro Says

Communes Are Hugo Chavez’s Prophecy, Maduro Says

(QVENEZUELA) The Communes and you, the dwellers of the Communes, are a prophecy by late leader Hugo Chavez, President Nicolas Maduro stated in this capital on Saturday. The head of State addressed a group of participants in the 1st National Meeting of Commune Dwellers, who met with him at the Miraflores Palace’s Ayacucho Hall, in […]

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