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Venezuela’s Torre David: From Vertical Slum To Ghost Tower

Centro Financiero Confinanzas, also known as Torre de David (the Tower of David), is an unfinished abandoned skyscraper in Venezuela’s capital city, Caracas, the third highest building in the country after the twin towers of Parque Central Complex. To those unaware of its history, the...

7.3 Earthquake Hits Venezuela; Caracas Being Evacuated

CARACAS, Venezuela — A powerful earthquake shook Venezuela’s northeastern coast on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 5:32 pm local time (21:32 UTC), frightening residents in the capital city of Caracas, who evacuated buildings and briefly interrupting a pro-government rally. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) put...

Thousands Rally in Support for Maduro After Assassination Attempt

Thousands took to streets of the Venezuelan capital of Caracas on Monday in support for President Nicolas Maduro, who faced an alleged failed assassination attempt over the weekend. According to the Venezuelan authorities, Maduro faced a failed assassination attempt with use of explosive-carrying drones during...

Venezuelan Parliament approves trial against Nicolás Maduro: What’s Next?

The Venezuelan National Assembly approved preliminary impeachment proceedings against Nicolás Maduro with 105 votes in favor (and 2 against), citing enough evidence linking him to acts of corruption regarding the Odebrecht scandal. Although this is a step forward in the struggle against the dictatorship, there...

Venezuela’s Economic Woes Forces Women Into Prostitution to Feed Children

A three-story hotel in western Caracas has become home to a 50-year-old prostitute, Juana, who, along with her 30-year-old daughter, works in a brothel in the Venezuelan capital. Sputnik Mundo found out how prostitution helped both women survive the economic crisis that has gripped...

Venezuela Sees Iran, Syria To The Rescue

A follower of President Nicolas Maduro runs past a line of soldiers in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. Ricardo Mazalan AP Facing potentially debilitating oil sanctions from the Trump administration, the Caracas government is searching desperately for new ways to get its most valuable...

In Venezuela, Military Forces Prisoners to Clean the Streets of Caracas at Gunpoint

On Wednesday, August 9, Venezuelans for Information published a video that shows prisoners cleaning the streets of Caracas under the supervision of troops from the Bolivarian National Armed Forces. “They are being observed at the moment,” said the reporter who filmed the scene. “They are...

Cuban Embassy in Venezuela Reinforces Outer Walls Amid Armed Uprisings

The reason for the increased security is unconfirmed, but social media has been abuzz with speculation that the wall intends to protect against a wave of violent backlash to Maduro’s policies. (Twitter) Workers are currently reinforcing the Cuban Embassy with cinderblocks and steel bars as...

Seven Million Venezuelans In Symbolic Referendum Vote

The symbolic plebiscite was held amid an economic crisis that has left millions of Venezuelans struggling to meet basic needs, and daily anti-government protests More than seven million Venezuelans participated in an unofficial referendum organized by the opposition Sunday and 98% voted to delegitimize the...

In photos: clashes between officials and protesters this Wednesday

TODAY VENEZUELA – The Venezuelan opposition, on Wednesday, June 14, held a new “stand” that left at least 28 injured, including a legislator, in the protests against the government of President Nicolás Maduro. In turn, Maduro again accused the opposition of being responsible for the...

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 detention site. (Twitter) Venezuelan regime steps up torture: The Venezuelan security forces have increasingly detained and arrested innocent protesters in the latest wave of demonstrations against Nicolás Maduro’s...

Costa Rica Joins Latin America Countries Strongly Condemn Venezuela Gvt. Violence

Q COSTA RICA - Costa Rica joined Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Paraguay in condemning the situation in Venezuela, denouncing Venezuelan authorities' "excessive use of force" against civilian protesters. On Thursday Costa Rica recalled its highest-level diplomat in Venezuela, charge d'affaires Ana Patricia...

Why Venezuelans are protesting

(CNN)Venezuela has been riven by violent protests in recent weeks as opposition leaders face off with President Nicolas Maduro and his supporters. Anti-government protesters want Maduro to step down, accusing him eroding democracy. Maduro, meanwhile, has ordered the Venezuelan armed forces onto the streets to...

Latin America Again Dominates World’s 50 Deadliest Cities Ranking

Q24N (via Insightcrime.org) Venezuela's capital Caracas has been ranked as the world's deadliest city for a second year in a row, while Latin America still dominates the annual list with 43 of the 50 most violent urban centers. According to the yearly ranking by the...

‘Child-gang’ Killings Shock Venezuela

TODAY VENEZUELA – Authorities say they have arrested six children in connection with the killing of two soldiers. The soldiers, two sergeants from the national guard, were stabbed to death near a bar in the capital, Caracas, last weekend. The crime has shocked the country, as...

Caracas Named the World’s Most Violent City. Again.

TODAY VENEZUELA – Yet another report has named Caracas, Venezuela the world’s most dangerous city. Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, outranked San Pedro Sula in Honduras as the world’s most violent city in 2015. (El Confidencial)The Mexican NGO Citizen’s Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice...

Social Unrest Reason For Argentina’s Airline Suspending Flights to Venezuela

Argentina”s largest airline, Aerolineas Argentinas(Today Venezuela) Argentinean state-owned air carrier Aerolíneas Argentinas last Sunday announced the suspension of flights to Caracas as from September 10-12 due to social unrest in Venezuela. The airline claimed that the decision was “temporary” and that they would “continue monitoring...

Venezuelan Airline To Begin Service To Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA TRAVEL - The Venezuelan airline, Albatros Airlines, will begin on May 2 flights between San Jose and Caracas, Venezuela, confirms Costa Rica's tourism board, the Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (ICT). Albatros made the announcement last week in Venezuela and is expected to do the...

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