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How Venezuela Became a Communist Totalitarian State

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. icolás Maduro has replaced Venezuela’s Congress with the illegitimate National Constituent Assembly controlled by the...

Venezuela’s Cryptocurrency, the Petro, to Be Backed by Oil Reserves – Maduro

Having financial problems, create you a new currency, the “Petro”. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro promised on Tuesday to certify the new Petro cryptocurrency in the near future, which will be backed by the country’s oil reserves. Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro speaks during his weekly radio...

Venezuela’s Health Crisis: 40 Percent of New Medical Graduates Have Already Left

The crisis in Venezuela is worsening and with it, has come a massive migration of talented professionals who decide to leave their homeland in search of quality of life. The National Survey of Physicians and Medical Students 2017 revealed that almost 40% of the...

Venezuela Running Out of Fuel for Air Travel, Leaked Memo Reveals

A newly released memo from Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, PDVSA, reveals the country lacks enough fuel to meet the demands of all aircrafts currently in operation. A memo sent by a PDVSA official to the Bolivariana de Aeropuertos and National Institute of Civil Aeronautics on...

Rights Group Accuses Venezuela of ‘Systematic’ Torture of Political Opponents

Human Rights Watch has released a 62-page report, “Crackdown on Dissent: Brutality, Torture, and Political Persecution in Venezuela,” that accuses Caracas of severe human rights violations against anti-government protesters and political opponents. The report was compiled in collaboration with Penal Forum, a Venezuelan human...

Russia Agrees to Wait for Venezuela Debt

Venezuela signed a deal in Moscow on Wednesday, November 15, about restructuring US$3.15 billion of debt to the Russian government. Venezuela’s economy has been hit by tumbling oil prices and US sanctions. Russia and China are Venezuela’s biggest creditors with total liabilities of around US$8...

Nobody is going to bail out Venezuela

Venezuela, the South American country convulsed by economic and humanitarian catastrophe, has defaulted on some of its debt after missing an interest payment due in October. A follower of President Nicolas Maduro runs past a line of soldiers in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017....

Under Socialism 60% of Venezuelan Businesses Have Closed

During the last five years of “socialism” in Venezuela, 60% of its businesses have closed, in the wake of the serious economic crisis and the draconian controls imposed by the Nicolás Maduro regime. Under the socialist yoke of Chavez and Maduro, Venezuelan entrepreneurs have suffered...

Venezuelan Supreme Court Bans Women in Bikinis from Covers of Newspapers, Magazines

Venezuela’s Supreme Court has ordered for the removal of all images of scantily clad women circulating on the covers of publications available to the general public. The decision comes in response to an individual complaint made against the weekly sports publication El Heraldo, a subsidiary...

300,000 Venezuelan Children at Risk of Dying from Malnutrition, Catholic NGO Alerts

Around 300,000 children in Venezuela are at risk of death from malnutrition, according to Caritas, a humanitarian organization run by the Catholic Church. It estimated that between five and six children die from malnutrition in Nicolás Maduro’s country each week. The rate of child malnutrition reached 15 percent...

Shipment of 16 Tons of Chinese Tear Gas Set for Venezuela Blocked

The Icelandic Ministry of Transport and Local Government received a letter from the European Transport Agency on Friday, October 20 requesting permission to transport anti-riot gear to Venezuela; however, the query was rejected. Image for illustrative purposes The agency requested the transfer of 16 tons of...

Canada Imposes Sanctions on Venezuelan Authorities

According to Global Affairs Canada, sanctions impact “members of the (Venezuelan President Nicolás) Maduro regime and those closest to it,” who are “responsible for deterioration of democracy in Venezuela” The government of Canada announced on Friday the imposition of sanctions against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro...

Maduro Regime Arrests Three Journalists Reporting from Venezuelan Prison

Italians Roberto Di Mateo and Filippo Rossi and Venezuelan Jesús Medina, were accused of smuggling unauthorized recording devices into the Tocorón prison. (Twitter) Venezuela’s National Press Workers Union (SNTP) alerted on late Friday, October 7, that three journalists who were reporting from a prison in Tocorón,...

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...

Venezuela Prepares for War With U.S.

© Reuters Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro called on his nation’s military leaders Tuesday to prepare for war against the U.S. days after the Trump administration banned Venezuelan officials from entering the United States. “We have been shamelessly threatened by the most criminal empire that ever existed...

US Threatens to Impose Oil Embargo on Venezuela Unless Democracy Is Restored

Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the UN. Photo: Reuters All sanctions against Venezuela are on the table for the United States, according to US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley. She said if Venezuela doesn’t move to re-establish democratic order, the Trump administration may take...

Maduro Drops All Pretense, Vows to Become a Dictator

Venezuelan ruler Nicolás Maduro usually picks a fight with whomever calls his regime a dictatorship, insisting it is nothing but democratic. But amid a deep economic and political crisis, now even himself is admitting that he might have to “become a dictator” to wrestle...

US Embassy in Venezuela Issues Warning of Nationwide Military Drills Arming Citizens

The United States embassy in Venezuela has once again alerted its citizens about increased security risks in the country, this time due to military exercises President Nicolás Maduro’s regime will carry out in expectation of an alleged “imperial invasion.” The embassy released a statement informing...

Venezuela Needs Unity to Overcome U.S. Imperialism: Constituent Diosdado Cabello

The first Vice President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) and elected Constituent Assembly member Diosdado Cabello issued a call for unity of Venezuelan revolutionary forces against threats stemming from United States imperialism. “Let's not confuse ourselves. The enemy is U.S. imperialism. We...

President Trump’s Threat Against Maduro Unites Latin America, Against U.S.

President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela had become a pariah among fellow Latin American leaders as his beleaguered country staggered toward dictatorship. But a threat by President Trump to use the American military against Maduro’s government has united those leaders in a different direction: demanding that...

Maduro Says He Wants A Respectful Phone Call With The “Emperor”

TODAY VENEZUELA - Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is eager to talk to United States President Donald Trump. After learning of the economic sanctions against him and several other officials in his regime, he ordered the Foreign Ministry to arrange for a “personal conversation” with...

Venezuela: Wave of arrests as government turns against elected opposition

TODAY VENEZUELA - The arrest of four officials from the opposition in Venezuela, the removal from office of a further 11 and the issuing of arrest warrants against another five, demonstrates the Maduro administration’s tightening stranglehold on any form of dissent, taking repression to...

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...

Venezuela’s Maduro Demands Army Loyalty amid New Arrests to Prevent Opposition “Coup”

TODAY VENEZEULA - This weekend was Venezuela’s Army Day, marking the 196th Battle of Carabobo, an important victory that led to the country’s independence. The event celebrating it — which took place Saturday, June 24 in the capital of Caracas — was attended by the...

Teen protester shot, killed in anti-government clash in Venezuela

Teen, guardsman killed as political unrest continues in Venezuela TODAY VENEZUELA (AP) Venezuela’s foreign minister walked out of a meeting of regional diplomats to discuss the South American country’s political crisis on Monday as a 17-year-old anti-government demonstrator was shot and killed by security forces...

Two Nobel Peace Prize Winners Clash Over The Situation In Venezuela

Q COSTA RICA - The situation in Venezuela had two Nobel Peace Prize winners at odds on the first day of the Voy por la Paz event, a three-day (June 8, 9 & 10) forum organized by the Fundacion para la Democracia Internacional (Foundation...

Protesters in Venezuela burn Hugo Chavez’s childhood home

An opposition activist throws a molotov cocktail in clashes with riot police during a march by doctors and other health care personnel in Caracas, Venezuela, May 22, 2017. Protesters set late president Hugo Chavez’s childhood home in western Venezuela on fire Monday afternoon, an opposition...

Homeless Venezuelans Aren’t the Only Ones Eating From the Trash — Blue Collar Workers Do Too

TODAY VENEZUELA - Being in charge of a family, having a job and earning a minimum wage but not being able to feed your loved ones is now the harsh reality for hundreds of Venezuelans across the country.Venezuela is in a crisis that continues to worsen, and...

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