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Venezuela is experiencing the worst economic crisis for a country without war, experts say

MARACAIBO, Venezuela — Zimbabwe’s collapse under Robert Mugabe. The fall of the Soviet Union. Cuba’s disastrous unraveling in the 1990s. People shopping for unrefrigerated offal and other beef byproducts at the flea market in Maracaibo, Venezuela.CreditMeridith Kohut for The New York Times The collapse of Venezuela’s...

Venezuelans angry having to wait hours for fuel as shortages worsen

Gasoline shortages in Venezuela have become a regular occurrence, particularly in border regions where smuggling to neighboring countries is rife, the result of generous subsidies from state-run oil company PDVSA that have made gasoline nearly free. People with vehicles wait in line to attempt to...

Adiós gringo? Venezuela & Russia negotiating swap of US dollar for ruble in bilateral trade

Venezuela is in talks with Russia over the possibility of using the Russian ruble in mutual trade settlements and abandoning U.S. dollar transactions, according to Venezuela’s representative to the UN office in Geneva, Jorge Valero. © AFP / Alexander Nemenov The ambassador added that the countries...

Sergio Ramirez: I See No Future for the Ortega Regime

For the award-winning Nicaraguan writer Sergio Ramirez Mercado, the Ortega dictatorship makes a “futile” effort to gain time in negotiations with the Civic Alliance, because time is gained when there is a future, but the regime has “none” and is heading to its end....

Cuban visits to Nicaragua up 900%

(AP) — More than 5,000 Cubans have visited Nicaragua so far this year, a 900% increase over the total for all of 2018, Nicaraguan officials said Wednesday. It lends evidence to anecdotal accounts from Cuban migrants who say they passed through Nicaragua en route to...

Dirty money: The real reason for Maduro’s survival

When asked to explain why their efforts to oust Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro have fallen short, Trump administration officials typically cite the sinister influence of Cuba and Russia, which they say has stiffened the regime’s resistance. What they don’t speak about so much is a...

Guaido Officially Requests US Military Support

Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president, Juan Guaido, has formally requested the support of United States military forces in the ongoing socio-political crisis in the country, a letter published by his representative Carlos Vecchio said on Monday. “We welcome strategic and operational planning so...

General Tells Military To “Rise Up” Against Nicolas Maduro Regime

A Venezuelan general, Ramon Rangel, called on the country’s armed forces on Sunday to rise up against the Nicolas Maduro, who has relied on the backing of the military to hold on to power despite an economic collapse. Rangel, who identified himself as an air...

Supreme Electoral Council Negligent With the Renewal or Replacement of Cedulas

Nicaragua’s Supreme Electoral Council (CSE) or the National Assembly have issued a communiqué to formalize that cedulas (identity cards) with no expiry date will no longer be accepted by the financial system and other public or private institutions. Nor has it been confirmed to...

While the world is distracted by Venezuela, repression continues in Nicaragua

May 3 was World Press Freedom Day, and nowhere is that date more significant than at the Managua, Nicaragua, offices of La Prensa, the redoubtable 93-year-old newspaper that has stood up to dictatorships in that country since the days of the Somoza family dynasty. Police...

Venezuela opens borders with Aruba and Brazil; Colombia remains closed

The government of Nicolas Maduro is seeking to ease the country’s isolation, reopening borders with Aruba and Brazil after shutting off sea and land access in February to block the opposition from delivering humanitarian aid. Venezuela’s land and sea links with Colombia and two other...

Venezuela’s former intel chief was ‘CIA mole’: Maduro

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says his former intelligence chief, who joined opposition figure Juan Guaido during a recent coup attempt, was a “mole” recruited by the CIA to overthrow his government. This handout photo released by Miraflores Presidential palace press office shows Venezuela’s President Nicolas...

The Paper War of Daniel Ortega: Nicaragua, on the verge of running out of its main newspapers

At six in the afternoon, the La Prensa press is a huge sleeping monster. The Goss Urbanite, with almost 50 years of life, the printing press that takes up an entire plant remains in quiet. In the background, a score of paper rolls are...

Russia urges US to abandon plan to topple Maduro

The United States and Russia traded words over Venezuela on Sunday with Russia’s foreign minister urging the United States to abandon its “irresponsible” plan to topple Nicolás Maduro and his US counterpart, Mike Pompeo, slamming Russian meddling. Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov, right, and Venezuela’s...

Why Are The U.S. and Russia Clashing Over Venezuela?

Washington Post – There was an unexpected twist Tuesday evening as Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó’s attempted uprising against President Nicolás Maduro’s government appeared to be sputtering out. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Maduro was set to flee Venezuela — but that...

Russia: US Interference in Venezuela Fraught With “Serious Consequences”

The Russian newspaper, Sputnik, reports that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has warned his U.S. counterpart Mike Pompeo that the continuation of the US’ “aggressive steps” toward Venezuela is fraught with “serious consequences.” This after Pompeo told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Tuesday that President Nicolas...

Ortega Murillo Regime Is Now Evangelical?

After declaring the Catholic Church an enemy, the Ortega Murillo left the Catholic masses and now go to evangelical cults, in an effort to reach another segment of the population and improve their image, analysts say. Reyna Rueda the “Orteguista” Mayor of Managua and Laureano...

Socialism: The Problem of Venezuela (and Latin America)

The economic, political and social disaster of Venezuela is the result of leading a nation to socialism. There are two ways to achieve this goal: the revolution, proposed by Karl Marx; and the progressivism, introduced by the Fabians—an English school that promotes the transition...

A year into sociopolitical crisis, thousands of Nicaraguans continue to flee

Despite having little interest in politics, Manuel* found himself caught up in the violence and persecution that erupted in Nicaragua a year ago, after the government cracked down on street protests. Andrea, a pregnant asylum-seeker from Nicaragua, used an improvised kitchen after arriving in Costa...

One year after Nicaraguan uprising, Ortega is back in control

One year ago, Nicaragua’s government was on the verge of collapse.  Protests against President Daniel Ortega exploded nationwide on April 19, 2018 after the government quietly passed a tax on retirees’ pension checks. Demonstrators barricaded highways and main roads, paralyzing Nicaragua’s economy. By May 2018,...

Nicaraguan Bishop Silvio Baez Sent to Rome

Nicaraguan Monsignor Silvio Jose Baez, auxiliary bishop of Managua, is transferring to Rome, by an express decision of Pope Francis, informed on Wednesday Cardinal Leopoldo José Brenes, president of the Nicaraguan Episcopal Conference (CEN). Nicaraguan Monsignor Silvio Jose Baez, auxiliary bishop of Managua (right) walks...

Nicaraguan boy, aged two, struck in throat by bullet, seeks asylum at U.S. border

MATAMOROS, Mexico (Univision News) – William Gonzalez, Meylin Rugama and their two-year-old son William, have spent weeks living in a makeshift camp at one end of the international bridge in Matamoros. William González (r), Meylin Rugama (l) and their infant son, William, aged two. Photo:...

Daniel Ortega: From Revolutionary To Tyrant

Nicaraguan writer and freedom fighter Gioconda Belli on the transformation of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega in her article published on the International Politics and Society website, ips-journal.eu. President Daniel Ortega waves to supporters In mid-March, over 100 people were arrested in Managua during anti-government protests. In...

Venezuela’s power struggle reaches a tense stalemate, as human suffering deepens

Even in a country where crisis has become the norm, the past month has been eventful. On April 3 Juan Guaidó, the Venezuelan National Assembly president who is leading an effort to remove President Nicolás Maduro from office, was stripped of his parliamentary immunity....

Venezuela introduces monthlong electricity rationing

Venezuela announced on Sunday the beginning of a 30-day electricity rationing plan. President Nicolas Maduro said the rationing regime would balance generation and transmission with consumption. He did not elaborate on how the rationing program would be carried out. Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez also announced on...

Venezuelans storm Colombian bridge

Thousands of Venezuelans broke through barricades on a bridge linking Venezuela with Colombia, according to the migration office in Bogota. Some climbed over containers that the Venezuelan military had placed on the Simon Bolivar bridge to block access to the Colombian border city of Cucuta. In...

“Exiliada” (Exiled): Portrait of a Sexual Abuse Survivor

By Ivan Olivares (Confidencial) – It’s always hard for a sexual abuse victim to come forward and speak about her tragedy with an outsider.  Even more so, if there’s a video camera running between the two. Leonor Zuniga believes that Zoilamerica Narvaez agreed to...

The Sanchez Sisters: Imprisoned and Tortured in Nicaragua for Protesting

By Keyling T. Romero (Confidencial) – On her knees in a preventive holding cell at the infamous El Chipote interrogation jail, Yolanda Sanchez Moraga thought about her twelve-year-old daughter, while a guard threatened to cut off her hands and to give her over to...

US Could Impose Venezuela-Like Sanctions on Nicaragua

The Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday during a congressional hearing that the U.S. could impose sanctions against the Nicaraguan government if it poses a similar threat as Venezuela. “If the threat is similar and the risks are similar, we will respond in...

“I’ll fix it” Donald Trump Tells Guaido’s Wife

United States President Donald Trump blames the actions of previous administrations have led to the current crisis in Venezuela and promised Fabiana Rosales, the wife of Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido, in a meeting at the White House that would...

Costa Rica president wants free elections for Nicaragua

Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado has said Central America should not be satisfied until Nicaragua holds free elections and re-establishes a free press, democracy and human rights guarantees. In this Monday, March 11, 2019, photo, Costa Rican president Carlos Alvarado poses for a photo before...

“They Threatened to Kill Us if Nicaragua Rises Up Again”

The Nicaraguan “civic insurrection” has spawned hundreds of political prisoners and this is the welcome message they get when entering prison: “They told us that if Nicaraguans rise up civically again, they will kill all of us without even thinking about it.” Jorge Zapata poses...

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