- Venezuelan mayor seizes Baker Hughes office for "not paying local taxes"
A mayor in Venezuela temporarily seized an office belonging to Houston oilfield service company Baker Hughes alleging that the company "chronically failed to pay municipal taxes."
Sergio Chapa, Houston Chronicle. Houston Chronicle. Fri, 8 Nov 2019 21:48:59 UTC.
- Venezuela Expels El Salvador's Diplomats in 'Reciprocal' Move
Caracas' move comes a day after San Salvador expelled diplomats representing Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
Al Jazeera. Sun, 03 Nov 2019 19:46:04 GMT.
- Venezuela and El Salvador in tit-for-tat diplomatic expulsions
Venezuela responds a day after its diplomats were expelled from El Salvador.
BBC News. Sun, 03 Nov 2019 16:29:57 GMT.
- The Telegraph: Venezuela keeps afloat thanks to $315 million from Russia
Venezuela is being kept afloat by hundreds of millions of dollars shipped from Russia, reports suggest, as it struggles to survive crippling US sanctions. Read more here. ...
Victoria Petrenko. Kyiv Post. Sat, 02 Nov 2019 10:17:17 +0000.
- Hyperinflation Drives Venezuelan Consumers Across the Border
Hyperinflation and the continuing economic and political crisis in Venezuela is driving more Venezuelans to travel to the Colombian border to buy food and other supplies. ...
Voice of America. Sat, 26 Oct 2019 03:30:45 -0400.
- Venezuelans buy gas with cigarettes to battle inflation
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Motorists in socialist Venezuela have long enjoyed the world's cheapest gasoline, with fuel so heavily subsidized that a full tank these days costs a tiny fraction of a U.S. penny. ...
Scott Smith. Washington Times. Tue, 22 Oct 2019 00:02:06 -0400.
- Trump administration gives energy companies another three months in Venezuela
The Trump administration has given five energy companies with headquarters or major operations in Houston permission to stay in Venezuela another three months despite harsh economic sanctions designed to unseat strongman Nicolas Maduro.
Sergio Chapa, Houston Chronicle. Houston Chronicle. Mon, 21 Oct 2019 20:05:49 UTC.
- US slaps new sanctions on Cuba over human rights, Venezuela
The US Department of Commerce will revoke existing licenses for aircraft leases to Cuban state-owned airlines.
Al Jazeera. Sat, 19 Oct 2019 09:37:50 GMT.
- Venezuela Wins Seat on UN Rights Body Despite Opposition
Venezuela won a contested election for a seat on the U.N. ...
Newsmax. Fri, 18 Oct 2019 22:44:54 EDT.
- US slaps new sanctions on Cuba over human rights record, support of Venezuela
The U.S. Commerce Department announced Friday it will impose new sanctions on Cuba over its human rights record and its support of the Venezuelan government.
Morgan Phillips. Fox News. Sat, 19 Oct 2019 02:03:56 GMT.
- Venezuela wins seat on UN Human Rights Council
The same body announced plans to send a fact-finding mission to investigate Venezuela last month.
BBC News. Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:17:55 GMT.
- Mounting Venezuela exodus sparks fears of rising xenophobia
LIMA, Peru (AP) - Freddy Brito had just finished belting out tunes on a bus in Peru's capital and was crossing a street on his one good leg when the driver of a blue taxi sped up and veered toward the singer. ...
Christine Armario. Washington Times. Thu, 17 Oct 2019 00:03:05 -0400.
- Venezuelan Devotees Burn, Beat, and Cut Themselves Celebrating Goddess
Thousands in Venezuela celebrate the goddess of nature, love, peace and harmony by burning, cutting, and beating themselves.
Voice of America. Wed, 16 Oct 2019 05:37:57 -0400.
- As Trump Grows Frustrated on Venezuela, U.S. to 'Squeeze' Cuba, Scrutinize Russia
The Trump administration is preparing new sanctions on Cuba over its support for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and is taking a "closer look" at Russia's role in helping him remain in power, the U.S. ...
Newsmax. Wed, 09 Oct 2019 15:31:31 EDT.
- Intrepid scientists determined to witness final days of Venezuelan glacier
Scientists say Venezuela will be the first country in South America to lose all its glaciers. A team of scientists is trying to weather the political and economic crisis engulfing their country to record it, and what happens after. ...
Christina Larson and Federica Narancio. Seattle Times. Mon, 23 Sep 2019 21:01:00 -0700.
- Spain rejects US bid to extradite Venezuela ex-intel chief
A top Spanish court on Monday said it had denied a US request to extradite Venezuela's former military intelligence chief on drug trafficking charges, instead ordering his release.
The Local. Mon, 16 Sep 2019 15:55:45 +0200.
- Trump warns of new 'very tough' stance on Venezuela amid growing tensions
President Donald Trump has warned of a "very tough" stance on Venezuela following the ouster of hawkish National Security Adviser John Bolton.
ABC News. Fri, 13 Sep 2019 16:50:23 -0400.
- Sanders distances himself on socialism from Venezuela's Maduro
"To equate what goes on in Venezuela to what I believe is extremely unfair," he said of differences between his politics and those of leftist Latin American regimes
CBS News. Fri, 13 Sep 2019 07:05:51 +0000.
- Venezuela starts military exercises at Colombia border, US promises Bogota 'full support'
Disputed Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced the start of military exercises on his country's border with Colombia Tuesday, prompting Washington to promise the Bogota government its "full support."
Morgan Phillips. Fox News. Wed, 11 Sep 2019 01:23:10 GMT.
- Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido names shadow cabinet
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido is naming a shadow cabinet in a new phase of his campaign to force President Nicolas Maduro from power.
Irish Independent. Wed, 28 Aug 2019 18:23:54 +0100.