Venezuela


Blowing South Africans' one chance to warn against a constitutional amendment on land

2018-11-19 09:44

Depending on the scale of expropriation without compensation, the economic impact could be disastrous, writes Anthea Jeffery.

Alleged Maduro 'attack' plotter kills self - Venezuela

2018-10-09 14:21

An opposition member alleged to have taken part in a failed exploding drone "attack" on President Nicolas Maduro killed himself in pretrial detention at intelligence headquarters, Venezuela's top prosecutor said on Monday.

Venezuela orders banks to adopt cryptocurrency

2018-08-28 21:56

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro ordered banks to adopt the petro cryptocurrency as a unit of account Monday, as the country struggles to emerge from a severe political and economic crisis.

Panic but no injuries as Venezuela hit by 7.3 magnitude earthquake

2018-08-22 08:07

Venezuela has been rocked by a 7.3-magnitude earthquake near its northeastern coast, the US Geological Survey says, causing buildings to sway and people to run into the street in panic but there were no reports of fatalities or injuries.

WATCH: Drone explosion rocks speech by Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro

2018-08-05 10:50

Crowds scattered as explosions were heard at a military event in Venezuela. It is thought to have been an attempted attack on President Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuela's inflation to reach 1 million percent, IMF forecasts

2018-07-24 06:45

Alejandro Werner, the head of the IMF’s Western Hemisphere department, has forecast that Venezuela's economy will shrink by 18% in 2018.

17 dead in Caracas club stampede sparked by tear gas: official

2018-06-16 18:33

Seventeen people, including eight minors, have been killed at a crowded Caracas club when a tear gas canister was detonated, setting off a stampede, Venezuelan officials said.

Venezuela's President Maduro takes oath as president-elect

2018-05-25 21:19

Nicolas Maduro has been sworn in as Venezuela's president-elect, months before he's due to formally take the oath of office next year for a second term.

IMF to Venezuela: Show us your financials

2018-05-03 13:45

The International Monetary Fund has censured Venezuela for failing to share updated figures on its troubled economy.

New frog species found in Venezuela and Colombia

2018-04-05 08:40

Venezuelan and Colombian scientists have identified a new species of frog in the Perija mountain range shared by both countries that is home to unusual species like this small amphibian.

 

Venezuela's vanishing red bird gets a coffee pick-me-up

2018-11-05 06:58

An endangered, tiny red bird that barely fills the palm of a human hand has brought together an international team including scientists from the United States and Venezuelan coffee farmers set on rescuing it from extinction.

Latin America nations in crisis summit amid Venezuela exodus

2018-09-04 06:19

Government officials from across Latin America and the Caribbean are meeting to coordinate a response to the regional humanitarian crisis caused by Venezuela’s economic collapse.

Aftershock hits Venezuela following biggest quake since 1900

2018-08-23 08:16

A strong aftershock has shaken Venezuela's northeastern coast following the most powerful earthquake to hit the area in more than a century.

Emerging-market assets on the rack as Turkey shatters confidence

2018-08-20 08:01

Emerging-market assets may be headed for more tumult as the volatility that gripped nations from Turkey to South Africa and Russia shows few signs of ebbing.

Venezuelan government: Drone strikes targeted Maduro

2018-08-05 10:28

Unknown assailants attempted to attack President Nicolas Maduro with drone-like devices armed with explosives that detonated just as the embattled leader was delivering a speech to hundreds of soldiers, the Venezuelan government said on Saturday.

Maduro warns Venezuela army over Trump 'invasion' plans

2018-07-05 14:18

President Nicolas Maduro has urged his armed forces to be on guard following news reports in the United States that a year ago President Donald Trump raised the possibility of invading Venezuela.

Backchannel with 'Dracula' helped free US man jailed in Venezuela for 2 years

2018-05-27 11:21

A secret backchannel led by a veteran US Republican Senate staffer and a flamboyant Venezuelan official nicknamed "Dracula" broke through hostile relations to secure the release of American prisoner Joshua Holt from Venezuela.

Maduro declared winner in disputed Venezuela election

2018-05-21 06:11

Venezuelan officials have declared socialist leader Nicolas Maduro the easy winner of Sunday's presidential election, while his leading challenger are questioning the legitimacy of a vote marred by irregularities and calling for a new ballot

At least 70 children dead in Venezuela measles outbreak

2018-04-06 05:47

At least 70 children from an indigenous tribe have died from an outbreak of measles in a remote jungle region of eastern Venezuela, a human rights group has said.

Fast-moving fire kills 68 at Venezuela police station jail

2018-03-30 08:16

A fast-moving fire swept through a Venezuelan police station where prisoners were being kept in crowded cells, killing 68 people in one of the worst catastrophes involving the nation's penitentiary system in recent history, authorities and relatives say.

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