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Congratulations To Bolivarian Socialism: Venezuela Is Now The Country With No Beer

Forbes - ‎8 hours ago‎
It seems that the economic management of Venezuela has just been able to chalk up another milestone. We might have to give them a prize of some kind for this one: in a week or so the country is going to run out of beer.
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Venezuela at risk of unravelling as economic, energy turmoil deepens - ‎17 hours ago‎
A devastating drought has brought Venezuela, already facing economic and energy crises amid simmering political unrest, to the brink and threatens the future of the oil-rich nation.
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Venezuela's drought, Jane Doe named and a pair of historic launches: the week in pictures - ‎12 hours ago‎
So much is riding on the onset of the rainy season in Venezuela, where people across the drought-stricken country are facing food and energy shortages blamed as much on government mismanagement as on the weather.

Fears Venezuelan imports heading for 60% slide

Financial Times - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Venezuela's imports have plunged 40 per cent in the past year, heightening the misery of its beleaguered people, according to estimates by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Venezuela's second city looted

euronews - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Security has been stepped up in Venezuela's second city Maracaibo after looting prompted by shortages of basic goods. There were reports of at least 30 small protests on Tuesday night that resulted in looting of various shops and pharmacies as well as ...

Drought Affects Energy Across Latin America, Not Just Venezuela

teleSUR English - ‎10 hours ago‎
In Brazil, Colombia, Chile and Venezuela, droughts have resulted in a negative effect on hydroelectric power generation, while in Mexico and in the U.S.

Venezuela's Energy Crisis Is Proof Renewables Aren't Enough for the US

WIRED - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
You can't always depend on renewable energy. Day eventually turns to night, wind becomes still, and water sometimes runs out. That last one is topical: Venezuela generates most of its electricity from a single, massive dam. Or at least, it did, before ...

Hair left half-cut in Venezuela electricity chaos

Daily Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
Carmela de la Hoz sent a customer away with his hair half cut when the power went off in her salon. The customer will be back - but so will the blackouts.

Venezuela tops list of countries most vulnerable to low oil prices

The Guardian - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
For Venezuela, the rise in the price of oil to a 2016 high is much too little and way too late. Every commodity-producing country has been vulnerable to the dramatic slump in the cost of crude, but Venezuela more than most. Energy accounts for almost ...

The Fight for Justice, Truth and Peace in Venezuela - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Determined to seek justice and committed to peace across Venezuela, family members of victims formed the Committee of Victims of the Guarimba and Ongoing Coup in honor of their loved ones, killed or injured.

Venezuela Slams US Senate Decision to Extend Sanctions

teleSUR English - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The Venezuelan Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued an official response on Friday rejecting as illegal and interventionist the decision by U.S.

Congratulations To Bolivarian Socialism: Venezuela Cannot Afford To Pay For Its Own Money

Forbes - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Here is the latest installment in our ever popular series detailing the monstrous mess that is the Venezuelan economy. The country now seems to be at the stage where it cannot afford to actually purchase its own money.

Eni Sees Venezuela Payment Delays Amid Country's Economic Crisis

Bloomberg - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The collapse in oil prices, an unprecedented economic recession and a looming $14 billion in bond repayments due over the next year have brought Venezuela to the brink of default. The South American country, which is so broke that it may not have ...

How Does Venezuela Spell Relief? Oil Prices Above $45

Wall Street Journal (blog) - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The oil rally that has lifted U.S. crude prices above $45 a barrel is providing some relief to the cash-strapped Venezuelan government. But analysts say oil prices at this level are probably not high enough to turn around its struggling economy ...
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Video captures the world's highest waterfall Angel Falls in Venezuela

Daily Mail - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Drone footage has captured the incredible majesty of the world's highest waterfall, reaching places where man cannot to get stunning views of the terrifyingly sheer rock face and the endless green forests below.
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Venezuela Needs Oil's Rally More Than Anyone as Economy Teeters

Bloomberg - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Following the collapse of oil-freeze talks in Qatar this month, Venezuelan Energy Minister Eulogio del Pino warned crude may revisit the 12-year lows of earlier this year as supply continues to swamp demand.

Venezuela orders two-day working week as energy crisis bites

City A.M. - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Venezuela has given public sector workers a two-day working week as its government fights to weather a worsening power crisis.

Venezuela Advises Government Employees To Only Work 2 Days A Week

NPR - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Venezuela's government announced all civil servants should only work on Monday and Tuesdays as a way to save energy. The two-day work week comes during a severe drought, food shortages and electricity crisis.
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How Marco Rubio negotiated to extend Venezuela sanctions

Miami Herald - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
“Because the Maduro regime continues to violate human rights and expand its political oppression, the U.S. must continue doing our part to address this growing crisis in Venezuela,” Rubio said in a statement late Thursday. “The Maduro regime's abuses ...
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Sir David Attenborough says Venezuela rainforest ordeal was his worst career experience

BT TV (blog) - ‎20 hours ago‎
Sir David Attenborough has said being stranded in the Venezuelan rainforest was the worst experience of his career as a naturalist.