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Venezuela's economic woes send a chill over closest ally Cuba

Financial Times - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
The crisis in Venezuela has spread to its closest ally Cuba, with Havana warning of power rationing and other shortages that some fear could mark a return to the economic austerity that traumatised the island nation after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Clinton Emails Reveal Direct US Sabotage of Venezuela

teleSUR English - ‎13 hours ago‎
When keeping an eye on regional meetings, Clinton was especially concerned with Venezuela. Responding to a United Nations statement against the coup in Honduras in 2009—that she supported—Clinton shifted the attention to Venezuela: “Ok—but have ...
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Latin American Countries Attempt to Help Venezuela Financial Crisis - ‎18 hours ago‎
The Venezuelan economy is getting some financial relief as its foreign reserve funds dwindle, and food and medicine become more expensive and scarce.

Oil smuggling brings environmental disaster to Venezuela's economic ruin

PBS NewsHour - ‎15 hours ago‎
The economic disaster in Venezuela caused by tumbling petrol prices - oil production is the main industry - is also behind an environmental one.

Venezuela and Colombia Look to Reopen Their Border

teleSUR English - ‎24 minutes ago‎
The Simon Bolivar bridge, which links Venezuela's San Antonio del Tachira with the Colombian city of Cucuta, has been intermittently opened in order to allow Venezuelans to cross and buy supplies and medicines. Venezuela is suffering from one of its ...
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Venezuelan schoolchildren express hunger in drawings

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎13 hours ago‎
When children at a Catholic-run school in a poor neighbourhood of Venezuela's Caracas capital began fainting from hunger, teachers asked them to draw or describe their most recent meals and what they expected to eat next.

Venezuela's hungry zoo animals

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
A lion sleeps inside a cage at the Caricuao Zoo in Caracas, Venezuela. Some 50 animals have starved to death in the last six months at one of Venezuela's main zoos, according to a union leader, due to chronic food shortages that have plagued the ...

'Red flags everywhere': A sweetheart deal in Venezuela has gone too far

Business Insider - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
CARACAS/BOGOTA (Reuters) - Even for Venezuela's notoriously opaque economy, it was a sweetheart deal that went too far.

It's becoming nearly impossible to find a diaper in Venezuela

Quartz - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Parents in Venezuela have a big mess on their hands. Kimberly-Clark, one of the country's biggest diaper producers, said earlier this month it's leaving the country.

Venezuela: Dissidents Allege Torture, Coerced Confessions

Human Rights Watch - ‎2 hours ago‎
(Buenos Aires) - The Organization of American States (OAS) should press authorities from Venezuela's Maduro administration to release and drop criminal charges against anyone who has been arbitrarily detained and charged, Human Rights Watch said ...

Special Report: In Venezuela's murky oil industry, the deal that went too far

Reuters - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Last August, state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela SA issued one of its largest tenders in recent years: a multi-billion dollar project in the Orinoco Belt, the world's largest crude reserve.
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Riverton mom continues fight to bring son, imprisoned in Venezuela, home - ‎10 hours ago‎
RIVERTON, Utah - On Wednesday, Laurie Holt will fly to Washington D.C. in hopes of bending the ear of politicians whom may be able to help free her son.
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Venezuela sees opportunity to tap international debt markets

Reuters - ‎17 hours ago‎
CARACAS Declining risk premiums on Venezuelan debt have opened the door for the South American nation to borrow on international capital markets, economy Vice President Miguel Perez said on Tuesday.

Supreme Court Orders Search for Former ETA Member in Venezuela - ‎13 hours ago‎
El Progreso, Honduras July 26, 2016 ( - The Venezuelan Supreme Court (TSJ) called on the Attorney General's Office to “search and locate” Iñaki de Juana Chaos this week, per Spain's extradition request for the former ETA militant ...

IMF Executive Board Holds Informal Briefing on Venezuela

International Monetary Fund - ‎20 hours ago‎
On July 25, 2016, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was briefed by staff on economic developments in Venezuela, whose Article IV consultation is delayed by 127 months. Informal sessions to brief the Board based on information ...

Venezuela's In Crisis!

Seeking Alpha - ‎2 hours ago‎
Lately, investors have become more bearish about oil, driven partially by fears of rising production globally. However, one area that is all too often overlooked is Venezuela, which has been experiencing a very nasty economic downturn. It may seem ...

As Warnings Flash in Venezuela, Gold Holdings Sink Yet Again

Bloomberg - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Venezuela's embattled socialist government is striving to raise cash to pay for vital imports and service debt with its economy in near-freefall as output shrinks and consumers seek to survive the world's worst inflation.
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New protest for Trinis detained in Venezuela

Trinidad Guardian - ‎12 hours ago‎
Supporters of the five T&T nationals detained in Venezuela since March 2014 are now planning a double protest demonstration.
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Venezuela Receives Major Loan to Boost Falling Reserves

ABC News - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Venezuela is getting some financial relief as it burns through foreign reserves to pay for imports of badly needed food and medicine.