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Venezuela is running out of everything: Bread, sugar, toilet paper...

CNN - ‎3 hours ago‎
"There's a shortage of everything at some level," says Ricardo Cusanno, vice president of Venezuela's Chamber of Commerce.
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Almagro Doubles Down on Venezuela, Invokes Democratic Charter

teleSUR English - ‎4 hours ago‎
The Secretary-General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, this Tuesday invoked the so-called "Democratic Charter" on Venezuela, a measure that initiates a process that could end in the suspension of the South American country ...

It costs $150 to buy a dozen eggs in Venezuela right now

Los Angeles Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
The International Monetary Fund has predicted that inflation in Venezuela will hit 720% this year. That might be an optimistic assessment, according to some local economic analysts, who expect the rate to reach as high as 1,200%.

Venezuela: Patients dying as crisis hits hospitals

Aljazeera.com - ‎May 30, 2016‎
Venezuela's economy is in trouble. With oil accounting for 95 percent of the country's export earnings, plummeting world prices have sent the South American economy reeling towards collapse.

Death Squad In Venezuela Kills 11, Disappears

Daily Caller - ‎5 hours ago‎
Gangland killings are becoming more common in Venezuela. Police are having a tough time managing mass protests as well as rampant crime due to the country's economy, which will reach 720 percent inflation by the end of 2016, according to the IMF.

Activists Tell Venezuela Opposition to Back Off of Anti-GMO Law

teleSUR English - ‎18 hours ago‎
Around 200 individuals and organizations identified as “scientists, practitioners and advocates involved in food and agriculture,” signed a statement released Monday against attacks by Venezuela's right wing on a recent law that bans GMO seeds in the ...
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Venezuela: Pro-Govt Supporters Being Killed in Record Numbers

teleSUR English - ‎May 30, 2016‎
May 2016: Retired Venezuelan Army Major General Felix Velasquez was shot dead while driving his car in Caracas. Venezuelan police are investigating the crime to clarify the true motives of the assassination. So far, two suspects have been detained.
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Venezuela's worsening economic crisis

Aljazeera.com - ‎22 hours ago‎
Inflation has risen so dramatically in Venezuela the government can no longer afford to print more currency. Lines at supermarkets are lengthening even as the goods available dwindle further.
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Armed squad kills 11 people in Venezuela

Deutsche Welle - ‎May 29, 2016‎
The nongovernmental Venezuelan Violence Observatory says the murder rate is about 50 percent higher than the officially reported numbers.

In Pictures: Venezuela Celebrates International Africa Week

Venezuelanalysis.com - ‎18 hours ago‎
The week's scheduled events were aimed at visibilising the agency of Afrodescendent leaders and communities in Venezuela's long history of emancipatory rebellions and projects, as well as to celebrate Venezuela's unqiue Afro-Venezuelan culture and ...

OAS Calls Venezuela on the Carpet, Invoking Democratic Charter

Bloomberg - ‎2 hours ago‎
“This proceeding will address the break of the constitutional order and grave affect on the democratic order in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela,” the OAS said in a statement published Tuesday on its website. The OAS statement linked to a 132-page ...

'We can't go on like this': Shortages, economic crisis make Venezuela a nation of lines

Los Angeles Times - ‎May 30, 2016‎
In an impoverished hilltop neighborhood, a dense labyrinth of narrow alleys, mostly shuttered shops and cinder-block homes, residents trudge toward a protruding pipe discharging a trickle of murky water.

EDITORIAL: See Denmark, as Venezuela falls

Colorado Springs Gazette - ‎17 hours ago‎
As Venezuela crumbles, Bernie Sanders continues a rock star's ascent among millennials. He champions democratic socialism, the system that has destroyed Venezuela's economy. So expect to hear more from Sanders about Denmark, the country he ...

Venezuela Is Running Out Of Beer Amid Severe Economic Crisis

NPR - ‎18 minutes ago‎
Lorenzo Mendoza greets and kisses worker at his shuttered brewery in Caracas, Venezuela. He's trying to boost morale. Mendoza is the chief executive of Venezuelan food giant Empresas Polar, which was founded in 1941 and is now the largest private ...

Rich Not Starving in Venezuela, Basque Executive Shows

teleSUR English - ‎May 30, 2016‎
Agustin Otxotorena, a Basque executive living in Caracas, grew tired of constant calls from friends and relatives in Spain telling him that there was no food in Venezuela, so on May 20 he began publishing photos on Facebook of supermarkets in upscale ...

Venezuela Criminal Arsenals Widen to Include Grenades

Insightcrime.org - ‎6 hours ago‎
Venezuela has seen the highest number of deaths and injuries from grenades in Latin America over the past three years, with corruption in the military making soldiers both a cause and target of this trend.

Oil-rich Venezuela scrabbles for dollars

Bangkok Post - ‎17 hours ago‎
Venezuela is short of drugs, and to buy some from abroad, Ribas needs dollars -- but those are in desperately short supply too.
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A Venezuelan default could be messier than Argentina's

The Banker (registration) (blog) - ‎9 hours ago‎
Venezuela faces severe economic, social and political instability as the policies of late president Hugo Chávez continue to unravel, leading to fears that the country could be set for a default that is hard-hitting even by Latin American standards, as ...
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How Venezuela's socialist dream collapsed into a nightmare

Vox - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Venezuela is in the midst of a stunning social, political, and economic collapse. The country of 30 million people is facing dire food and medicine shortages, frequent power outages, serious political unrest, the world's highest inflation rate, rampant ...
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