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Former Venezuela assembly head accuses Wall Street Journal of libel

The Guardian - ‎7 hours ago‎
The former head of Venezuela's national assembly, has filed a lawsuit in New York accusing the Wall Street Journal of libeling him in an article reporting he was the target of a US drug trafficking investigation.
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Lights out

The Economist - ‎10 hours ago‎
AT 7.30pm it is pitch dark at the Orinokia shopping centre in Puerto Ordaz, in eastern Venezuela. The mall, one of the biggest in Latin America, would normally be floodlit and open until 9pm.

Venezuela health care crisis: Shooting is just the first pain

CNN - ‎3 hours ago‎
Valencia, Venezuela (CNN) When Jose Luis Vasquez was brought to the emergency room last Monday with a gunshot wound to the chest, the worst of his nightmare should have been over.

Venezuelan troops going hungry, steal goats to feed themselves

CNBC - ‎May 4, 2016‎
... director of the Latin America Economic Growth Initiative at the Atlantic Council. "This is endemic of the problems going on across the country.
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Approval of Venezuelan leader drops as crisis bites: poll

Reuters - ‎May 4, 2016‎
The opposition says the only way to avoid an impending economic or humanitarian disaster in Venezuela is to push out Maduro, whom they say is unwilling to correct Venezuela's economic distortions. Maduro has scoffed at plans to remove him and ridiculed ...

Venezuela's Descent Into Crisis

Council on Foreign Relations (blog) - ‎11 hours ago‎
In my May monthly, I make the case that the crisis in Venezuela has intensified to the point where a chaotic default is a question of when, not if.

Venezuela Faces Beer Shortage as Country's Largest Brewer Shutters Its Doors

ABC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Beer is the latest victim of Venezuela's economic crisis after the country's largest brewer was forced to halt production late last week.
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Venezuela Desperation Roils Bonds After Output Plunge, GE Deal

Bloomberg - ‎18 hours ago‎
The reports are the latest signs of Venezuela's worsening finances and increasing desperation as it grapples with its worst recession in decades and a collapse in oil prices over the past two years.

Food Shortages Leave Venezuela in Crisis - ‎14 hours ago‎
In Venezuela, massive food shortages are on the rise as the economic crisis within the country worsens. Many in Venezuela report living on two or fewer meals a day, and the situation is likely to continue as political actors scramble for power. There ...

Venezuela: LGBT Lawmaker Marks Two Years as Political Prisoner for Opposing Socialism

Breitbart News - ‎20 hours ago‎
Rosmit Mantilla, an LGBT activist and elected lawmaker for Venezuela's western Táchira state, marked his second year imprisoned in a secret police facility after being arrested for alleged illicit activity against the socialist regime.

Venezuela faces economic melt-down

Deutsche Welle - ‎May 4, 2016‎
With inflation going through the roof, Venezuela seems on the brink of collapse. The country is also facing a dire power shortage, and the recent drastic measures taken by the country's embattled president to deal with it have just added to people's woes.
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Malcorra softens stance on Venezuela

Buenos Aires Herald - ‎21 hours ago‎
Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra flew to Washington DC yesterday in preparation for Organization of American States (OAS) meetings to discuss the ongoing political tensions in Venezuela, promising - as chair of the body's Permanent Council - to ...
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UK mobile market 'like Venezuela', says O2 chief - ‎May 3, 2016‎
The chief executive of O2 has compared the UK telecoms market to that of Venezuela, in an attack on regulators over their opposition to the mobile operator's merger with rival Three.
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Venezuela's Majesto has shot at history in Kentucky Derby

USA TODAY - ‎May 4, 2016‎
LOUISVILLE - Gustavo Delgado wants to tell you a story about 1971. “Do you remember Canonero?” the trainer says softly, leaning in and putting his arm around a reporter who wasn't yet born when the Venezuelan mystery horse pulled off the most ...

Beer shortage for Venezuelans proves tough to swallow

USA TODAY - ‎May 4, 2016‎
TASAJERA, Venezuela —– Farmer Luis Garcia has coped with many of the shortages that plague his economically distressed nation: toilet paper, shampoo, sugar.

16 Reasons Why Venezuela Is on the Brink of Collapse

PanAm Post - ‎May 2, 2016‎
EspañolFollowing the publication of Sabrina Martin's article in the PanAm Post, “Looting on the Rise as Venezuela Runs Out of Food, Electricity,” several readers have asked how Venezuela, a country regarded as a future Australia in the 1960's and 70's, ...

Pope Francis greets relatives of political prisoners in Venezuela

Rome Reports - ‎May 4, 2016‎
Today, the Pope welcomed relatives of two of more than 70 political prisoners who are in Venezuela: the father of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez; and the daughter of Antonio Ledezma, the former mayor of Caracas.
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Venezuela Bonds Tumble After Oil Output Falls More Than Expected

Bloomberg - ‎May 3, 2016‎
While the fact that Venezuela was facing declining production was known, the magnitude was larger than expected, Bank of America Corp.

Kellogg reports quarterly sales decline largely due to Venezuela business

MarketWatch - ‎13 hours ago‎
The sales decline was primaily due to the effect of currency translation in mid-2015 related to the Venezuela business, the company said in a release.