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'Burning man' image wins AFP top prize at World Press Photo

Schemidt's photo was taken during violent clashes with riot police and protesters demonstrating against President Nicolas Maduro's regime in Caracas last year.

published on : 13th April 2018

Panama suspends Venezuelan airlines in tit-for-tat move

Panama announced it was suspending Venezuelan airlines from flying into the country in a tit-for-tat move after Caracas last week barred its main carrier Copa.

published on : 11th April 2018

Panama pulls ambassador from Venezuela amid rising tensions

Tension between the two countries began escalating in recent days when Panama put President Nicolas Maduro on a list of Venezuelan officials as being at "high risk" for laundering money.

published on : 6th April 2018

At least 54 children dead in Venezuela measles outbreak: NGO

The country has the highest number of confirmed cases, 159, among nine Latin American countries that reported cases in the first three months of 2018.

published on : 6th April 2018

Venezuela arrests five police commanders after deadly jail blaze

The blaze, which broke out on Wednesday in the main police station in Valencia, Venezuela's third-biggest city, triggered national outrage and UN condemnation.

published on : 1st April 2018

Venezuela to compensate relatives of 68 killed in jail fire

The statement by the foreign ministry also said authorities have been ordered to probe the blaze that happened Wednesday in the state police facility in the country's third-biggest city of Valencia.

published on : 31st March 2018

United Nations says 'appalled' by Venezuela prison deaths, urges probe

The United Nations on Thursday voiced outrage at the deaths of 68 people when a fire engulfed police holding cells in Venezuela and urged Caracas to investigate the tragedy.

published on : 29th March 2018

Angry families demand facts on deadly Venezuela jail riot, fire; chief prosecutor says 68 dead

Venezuela's top prosecutor said 68 people died in a fire at a police detention facility on Wednesday, where an inmates' rights organization reported an attempted jailbreak.

published on : 29th March 2018

Venezuela Attorney General says 68 inmates dead after riot, fire at police station

The cause of the riot is still unknown and authorities have not offered any information.

published on : 29th March 2018

Nicolas Maduro revalues Venezuela currency over hyperinflation

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro announced Thursday he would re-value the crisis-wracked country's bolivar currency, cutting three zeroes from current values to combat hyperinflation.

published on : 23rd March 2018

China stays on the sidelines as Venezuela spirals downward

China is likely to extend an agreement providing crisis-stricken Venezuela with favourable loans repayment terms but will not lend fresh funds to President Nicolas Maduro's government.

published on : 21st March 2018

US bans the use of Venezuela's new petro currency 

US President Donald Trump today signed an executive order making it illegal for Americans to purchase any cryptocurrency issued by Venezuela.

published on : 20th March 2018

US President Donald Trump slaps sanctions on Venezuela's 'bitcoin'

Trump issued an executive order prescribing "all transactions related to" the new currency, which is designed to make up for a massive government cash crisis.

published on : 20th March 2018

India's oil imports from Venezuela hit lowest in over five years

India's oil imports from Venezuela averaged around 300,000 barrels per day between November, 2017 and February, 2018, a drop of about 20 percent from the same period a year earlier.

published on : 13th March 2018

Venezuela presidential election pushed back to May: Official

The National Electoral Council announced the postponement in a statement but did not give a precise date for the election, in which President Nicolas Maduro will seek a second six-year term.

published on : 1st March 2018
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