Venezuela

Reliance to swap diesel for Venezuelan crude oil

Reliance had in March capped oil purchases from the Latin and halted selling diluent.

published on : 14th October 2019

Donald Trump says US watching situation in Venezuela 'very closely'

As Trump spoke, a Venezuelan delegate pretended to read a book about South American independence hero Simon Bolivar.

published on : 24th September 2019

Venezuelan man makes 'one-legged' trek across South America

The 57-year-old braved freezing temperatures and marched into the picturesque town of Ushuaia, which is surrounded by snowcapped mountains and known as the world's southernmost city.

published on : 20th August 2019

Donald Trump orders freeze on all Venezuelan government assets in US

The Wall Street Journal said the move was first such against a Western Hemisphere government in over 30 years and imposes restrictions on Caracas similar to those faced by North Korea, Iran, Syria.

published on : 6th August 2019

Pageant opts to not publish contestants' measurements, Thalia Olvino takes home Miss Venezuela crown

In the past, pageant presenters would tell the audience the exact size of each contestant, many of whom underwent cosmetic surgery and followed strict diets to achieve the supposedly ideal physique.

published on : 2nd August 2019

BRICS leaders to discuss Venezuela crisis in summit

In an interview provided to foreign reporters in Rio this month, Brazilian Vice President Hamilton Mourao said that the solution to the Venezuelan crisis demands dialogue among the different actors.

published on : 26th July 2019

Venezuelans take to streets in walkout to push Maduro out

Protesters said they were heeding the opposition's call for another mass demonstration despite the heavy-handed response by security forces over the last week to quell anti-government protests.

published on : 31st January 2019

Venezuela devalues bolivar by 96 percent under new rate: Central bank

Expressed in the previous "strong bolivar" currency in effect until Monday, it amounts to a hike from 248,210 to 6,000,000 to the dollar.

published on : 22nd August 2018

Strong 7.3 magnitude earthquake rocks Venezuela; buildings evacuated in capital

John Boquett, a firefighter captain in Caracas, said there were no initial reports of injuries or major damage in the capital.

published on : 22nd August 2018

Venezuelan streets quieter than usual after opposition strike call

Opposition critics slammed the plan as inadequate in the face of inflation that topped 82,000 percent in July and called for a one-day halt of commercial activities.

published on : 21st August 2018

Hard-hit Venezuelan churches forced to accept costlier plastic money for donations

Priests have had to adapt and start accepting donations by card payments rather than the traditional passing around of a wicker basket for churchgoers to drop in some coins, or even notes.

published on : 15th August 2018

Lack of food pushes 2.3 million people to flee Venezuela: UN 

Oil-rich Venezuela has been in an economic freefall since a drop in oil prices in 2014 left a gaping hole in the country's finances.

published on : 14th August 2018

Venezuela lifts opposition lawmakers' immunity for Maduro drone 'attack' trial

Maduro, who has systematically sidelined the opposition as he tightens his grip over his troubled nation, accuses the opposition and Colombia of being behind Saturday's drone "attack."

published on : 9th August 2018

'Attack' on Venezuelan President Maduro brings denials from US, Colombia; support from allies

Last year, the European Union hit the Venezuelan vice-president and 10 other officials with sanctions over rights abuses and irregularities in the re-election of Maduro.

published on : 6th August 2018

Venezuela arrests six terrorists over attack on President Nicolas Maduro as opposition fears reprisals

Venezuela's socialist government alleged Sunday that the detained suspects conspired with others in Miami and the capital of neighbouring Colombia, though they offered no specific evidence.

published on : 6th August 2018
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