Venezuela

Venezuela reports highest single-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases

Vice President Delcy Rodriguez said Saturday that the 45 new cases bring Venezuela's total to 504 illnesses, with 10 resulting in death.

published on : 17th May 2020

Coronavirus prevents diaspora Venezuelans from sending money home

Pérez said the highlights of her days are the text messages from her son, who also calls every few days so the son can hear his father’s voice.

published on : 10th May 2020

Venezuela, Lebanon among seven countries lose voting rights in UN General Assembly over pay dues

The other countries that are losing their voting privileges are Central African Republic, Gambia, Lesotho, Tonga and Yemen.

published on : 11th January 2020

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

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 gives Russia's oil major Rosneft gas field concessions

Venezuela has awarded licences to a unit of Russian oil major Rosneft to develop two offshore gas fields, Rosneft said in a statement.

published on : 18th December 2017

Venezuelan democracy 'barely alive': UN rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

The UN human rights chief warned on Wednesday that democracy in crisis-torn Venezuela was eroding fast, questioning whether it was still functioning at all.

published on : 30th August 2017

UN says Venezuela policies designed to instil fear

A fresh UN report warned that the rights situation in Venezuela was at "grave risk" of unravelling further as the authorities continue to systematically and brutally repress demonstrators.

published on : 30th August 2017

Peru expels Venezuela ambassador over 'break with democratic rule'

Peru on Friday ordered the expulsion of Venezuela's ambassador over his country's "break with democratic rule" under President Nicolas Maduro, the foreign ministry said.

published on : 12th August 2017

New assembly dividing Venezuela begins work

A new assembly packed with allies of unpopular President Nicolas Maduro and with sweeping powers was to begin work on Saturday, deepening divisions in a crisis-wracked Venezuela.

published on : 5th August 2017

Venezuela attorney general says won't recognise new constituent assembly

Luisa Ortega said on Monday that she will not recognise a new assembly voted in on the weekend, calling it an expression of "dictatorial ambition".

published on : 1st August 2017

Maduro claims huge victory in tense Venezuela vote as protests continue

Venezuelan President Maduro claimed victory Monday in an internationally criticized election for an assembly to rewrite the constitution, but the opposition cried fraud and vowed to keep protesting.

published on : 31st July 2017

Venezuela claims turnout of 41.5% in controversial vote

Venezuela's top electoral official said 41.53 percent of voters cast ballots Sunday in a controversial election to pick the members of a powerful new assembly to rewrite the constitution.

published on : 31st July 2017
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