UN: Number of migrants, refugees from Venezuela reaches 3 million

The exodus, driven by violence, hyperinflation and shortages of food amounts to around one in 12 of the population. The United Nations says there are now three million refugees and migrants from Venezuela who have left the country due to its crumbling economy, violence, hyperinflation and shortage of food and medicines. The figure amounts to around one in 12 of the […]

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Venezuela says diplomats may be tied to assassination try

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a press conference at the Miraflores Presidential Palace, in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. Venezuela and China have agreed to joint investments Maduro announced on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos) CARACAS, Venezuela –  Venezuela’s government said Monday that diplomats from three Latin American countries may have played a role in an attempt to assassinate […]

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Venezuela says assassination attempt used drones loaded explosives

Caracas: Venezuelan officials have given a more detailed description of the two drone bombs used in an attempt to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro, saying that each craft carried about a kilogram of plastic explosive and that the plot was foiled, in part, by equipment designed to jam radio signals. Replay Six suspects were in custody in connection with the Saturday […]

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Venezuela's president Nicolas Maduro survives assassination bid using drones packed with explosives during live TV speech

Hundreds of soldiers broke ranks and sprinted for cover as blasts rang out over the capital Caracas. Seven soldiers were hurt. The explosions cut short a televised speech by the president during the National Guard's 81 anniversary celebration. Mr Maduro – blamed for the impoverished country's crippling inflation and shortages of basic goods – was unharmed. Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez […]

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Venezuela is doubling down on the poison that’s killing it

It only took a projected inflation rate of 1 million percent for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to (sort of) admit that socialism is a recipe for failure. Amid frequent power outages in the capital city Caracas and a dwindling national food supply, Maduro stopped blaming the United States for Venezuela’s problems, announcing that “the production models we’ve tried so far […]

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Venezuela frees more opposition prisoners in bid to unite nation

Caracas, Venezuela: The government freed dozens more Venezuelan opposition activists from jail Saturday, bringing to almost 80 the number of prisoners whose release authorities hope will unite the fractured nation. Daniel Ceballos, former San Cristobal mayor, is greeted by supporters after being released outside the Bolivarian Intelligence Service prison in Caracas, Venezuela. Among the 40 people released were two substitute lawmakers, […]

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Neighbours call on Venezuela to cancel election

Mexico: A dozen countries from the Americas and Spain are urging the Venezuelan government to cancel the presidential election scheduled for May 20. The Lima Group of nations says the election was not legitimately called by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, will not have international observers and won't be free, just, transparent and democratic. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. The statement followed […]

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