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Montevideo, January 21st 2019 - 18:05 UTC

Tag: crisis

  • Friday, January 4th 2019 - 08:54 UTC

    Argentine industrial production plummeted 13.3% last October

    Contraction was particularly serious for textiles (-32.2%), machinery (-26.2%), plastics (-17.4%), and vehicles (-14.8%)

    Argentina industrial production plummeted 13.3% in October 2018 after plunging 6.8% in the previous month. It was the seventh straight drop and the sharpest decline since June 2002, as all categories fell excluding tobacco (+1.5%) and basic metals (+4.1%).

  • Wednesday, December 19th 2018 - 09:20 UTC

    Argentina officially in recession: economy sinks 3.5% in third quarter

    The hardest hit sectors were business (down 8.9%), fishing (down 7.3%) and manufacturing (down 6.6%). However finance was up by 5.1%

    Argentina is in recession after its economy shrank by 3.5% during the third trimester of 2018, the state statistics bureau said on Tuesday. It was the second such shrinkage in a row after the economy shrank 4.0% in the second quarter, with respect to the same period a year ago.

  • Tuesday, September 4th 2018 - 08:41 UTC

    Brazil's Real and Argentina's Peso slumped on Monday

    The Argentine Peso led losses, slipping by more than 3%, on expectations of the talks with IMF on Tuesday

    The Brazilian Real slumped on Monday as mounting concerns over this year's presidential election added to global risk aversion, while the Argentine peso extended a recent sell-off that also spread into stock markets in Latin America.

  • Tuesday, August 21st 2018 - 08:05 UTC

    Venezuelan refugees restarted pouring into northern Brazil

    Fearful Venezuelan immigrants lined up in smaller numbers to enter Brazil at the only border crossing between after violent protests by Brazilian residents

    Brazil's government has not ruled out closing its border with Venezuela at Pacaraima, in Roraima state, but sees obstacles to doing so because of international treaties it has signed, Political Affairs Minister Carlos Marun said on Monday.

  • Sunday, August 19th 2018 - 18:26 UTC

    Complications for the diaspora: Venezuelans can only flee with a passport to Peru or Ecuador

    Peruvian Migration Office recorded last Saturday the largest number of Venezuelan citizens who entered the country in a single day: more than 5,100 people.

    The Ministry of the Interior of Peru has announced that as of the dawn of next Saturday, August 25, Venezuelans will be required to present their passport to be admitted to the country. This measure coincides with that taken by Ecuador this week when it reached record figures in the entry of Venezuelan citizens in that country. The National Superintendency of Migrations of Peru recorded last Saturday the largest number of Venezuelan citizens who entered the country in a single day: more than 5,100.

  • Saturday, July 14th 2018 - 19:53 UTC

    Corruption unleashed: Venezuelan government denounced for enriching itself with aid funds

    The government of Nicolás Maduro would be supported with alleged illicit financing networks

    According to a financial intelligence panel that met Friday in Cartagena, Colombia; in Venezuela, Maduro's government “uses food and humanitarian aid as a weapon for social control.”

  • Wednesday, January 31st 2018 - 09:33 UTC

    Unicef and Caritas confirm growing and extended malnutrition in Venezuela

    Venezuela has not published data on wasting, a low weight to height ratio in children, since 2009, when figure was 3.2%. Caritas put the figure at 15.5% in 2017. Photo: Meridith Kohut / New York Times

    The U.N. children's agency UNICEF said it was seeing clear signs of a growing malnutrition crisis in Venezuela, but it lacked data to give precise information and to tackle the problem effectively.

  • Tuesday, January 30th 2018 - 09:38 UTC

    Macron calls on the EU for more sanctions on Venezuela

    “Sadly things are going in the wrong direction,” Macron told a joint news conference with the visiting president of Argentina, Mauricio Macri.

    French President Emmanuel Macron called for further European Union sanctions on Venezuela, days after the 28-nation bloc agreed a travel ban and asset freezes on seven senior Venezuelan officials. The West accuses President Nicholas Maduro's government of violating democracy and human rights in the oil-producing nation, which is in the grip of a major economic and social crisis with millions suffering food and medicine shortages.

  • Monday, January 15th 2018 - 21:08 UTC

    Venezuelan rebels killed in operative against Oscar Pérez

     Oscar Pérez led a group of rebels of the Venezuelan armed forces since last year, when he flew over Caracas in a helicopter of the Bolivarian police intelligence  firing on the interior ministry

    An operation started at dawn on Monday in El Junquito, Caracas left 2 police and an undetermined number of dead rebels, the government announced. From his social networks, Oscar Perez, bloody and with detonations in the background, repeatedly reported on video that although he and his team had already surrendered, they did not stop receiving shots, missiles and grenades in the house where they were hiding.

  • Sunday, January 14th 2018 - 12:05 UTC

    First shipwreck of Venezuelan rafters

    The shipwreck occurred just few meters from the beach of Koraal Tabak. Pic: Meridith Kohut

    It was midnight last january 10 when approx 30 venezuelans climbed a little traditional fisher ship after the order of a smuggler and left for the island of Curaçao, about 100 kilometers from where they sailed. After 3 months of planning and 7 hours of crossing over a rough sea, a large wave hits the small boat just few meters from the coast, tearing it to pieces, reported one of the survivors while waiting to be deported back to Venezuela after being rescued and detained by the Dutch authorities.