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  • Monday, May 22nd 2017 - 07:00 UTC

    Venezuela: over fifty people killed in fifty days of protests

    Maduro personally denounced a brutal attack on another man he said had been taken for a government supporter during one of several massive demonstrations

    A young demonstrator has died from a gunshot wound to the chest, raising to over 50 the number of people killed in fifty days of protests targeting Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro, officials said Sunday. The president personally denounced a brutal attack on another man he said had been taken for a government supporter during one of several massive demonstrations across the country Saturday demanding early elections.

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  • Thursday, May 18th 2017 - 11:04 UTC

    Army troops sent to western Venezuela region to quell riots and looting

    “I have ordered the transfer of 2,000 guards and 600 special operations troops” to Tachira, Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez said on state television

    Venezuela’s government said on Wednesday it was sending troops to the western region of Tachira, rocked by violence during anti-government protests, as the United Nations Security Council prepared to discuss the crisis.

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  • Monday, May 15th 2017 - 20:19 UTC

    Venezuelans Mothers Day appeal to the military: lay down your weapons and help remove Maduro

    “I am appealing to Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez to open the doors of a sincere debate with the armed forces,” said Julio Borges

    Venezuela's opposition movement on Sunday called on the military to enter dialogue with other representative of society amid a wave of near daily protests that so far have left almost fifty people killed. After pledging loyalty to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro last year, the armed forces have effectively enforced a violent policy to curb opposition demonstrations.

  • Wednesday, May 10th 2017 - 06:44 UTC

    Venezuela health crisis: sharp rise in infant mortality and maternal death rates

    Health Ministry said the number of women dying in childbirth was up 65%, while child deaths were up 30%. There has also been a jump in malaria and diphtheria.

    There has been a sharp rise in infant mortality and maternal death rates in Venezuela. In the first figures released for two years, the Health Ministry said the number of women dying in childbirth was up by 65%, while child deaths were up 30%. There has also been a jump in illnesses such as malaria and diphtheria.

  • Saturday, May 6th 2017 - 08:04 UTC

    Venezuela death toll climbs to 40; some military refuse to repress; statue of Chavez destroyed

    Vowing to stay in the streets for as long as necessary, opposition leaders announced nationwide women's marches for Saturday with the biggest planned for Caracas.

    A 20-year-old Venezuelan protester died on Friday after being shot in the head, authorities said, taking fatalities from a month of anti-government unrest to at least 40 as the opposition geared up for more demonstrations. Hecder Lugo was hurt during fighting between demonstrators and security forces in Valencia on Thursday that also injured four others, the local opposition Mayor Enzo Scarano said in a series of tweets.

  • Thursday, May 4th 2017 - 07:12 UTC

    Venezuela situation escalates in violence and hatred with no rational solution on sight

    In a dramatic scene caught by a photographer, a protestor was severely burned when the gas tank of a police motorcycle exploded during clashes

    Street protests in Venezuela claimed at least two more fatalities on Wednesday, bringing the total number of people killed to more than 30 in several weeks of unrest. Thousands of Venezuelans took to the streets as president Nicolas Maduro began the process of overhauling the country's constitution -- a move that has raised the stakes in a bitter standoff between Maduro's government and a growing opposition.

  • Thursday, April 27th 2017 - 09:32 UTC

    Venezuela quitting OAS; death toll of demonstrations climbs to 33

    Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez announced the decision to withdraw from the OAS after a brief but contentious meeting at the group's Washington headquarters

    Following through on its threat, Venezuela's government announced on Wednesday it is quitting the Organization of American States, accusing the regional body of meddling in its internal affairs over weeks of political unrest. The step was taken just hours after violent clashes in Caracas between security forces and protesters during yet another march against the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro.

  • Saturday, April 22nd 2017 - 10:47 UTC

    Looting and stray shooting kill twelve more in Venezuela; death toll rises to 21

    Eight died electrocuted when they came in contact with a 220 kV cable while looting a bakery. This brings up to 21 the number of fatalities

    Twelve more Venezuelans lost their lives on Friday in violence associated with a wave of anti-government demonstrations, including eight who died electrocuted when they came in contact with a 220 kV cable while looting a bakery. This brings up to 21 the number of fatalities since the new wave of protest started in early April.

  • Friday, April 21st 2017 - 10:00 UTC

    Venezuela donated US$ 500.000 to the inauguration of President Donald Trump

     The payment for Trump's inauguration was reportedly made through Citgo, a US subsidiary of Venezuelan  PDVSA.

    Venezuela has donated US$500,000 to US President Donald Trump's inauguration, newly released records show. Citgo Petroleum, a US-based subsidiary of the Venezuelan state-owned oil company, is named in papers filed with the Federal Election Commission.

  • Friday, April 21st 2017 - 09:32 UTC

    Venezuela opposition announced three more days of protests

    Thousands of people waving Venezuelan flags and shouting “No more dictatorship” took to the streets in the capital and across the oil-rich nation.

    Venezuela's opposition renewed nationwide protests on Thursday to pressure President Nicolas Maduro to hold elections and improve a collapsing economy, and vowed to keep up pressure by staging three more protests in the next four days.

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