Venezuela

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Thursday, October 2nd 2014 - 06:24 UTC

Mysterious outbreak of hemorrhagic fever syndrome in Venezuela kills ten

Aragua governor Tareck El Aissami denied disease medical reports and  accused the president of Aragua Medical Association, Dr. Sarmiento, of “creating anxiety.”

An outbreak of a mysterious hemorrhagic fever syndrome in the Venezuelan state of Aragua and the country’s capital Caracas has left ten people dead in the last three weeks. Reports indicate that nine people have so far succumbed to the disease in the northern state and a tenth person has died in the capital.

Monday, September 29th 2014 - 09:22 UTC

Venezuela's Bolivar hits a record low of 100 to the US dollar

The sinking rate of the Mercosur member's currency on what is known as the “parallel” currency market has been a major headache for President Maduro

Venezuela's Bolivar currency hit a record low 100 to the U.S. dollar on the black market on Friday, making the dollar 16 times more expensive than the strongest official rate, according to a website that tracks it.

Sunday, September 28th 2014 - 10:02 UTC

The land of beauty queens desperately short of quality breast implants

A recent addition to Venezuela's chronic shortage list is a scarcity of quality breast implants that has left beauty-obsessed Venezuelan women sorely deflated.

From a lack of toilet paper that caused a stink, to a dearth of staple food items that left shoppers sucking salt, the Venezuelan people have been reeling under the blows of almost constant shortages for well over a year.

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014 - 04:56 UTC

“Just you wait; I'm coming” president Maduro tells US main newspapers

“I'm proud that a bus driver can be president of the Republic ... Gentlemen at the Washington Post, this busman right here is going to the United States”

Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro has said he will travel to New York this week for his debut appearance as president at the United Nations General Assembly despite “racist” editorials against him in major US newspapers.

Saturday, September 13th 2014 - 05:13 UTC

Venezuela quietly working to ensure a seat at the UN Security Council

When Chavez last tried for a seat in 2006, the United States succeeded in torpedoing his campaign. This year, Washington has been mum.

Venezuela’s populist government has quietly secured the backing of Latin America and the Caribbean to obtain a diplomatic trophy that long eluded the late Hugo Chavez: a seat on the United Nations Security Council.

Thursday, September 11th 2014 - 17:00 UTC

There are two Mercosur, but only the ideological one prevails

The ideological Mercosur is limited to a political board of three. Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela, “the original Mercosur is over” indicated Magnoli

The original Mercosur is over; it has been reduced to a political block with a three member board, Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela, according to Demetrio Magnoli a renowned Folha de Sao Paulo columnist who added that the 'political' Mercosur has helped the Alliance of the Pacific to advance.

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014 - 06:29 UTC

“Our Chavez who art in heaven, the earth, the sea and we delegates,”, “hallowed be your name”

The classic Christian “Lord's Prayer” has been adapted to implore beloved late leader Hugo Chavez for protection from the evils of capitalism.

Members of Venezuela's Socialist Party have rolled out a variation of the classic Christian “Lord's Prayer” to implore beloved late leader Hugo Chavez for protection from the evils of capitalism.
“Our Chavez who art in heaven, the earth, the sea and we delegates,” red-shirted delegate Maria Estrella Uribe recited at the PSUV party Congress.

Saturday, August 30th 2014 - 07:10 UTC

Venezuela cheap oil and fuel shipments to allies fall to a five-year low

The accords that former president Hugo Chavez struck to lower energy costs for friends and expand his diplomatic clout, are not being fully complied .

Venezuela’s shipments of crude oil and fuel to its allies have fallen to a five-year low as a weak economy hits its ability to uphold accords that former president Hugo Chávez struck to lower energy costs for friends and expand his diplomatic clout.

Tuesday, August 12th 2014 - 06:10 UTC

Venezuelan oil company begins operations with China’s Citic Bank

 PDVSA told buyers payments can still be made in dollars or Euros, but every transfer must go to China Citic Bank and use Deutsche Bank as intermediary.

Venezuela’s state-run oil company PDVSA has started using China Citic Bank to collect money from crude and fuel sales instead of Portugal’s Banco Espirito Santo, according to media reports in Caracas.

Friday, August 8th 2014 - 08:31 UTC

IATA warns Venezuela it could be left isolated, if it doesn't pay airlines

“There are five airlines that have come to an agreement, but only two have received the amounts agreed, while the other three have not,” said Peter Cerda

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reminded the Venezuelan government that if it fails to settle debts with international airlines, the country would be isolated from the world; hence, the association urged Venezuela to reach agreements, and above all, to fulfill such agreements.

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