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Venezuelan humanitarian aid being loaded onto plane at Maiquetia airport, Caracas (AVN)

56 Tons of Venezuelan Humanitarian Aid Reach Gaza in Second Shipment since August

Fifty-six tons of Venezuelan humanitarian aid were delivered this Monday in Egypt by the Red Crescent Society, which will be in charge of distributing the tents, non-perishable food items, water, and clothes to Palestinians in the Gaza Strip throughout the week.

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Opinion & Analysis

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Why Venezuela Should Not Default

In a provocative article published last week Venezuelan economists Ricardo Hausmann and Miguel Angel Santos make an argument that if authorities adopted a set of common-sense policies, they argue, these would include defaulting on the country’s foreign debt and making bondholders bear part of the burden of adjustment. Francisco Rodríguez  argues that Venezuela should not default on its debt because default Venezuela is not insolvent.

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From Chávez's "Strike at the Helm" to Maduro's "Shake-up" in Venezuela
Briefcase Companies and Phantom Importers
Venezuela at a Tipping Point

Venezuela in images

Third International Percussion Festival in Barlovento, Venezuela - More than 350 percussionists from Chile, Colombia, Peru, South Africa and several states of Venezuela took part in the third  International Percussion Festival of Barlovento 2014 (FIPBAR).

A PDVSA [state] truck transporting gasoline in Caracas (AVN)

Venezuelan Voices, Part II: An Inflammatory Question

As Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro combats corruption, reassigns half of ministry positions, launches “a new stage of the revolution,” and even hints at a minimum wage increase for November, the question remains what economic steps will be taken to reverse the high inflation that critics are quick to associate with his leadership.

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Economic Indicators

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This CEPR has written various reports on the situation of the venezuelan economy. Read them here