The latest figures show that the country’s total tax revenue almost doubled in the first three months of 2015 thanks to government efforts to tighten up a progressive taxation system over the past 6 months.
The SEZ draw their inspiration from the Chinese model of "market socialism" imposed by Deng Xiaoping in the 1980s, which sought to promote state-regulated capitalist development in specific areas of the country.
Carlos Dorado, Venezuelan entrepreneur and owner of one of the country’s longest standing currency exchange centres, ItalCambio, has launched a public plea to remove the website “Dolar Today” due to the “irreparable damage” which the website is causing to the national economy.
Coups and countercoups. Crackdowns. Economic crackups. Seven cents for a tube of toothpaste and $755 for a box of condoms. Falling oil prices. The arrest of an opposition leader. Washington plots. Human Rights Watch tweets. South America rallies.... Greg Grandin talks to a panel of experts to find out what really is going on in Venezuela.