Skip to Navigation

News: All

Brazil’s Alleged Bribe Against Venezuela a “Misunderstanding”, says Uruguay

Uruguayan national flag waves alongside Mercosur's  official flag. (MercoPress)

Uruguay’s Foreign Minister retracted initial statements alleging that Brazil’s government attempted to “buy” Uruguay’s vote against Venezuela’s pro-tempore Mercosur Presidency Thursday.

» read more

Venezuelans Boycott Black Market Amid Surging Banana Prices

Food prices on the black market have soared in recent months (CdO)

Venezuelan consumers took to social media Friday vowing to boycott black market vendors, after months of rising food prices.

» read more

Venezuelan Corporation Internationally Accuses Government of “Harassment”

Empresas Polar President Lorenzo Mendoza. (El Heraldo/Fernando Llano)

In an ongoing dispute with the Maduro administration, Venezuela’s largest food and beverage producer has accused the Bolivarian government of “harassment and discrimination” due to the Venezuelan president’s public protest against the conglomerate’s role in the country's economic war.

» read more

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Denounces US State Department “Double Standards”

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez has been a staunch critic of US foreign policy. (EFE)

State Department officials demanded the release of politician Leopoldo Lopez on Monday.


» read more

Venezuela Celebrates Silver Medal Win at Olympics

Yulimar Rojas is Venezuela’s first female Olympic silver medal winner (AFP).

Track and field athlete, Yulimar Rojas (20), is the first female Olympian to have won a silver medal in Venezuela’s sporting history. 


» read more

Maduro Announces 2016's Third Minimum Wage Increase

Nicolás Maduro made the wage increase announcement to the Venezuelan people on live television and radio Friday.  (Reuters)

President Nicolás Maduro has announced a 50 percent wage increase set to take effect in September.


» read more

OAS Member States Call for Recall Referendum in Venezuela

Organization of American States' flag. (Shutterstock/Jiri Flogel)

Fifteen of the regional bloc's member states have issued a statement in support of a recall referendum this year.

» read more

Venezuela, Colombia to Temporarily Reopen Border

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (C) and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (R) agreed to reopen their countries’ share
Venezuela and Colombia agreed Thursday to reopen their shared border over the weekend.

» read more

Venezuelan Foreign Minister: Macri is Planning Mercosur Destruction

Venezuela’s Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodriguez. (Telesur)

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez has accused Argentine President Mauricio Macri of trying to sabotage the Common Market of the South (Mercosur) after he questioned her country’s membership of the regional bloc.

» read more

Worker Occupied Kimberly-Clark Factory Produces 2 Million Sanitary Pads

Aragua Governor Tarek El Aissaimi with workers from the Gran Cacique plant. (Twitter/ @CarylBertho)

Venezuela’s newly nationalized Kimberly-Clark factory has produced 2,068,800 sanitary towels in the first month since reopening following a worker takeover in July.


» read more

Venezuela Election Body: Recall Referendum Will Be in 2017

CNE President Tibisay Lucena. (EFE)

If the opposition meets all of the requirements, a recall referendum could be held early next year. 

» read more

Venezuela’s Maduro Signs $4.5 Billion Mega-Mining Deal

Maduro signed eight agreements totaling USD $4.5 billion with national and transnational mining firms on Friday. (AVN)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro signed eight agreements totaling USD $4.5 billion with national and transnational mining firms on Friday.

» read more

Brazilian Senate, Correa Back Venezuela as MERCOSUR President Pro Tempore

The flags of MERCOSUR’s five member-states: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela. (Archive)

The Brazilian Senate’s Economic Affairs Commission issued a statement Friday endorsing Venezuela’s legal claim to the pro tempore presidency of the Market of the South (MERCOSUR). 

» read more

Venezuela, Colombia Consider Special ID for Border Residents

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez (right) and her Colombian counterpart Maria Angela Holguin (left) held talks Thursda

Venezuela and Colombia may soon reopen their shared border, after talks between the two countries Thursday.

» read more

Venezuela’s Maduro Names New Ministers in Cabinet Shakeup

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaking on his weekly television program on Tuesday. (AVN)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro appointed on Tuesday new heads for the ministries of Interior, Justice, and Peace, Industry and Commerce, as well as Transport and Public Works.


» read more

Syndicate content