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Venezuela, officially called the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, is a country on the northern coast of South America. Venezuela's territory covers around 916,445 square kilometres (353,841 sq mi) with an estimated population of 29,105,632. Venezuela is considered a state with extremely high biodiversity, with habitats ranging from the Andes mountains in the west to the Amazon Basin rainforest in the south, via extensive llanos plains and Caribbean coast in the center and the Orinoco River Delta in the east.

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Caracas (Reuters) - It has a similar colour to oil, but its taste is much sweeter, especially at this bitter time for Venezuela. Gourmet Venezuelan chocolate is giving a lifeline to local entrepreneurs. Sprinkled with sea salt or aromatic fruits from the Amazon, it's a hit in high-end shops from Panama City to ...

With more oil reserves than anywhere else in the world, Venezuela should be drowning in riches. Instead, the country, and its 30 million inhabitants are on the brink of collapse: financially, and, for many, physically. In Caracas, the capital, men scavenge daily in the putrid Guaire River. They pour down from ...
Leonard Altamar, a 41-year-old plumber, carries his tool box -- and a kilo of imported pasta -- as he walks into a high-end restaurant at a luxury mall in Maracaibo in western Venezuela. The father of two won't need the packaged food to fix the leak in one of the business's flooded restrooms, but he ...
As one of the game's premier shortstops, Omar Vizquel was known for great range and soft hands. But did you realize that he also used those skills to track anacondas? And no, it wasn't while making a cameo appearance in Jennifer Lopez and Ice Cube's smash hit "Anaconda." Before the 2009 season, ...

Caracas-- In a modest apartment near a Caracas slum, nutrition professor Nancy Silva and four aids spread rich, dark Venezuelan cocoa on a stone counter to make chocolate bars to be sold in local shops that cater to the crisis-hit country's dwindling elite. Like some 20 recently launched Venezuelan ...
Hungry mobs ransacked a food collection center, and a supermarket in Venezuela's western Andean state of Merida on Thursday and reportedly even slaughtered cattle grazing in a field as unrest over food shortages spread through the country. An opposition lawmaker from Merida, Carlos Paparoni, said ...
In Carabobo state, a man and woman were arrested for "hate crimes" for protesting food shortages. Under the new legislation from the pro-government special assembly, they could face more than a decade in jail. hyperinflation is expected to top 2,300 per cent this year in Venezuela. Local universities say ...
Participants are looking to advance Venezuela's economy and maintain peace after opposition forces broke out into protests last April, resulting in the death of over 100 people. The Dominican Foreign Minister Miguel Vargas, a principal mediator of the dialogue, said "both sides have demonstrated a strong ...
Under the administration of its president Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela has been stricken by falling oil revenues, violent anti-government protests and widespread food shortages. Inflation is rife and the value of the country's currency - the bolivar - has dropped dramatically since early 2016. The sudden ...
Talks to ease Venezuela's dire political and economic straits are scheduled to resume Thursday, even as severe food shortages fuel looting and the president and parliament spar anew over access to humanitarian aid. "We are on the verge of a social explosion," Jorge Millan, an opposition lawmaker in the ...
For the first time in more than 18 months, Venezuelans trying to go to the United States for business or pleasure can apply for a visa in Venezuela. In a statement on its website, the U.S. embassy in Caracas said it will begin accepting applications for B-1 and B-2 visas -- used for temporary business and ...
In downtown Barquisimeto, Margaret Khawan's pharmacy is looking a bit empty these days. What products she does have she has spaced out along the shelves to make them look a bit fuller. Ms Khawan has not had any deliveries of contraceptive pills for a year. Every day people come looking for them ...
In this Jan. 16, 2017 file photo, a bank customer shows a new bank note of 500 Bolivars outside a bank in Caracas, Venezuela. In figures released Monday, Jan. 8 2018, by Venezuela's opposition-controlled legislature say inflation in the economically struggling nation reached a staggering 2,600 percent ...
Caracas, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuela has extended its ban on air and maritime ties with three nearby Dutch Caribbean islands, blaming out of control smuggling, officials said Tuesday. Venezuela is pressing for high-level talks with leaders of Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire before trading can resume, ...
And it couldn't come at a worse time: Venezuela has defaulted on some of its debt and owes a lot more. In total, Venezuela has defaulted on $1.2 billion, according to Caracas capital, a firm in Miami that tracks the country's debt. That's a relatively small sum in the world of bonds. The trouble is that it's a sign ...

OPEC's crude oil production remained largely unchanged from November in December, but that was mostly thanks to a 50,000-bpd decline in Venezuela's production, as well as further cuts in Saudi Arabia, a Bloomberg survey of ship-tracking data, analyst opinions, and company information has ...
Given the country's opaque finances, it isn't clear how much Venezuela holds in certified precious metals and stones. The socialist government, led by Nicolas Maduro, shown here, unilaterally pulled out of the international Kimberley Process, which certifies the origins of diamonds, for eight years until it ...
Monaldi says that in 2003, Venezuela's then-president Hugo Chavez fired about half the workforce of the state-run oil corporation, Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), for taking part in a strike. About 80 percent of the top managers and engineers lost their jobs. PDVSA never recovered. Chavez also started ...
"This is very revolutionary, because the bond system that we have created with the Carnet de la Patria system this year will revolutionize what will be the redistribution of income, the distribution of national wealth in Venezuela," pressed the President, adding that it as an affront to "neoliberal models" in ...
Criminal gangs are also using food to recruit children and teenagers in Venezuela, a country with one of the world's highest crime rates. In its latest annual report, the VOV reported that gangs are taking advantage of the widespread hardships that many families are facing in order to recruit new members.
Embattled Venezuela, whose economy has been crippled by high debt and U.S. sanctions, is turning to cryptocurrencies to fix its economy. The country's President Nicolas Maduro recently announced the launch of a national cryptocurrency called Petro. The cryptocurrency, which will be launched "in days" ...
Apparently they do not understand what is happening in Venezuela. According to OPEC, Venezuela has the largest oil reserves in the world, and yet its people are running out of gas, according to a Forbes article. They are also starving because the government is making private business impossible in the ...
Economists and virtual currency experts have given Venezuela's Petro and the crypto ruble from Russia low probabilities of working in the way the governments seem to anticipate. That's because bitcoin and other virtual currencies are decentralized systems with no one in charge, while the Russian and ...
"Those who are now predicting that Venezuela will close 2018 with an inflation rate of 5,000 don't really understand what is happening," he said. "We could hit that 5,000 mark already in February." The economist said that given current conditions, a conservative estimate for inflation at the end of 2018 ...
A Venezuelan soldier who shot dead a pregnant woman on Christmas Eve has been arrested. Alexandra Conopoi, 18, was killed as she waited for subsidised pork that the government had promised to millions for the traditional Christmas dinner. It happened as protests broke out when people realised ...
For Tumultous Venezuela, An Easy 2018 Political Transition Looks Unlikely After another year of political and economic turmoil in Venezuela, guest host Ray Suarez speaks with Phil Gunson of the International Crisis Group about what 2018 could bring for the country. NPR logo ...
In Venezuela, a collapse in oil prices, along with nearly two decades of socialist policies, has sparked a severe recession and one of the world's highest inflation rates. People often wait hours in line to buy bread. Prices for staples jump almost by the day. Medical shortages range from antibiotics to cancer ...
Referring to the part of Venezuela's southern Orinoco Belt, Rodriguez stated that "Camp one of the Ayacucho block will form the initial backing of this cryptocurrency. It contains 5.342 billion certified barrels of oil. We're talking about backing of $267 billion." Rodriguez added that the miners have already ...
Venezuela's cryptocurrency will launch within days and be backed by 5.3 billion barrels of oil worth $267 billion, in a bid to offset a deep financial crisis, the socialist government said on Thursday. President Nicolas Maduro surprised many earlier this month when he announced the "petro" cryptocurrency, ...
As the rest of the oil-producing world recovers on the back of stronger energy prices, Venezuela is getting worse, the result of dysfunctional management, rampant corruption and the country's crippling economic crisis. The deepening troubles at the state oil company, the country's economic mainstay, ...
The live-in nurse scraped by while caring for a wealthy elderly man in Venezuela's capital, but once he left the country, Galindez struggled to find a job. Galindez, 28, is among the thousands of Venezuelans who have decided to flee the country amid a deep economic crisis that has brought extreme inflation ...
In announcing the sanctions, the Treasury Department criticized Venezuela's all-powerful National Constituent Assembly -- which the United States considers "illegitimate" -- for effectively stripping the three biggest opposition parties of their ability to participate in the next presidential election, which is ...
With the erosion of democracy in Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro is now widely considered to be a regional pariah. He counts on the support of three hardcore Marxist allies: Bolivia, Cuba, and Nicaragua. In practical terms, this support does little to help prop up his regime, which is staggering under the weight ...
In Venezuela, a collapse in oil prices, along with nearly two decades of socialist policies, has sparked a severe recession and one of the world's highest inflation rates. People often wait hours in line to buy bread. Prices for staples jump almost by the day. Medical shortages range from antibiotics to cancer ...
The threat of violent crime is driving him to consider leaving Venezuela, but for now, he is careful to avoid busy roads and hides his cellphone when he is in his car. "It's like you live in constant fear of going outside," he said. "I'm always checking in the rear view mirror looking for motorcycle drivers, because ...
Venezuela's cryptocurrency will launch within days and be backed by 5.3 billion barrels of oil worth $267 billion, in a bid to offset a deep financial crisis, the socialist government said on Thursday. President Nicolas Maduro surprised many earlier this month when he announced the "petro" cryptocurrency, ...
People have taken to the streets in Caracas, incensed over the government's failure to import--as promised--the pork that would traditionally be served as part of Christmas dinner. Protestors banged pots and burned trash in the streets to show their displeasure, putting pressure on Venezuelan president ...
As the rest of the oil-producing world recovers on the back of stronger energy prices, Venezuela is getting worse, the result of dysfunctional management, rampant corruption and the country's crippling economic crisis. The deepening troubles at the state oil company, the country's economic mainstay, ...
"We entrust Venezuela to baby Jesus so that a serene dialogue between the various social components can be resumed for the good of all the beloved Venezuelan people," said the pontiff. The talks are due to resume January 11 and 12 in Santo Domingo, capital of the Dominican Republic, in order to ...
In November the movements from Venezuela to Colombia continued to grow, according to government figures that show net arrivals from Venezuelans reached 4,000 people per day (up from 3,500 in October), and 2,500 Colombian returnees per day. Colombian authorities also reported that some 200,000 ...
16 meeting have emerged so far, but it is now expected that Rosneft will take over Venezuela's stake in the Cuban-Venezuelan refinery in Cienfuegos, in Central Cuba, under an agreement that will favor the island. Just a few hours before his meeting with Castro, Sechin had met with Venezuelan president ...
Brazil has declared Venezuela's most senior diplomat in Brazil, Gerardo Delgado, as persona non grata. The move came days after Venezuela's decision to expel Brazil's own ambassador to Caracas, Ruy Pereira. Explaining its decision, Venezuela said Brazil had acted illegally in impeaching its former ...
In this Dec. 22, 2017 photo, a group from the Mormon community sing Christmas carols at Venezuela square in Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuela, a country of 30 million people, sits atop the world's largest oil reserves, but global crude prices crashed three years ago, sending the economy into free fall and ...
The live-in nurse scraped by while caring for a wealthy elderly man in Venezuela's capital, but once he left the country, Galindez struggled to find a job. Galindez, 28, is among the thousands of Venezuelans who have decided to flee the country amid a deep economic crisis that has brought extreme inflation ...
Once, under the leadership of the late charismatic socialist Hugo Chavez, Venezuela ran a network of alliances spanning the globe: From Tehran and Beijing to Quito and Buenos Aires, including Moscow, Minsk and Tripoli. But these last few years, with oil prices tumbling, Venezuela's international ...
In a jailhouse audio recording released Monday, Josh Holt -- the former Mormon missionary from Utah who has been detained in Venezuela for more than a year -- sounds weak and frightened. "I'm very dizzy and I can't think and my stomach hurts," he says in the 40-second voicemail message received ...
To watch Venezuela's downfall is to be horrified. Venezuelans have been reduced to zombies. They have to queue for hours just to obtain a bag of rice or a few eggs. Eight out of 10 medicines are not available. There is no toilet roll, and toothpaste and contraceptives are extremely hard to obtain.
Shoppers buy meat from a street vender during mayoral elections in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. Venezuelans will choose hundreds of mayors on Sunday in elections pitting candidates backed by President Nicolas Maduro against a fractured opposition still bruised by a poor showing in ...


 

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