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Venezuela's Currency Rout Hits a New Milestone at 200,000 per Dollar

Venezuela's currency crossed a new barrier this week as hyperinflation exploded and Nicolas Maduro's government readied a cryptocurrency issuance next month. The rate in the black market -- where most Venezuelans acquire dollars -- weakened to 202,000 bolivars per greenback on Thursday, according to

BLOOMBERG - 2018-01-18 19:28:06

Brief Analysis on Venezuela's Upcoming Presidential Elections

Presidential elections in Venezuela are scheduled to be held as soon as in March, though no official announcement by the National Electoral Council has been made on the precise date and month yet as a confirmation, being there even speculations from the opposition that President Maduro wont be calli

MEDIUM - 2018-01-18 20:22:43

Not taking any s- from Trump

Photos by Q. Sakamaki On Martin Luther King Day, protesters in Times Square decried Donald Trump's insulting comments about El Salvador, Haiti and African countries. Most at the rally were Haitians. On the MLK anniversary, New Yorkers honor Martin Luther King Jr. with rally protesting Trump's anti-i

THEVILLAGER.COM - 2018-01-18 20:06:32

Mexico rejects Trump claim it world's most dangerous country

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico on Thursday dismissed a claim by U.S. President Donald Trump that it was the most dangerous country in the world and reiterated it would not fund the construction of a wall along the U.S. southern border. In a series of Twitter posts touching on NAFTA trade negotiatio

REUTERS - 2018-01-18 19:20:06

AID FOR AIDS INTERNATIONAL LAUNCHES "HEALING VENEZUELA" TO HELP THE LIVES OF 5,000 INFANTS

New York, Jan. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The three most recent Miss Universe titleholders from Venezuela have come together for the first time in a united effort with AID for AIDS International to launch Healing Venezuela, a new fundraising effort to bring humanitarian aid to Venezuelan babies af

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2018-01-18 23:09:00

New bakery offers classic flavors of El Salvador

Some 30 years after she fled El Salvador as a refugee, Yesenia Lopez still longed for the flavors of home. She often found herself driving around Gainesville looking for soup and pastries like she had back in Santa Ana, but could never find them. "I was traveling all the way to Norcross and Gwinnett

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2018-01-18 23:54:00

Comment about rebel policeman's death stall Venezuela talks

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuela's opposition is not attending talks on resolving the country's political crisis after a top official claimed one of their leaders helped locate a rebel policeman killed in a shootout this week. Opposition politician Luis Florido said representatives would not be a

SFGATE - 2018-01-18 15:55:00

Venezuela's economy on the brink of collapse

It used to be the wealthiest country in Latin America, now Venezuela's currency is almost worthless. Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer. Morningstar: Morningstar, Inc. All

CNNMONEY - 2018-01-18 15:45:18

Crisis-hit Venezuela's oil output plummets in 2017 to decades low

HOUSTON/CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's crude oil production fell nearly 13 percent last year, according to figures released by OPEC on Thursday, hitting a 28-year annual low that points to a deepening economic crisis and increased chances of a debt default. The South American country produced 2.07

REUTERS - 2018-01-18 18:45:52

Venezuela talks off in row over fugitive ex-policeman's death

CARACAS (Reuters) - Talks between Venezuela's government and the opposition coalition foundered on Thursday after the opposition denied providing information that led to the death of a rogue former policeman and six other anti-government militants. Oscar Perez, a photogenic former pilot who once st

REUTERS UK - 2018-01-18 17:48:49

Venezuelan Hyperinflation Explodes, Soaring Over 440,000 Percent

Customers stand in line to buy unregulated meat from a street vendor in Caracas on Dec. 18, 2017. Photographer: Wil Riera/Bloomberg If there was any doubt about whether Venezuela had sunk into an inflationary spiral, it's gone now. The price of a cup of coffee in Bloomberg's Cafe Con Leche Index has

BLOOMBERG - 2018-01-18 15:17:44

Why the U.S. Considers Parts of Mexico as Dangerous as Syria, Somalia

The U.S. Department of State (DoS) rolled out a level-based warning system and issued "do not travel" advisories to five Mexican states-all for cartel violence. A level down, DoS advised travelers "reconsider" (level 3) Central America's Northern Triangle states, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador

BREITBART - 2018-01-18 15:28:59

Venezuela Hyperinflation Nears Papiermark, Pengo, Zimbabwean Dollar Levels

The situation in Venezuela is ugly and getting more so by the day. Looking on the bright side, however, the oil-rich nation's abundance of misery might provide an example of how not to manage and economy. With inflation now spiraling out of control, projected to hit 2349.3% in 2018 by two Federal Re

VALUEWALK - 2018-01-18 18:00:09

Costa Rica 'more complete' after recovering 200 artifacts from Venezuela

San Jose (AFP) - Costa Rica said it is "more complete" after recovering nearly 200 pre-Columbian artifacts from Venezuela, where they had been amassed by a wealthy Estonian art collector. The handover of the 196 stone and ceramic figurines to the National Museum in Costa Rica on Wednesday marked the

YAHOO! - 2018-01-18 16:58:04

Venezuela's Oil Production Is Collapsing

CARACAS, Venezuela-Venezuela's oil output is collapsing at an accelerating pace, deepening an economic and humanitarian crisis and increasing the chances the country will default on its debts. Production fell 216,000 barrels a day to 1.6 million in December compared to November, the 15th consecutive

MSN.COM - 2018-01-18 14:48:21

Trump Deals Haiti Another Blow, Ending Participation In Guest Worker Program

Protesters gather at President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort on Monday, Jan. 15, in response to reports that the president called Haiti, Africa and El Salvador "shithole countries." Getty images via Miami Herald The Trump administration has slapped Haiti again. As of Thursday, Haitian farmers and other

WLRN.ORG - 2018-01-18 14:20:00

Miami Marchers Demand Protections For DACA, TPS Recipients

MIAMI (CBMiami) - More than a 100 people protested the federal government's inaction on immigration reform marched in downtown Miami Thursday morning at the height of rush hour. Those taking part in the march wanted lawmakers to fix the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program which all

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-01-18 15:12:59

La Quinta Holdings Inc. Common Stock Quote & Summary Data

Our system-wide portfolio, as of December 31, 2016, consisted of 888 hotels representing approximately 87,200 rooms located predominantly in 48 states across the U.S., as well as in Canada, Mexico, Honduras and Colombia, of which 322 hotels were owned and operated and 566 were franchised. We also ha

NASDAQ - 2018-01-18 18:03:00

Venezuela Must Respond For Deadly Security Operation

WASHINGTON - The operation by security forces to arrest the former CICPC (Scientific Investigation Police) official scar Perez and others who had risen against the government, appears to be illegal and raise multiple concerns of grave human rights violations and even crimes under international law,

COMMON DREAMS - 2018-01-18 13:45:25

Wave of looting by hungry mobs spreads fear in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela - A wave of looting by hungry mobs across Venezuela has left streets of shuttered shops in provincial towns and pushed some store owners to arm themselves with guns and machetes. Worsening food shortages and runaway inflation have unleashed the spate of pillaging since Christma

NBC NEWS - 2018-01-18 09:50:23