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A bill in Venezuela seeks to give the government absolute control over the internet

On January 14th, we received news about a proposed cybersecurity bill in Venezuela that puts the digital rights of Venezuelans — and the entire internet in the country — in jeopardy. The news came just two days after NetBlocks reported that Wikipedia was blocked by the public telecommunications comp


Saint Lucia takes back seat in Venezuela crisis

(SNO) — Although Saint Lucia voted at the Organization of American States (OAS) not to recognize Nicholas Maduro’s second term as president of Venezuela, the island said it will not interfere in the internal affairs of the crisis-racked South American country.


Venezuela’s Road to Recovery

On January 10, 2019, Nicolas Maduro assumed the Venezuelan presidency amid widespread rejection of his legitimacy as Venezuela’s president, with more than 50 countries rejecting the results of the elections held in May 2018. Many of these countries, including all members of the Lima Group except for


Watching Venezuela’s Last Glacier Disappear

In 1976, Alejandra Melfo and her family joined the tens of thousands of Uruguayans fleeing their country’s military dictatorship. Melfo, who was 11 when her family arrived in Venezuela, remembers delighting in the lighthearted Venezuelan national anthem, and realizing that her blond hair and pale sk


Marathon Fund Embraces Political Risks From Saudi to Venezuela

(Bloomberg) -- It’s time to embrace geopolitical risks, according to Gabriel Szpigiel, partner and head of emerging markets at Marathon Asset Management. The veteran investor said his most promising bond bets come from some of the world’s most unstable nations. He cited Saudi Arabia, where the murde


Venezuela Opposition Declares Maduro Illegitimate, and Urges Defections

CARACAS, Venezuela — Leaders of Venezuela’s opposition on Tuesday set in motion a plan to try to oust President Nicolás Maduro and create a caretaker government until new elections can be held.


America Has Its Gunsights on Venezuela

Last Thursday—on January 10—Nicolas Maduro was sworn in for his second term as president of Venezuela. “I tell the people,” Maduro said, “this presidential sash is yours. The power of this sash is yours. It does not belong to the oligarchy or to imperialism. It belongs to the sovereign people of Ven


Venezuela’s Opposition Calls Maduro’s Government Illegitimate

VENEZUELA: The Venezuelan National Assembly declared President Nicolás Maduro’s government illegitimate on Tuesday evening and approved tentative resolutions in an effort to promote a transitional government. Maduro took office for his second term on January 10.


Bipartisan group in Congress wants to extend temporary protected status to Venezuelans fleeing unrest

A bipartisan group of congress members want to extend Temporary protected status to include Venezuelan migrants fleeing violence and poverty in the South American country. Temporary protected status applies to nationals of certain countries deemed unsafe to return to, or where the country's governme


Venezuela’s Situation Strains Latin America’s New Leadership

Nicolas Maduro was sworn in for his second, six-year term as president of Venezuela on Jan. 10, despite the country’s record inflation, food and medical shortages, and a precipitous decline in living standards.


Is Salt Bae Actually Tip-Skimming Bae?

In addition to twinkle-dropping salt flakes all over people’s steaks, a new lawsuit alleges that viral superstar Salt Bae has been plucking tip money from employees at his Manhattan steakhouse, Nusr-Et.


Maduro raises minimum wage in Venezuela to $6 per month

Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced a 300 percent increase to the nation's minimum monthly salary -- to the equivalent of a few dollars per month.


Helping Venezuela: How Does Cryptocurrency Fall into the Equation?

Venezuela has been in a disastrous state for several years. The country has fallen victim to mass inflation after its native currency, the bolivar, was deemed relatively worthless by the nation’s leading financial authorities. As a result, the prices of necessary survival goods such as food, clothin


Venezuela: 12 charged in detention of opposition leader

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan authorities say 12 officials with the country’s intelligence agency will be tried for their role in the brief detention of an opposition leader whose confinement sparked international outrage as he ramps up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro.


Maduro Sworn-In Amidst Venezuela’s Deepening Crisis

Nicolas Maduro was recently sworn-in to continue president of Venezuela, after his re-election last month. Despite an economic and social crisis, and an exodus of millions of Venezuelans, Maduro begins a six-year term. The future of Venezuela is uncertain.


Venezuela’s Level 3 Travel Advisory Reaffirmed by US State Department

The US State Department has reissued its Level 3 Travel Advisory, Reconsider Travel for the South American country of Venezuela, effective January 16, 2019. The State Department said ‘Americans should reconsider travel to Venezuela due to crime, civil unrest, poor health infrastructure, and arbitrar


Are The Economic Conditions of Iran Worse Than Venezuela?

We all see that Iran’s economy is nearing a death spiral. “Will Iran become the next Venezuela?” Almost every Iranian has faced this question. In this article, we will explain that Iran, with the Islamic Republic Regime, not only has become Venezuela but also the acceleration of its economic collaps


Vatican, Venezuela Bishops Play ‘Good Cop/Bad Cop’

ROSARIO, Argentina (Crux) – A day after the bishops of Venezuela declared the new presidency of Nicolas Maduro “illegitimate,” Pope Francis sent a Vatican representative to his inauguration. The successor of the late Hugo Chavez thanked Msgr. George Koovakod for his “bravery” for coming.


Arrest of Venezuela’s New Political Star Potential Misstep by Police

Venezuelan intelligence agents detained and then freed the new president of the National Assembly in what closely resembled a kidnapping, showcasing possible conflicts within a force known for its human rights violations and participation in criminal activities.


Venezuela’s New Opposition Leader Launches a Bold Gambit to Unseat Maduro

Last Sunday, masked men intercepted a white van carrying Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido to a political meeting outside Caracas. They shoved Guaido into an SUV and sped away, taking into custody the man spearheading a bold and risky new strategy to try and reverse the country’s calamitous d