Venezuela ( ( listen) VEN-ə-ZWAYL-ə; American Spanish: [beneˈswela]), officially the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (Spanish: República Bolivariana de Venezuela), is a federal republic on the northern coast of South America, consisting of a continental land and a large number of small islands and islets in the Caribbean Sea, whose capital and largest urban agglomeration is the city of Caracas.
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EDITORIAL: Venezuela offers cautionary tale

Earlier this week the Venezuelan government devalued their currency the bolivar by a staggering 96%. Now residents will need to take massive stacks of bills to the store just to buy bread. They have also pegged the bolivar to a new cryptocurrency ...

- Toronto Sun

Washington Post

Venezuela's refugee exodus is the biggest crisis in the hemisphere

The exodus is the consequence of severe economic deprivation and mounting desperation among Venezuelans. The country's economy has shrunk by half in just five years, and inflation is nearing a staggering 1 million percent. Shortages of food and ...

- Washington Post

Venezuela's great socialist experiment has brought a country to its knees

For years, Venezuela has been one giant economic laboratory, its 32 million citizens reduced to guinea pigs. The Maduro regime has been condemned worldwide (except by Jeremy Corbyn, who rang Maduro to congratulate him on his election victory and ...



More Money, More Problems: Why Venezuela's New Currency Is Unlikely to Curb ...

Venezuela's government unleashed the new sovereign bolivar on Tuesday in an attempt to curb hyperinflation, coming on the heels of a 3,000% minimum wage hike intended to stanch the exodus of economic refugees. “A historic economic change has ...

- Fortune


Poverty-Stricken Millionaires: Will Devaluing The Bolívar Pay Off For ...

Late last week, somebody in Venezuela quite literally would have needed a wheelbarrow full of cash to buy some meat and vegetables at the supermarket. Runaway hyperinflation made the country's bolívar practically worthless and commerce exceptionally ...

- Forbes

Business Insider

A cryptocurrency is making huge inroads in Venezuela as inflation runs wild ...

LONDON — A cryptocurrency called dash is seeing a surge in new merchant sign-ups and wallet downloads in Venezuela as hyperinflation in the country runs wild. Venezuela is forecast to see inflation of as much as 1,000,000% this year, with locals ...

- Business Insider


Venezuela struck by magnitude 7.3 earthquake

The 7.3 quake was the largest to strike Venezuela since 1900, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. But at a depth of some 76 miles it appeared to have caused only limited damage even near its epicenter a few miles off the sparsely populated Cariaco ...


'Scary' 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake in Venezuela is Area's 'Largest Historic ...

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake rocked Venezuela on Tuesday after hitting off the coast near Yaguaraparo in a disaster authorities have called the “largest historic event” since 1900, reports say. No injuries or deaths were reported, but the quake caused ...



7.3-magnitude quake reported along Venezuelan coast

... his official Twitter account. Irald Cabrera, a translator for a tour company in Güiria, further east on the northern coast, told CNN that the earthquake lasted about a minute, with three aftershocks shortly after. The city is 43 miles from the ...


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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro survives alleged drone attack in Caracas

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro survived an alleged assassination attempt via drone on Saturday when a flying device carrying explosives detonated during a speech he was delivering in Caracas. Maduro, an unpopular leader who has presided over ...

- Vox

Washington Post

Venezuela braces for fallout of apparent presidential assassination attempt

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela braced on Sunday for more possible arrests and potential military purges one day after the government said President Nicolás Maduro had survived an apparent assassination attempt in which drones carrying explosives ...

- Washington Post

ABC News

Explosive drones detonate in 'assassination attempt' on Venezuelan president

Several drones armed with explosives were detonated near Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas Saturday in what he called an assassination attempt carried out by "far-right" opponents.

- ABC News


Venezuela's Maduro says drone blast was bid to kill him, blames Colombia

At least one explosion rocked a military event where Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was giving a speech on Saturday and the government said it was a failed assassination attempt involving drones carrying explosives. Maduro said "everything points" ...



Venezuela's Maduro after alleged assassination attempt: 'I'm alive and victorious'

(CNN) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro emerged on his country's national TV hours after what he called an "attempt against his life" on Saturday and pointed blame at far-right elements and Colombia's outgoing president, Juan Manuel Santos. "I'm ...


Washington Post

Maduro speech interrupted by explosions in what Venezuelan government calls a ...

CARACAS, VENEZUELA — A televised speech by President Nicolás Maduro was abruptly cut off Saturday, and military personnel were seen running from what the government called a “failed attack” against the president that left seven soldiers wounded.

- Washington Post

Washington Post

The Latest: Venezuelan president says arrests made in attack

CARACAS, Venezuela — The Latest on explosions at speech given by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (all times local):. 8:25 p.m.. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says authorities have captured some of those responsible for what he is calling ...

- Washington Post

New York Times

Venezuelan President Targeted by Drone Attack, Officials Say

CARACAS, Venezuela — Explosions caused pandemonium at a military ceremony where President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela was speaking on Saturday, making the first lady flinch and sending National Guard troops scurrying in what administration ...

- New York Times


Venezuelan Officials Say President Nicolás Maduro Is Unharmed After Drone 'Attack'

Updated at 11:03 p.m. ET. Venezuelan officials say that President Nicolás Maduro has escaped an assassination attempt unharmed. Maduro was giving a live televised speech in the capital city of Caracas on Saturday when, a government spokesman said, ...


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