Venezuela

Tillerson floats possible Venezuelan military coup
Tillerson
TheHill | Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday that the U.S. does not advocate for "regime change" in Venezuela, but speculated that the country's military could move to oust President Nicolás Maduro. Speaking at the...
Venezuela Signs $3.2 Billion Debt Restructuring Deal With Russia
PUtin Maduro
ZeroHedge | As Venezuela teeters right on the brink of complete financial collapse, Bloomberg reports that Russia has agreed to restructure roughly $3.2 billion in outstanding obligations.  While details of the restructuring...
Venezuela May Be In Default In Under 48 Hours
Venezuela
ZeroHedge | This past weekend, Venezuela failed to make $237 million in bond coupon payment, blaming "technical glitches" when in reality it simply did not have the money (or wish to part with it). Adding the $349 million in unpaid...
Venezuelans Eating Dogs, Zoo Animals as Economy Collapses
Carne en Vara
Breitbart | Venezuela’s opposition published photos this weekend of men butchering a dead dog on the streets of Caracas, preparing the meat for cooking in a nation that has been forced to take increasingly extreme measures to avoid...
Venezuela's Maduro Regime Steps Up Crackdown on Dissidents
Maduro
Bloomberg | Venezuela’s government is intensifying its crackdown on critics of President Nicolas Maduro, ordering the detention of the husband of former Public Prosecutor Luisa Ortega Diaz and separate investigations of prominent...
State Department pays think tank nearly $1 million to work with Venezuelan opposition
Venezuela
FresnoBee | WASHINGTON - A little known bureau of the U.S. State Department is giving nearly $1 million to a Washington think tank to promote peace in Venezuela and start identifying the building blocks for a new democratically run...
Venezuela Officially Declared In Default
Tear Gas
ZeroHedge | Today at 11am, the ISDA Determinations Committee sits down to decide whether an event of default has occurred due to the delayed principal payment on the Petroleos de Venezuela SA, or PDVSA, bond that matured Nov. 2,...
In Venezuela, they were teachers and doctors. To buy food, they became prostitutes.
MiamiHerald | ARAUCA, Colombia At a squat, concrete brothel on the muddy banks of the Arauca River, Gabriel Sánchez rattled off the previous jobs of the women who now sell their bodies at his establishment for $25 an hour. “We’ve...
‘Hope Is Gone’ for Venezuelan Opposition
Protests
WSJ | CARACAS, Venezuela—Wuilly Arteaga became a symbol of Venezuela’s protest movement as he played patriotic hymns from his violin in the face of tear gas and rubber bullets. Then he was arrested and beaten. When the 23-...
Pence says 'failed state' in Venezuela threatens United States
Mike Pence
Reuters | WASHINGTON/BOGOTA (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Monday the United States would bring all its economic and diplomatic power to bear to see democracy restored in Venezuela, saying a failed state there...
Venezuela's currency crumbles at dizzying speed
Bolivar
France24 | CARACAS (AFP) - Venezuela's money, the bolivar, is sinking faster and faster under an intensifying political and economic crisis that has left citizens destitute and increasingly desperate. Its depreciation accelerated...
Venezuela braces for a day of fresh violence in wake of Maduro 'power grab' victory
Maduro
Telegraph.co.uk | Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro claimed victory on Monday in an internationally criticised election for an assembly to rewrite the constitution, but the opposition cried fraud and vowed to keep protesting despite...
High noon in Venezuela with strike then vote
Venezuela Protests
France24 | CARACAS (AFP) - Venezuela is hurtling toward a high-stakes political confrontation this week pitting an increasingly isolated President Nicolas Maduro against an opposition scenting blood. On Wednesday and Thursday, the...
Venezuela opposition plots 'zero hour,' government calls vote a 'fraud'
Protest
Reuters | CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition vowed on Monday to escalate protests after a massive vote against President Nicolas Maduro in an unofficial plebiscite that the leftist government mocked as a "gigantic fraud...
Stanford University course to study ‘abolishing whiteness’
Stanford
CollegeFix | Anthropology course will explore ‘coming to terms with white identity’ Stanford University is slated to offer a class this fall called “White Identity Politics,” during which students will “survey the field of whiteness...
Venezuelan Currency Madness Valued Local Bank More Than Apple
Mercantil Servicios Financieros
Bloomberg | What does it take to surpass Apple Inc. as the world’s most valuable traded company? One way is to be listed in Venezuela, with its massively overvalued currency. Venezuelan stocks are ascending the ranks of the most...
US hits Nicolás Maduro with sanctions after Venezuela's 'sham' election
Nicolas Maduro
Guardian | The US government has imposed financial sanctions on Venezuela’s president, Nicolás Maduro, after the election of a new legislative body to redraft the country’s constitution in a vote described by Washington as a “sham...
U.S. orders Venezuela embassy families out, crisis deepens
Venezuela
Reuters | CARACAS (Reuters) - The U.S. government ordered family members of employees at its embassy in Venezuela to leave on Thursday as a political crisis deepened ahead of a controversial vote critics contend will end...