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Fishermen in Falcon state run out of fuel and food

The fishermen from Tucacas in Falcon state have been camping for days in front of the only gas station in the town to demand fuel for their boats since the lack of gasoline prevents them from their...

The Maduro regime releases 122 prisoners to prevent COVID-19

The Minister of Prison Services, Iris Varela, authorized the release of 122 prisoners held in the Rodeo II and Rodeo III prisons in Guatire, Miranda state, on Saturday, April 4th. According to relatives...

Venezuela can’t face the economic crisis generated by the pandemic

Countries had closed their frontier and decreed lockdown to avoid the spread of the coronavirus. The economy falls, and airlines, restaurants, and hotels know they can go bankrupt. Venezuela doesn't escape from this...

Prisoners stage a protest for Coronavirus contagion risk

Venezuelan prisoners threaten the Nicolas Maduro regime with peaceful protest if the regime doesn’t improve conditions in jails given the Coronavirus outbreak. The deadline set for today. Prisoners in police cells announcing a peaceful...

Fifteen prisoners escaped from a detention cell in Barquisimeto

In the early morning of April 1st, a jail-break happened at the San Juan detention cell of the Scientific Investigation Police in Barquisimeto, Lara state. According to the police newsletter, 15 prisoners escaped.

Ten patients a day receive chemotherapy during the quarantine

Medical workers from the Virgen del Valle Oncology Clinic in Ciudad Bolívar continues to the chemotherapy service to the 200 patients in the health center during the quarantine, with a prevention system to avoid coronavirus infection.

Zulia farmers lost their crop due to the lack of gasoline

The lack of gasoline keeps farm producers in the southern area of Lake Maracaibo in high alert. They say that due to the restriction in the sales of fuel, 30% of the production of meat, milk, and...

Workers reported a tank explosion at Chevron-PDVSA plant

For the second time this year, alarms sounded at the Petropiar plant -a Chevron and Pdvsa partnership- located in the Jose Antonio Anzoategui Petrochemical Complex, where a tank with a capacity of 400,000 barrels of oil exploded....
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