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Venezuelan children deported from Trinidad & Tobago sailed piranha-infested waters

By Melquiades Ávila.Additional reporting by Carlos Camacho in Caracas. The chief of the community of Mariusa, Elias Perez, described this November 24 the route that the migrant minors took to Trinidad and Tobago from...

Candidates in controversial elections offering gifts to collect votes

Several candidates from Madurismo, and even an opposition candidate, have made atypical donations to collect votes for the parliamentary elections of next December 6. In the different states of Venezuela, candidates to the National Assembly have used...

People suffer 45-hour blackouts in Guajira communities

By Eira Gonzalez.Additional reporting by Carlos Camacho in Caracas. The energy crisis that Venezuela is experiencing since 2008 continues to affect the inhabitants of the municipality of Guajira, who have spent 45 consecutive hours...

Asdrubal Chávez, a key figure in the mismanagement of PDVSA oil fleet

He started in the famous oil company PDVSA in the 1980s. But, it was after his late cousin Hugo Chávez wan the 1998 election, and more precisely, between 2005 and 2014 when Asdrubal Chávez held lead roles...

Profile| Eudis Girot, the trade unionist who revealed mismanagement at PDVSA

The executive director of the Unitary Federation of Oil Workers of Venezuela (Futpv in Spanish), Eudis Girot, has been one of the principal spokespersons of the workers from the state oil firm PDVSA. In the last two...

Trinidad & Tobago judge orders Venezuelan migrant children back

A Trinidad and Tobago judge ordered early Monday morning that the Caribbean nation military escorts the group of 19 deported Venezuelan migrants back, which includes 16 minors, a 4-month-old baby among them, after a decision to deport...

Doctors: patients must paying $150 for a blood bag

By Yesenia Garcia. The Antonio Patricio Alcala Hospital in the city of Cumana, Sucre state in Venezuela, does not have blood for transfusions, so family members must buy it from private health centers at...

KEYS | The Caracas-Washington diplomatic rollercoaster

By Jordan Flores.Additional reporting, by Carlos Camacho in Caracas. After ten years without exchanging ambassadors between Washington and Caracas, James Story was confirmed as a new ambassador to Venezuela by the US Senate Thursday,...
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