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  • 'We need people here': the Spanish towns welcoming migrants
    Small towns look to bring back life and the sound of children after young Spaniards leave in search of workOn the wall of a small flat in Pareja, not far from the chemist, the plaza mayor and the 16th-century church, hangs a picture of a wooden farmh…
    - 4 days ago, 10 Aug 20, 12:00am -
  • Venezuela jails former US soldiers for 20 years over botched bid to overthrow Maduro
    Two ex-Green Berets hired to oust president were sentenced in a secretive hearing that their lawyers say breached their right to a defenceA Venezuelan court has sentenced two former US special forces soldiers to 20 years in prison for their part in a…
    - 5 days ago, 8 Aug 20, 8:46pm -
  • A dollar for sex: Venezuela's women tricked and trafficked
    Women attempting to flee the country’s economic collapse are in desperate straits, stranded at borders and forced into sex work, say NGOsThe family had nothing at home, says mother of six Luisa Hernández, 30, from Zulia state, Venezuela. “To see…
    - 15 days ago, 30 Jul 20, 2:30am -
  • Tsunami of fake news hurts Latin America's effort to fight coronavirus
    More than 160,000 people have died but from Mexico to Brazil, social networks are awash with quack cures and conspiraciesFor months Gustavo Andrade has been battling to convince his parishioners to take Covid-19 seriously. Related: Desperate Bolivian…
    - 19 days ago, 26 Jul 20, 5:00am -
  • Global report: Tokyo hits Covid-19 high as Australia limits arrivals
    Japan reels from resurgence of virus while Australia restricts admissions to 4,000 a weekCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTokyo hit another record daily high number of new cases, Australia is to halve the number of citize…
    - 35 days ago, 10 Jul 20, 10:08am -
  • Global report: Bolivia's president and Venezuela's Socialist party leader test positive for Covid-19
    Announcements come after Brazil’s president tested positive; South Africa records highest one-day case increase; Australia to limit incoming travellersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTwo more leading Latin American pol…
    - 35 days ago, 10 Jul 20, 12:30am -
  • 'It's a tsunami': pandemic leaves vulnerable Latin America reeling
    Years of social progress could be reversed by the virus, amid accusations that politicians have been fatally ineptCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs coronavirus galloped through Latin America in late April, the mayor of…
    - 40 days ago, 5 Jul 20, 2:16am -
  • 'Get me back to Caracas': desperate Venezuelans leave lockdown Bogotá
    Their ambitions for a new life in Colombia shattered, migrants are lining up for the bus journey back to an uncertain futureCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageRosa Vera, a 40-year-old from a small town in crisis-ridden Vene…
    - 41 days ago, 4 Jul 20, 3:30am -
  • Maduro refused control of $1bn in UK vaults by British high court
    UK has ‘unequivocally recognised’ rival Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s president, ruling saysA British court has refused to give Nicolás Maduro control of $1bn (£799m) of gold bullion held by Venezuela in the vaults of the Bank of England, rulin…
    - 43 days ago, 2 Jul 20, 8:16am -
  • Bank of England blocking release of Venezuelan gold, court hears
    $1bn gold hoard subject of dispute between Nicolás Maduro and rival Juan GuaidóClaims that the Bank of England is unlawfully blocking the release of 31 tonnes of gold valued at nearly $1bn(£805m) and intended to combat the coronavirus in Venezuela…
    - 49 days ago, 25 Jun 20, 1:44pm -

Venezuela News and Views

  • Iran gasoline in Venezuela: tragedy or bad joke

    Iran gasoline in Venezuela: tragedy or bad joke

    This nice PDVSA worker, all dressed in red of course, cheers and waves the flag as Iranian tankers reach Venezuela to deliver gasoline.What is wrong with this picture?To begin with, the worker is a fraud, he represents a state oil company which once…
    - 60 days ago, 15 Jun 20, 10:32am -
  • The end arriveth

    The end arriveth

    Milton Friedman said something of the kind that were the Sahara to be ruled by communist the desert would run out of sand within a few years.Well, it just happened in Venezuela, perhaps the first mega oil producer in history that has run out of gasol…
    - 87 days ago, 19 May 20, 6:45am -
  • Coronavirus a.k.a COVID 19 : the Venezuelan story
    No need to soften the blow. If the first case of Coronavirus in Venezuela is not yet confirmed, it is just a matter of time until a verifiable one is reported.  In fact, the Pan American Health Organization has announced that it is sending missions…
    - 8 Mar 20, 8:04pm -
  • A whirlwind start of year
    Over a month and a half without writing...Then again I learned the limitations of writing from outside of Venezuela. January and February have been so eventful that just thinking seriously about the implications of the events was not possible: someth…
    - 1 Mar 20, 6:32pm -
  • What mattered in 2019

    What mattered in 2019

    For yours truly, of course, no objectivity here. (1)I pick as the marking moment of 2019 the burning down of Notre Dame in Paris. Why? Because it was infinitely more than a Church going down in flames, it was a hit on one of the main symbols of Weste…
    - 1 Jan 20, 4:00am -
  • Welcome 2020
    Dear readers, it has been two years in a row that the best wishes I received were the prelude of horrendous years of grief.  I am thus quite weary to partake in the ritual wishes.But one needs to pick up the pieces, dust off, stand up and walk.So th…
    - 31 Dec 19, 8:30pm -
  • 2019 in review part 5: did international sanctions work?
    More and more people are questioning the results of over a year of sanctions against the Maduro regime. Are they right?Let's start with the obvious: many that uphold that view are either trying to make deals with the regime, or are from the democrati…
    - 30 Dec 19, 6:30pm -
  • 2019 in review part 4: a suicidal opposition?
    The opposition to the regime started on solid footing in January when Guaido was elected chair of the National Assembly as this one declared null the "election" of Maduro a few months before.  Unfortunately the high hopes of early 2019 have been das…
    - 30 Dec 19, 7:16am -
  • 2019 in review part 3: the dollar bubble
    The economy of Venezuela keeps tanking. And yet some papers are talking "improvement". This is bullshit and only reflects on the superficiality of Venezuelan coverage, still, after all of these years.  Then again if you limit yourself to Caracas you…
    - 28 Dec 19, 1:40pm -
  • 2019 in review part 2: digging its heels
    January was loaded with expectations: the fraudulent "reelection" of Maduro months earlier was not recognized by over 50 democratic countries.  Maduro was left to rely on Russia, China and a few low weight accomplices.  The National Assembly elect…
    - 28 Dec 19, 12:51pm -
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