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Venezuelans block streets with cars to protest gas shortage in Andes

21 Sep 2018

SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela Dozens of Venezuelans on Friday brought the Andean city of San Cristobal to a standstill by blocking roads with their cars to protest gas shortages that have piled further misery on the OPEC nation's crisis-weary citizens.

Venezuelan drivers face long lines for fuel as new payment system flops

05 Sep 2018

UREÑA, Venezuela Frustrated Venezuelan drivers faced lengthy lines for gasoline in border states on Tuesday as the government struggled to roll out a new payment system that President Nicolas Maduro says will reduce smuggling of heavily-subsidized fuel. | Video

Venezuelan shopkeepers alarmed by Maduro's latest economic moves

18 Aug 2018

PUNTO FIJO/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela After Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's 60-fold increase to the minimum wage, storeowners on Saturday wrestled with an anguishing decision: Close up shop or hit customers with steep price hikes at the risk of sinking the business.

Venezuela's decimated 'Resistance' protesters stay off streets for election

20 May 2018

SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela Activists in Venezuela's western state of Tachira have for years been at the forefront of demonstrations against President Nicolas Maduro and helped lead violent protests during an election last year to create an all-powerful legislature.

Unconvinced by election, Venezuela emigrees stream across border

20 May 2018

SAN ANTONIO, Venezuela Crouched on a sidewalk near Venezuela's border with Colombia, construction worker Deiver Guarate said Sunday's presidential election has already been decided in favour of President Nicolas Maduro, and he did not plan to stay around to hear the results. | Video

Exclusive - In run-up to Venezuelan vote, more soldiers dissent and desert

18 May 2018

CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela Arrests for rebellion and desertion are rising sharply in Venezuela's armed forces, a mainstay of President Nicolas Maduro's Socialist government, amid discontent within the ranks at food shortages and dwindling salaries, according to documents and interviews with army personnel. | Video

Western Venezuela suffering daily power cuts despite end to rationing

20 Apr 2018

SAN CRISTOBAL/MARACAIBO, Venezuela, Multiple daily power outages are on the increase in several cities in western Venezuela, despite the supposed end of state-sanctioned electricity rationing, people who live in the area say.

Western Venezuela suffering daily power cuts despite end to rationing

20 Apr 2018

SAN CRISTOBAL/MARACAIBO, Venezuela, April 20, Reuters - M ultiple daily power outages are on the increase in several cities in western Venezuela, despite the supposed end of state-sanctioned electricity rationing, people who live in the area say.

Venezuela city issues own currency to combat national cash crisis

17 Mar 2018

SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela A western Venezuelan city began to issue its own currency this week to alleviate the hyper-inflationary country's cash crisis.

Venezuela begins power rationing as drought causes severe outages

16 Mar 2018

SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela Venezuela imposed electricity rationing this week in six western states, as the crisis-hit country's creaky power grid suffered from a drought that has reduced water levels in key reservoirs needed to run hydroelectric power generators.

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