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Drivers wait six days to buy fuel in Venezuela border region

15 Oct 2019

MARACAIBO/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela Venezuelans in border areas are waiting up to six days to fill their cars and some report paying bribes to jump ahead in lines, signalling a return of crippling fuel shortages that have dogged the struggling OPEC nation for much of the year.

Venezuelan teen blinded by police rubber bullets at protest

03 Jul 2019

SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela A Venezuelan teenager was left blind after police fired over 50 rubber bullets at his face as they dispersed a group of people protesting shortages of cooking gas in the border state of Tachira, his mother and a doctor said on Tuesday.

Venezuelan man killed in service station line amid fuel shortages

09 Jun 2019

SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela A Venezuelan man was killed on Saturday night in a service station line in the western state of Merida, a municipal mayor said on Sunday, signaling the growing impact of the OPEC nation's fuel shortages.

Venezuelan man killed in service station line amid fuel shortages

09 Jun 2019

SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela, June 9 A Venezuelan man was killed on Saturday night in a service station line in the western state of Merida, a municipal mayor said on Sunday, signaling the growing impact of the OPEC nation's fuel shortages.

Venezuela congress declares 'state of alarm' over blackout

13 Mar 2019

CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela Venezuela's opposition-run congress on Monday declared a "state of alarm" over a five-day power blackout that has crippled the OPEC member country's oil exports and left millions of citizens scrambling to find food and water. | Video

Venezuelans scramble for food and water as oil exports hit by blackout

11 Mar 2019

CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela, March 11 Much of Venezuela, including parts of the capital Caracas, remained without power on Monday for a fifth day, crimping vital oil exports and leaving people struggling to obtain water and food.

Venezuela's Guaido says 'all options open' after Maduro blocks aid

25 Feb 2019

URENA, Venezuela/CUCUTA, Colombia Troops loyal to President Nicolas Maduro violently drove back foreign aid convoys from Venezuela's border on Saturday, killing two protesters and prompting opposition leader Juan Guaido to propose that Washington consider "all options" to oust him. | Video

UPDATE 8-Venezuela's Guaido says "all options open" after Maduro blocks aid

24 Feb 2019

URENA, Venezuela/CUCUTA, Colombia, Feb 23 Troops loyal to President Nicolas Maduro violently drove back foreign aid convoys from Venezuela's border on Saturday, killing two protesters and prompting opposition leader Juan Guaido to propose that Washington consider "all options" to oust him.

Venezuela aid trucks arrive in Colombia as EU calls for dialogue

08 Feb 2019

CUCUTA, Colombia/TIENDITAS, Venezuela Trucks carrying humanitarian aid for crisis-stricken Venezuela arrived in the Colombian border city of Cucuta on Thursday as diplomatically-isolated President Nicolas Maduro appeared set to block its entry amid an escalating political crisis.

With border blocked, desperate Venezuelans ask how U.S. aid will arrive

07 Feb 2019

URENA, Venezuela/CUCUTA, Colombia Desperate Venezuelans asked on Wednesday how they would gain access to U.S. food and medicine aid due to arrive via the Colombia border after President Nicolas Maduro's government blocked the frontier crossing to any humanitarian shipments. | Video

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