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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

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

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.

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