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U.S. senators ask White House to probe ZTE work in Venezuela

28 Nov 2018

CARACAS Two U.S. senators on Wednesday asked the Trump administration to investigate whether Chinese telecommunications company ZTE Corp violated U.S. sanctions by helping Venezuela set up a database that monitors the behavior of its citizens.

Exclusive - U.S. senators ask White House to probe ZTE work in Venezuela

28 Nov 2018

CARACAS Two U.S. senators on Wednesday will ask the Trump administration to investigate whether ZTE Corp, the Chinese telecommunications company, violated U.S. sanctions by helping Venezuela set up a database that monitors the behaviour of its citizens.

Service? Don't rely on Venezuela's state telecoms firm Cantv

22 Nov 2018

BARINAS, Venezuela When Ceferino Angulo heard screams and gunshots one night last year close to his dairy farm on the western plains of Venezuela, he tried to call the police, but there was no phone signal.

How ZTE helps Venezuela create China-style social control

14 Nov 2018

Caracas In April 2008, former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dispatched Justice Ministry officials to visit counterparts in the Chinese technology hub of Shenzhen. Their mission, according to a member of the Venezuela delegation, was to learn the workings of China's national identity card programme. | Video

Some Venezuelans receive new minimum wage, but companies struggle to pay

14 Sep 2018

CARACAS Some Venezuelans on Friday began to receive their first salary payment since the government introduced a 60-fold minimum wage increase, though companies warned it was unaffordable and would add to the devastation of business in the country.

China makes no mention of new funds for Venezuela in Maduro visit

14 Sep 2018

BEIJING/CARACAS China made no mention of new funds for Venezuela's struggling government on Friday after President Nicolas Maduro visited his key foreign financier in hopes of securing new loans.

Venezuela's Constituent Assembly legalizes money exchanges

02 Aug 2018

CARACAS Venezuela's all-powerful Constituent Assembly on Thursday voted to legalize money exchange operations to relax the strict currency controls imposed by the social government that have throttled the oil-rich nation's economy.

Venezuela's last anti-Maduro paper clings on as media intimidation grows

26 Jul 2018

CARACAS Three hours before Venezuela's El Nacional newspaper goes to print, a bare-bones staff of 20 journalists toils in its vast newsroom, surrounded by empty desks. | Video

Venezuelan newspaper closures leave coverage in state's hands

26 Jul 2018

Almost three-quarters of Venezuela's newspapers have closed during five years of recession in the once-prosperous OPEC member country, according to the national journalism association, leaving El Nacional as the last independent national daily.

Venezuelan newspaper closures leave coverage in state's hands

26 Jul 2018

Almost three-quarters of Venezuela's newspapers have closed during five years of recession in the once-prosperous OPEC member country, according to the national journalism association, leaving El Nacional as the last independent national daily.

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