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U.N. rights chief Bachelet urges Venezuela to release prisoners

22 Jun 2019

MAIQUETIA, Venezuela, 22 Jun U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Friday urged Venezuela's government to release prisoners who were arrested for peacefully protesting, and confirmed that a delegation would remain in the country to monitor the human rights situation.

With Venezuela in collapse, towns slip into primitive isolation

07 Jun 2019

PATANEMO, Venezuela At the once-busy beach resort of Patanemo, tourism has evaporated over the last two years as Venezuela's economic crisis has deepened and deteriorating cellphone service left visitors too afraid of robbery to brave the isolated roads.

Venezuela loses $1.4 billion of gold to banks for guarantees: sources

06 Jun 2019

CARACAS Citibank and Deutsche Bank have taken control of around $1.4 billion of Venezuelan government gold, which they received as guarantees for loans, as a result of U.S. sanctions on the Venezuelan Central Bank, according to five sources.

IMF denies pressuring Venezuela to release economic data

30 May 2019

WASHINGTON/CARACAS The International Monetary Fund said on Thursday it had not pressured Venezuela to release economic indicators after years of silence, while two sources said the country's surprise data release this week was due to pressure from China.

Angry Venezuelans wait hours for fuel as shortages worsen

18 May 2019

CARACAS/PUERTO CABELLO, Venezuela Angry drivers queued for hours in towns across Venezuela on Friday as fuel shortages worsened in the South American nation following a plunge in gasoline imports and a stoppage at the nation's second-largest oil refinery.

Venezuela's ad-hoc PDVSA board begins payment on Citgo-backed 2020 bond

16 May 2019

CARACAS Venezuela's ad-hoc board of directors for state oil company PDVSA, appointed by opposition leader Juan Guaido, said on Thursday it has made an interest payment on its bond maturing in 2020, delaying uncertainty over its crown jewel U.S. asset.

UPDATE 2-Venezuela's ad-hoc PDVSA board begins payment on Citgo-backed 2020 bond

16 May 2019

CARACAS, May 16 Venezuela's ad-hoc board of directors for state oil company PDVSA, appointed by opposition leader Juan Guaido, said on Thursday it has made an interest payment on its bond maturing in 2020, delaying uncertainty over its crown jewel U.S. asset.

Venezuela opposition, government leaders travel to Norway for possible talks

16 May 2019

CARACAS Representatives of Venezuela's government and the opposition have traveled to Norway to discuss potential options following a failed uprising against President Nicolas Maduro, according to four opposition sources familiar with the situation.

Venezuela opposition, government leaders travel to Norway for possible talks

15 May 2019

CARACAS Representatives of Venezuela's government and the opposition have travelled to Norway to discuss potential talks following a failed uprising against President Nicolas Maduro, according to four opposition sources familiar with the situation.

As Maduro cracks down, Venezuela legislators see intimidation

11 May 2019

CARACAS A Venezuelan opposition legislator on Friday fled to Colombia while others said threatening messages had been spray-painted on their homes or intelligence agents had been following them, amid a broad crackdown by President Nicolas Maduro against congress.

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