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In oil-rich region, Venezuelans fear catastrophe if Trump forces Chevron to leave

18 Oct 2019

LA CAÑADA DE URDANETA, Venezuela With the $2 he earns in wages each week working as a cargo driver for Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA, 56-year-old Freddy Brito cannot even afford to buy one kilogram (2.2 lb) of cheese.

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.

Young Venezuelan ball players 'wanted to stay' in U.S.

18 Sep 2019

MARACAIBO, Venezuela While playing for Venezuela in baseball's Little League World Series in the United States last month, 12-year-old Adrian Salcedo ate tacos and Chick-fil-A, donned a virtual reality headset to envision himself hitting home runs in big league ballparks and marvelled at the lush grass of the fields. | Video

Power flickers across Venezuela after worst blackout since March

23 Jul 2019

CARACAS/MARACAIBO, Venezuela Caracas residents woke up on Tuesday with the lights back on after the worst blackout since March knocked out power in half of Venezuela a day earlier, although service remained down in other states and some key oil infrastructure went offline. | Video

Venezuelan soldiers oversee fuel rationing in some towns amid shortages

19 May 2019

MARACAIBO/PUNTO FIJO Soldiers oversaw rationing of gasoline at service stations in several parts of Venezuela on Sunday as worsening fuel shortages forced angry drivers to wait for hours to fill their tanks, prompting protests in some areas.

Soldiers oversee fuel rationing in some Venezuelan towns amid shortages

19 May 2019

MARACAIBO/PUNTO FIJO, May 19 Soldiers oversaw rationing of gasoline at service stations in several parts of Venezuela on Sunday as worsening fuel shortages forced angry drivers to wait for hours to fill their tanks, prompting protests in some areas.

Venezuela dialysis patients face uncertain fate after power cuts

15 May 2019

MARACAIBO, Venezuela Seconds before William Lopez was set to be connected to a dialysis machine at a state-run clinic in the western Venezuelan city of Maracaibo in April, the power went out.

Venezuela's Maduro orders militia expansion as Guaido tours blackout-ravaged state

14 Apr 2019

CARACAS/MARACAIBO Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday ordered an expansion of civilian militia by nearly one million members as opposition leader Juan Guaido toured western Zulia state, which has been hard hit by electricity blackouts.

In Venezuela, not even the dollar is immune to effects of hyperinflation

14 Mar 2019

SAN ANTONIO/MARACAIBO, Venezuela In San Antonio del Tachira, like scores of Venezuelan towns near the border with Colombia, if you want to buy food or medicine it is no use amassing huge piles of bolivar currency. You need Colombian pesos or U.S. dollars.

Venezuela seeks to restore power amid looting; China offers help

14 Mar 2019

CARACAS/MARACAIBO, Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro's government scrambled on Wednesday to return power to western Venezuela following heavy looting in the country's second largest city, while China offered to help the OPEC-member nation end its worst blackout on record. | Video

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