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Amid malnutrition, crop diseases pose threat to Venezuela food supplies

30 Jan 2020

BEJUMA, Venezuela Venezuelan citrus farmer Carlos Romero for years struggled to find the fertilizers and pesticides he needed to keep his fruit trees healthy amid chronic product shortages, or was unable to afford them because of hyperinflation.

Disappeared Venezuelan legislator being held in state detention - lawyer

22 Jan 2020

CARACAS Venezuelan opposition legislator Gilber Caro, whose whereabouts had been unknown since an elite police unit arrested him in December, is being held in state custody and is well, his lawyer said on Tuesday.

Venezuela's Guaido calls for more protests against Maduro

12 Jan 2020

CARACAS Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Saturday called for more protests against the government of President Nicolas Maduro in the wake of a failed attempt by the ruling Socialist Party to install allied leadership in congress.

Venezuela's Guaido seeks EU 'blood gold' designation for informal mining

09 Jan 2020

CARACAS Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Thursday urged the European Union to officially label as "blood gold" the precious metal informally mined in the country's southern jungles as he seeks to increase pressure on the government of President Nicolas Maduro.

U.S. conservative activist, Venezuelan pastor team up on aid effort

20 Dec 2019

CARACAS A conservative U.S. activist has teamed up with a prominent Venezuelan evangelical pastor to bring a $500,000 humanitarian aid shipment to the crisis-stricken country, the two men said in interviews this week.

Venezuela Christmas decorations light up anger over blackouts

18 Dec 2019

CARACAS Venezuela's government has sparked a holiday controversy by hanging Christmas lights in major cities, decorations that many say have no place in a country suffering chronic blackouts.

Venezuelan opposition to investigate report of wrongdoing by lawmakers

01 Dec 2019

CARACAS Venezuela's opposition on Sunday vowed to investigate alleged wrongdoing within its ranks after a media outlet reported that a group of opposition lawmakers had unduly advocated for a businessman linked to the government of President Nicolas Maduro. 

After Venezuelan opposition call for mass rallies, street protests underwhelm

23 Nov 2019

CARACAS Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's call for massive street protests against President Nicolas Maduro has so far yielded only modest demonstrations, casting doubt on a plan to revive stalling efforts to force a change in government.

After Venezuelan opposition call for mass rallies, street protests underwhelm

22 Nov 2019

CARACAS, Nov 22 Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's call for massive street protests against President Nicolas Maduro has so far yielded only modest demonstrations, casting doubt on a plan to revive stalling efforts to force a change in government.

Maduro's military stands in the way of a Bolivia repeat in Venezuela

11 Nov 2019

CARACAS Venezuelan opposition leaders looking to oust their country's socialist government can perhaps take some hope from the resignation of its leftist ally in Bolivia, President Evo Morales, on Sunday after weeks of street protests.

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