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Venezuelan nurses trapped between COVID-19 and economic crisis

09 Sep 2020

CARACAS Venezuelan nurse Flor Perez works a grueling night shift at a public children's hospital in Caracas, where the coronavirus is a constant risk. In exchange, she takes home a monthly salary that barely buys a day's worth of groceries.

Relatives of jailed Venezuelan police, military clamour for their release

03 Sep 2020

CARACAS Relatives of at least 259 jailed Venezuelan police and military officers are clamouring for their release, upset that none of them were included on the list of 110 people pardoned by President Nicolas Maduro's government this week.

Venezuelans breaking coronavirus rules punished under the sun

07 Aug 2020

CARACAS Security forces are punishing some Venezuelans who violate anti-coronavirus measures with physical exercise, sitting under the sun and even beating, witnesses and rights groups say.

Venezuela produce market is at centre of Caracas COVID-19 outbreak

04 Aug 2020

CARACAS Venezuela capital Caracas' largest produce market is at the centre of a worsening COVID-19 outbreak, but cash-strapped merchants refuse to stop hawking food there for the city's 5 million residents, many of whom are starving.

Venezuela's 'shadow opposition' scrambles to find candidates for election

28 Jul 2020

CARACAS/PUERTO ORDAZ When a Venezuelan political party asked union leader Henry Arias to run for congress on a platform opposing President Nicolas Maduro, Arias quickly responded that the party in question didn't actually represent the opposition - and turned them down.

Venezuela coronavirus cases spike, opposition warns healthcare system may be overwhelmed

15 Jul 2020

CARACAS Coronavirus cases in Venezuela have jumped in recent weeks and two top lieutenants of President Nicolas Maduro have tested positive, triggering warnings from health workers that the pandemic may overwhelm the country's already battered healthcare system.

Mud-hut homes near Venezuela's capital signal growing desperation

13 Jun 2020

CARACAS Venezuelan families on the outskirts of Caracas are expanding a settlement of mud-and-bamboo homes lacking running water, power and sewer services, in another sign of declining living standards amid a six-year economic crisis.

Venezuela's new gasoline system fails to end epic lines

07 Jun 2020

CARACAS Hundreds of Venezuelans queued up in miles-long lines to try to fill their cars with subsidized gasoline over the weekend, a week after President Nicolas Maduro launched a new dual-price system aimed at easing an acute fuel shortage.

For Venezuelans, a key obstacle for handwashing during pandemic - no running water

04 Jun 2020

CARACAS After going two months without running water at her home on the outskirts of Venezuela's capital Caracas, Mara Loyo stores it whenever it becomes available, in pots, pans, and even tablespoons.

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