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By Edition On Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
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Venezuela arrests ex-oil refining boss for alleged graft

PUNTO FIJO - Venezuela has arrested the former refining boss of state oil company PDVSA for alleged corruption, two sources told the news agency Reuters on Monday, extending a crackdown on the OPEC nation’s ailing More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
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U.S. sanctions and worries of a coup erode Maduro’s control of Venezuelan military

CARACAS - When military counter-intelligence officers went to Fort Tiuna in Caracas on March 2, they found the Ayala Battalion's Russian-made armored vehicles loaded with ammunition, in violation of regulations. The More...

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By Edition On Monday, February 26th, 2018
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The Blockchain won’t save Venezuela

The petro is just a way to hide new international debt behind crypto mumbo-jumbo. I don’t know why Venezuela’s “petro” cryptocurrency annoys me so much. It is partly that the promise of cryptocurrency was More...

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By Edition On Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
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Venezuela launches world’s first government-backed digital currency

CARACAS -Venezuela has formally launched its new oil-backed cryptocurrency, the Petro, as it seeks to pull itself out of economic crisis. The Nicolás Maduro government plans to issue a total of 100 million digital More...

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By Edition On Thursday, February 8th, 2018
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Venezuela election could trigger deeper sanctions, exiles

CARACAS - The Venezuelan government’s decision to plow ahead with early presidential elections over the objections of the opposition risks spurring more international sanctions and exacerbating an economic and More...

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By Edition On Monday, January 29th, 2018
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In Venezuela, early elections, ‘rigged’ elections

CARACAS - Venezuela is having elections earlier than planned. Instead of October, they will be in April now. And they will be rigged in favor of the Socialists United Party of Venezuela, aka PSUV. PSUV once enjoyed More...

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By Edition On Friday, January 12th, 2018
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Venezuela keeps the border with the ABC Islands closed for a while longer

WILLEMSTAD - Venezuela keeps the border with Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire closed for at least three more days. That was announced in Venezuela. The meeting this afternoon between the Prime Minister of Aruba Evelyn More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
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Update: Venezuelan ties to oil-linked isles further sour

CARACAS, WILLEMSTAD - Venezuela says it will not reopen its air and sea borders with the islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao until the local authorities implement measures to halt smuggling of coltan, diamonds More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
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Maduro extends border closure ABC Islands

CARACAS - According to a high official in the government of Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro just extended the trade ban with the ABC Islands. It is not clear yet for how long the ban will be this time. Last More...

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By Edition On Monday, January 8th, 2018
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Food hoarding on Dutch Islands as Venezuela issues trade ban over smuggling

WILLEMSTAD - The population of Curaçao was forced to begin stockpiling food since neighboring country Venezuela announced a trade boycott with the Dutch Caribbean Island on Friday. The trade ban also covered Aruba More...