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Brian Ellsworth

U.N. approves $9 million in aid for crisis-stricken Venezuela

Nov 26 2018

GENEVA/CARACAS The United Nations on Monday announced $9.2 million in health and nutritional aid for crisis-stricken Venezuela, where hunger and preventable disease are soaring amid the collapse of the country's socialist economic system.

Venezuela's former treasurer took $1 billion in bribes: U.S. prosecutors

Nov 20 2018

Venezuela's former national treasurer admitted receiving over $1 billion in bribes as part of illicit foreign currency operations that involved a local television mogul now indicted in U.S. courts, according to U.S. court documents unsealed on Tuesday.

PDVSA ex-executive admits taking bribes in guilty plea in U.S. court

Oct 31 2018

CARACAS A former finance executive of Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA accepted $17 million in bribes as part of a broad embezzlement scheme, U.S. federal prosecutors said on Wednesday, in a case that implicates a French oil firm and a Russian bank.

U.S. sanctions Venezuela officials, Trump slams Maduro

Sep 25 2018

NEW YORK/CARACAS The United States imposed new sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's wife and several of his top allies on Tuesday as U.S. President Donald Trump urged members of the United Nations to support a "restoration of democracy" in the once-booming OPEC nation.

Classrooms near empty as school starts in crisis-stricken Venezuela

Sep 17 2018

CAUCAGUA, Venezuela Venezuela's school year began on Monday with few students arriving in classrooms amid a crippling economic crisis that has left many families unable to afford supplies or provide their children with enough food to focus on schoolwork.

Classrooms near empty as school starts in crisis-stricken Venezuela

Sep 17 2018

CAUCAGUA, Venezuela Venezuela's school year began on Monday with few students arriving in classrooms amid a crippling economic crisis that has left many families unable to afford supplies or provide their children with enough food to focus on schoolwork.

"Superman"-Kryptowährung Petro wird zum Superflop

Sep 10 2018

Atapirire, Venezuela Er soll nicht nur die darniederliegende Wirtschaft Venezuelas retten.

Special Report: In Venezuela, new cryptocurrency is nowhere to be found

Aug 30 2018

ATAPIRIRE, Venezuela To hear Venezuela's leftist President Nicolas Maduro tell it, this remote hamlet of 1,300 souls is perched on the cutting edge of an innovation in cryptocurrency. | Video

Payment seen unlikely on $1.1 billion in maturing Venezuela bonds

Aug 15 2018

NEW YORK/CARACAS Venezuela faces payments of $1.1 billion in interest and principal on two bonds maturing on Wednesday, but investors expect the cash-strapped nation to continue its pattern of no payments.

Crystallex court win against Venezuela aided by finding on PDVSA: U.S. court

Aug 10 2018

CARACAS Crystallex's victory in a legal battle with Venezuela that paves the way for it to collect a $1.4 billion award hinged on a finding that state oil company PDVSA is not separate from the Venezuelan government, court documents showed on Friday.

World News

U.S. Senate hands Trump historic rebuke on Saudi Arabia

The U.S. Senate delivered a rare double rebuke to President Donald Trump on Saudi Arabia on Thursday, voting to end U.S. military support for the war in Yemen and blame the Saudi crown prince for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.