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With no antiretrovirals, Venezuela HIV patients rely on leaf remedy

Dec 13 2018

CARACAS As Venezuela's hyperinflation and chronic medicine shortages leave HIV patients with little hope of obtaining antiretroviral drugs, many are now relying on the leaves of a tropical tree known as the guasimo.

Venezuela teen's political cartoons sketch his country's downfall

Oct 19 2018

CARACAS In one drawing, Lady Justice is seen fleeing Venezuela, a sword in her right hand and a suitcase in the left.

Venezuelan engineers turn plastic trash into car parts amid crisis

Jul 19 2018

CARACAS Two young engineers have found an opportunity amid a collapsing economy in Venezuela - inside a garbage dump full of broken electronic hardware. | Video

Motorists in crime-ridden Caracas seek safety through 'Buddy' app

Jun 18 2018

CARACAS Two men on motor-bikes approached a broken-down vehicle in Caracas one day earlier this month in what could have been a nightmare scenario in one of the world's most dangerous cities where roadside robberies and murders are an everyday occurrence.

Dentists, soldiers mix cocktails to leave crisis-hit Venezuela

Apr 27 2018

CARACAS, April 27 Like many young Venezuelans in recent years, dentist Carlos Alzaibar felt forced to leave the country when he could scrape together only a few dollars equivalent each month doing two jobs.

Dentists, soldiers mix cocktails to leave crisis-hit Venezuela

Apr 27 2018

CARACAS Like many young Venezuelans in recent years, dentist Carlos Alzaibar felt forced to leave the country when he could scrape together only a few dollars equivalent each month doing two jobs.

Laughing in crisis, Venezuelan acts out dissident Ortega's tale

Sep 02 2017

CARACAS Laughing at their own tribulations, Venezuelan theatergoers have been enjoying a new satire about a senior official who broke with President Nicolas Maduro and fled the socialist-ruled country in a boat.

Venezuela's steep prices, scarcities open the way for cardboard coffins

Aug 26 2016

VALENCIA, Venezuela When Venezuelan entrepreneurs Alejandro Blanchard and Elio Angulo decided to create cardboard coffins, they were looking for an ecological selling point to compete against classic wood and brass caskets.

Venezuelan shopping malls cut operating hours due to power rationing

Feb 10 2016

CARACAS Venezuelan shopping centers are scaling back hours of operation causing an uproar among consumers, in the wake of the government's move to reduce their electricity supplies in the early afternoon and evening.

Venezuelan children learn to read and write ... about Hugo Chavez

Dec 17 2014

CARACAS Iruani Arrechedera, an eight-year-old Venezuelan girl, swears she met late President Hugo Chavez in her mother's womb.

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