CIUDAD GUAYANA, Venezuela, Feb 10 When
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro last week announced a second
shipment of oxygen to help neighboring Brazil treat COVID-19
patients, he credited the "Venezuelan working class" at the
state-owned Sidor steel plant for the gesture of solidarity.
CARACAS/PORT OF SPAIN At least 29 Venezuelan migrants, including 16 minors, returned to Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday after being deported from the island over the weekend and spending hours at sea, said their relatives, who had been concerned about their whereabouts.
LA PICA, Venezuela One of Venezuela's most influential union leaders has vowed to press on with his fight for workers' rights after his release this week from two years of detention in a military prison on what he calls trumped up charges.
PUERTO ORDAZ, Venezuela/NEW YORK An Iranian-flagged vessel loaded a cargo of alumina in Venezuela this month after delivering supplies for an Iranian supermarket in the South American nation, three sources familiar with the shipment said, in the latest sign of closer ties between the U.S.-sanctioned nations.
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.
PUERTO ORDAZ, Venezuela Venezuela's move to allow gold and diamond mining in six rivers in its Amazon region may worsen the environmental damage from a state-backed mining effort while also fueling the spread of the coronavirus, according to activists and lawmakers.
PUERTO ORDAZ/MARACAIBO, Venezuela Venezuelans reported paying above $2 per liter ($7.57 per gallon) for gasoline last week amid fuel shortages, one of the world's highest rates and a dramatic reversal for an OPEC nation that long boasted of having the world's cheapest fuel.
CARACAS On March 13, Melquiades Avila, an indigenous leader and journalist in the remote Venezuelan state of Delta Amacuro, asked on his popular Facebook account: "Will our hospital be ready for coronavirus?"
KUMARAKAPAY, Venezuela At dawn on February 22, as Venezuela's opposition was preparing to bring humanitarian aid into the country, a convoy of military vehicles drove into the indigenous village of Kumarakapay on its way to the Brazilian border.
EL CALLAO, Venezuela, Feb 10 Venezuela's most
successful financial operations in recent years have not taken
place on Wall Street, but in primitive gold-mining camps in the
nation's southern reaches.