Mariela Nava

Venezuela women's groups halt abortion services after activist arrest

Jan 11 2021

CARACAS Women's activists in Venezuela have largely halted unofficial abortion services after the arrest of a university professor who helped a 13-year-old girl to end a pregnancy, according to 10 women's rights advocates interviewed by Reuters.

Desperate for fuel, Venezuelans steal PDVSA crude and make their own gasoline

Nov 19 2020

MARACAIBO, Venezuela Venezuelans, desperate for fuel after months of shortages, have begun stealing crude from idled fields owned by state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela [PDVSA.UL] and distilling homemade gasoline, according to two PDVSA workers and a half dozen people familiar with the practice.

Venezuelans revamp cars to run on cooking gas amid fuel shortages

May 28 2020

MARACAIBO, Venezuela Venezuelans struggling to cope with chronic fuel shortages are jury-rigging vehicles to run on cooking gas cylinders, a practice industrial safety experts describe as dangerous and which has led to at least one explosion.

Venezuela's gasoline goes from world's cheapest to steepest

Apr 26 2020

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.

Some Venezuelan gas stations empty as government bans queuing to slow coronavirus

Mar 18 2020

MARACAIBO, Venezuela Some gasoline stations in Venezuela were unusually empty on Wednesday, as regional authorities banned queuing for gasoline as part of a nationwide quarantine to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

Venezuela expands quarantine as number of coronavirus cases climbs to 33

Mar 16 2020

CARACAS/MARACAIBO, Venezuela Venezuela will implement a nationwide quarantine after detecting 16 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, President Nicolas Maduro said, adding that the total number of cases in the South American country had risen to 33.

Venezuela confirms coronavirus cases amid public health concerns

Mar 14 2020

CARACAS/MARACAIBO Venezuela on Friday confirmed its first two cases of coronavirus amid concerns that the economically struggling South American nation is unprepared to confront a pandemic that is spreading rapidly around the globe.

'Missed his moment': opposition corruption scandal undermines Venezuela's Guaido

Dec 03 2019

CARACAS/MARACAIBO, Venezuela Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's faltering efforts to oust President Nicolas Maduro are facing a new challenge in the form of an influence-peddling scandal that has left disillusioned Venezuelans wondering if Guaido's moment has passed.

In oil-rich region, Venezuelans fear catastrophe if Trump forces Chevron to leave

Oct 18 2019

LA CAÑADA DE URDANETA, Venezuela With the $2 he earns in wages each week working as a cargo driver for Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA, 56-year-old Freddy Brito cannot even afford to buy one kilogram (2.2 lb) of cheese.

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