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Venezuelans sew homemade face masks amid coronavirus quarantine

Mar 20 2020

CARACAS After two decades of sewing jackets and school uniforms, Venezuelan clothing designers Stalina Svieykowsky and Nelson Jimenez this month revamped their operations to make the country's most sought-after article of apparel: face masks.

Venezuela's Guaido returns home after diplomatic world tour

Feb 11 2020

CARACAS Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido returned home on Tuesday after a three-week whirlwind tour that spanned the World Economic Forum in Davos and the White House as he seeks to rebuild momentum to oust President Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuela Christmas decorations light up anger over blackouts

Dec 17 2019

CARACAS Venezuela's government has sparked a holiday controversy by hanging Christmas lights in major cities, decorations that many say have no place in a country suffering chronic blackouts.

Costco in Caracas: how Florida goods flood Venezuelan stores

Dec 16 2019

CARACAS/MIAMI While U.S. President Donald Trump wants to drive Venezuela's socialist ruler out of power with economic sanctions, there has in fact been a burgeoning influx of American-bought goods from Nutella spread to Oreo cookies.

Venezuela's Maduro says Trump merits 'a thousand impeachments'

Sep 30 2019

CARACAS Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, under fire all year to quit from the United States and its allies, exulted on Monday in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, though he did not expect the White House to let up against him.

Artists use street murals to change image of violent Caracas slum

Aug 23 2019

CARACAS In the sprawling slum of Petare in the east of Venezuela's capital of Caracas, 31-year-old Fabian Solymar begins sketching a mural of abstract figures on a wall filled with Socialist Party political propaganda. | Video

Instagram priest takes to Venezuela's streets 'with the people'

Jun 13 2019

CARACAS Venezuelan priest Luis Antonio Salazar has built a solid social media following over the past two years preaching the Bible over Instagram, breaking the mold of the country's conservative Catholic church.

Instagram priest takes to Venezuela's streets "with the people"

Jun 13 2019

CARACAS, June 13 Venezuelan priest Luis Antonio Salazar has built a solid social media following over the past two years preaching the Bible over Instagram, breaking the mould of the country's conservative Catholic church.

Venezuelan lawmakers seek refuge in embassies after crackdown on Guaido allies

May 10 2019

CARACAS Two Venezuelan lawmakers sought refuge at foreign embassies in Caracas on Thursday, as the government of President Nicolas Maduro cracked down on allies of opposition leader Juan Guaido who supported his attempted uprising last week.

One Venezuelan protester's brush with death

May 04 2019

CARACAS A young protester, his arms outstretched and his head thrown completely back, is struck from behind by a Venezuelan National Guard riot control vehicle and pulled underneath. | Video

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