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Venezuelans seek joy amid the chaos

Apr 23 2019

CARACAS A night at a bar is interrupted by a power outage, going to a baseball game is prohibitively expensive, and a trip to a nearby beach requires months of savings. But many Venezuelans have not given up on finding ways to smile.

Venezuela's Maduro replaces electricity minister amid blackouts

Apr 01 2019

CARACAS Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro replaced his electricity minister on Monday in a move to address a series of blackouts plaguing the country, while opposition leader Juan Guaido called on supporters to continue taking to the streets.

Venezuelans rally to protest chronic power outages

Mar 30 2019

CARACAS Thousands of Venezuelan opposition sympathizers protested on Saturday against recurring blackouts that crippled much of the country this month and have aggravated the OPEC nation's economic and social crisis.

Venezuela blames 'attack' as another crippling blackout hits

Mar 25 2019

CARACAS Venezuela blamed an "attack" on its electric system for a blackout on Monday, the second to hit the OPEC nation this month, that shuttered businesses, plunged the main airport into darkness and left commuters stranded in the capital.

Water is now gold for desperate Venezuelans

Mar 22 2019

CARACAS Living with a scarcity of water is becoming the norm for many Venezuelans. | Video

Four dead, hundreds detained after Venezuela blackout: rights groups

Mar 14 2019

CARACAS Four people were killed and at least 300 were detained in association with protests and looting that took place during Venezuela's nationwide blackout, rights groups said on Thursday.

Venezuela congress declares 'state of alarm' over blackout

Mar 12 2019

CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela Venezuela's opposition-run congress on Monday declared a "state of alarm" over a five-day power blackout that has crippled the OPEC member country's oil exports and left millions of citizens scrambling to find food and water. | Video

Venezuela hit by major blackout, government blames 'sabotage'

Mar 08 2019

CARACAS A major power outage hit crisis-stricken Venezuela on Thursday, according to Reuters witnesses, a problem the government of President Nicolas Maduro quickly blamed on "sabotage" at a hydroelectric dam that provides much of the country's power. | Video

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Exclusive: Gold worth billions smuggled out of Africa

Billions of dollars' worth of gold is being smuggled out of Africa every year through the United Arab Emirates in the Middle East – a gateway to markets in Europe, the United States and beyond – a Reuters analysis has found.