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Underlining alliance, Venezuela's Maduro visits new Cuban leader


HAVANA Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro became on Saturday the first foreign leader to meet with Cuba's Miguel Diaz-Canel since he became president of the communist-run island this week, underscoring the importance of the Venezuelan-Cuban alliance.

Colombia border teems as Venezuelans "without anything" flee crisis

CUCUTA, Colombia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Outside a church in the Colombian border city of Cucuta, Martha Carbajalino flips nervously through a pile of papers in her hands, standing with dozens of other migrant Venezuelan parents hoping to enroll their undocumented children into school.

Apr 21 2018

Western Venezuela suffering daily power cuts despite end to rationing

SAN CRISTOBAL/MARACAIBO, Venezuela, Multiple daily power outages are on the increase in several cities in western Venezuela, despite the supposed end of state-sanctioned electricity rationing, people who live in the area say.

Apr 20 2018

Venezuela bond committee selects Millstein as financial adviser

A group of investors holding defaulted Venezuela bonds has formed a committee and selected restructuring specialist Millstein & Co as its financial adviser, according to a statement released by the New York-based financial firm on Friday.

Apr 20 2018

Rush to house record number of Venezuelan refugees as rainy season looms in Brazil's north

RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Brazilian authorities and aid groups are rushing to help tens of thousands of Venezuelan refugees before the start of the rainy season in northern Roraima state this month, even as government leaders clash over a request to close the border.

Apr 20 2018

Kimberley-Clark looks to begin arbitration against Venezuela

CARACAS Kimberley-Clark has requested the start of arbitration proceedings against Venezuela at the World Bank's arbitration panel, according to the body's website.

Apr 20 2018

U.S., Colombian probe targets Venezuela food import program

WASHINGTON The United States and Colombia on Thursday cited new evidence of fraud in Venezuela's food import program for the needy, saying part of the funds often ended up in the hands of corrupt government officials after being funneled through businesses in nearby countries.

Apr 19 2018

EU says it may impose more sanctions on Venezuela if democracy undermined

BRUSSELS The European Union said on Thursday it could impose further sanctions on Venezuela if it believes democracy is being undermined there, after the South American country's president called for elections next month that the main opposition has said it will boycott.

Apr 19 2018

U.S. says ex-official at PDVSA unit pleads guilty to money laundering

WASHINGTON A former official of a subsidiary of Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA [PDVSA.UL] pleaded guilty on Thursday to a U.S. charge of conspiracy to commit money laundering, the U.S. Justice Department said.

Apr 19 2018

Ex-Venezuelan official pleads guilty in U.S. corruption case

A former Venezuelan official on Thursday pleaded guilty to taking part in a scheme involving bribes paid by U.S. companies to Venezuelan officials to secure energy contracts and speed up payments on outstanding invoices, U.S. prosecutors said.

Apr 19 2018