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Panama cuts stays for Colombians, Venezuelans, Nicaraguans.

PANAMA CITY " Panama says it's halving the maximum time for tourism visits by people from Colombia, Venezuela and Nicaragua to 90 days.President Juan Carlos Varela's announcement of the plan Friday comes amid concerns that...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Clashes break out again in Venezuela as protesters seek press freedom.

Further clashes take place in Venezuela as police fire tear gas to disperse a rally, with demonstrators fighting back by hurling Molotov cocktails and stones.

- SBS.com.au - AU

St Lucia prepared to support Caricom mission to Venezuela.

CASTRIES, St Lucia , St Lucia's Minister of External Affairs Sarah Flood-Beauburn says the country would support a Caribbean Community mission to Venezuela, once the initiative gets the backing of the relevant parties.According to Flood-Beaubrun, the regional body has indicated that the organisation is prepared to assist ...

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Opposition criticises Govt's stance on Venezuelan crisis.

THE Opposition yesterday criticised the Government's decision to participate in a consultative meeting of Organization of American States foreign ministers to consider the situation in Venezuela on Wednesday in Washington DC.Leader of the Opposition Business in the Senate, Mark Golding, criticised the Government's decision ...

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Wonder Woman, Naked Man… 5 icons of Venezuela unrest.

Caracas, Venezuela, May 26 - From “Wonder Woman” and “Tank Woman” to “Naked Man” and “Violin Man,” ordinary Venezuelans photographed in extraordinary scenes have become icons of the country's political unrest. Demonstrators are demanding elections to get rid of a socialist ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Burning Man in Venezuela.

Greg Grandin The man set on fire in Caracas might be the perfect symbol of the country's runaway opposition. The post Burning Man in Venezuela appeared first on The Nation.

- The Nation - US

Venezuela crisis: Unrest continues as police fire tear gas to halt anti-government protesters.

Riot police in Venezuela fired tear gas and water cannon to stop anti-government protesters from marching on a key military installation during the latest violence in nearly two months of unrest. The post Venezuela crisis: Unrest continues as police fire tear gas to halt anti-government protesters appeared first on ...

- Firstpost - IN

Panama cuts stays for Colombians, Venezuelans, Nicaraguans.

Panama says it's halving the maximum time for tourism visits by people from Colombia, Venezuela and Nicaragua to 90 days.

- FOX News - US

Under state pressure, Venezuela TV limits live coverage of protests.

CARACAS - In the mountains above Caracas, two government officials often stand watch over the antennas of TV news network Globovision, poised to take it off air if regulators object to coverage of anti-government protests, according to two station employees.

- Reuters - US

Venezuelan touches hearts weeping over violin smashed during protest.

Since the incident he has received an outpouring of support and the hashtag #UnViolinParaElPana, or "a violin for the buddy.

- FOX News - US

The Hunger Bonds.

Investing often creates a dilemma over goals: Should we aim to do well or to do good? Nowadays, it is emerging markets as an asset class that should make people morally queasy, owing to Venezuela's outsize role in driving the performance of index funds.

- Project Syndicate - US

Unveiled: Venezuela, Syria's Secret Scheme To Bypass Oil Sanctions

A Bloomberg investigation has uncovered a plan by Venezuela and Syria to circumvent Western sanctions on the Middle Eastern nation and ship its crude oil to Aruba to refine it and then market it internationally, including in the U.S. The plan, Ben Bartenstein writes, was never actually realized, but it involved selling ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Venezuela's top prosecutor says police killed protester

Venezuela's chief prosecutor further distanced herself from the socialist administration Wednesday, deepening the widest rift in a government that has otherwise presented a united front against six weeks of protests.

- France24 - FR

Venezuelan military defends role during protests, backs Maduro's congress plan

The armed forces' National Guard unit has played a pivotal role, often blocking marches and using teargas and water cannons

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Venezuela's Secret Plot to Sell Banned Syrian Oil in US Market

The plan reportedly aimed to sell discounted Syrian oil to Venezuela through a Russian shell company, which would send it to Aruba for refining and distribution to US gas stations.

- Rigzone.com - US

Nicolas Maduro Doesn't Really Control Venezuela

Maduro doesn't really matter. He is simply a useful idiot, the puppet of those who really control Venezuela: the Cubans, the drug traffickers, and Hugo Chavez's political heirs.

- Carnegie Endowment - US

Venezuela increases internet censorship and surveillance in crisis

Latin American country going the China route Venezuela is increasingly censoring its internet and expanding online surveillance of citizens.…

- TheRegister - UK

Is the OAS playing into Maduro's hands?

We ask OAS chief Luis Almagro whether his rhetoric is helping or hindering the crisis in Venezuela.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Venezuela's violin protester shown crying as instrument is 'broken' during anti-government rally

Wuilly Arteaga is a regular fixture at protests that have rocked Caracas for the past two months.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Five ways in which this wave of demonstrations in Venezuela is different

Venezuelans have launched protest movements against their socialist-oriented government before. But this time may be different.

- Washington Post - US

Venezuelan student killed by National Guard tear gas canister

Venezuela's chief prosecutor said a 20-year-old student who died during a protest was killed by a tear gas canister fired at his chest by security forces.

- UPI - US

Venezuela prosecutor says security forces killed student

In a public break with the Maduro regime, Venezuela's top prosecutor has accused the National Guard of killing a protester with a tear gas canister. Prosecutor Luisa Ortega also slammed the use of military tribunals.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Venezuela says considering options to repay debts

Venezuela is considering several options to repay its debts, the oil minister said Thursday, after a deep recession and low crude prices hit output and prompted Caracas to seek funds from China and Russia

- The Daily Star - LB

Venezuelan Major Leaguers Help U.S. Media Discover the Problems with Socialism

America’s left-stream media long ignored the human rights abuses of the communist dictator Castro’s Cuba. Astonishingly, for many in the media it was see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil about Cuba. But now Venezuelan major league baseball players are helping to enlighten the media about a socialist ...

- NewsBusters - US

Venezuela student 'killed by National Guard'

Venezuela's top prosecutor says Juan Pablo Pernalete was hit in the chest by a tear gas canister.

- BBC - UK

When it comes to corruption, Brazil gets headlines but Venezuela is world champion

There is a big irony in Latin America's latest headlines: While many of us in the media are writing articles about the corruption scandal that is rocking Brazil, as we … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Death toll in Venezuela protest violence rises to 56

The death toll from nearly eight weeks of Venezuelan street protests rose to 56 on Wednesday after three opponents of President Nicolas Maduro were reported killed by gunfire in Barinas state, the birthplace of late President Hugo Chavez. Violent clashes between demonstrators and police and national...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Top Venezuela prosecutor says protester killed by police

Venezuela's chief prosecutor on Wednesday further distanced herself from the socialist administration, deepening the widest rift in a government that has otherwise presented a united front against six weeks of protests.

- FOX News - US

Venezuela's chief prosecutor chides government over military tribunals

Prosecutor Luisa Ortega accused security officers of excessive force and condemned the use of military tribunals to judge protesters

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Venezuela regional election date set amid opposition rebuke

CARACAS, Venezuela " Venezuela's electoral council is announcing plans to hold regional elections in December, though the apparent olive branch may never come to fruition as a special assembly to rewrite the nation's constitution...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Venezuela prosecutor chides government over military tribunals

Deepening her split with unpopular President Nicolas Maduro's government, Venezuela's chief prosecutor on Wednesday accused security officers of excessive force and condemned the use of military tribunals to judge protesters.

- GMA News - PH

Venezuela's Maduro gives details of plan to rewrite charter

CARACAS, Venezuela " Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has announced how members of an assembly to rewrite the constitution will be selected even as a top judge has rejected the initiative.A Supreme Court judge on Tuesday...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Venezuela stockpiling Igla-S MANPADS

Venezuela is stockpiling some 5,000 9K338 Igla-S infrared man-portable air defence systems , Reuters reported on 24 May. The cache of weapons, specified in a Venezuelan military document seen by Reuters, is believed to be the largest known stockpile in Latin

- Jane’s - US

As crisis intensifies, Venezuelans look beyond Chavísmo's sharp divides

The polarization that defined former President Hugo Chávez's rule has continued under his successor, Nicolás Maduro. But increasingly, even previous supporters say that something must change to address the economic and political crisis.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

As crisis intensifies, Venezuelans look beyond Chavísmo's sharp divides

Emerlinda sits in the Caracas home where she's lived for nearly five years, reflecting on how things have changed since 2013: the year Hugo Chávez died and his hand-picked successor Nicolás Maduro was elected. Like many of Venezuela's poor, the domestic worker adored Mr. Chávez, the country's self-professed messiah: He ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Angry Venezuela protesters take aim at Chavez statues, home

CARACAS, Venezuela " Anti-government protesters in Venezuela have settled on a new target for their frustration: Hugo Chavez.Until recently, even as the economy cratered and Venezuelans abandoned support for President Nicolas...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Barricades, protests spread over Venezuela 'sham' elections

CARACAS - Angry Venezuelans barricaded streets in parts of Caracas and the opposition geared up for another protest on Wednesday as the announcement of two election dates failed to appease anger against President Nicolas Maduro and an economy in tailspin.

- Reuters - US

Where Cops Gas Protesters With Chemicals Banned in Warfare

Police in Venezuela are among the latest law enforcement officials to use tear gas against peaceful protesters.

- OZY - US

Rage, pain, and hunger in Venezuela

Venezuela's economic devastation has erupted into all-out chaos. Once one of Latin America's wealthiest countries, the oil-rich nation is now enduring one of the world's deepest recessions. People are starving, hospitals have run out of supplies, and the capital is locked in a near-constant violent clash between protesters ...

- The Week - US

Venezuela is sliding into anarchy

Violence by security forces, protesters threatens to spiral out of control as mass protests challenge the government.

- Washington Post - US

Venezuelan President Maduro unveils details of 'constituent assembly'

President Nicolas Maduro has detailed his plans for a brand new popular assembly designed to defeat a 'fascist coup' in Venezuela. Critics say it's just a sham to avoid going to a general election.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Where Cops Gas Protestors With Chemicals Banned in Warfare

Police in Venezuela are among the latest law enforcement officials to use tear gas against peaceful protesters.

- OZY - US

Venezuela sets date for delayed regional elections

The chief of Venezuela's electoral council says the embattled South American nation jolted by nearly two months of opposition protests will hold regional elections in December.Tuesday's announcement ...

- The Hindu - IN

As Venezuela unrest spreads, Maduro presses on with plans to rewrite charter

CARACAS - Faced with mounting unrest, Venezuela's unpopular leftist President Nicolas Maduro vowed on Tuesday to push ahead in July with the formation of a "constituent assembly" to rewrite the constitution before regional elections in December.

- Reuters - US

Venezuela president rallies backers after deadly unrest

CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela's government rallied its supporters yesterday in defiance of opposition protests after the death toll from weeks of clashes reached 52.Backers of socialist President Nicolas Maduro gathered in the centre of the capital Caracas, waving red, yellow and blue national flags.The counter-rally came ...

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Venezuela Oil Executive Arrested in Corruption Probe

Venezuela has arrested the manager of the Petropiar heavy crude upgrader, owned by state oil company PDVSA and U.S. major Chevron Corp.

- Rigzone.com - US

Hugo Chavez's childhood home burned by protesters

Protesters set fire to late President Hugo Chavez's childhood home in western Venezuela on Monday, an opposition lawmaker said, as protests against the South American nation's socialist government grew...Click To Continue

- SABAH - TR

Venezuela to push ahead with assembly in July despite unrest

At least 53 people have been killed as a result of unrest that began in early April.

- Zee News - IN

Venezuela regional election date set amid opposition rebuke

The chief of Venezuela's electoral council says the embattled South American nation jolted by nearly two months of opposition protests will hold regional elections in December.

- FOX News - US

Venezuela's Maduro vows to push ahead with 'constituent assembly' despite unrest

The head of the pro-government electoral council said voting for the congress would be held in late July, while regional elections would take place on Dec. 10

- The Globe and Mail - CA

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