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Venezuela economy is so bad its running out of medicine

This segment originally aired Oct. 26, 2016, on VICE News Tonight on HBO. “We cannot get sick,” Caracas nurse Kimberly Chávez told VICE News. Venezuela isn’t just facing a food shortage—its medicine
Venezuela pulls 100-bolivar note from circulation to 'beat mafia'

Venezuela pulls 100-bolivar note from circulation to 'beat mafia'

President says surprise move needed to stem profiteering, but critics lambast move as impractical amid inflation crisis The Venezuelan government is to withdraw its largest banknote from circulation

Violent protests against Venezuela’s president have left two dead

Venezuela is reeling from violent anti-government protests that have left at least two people dead and more than 100 detained. Protesters are demanding new elections and denouncing President Nicolás

Venezuela is already the world’s worst economy — and it’s going to get much worse

Every day seems to bring a new story of suffering and dysfunction from inside Venezuela, whose people are enduring one of the worst economic and political breakdowns in recent memory. Just today the

Venezuela’s “mother of all marches” leaves at least three dead

Two students and one National Guard sergeant were killed during a massive anti-government protest in Venezuela on Wednesday. Tens of thousands of people participated in the protest, which they called

This Venezuelan taxi driver explains why he joined the opposition against Maduro

Venezuela opposition activists are still protesting in Caracas, refusing to leave until President Nicolás Maduro leaves office. The opposition declared Maduro a dictator after the government blocked
A Man Ablaze in Venezuela

A Man Ablaze in Venezuela

Nearly three dozen people have been killed in the past month as demonstrations against President Nicolas Maduro have swelled

Venezuela’s opposition leader speaks out after protest beating

Venezuelan governor, former presidential candidate, and current leader of the opposition Henrique Capriles remerged days after being tear gassed and beaten while protesting with a conglomerate of

Venezuela’s stock market is booming for all the wrong reasons

Venezuela is experiencing food shortages, political crisis, riots in the streets, and… a stock-market boom? On paper, a massive rally is underway. But a closer look reveals the move is exactly as

Rogue cop launches helicopter attack against Venezuela’s top court

Venezuela’s political crisis escalated dramatically Tuesday, when a rogue police officer commandeered a helicopter to launch an attack on the country’s Supreme Court and demand the government step

Venezuela’s rogue helicopter attacker posted his plan to Instagram

A rogue police helicopter flying a banner with a message opposing President Nicolás Maduro dropped grenades on the country’s Supreme Court and shot at other government buildings in Caracas on Tuesday.

Club-wielding protesters storm the Venezuelan congress

Protesters supporting President Nicolás Maduro stormed Venezuela’s National Assembly in Caracas on Wednesday. Wielding pipes and wooden clubs, the attackers assaulted those inside, injuring five

Gunmen attack voters in Venezuela’s symbolic – but meaningless – referendum

An unofficial referendum in Venezuela Sunday turned violent when gunmen fired shots into a crowd of voters, killing one person and injuring three others. The referendum was organized by activists

How Should the Trump Administration Respond to the Venezuelan Crisis?

William Finnegan writes about the political crisis in Nicolás Maduro’s Venezuela, and how the United States should respond.
Study finds that people vote for strongman "dominance" leaders when they they feel out of control of their lives

Study finds that people vote for strongman "dominance" leaders when they they feel out of control of their lives

In a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, London Business School organizational behavior scholars Niro Sivanathan and Hemant Kakkar used empirical methods to find
Venezuela's ex-chief prosecutor asks international court to try Maduro

Venezuela's ex-chief prosecutor asks international court to try Maduro

Luisa Ortega fled Venezuela after breaking with the president this year, and says her complaint was prompted by thousands of deaths ordered by the governmentVenezuela’s sacked former chief prosecutor
Venezuela to launch cryptocurrency to combat US 'blockade', Maduro says

Venezuela to launch cryptocurrency to combat US 'blockade', Maduro says

President claims digital currency called the ‘petro’ will be backed by Venezuelan reserves of gold, oil, gas, and diamondsPresident Nicolas Maduro has said Venezuela would launch a cryptocurrency to

Oil-rich Venezuela is launching a cryptocurrency called the “petro”

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro will circumvent U.S. sanctions against his country by launching a cryptocurrency, he announced Sunday. Called the petro, the currency will be backed by “the natural
Venezuela’s Maduro threatens to ban rivals from future elections

Venezuela’s Maduro threatens to ban rivals from future elections

President delivers threat after three of four main opposition parties refuse to take part in Sunday’s mayoral pollsPresident Nicolás Maduro has threatened to disqualify major opposition parties from
In Venezuela, Maduro’s opponents must not lose faith in elections | Reynaldo Trombetta

In Venezuela, Maduro’s opponents must not lose faith in elections | Reynaldo Trombetta

After decades of corruption, the president’s threat to ban rivals from elections was met with apathy. But only an honest vote can restore Venezuela’s democracyVenezuelans have all the reasons in the