Thursday, December 2, 2021

All posts tagged "Venezuela"

  • Venezuela says 3 Dead from Zika Complications

    CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela has announced the first Zika-related deaths in the South American country. President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday that at least three people have died in Venezuela due to complications related to the mosquito-borne...

    • Posted February 12, 2016
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  • Venezuela Top Court Overrules Congress on Economic Emergency

    CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela’s Supreme Court overruled the opposition-controlled congress on Thursday and granted broad decree powers to President Nicolas Maduro. Congress last month had refused to approve Maduro’s declaration of an economic emergency. In a decision...

    • Posted February 12, 2016
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  • Venezuela Malls Scale Back Hours as Government Cuts Energy

    CARACAS, Venezuela – Shops in malls across Venezuela closed their doors Wednesday afternoon to comply with a government electricity rationing order. Venezuela’s socialist government is asking more than 100 malls to close or generate their own power...

    • Posted February 10, 2016
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  • Venezuela Congress Debates Freeing Imprisoned Politicians

    CARACAS – Venezuela’s congress has begun the process of approving a bill that would grant amnesty to imprisoned opposition politicians. Critics of the country’s socialist administration took over congress last month after winning a landslide victory at...

    • Posted February 5, 2016
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  • Venezuela’s UN Envoy: Not Concerned About US Investigations

    UNITED NATIONS – Venezuela’s ambassador to the United Nations dismissed the possibility of cooperating with U.S. investigations into billion-dollar bribery schemes that allegedly occurred at the country’s state-run oil company while he was in charge. The allegations...

    • Posted February 1, 2016
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  • More Airlines offer Zika Refunds to Pregnant Women

    DALLAS – More U.S. airlines and cruise operators are offering refunds or letting pregnant women change itineraries if they booked a trip to places dealing with an outbreak of Zika virus. While health officials say most people...

    • Posted January 28, 2016
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  • Venezuela Announces anti-Zika Campaign after Long Silence

    CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela authorities have broken their silence on the outbreak of Zika in the South American country and are pledging to mount a public health campaign to slow the virus’ spread. Health Minister Luisana Melo...

    • Posted January 28, 2016
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  • Venezuela Congress Chief Vows Probe of Supreme Court

    CARACAS, Venezuela — The head of Venezuela’s new opposition-led Congress says lawmakers will carry out an in-depth review of the Supreme Court, setting up a clash of powers in the bitterly divided country. National Assembly President Henry...

    • Posted January 23, 2016
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  • Venezuela Congress Nixes Maduro Request for Emergency Powers

    CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela’s opposition-led congress on Friday rejected President Nicolas Maduro’s request for emergency powers amid a plunging national economy, the depths of which were dramatized by an IMF estimate that inflation this year will top...

    • Posted January 23, 2016
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  • IMF: Venezuela Inflation to Surpass 700 Percent

    CARACAS, Venezuela – The International Monetary Fund says Venezuela inflation will blow past 700 percent this year. In a note published Friday, IMF Western Hemisphere Director Alejandro Werner said inflation would more than double in the economically...

    • Posted January 22, 2016
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