All posts tagged "Venezuela"
Venezuela President gets Rare Blast of Live TV Criticism
CARACAS, Venezuela – President Nicolas Maduro first declared an economic emergency due to “catastrophic” inflation and growth figures and then endured the indignity of a nationally televised scolding from the head of a newly empowered opposition Congress....
- Posted January 16, 2016
Venezuela Opposition Congress Tries to Start Legislating
CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela’s new opposition congress is finally getting down to the business of writing laws, but it’s unclear whether the socialist-controlled courts and other institutions will enforce them. Opponents of the ruling socialist party stepped...
- Posted January 14, 2016
Venezuela’s First Lady says DEA Kidnapped her Nephews
CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela’s first lady on Tuesday broke her silence on the arrest of her two nephews on drug trafficking charges, saying they were kidnapped by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Cilia Flores, who serves in...
- Posted January 12, 2016
Venezuelan High Court Declares Opposition Congress Null
CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela’s Supreme Court on Monday declared that the new opposition-dominated congress’ decisions are void until it unseats three barred lawmakers, bringing the country closer to a showdown over power in the legislature. Opponents of...
- Posted January 11, 2016
Economic Crisis in Puerto Rico Prompts Dominicans to Return Home
The economic crisis and unemployment in countries and jurisdictions such as Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and other regions in Europe and South America, has motivated thousands of Dominican immigrants living abroad, either legally or illegally, to return to...
- Posted January 7, 2016
Venezuela Opposition Swears in Lawmakers Barred by Court
CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela’s new opposition congress on Wednesday swore in three lawmakers barred by the Supreme Court from taking their seats, setting up a direct confrontation with the ruling socialists in this economically struggling country. The...
- Posted January 6, 2016
Venezuela Opposition Controls Congress After 17 Years
CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela’s opposition was sworn in Tuesday as the majority in the National Assembly. It is the first time in 17 years that opponents of the socialist revolution begun by the late Hugo Chavez have...
- Posted January 5, 2016
Homicides up 70% in El Salvador, Among Deadliest Nations
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – Killings spiked by nearly 70 percent last year in this gang-plagued Central American nation, authorities said Monday, resulting in a homicide rate that could make it the world’s most violent country. National...
- Posted January 4, 2016
Combative Venezuela Opposition Leader will Head Congress
CARACAS, Venezuela — An outspoken opposition leader known for embracing confrontation was chosen Sunday to head Venezuela’s new congress when it opens in two days as a counterweight to the socialist administration. The newly elected opposition majority...
- Posted January 3, 2016
Venezuela Cuts Gas Export To Neighboring Colombia
BOGOTA, Colombia – Venezuela’s state oil company is temporarily halting gas exports across the border to Colombia, citing climate factors and the need to generate electricity, the Colombian Mining Ministry reported Friday. The ministry said that PDVSA...
- Posted January 2, 2016