Saturday, November 18, 2017
People in line voting for the Venezuela Referendum.
Caracas, Venezuela (VIAnews) - Given the current situation in Venezuela, many young people have been forced to seek a better future in other countries. The culprits are the economic, political and social instability the country has been facing lately. High crime, violence and delinquency rates are causing insecurity issues. The excessive inflation is making it difficult for people to be...
Constituent Assembly members. Photo by: AVN.
Caracas, Venezuela (VIAnews) - After almost a year of silence, the Venezuelan Government finally announced the date for the upcoming Regional election to elect state governors and state legislators. The National Electoral Council of Venezuela published a statement saying the election is to be held on October 15th of the current year. The election should have been scheduled in 2016...
Amuay oil refinery in Venezuela
Caracas, Venezuela (VIAnews) - One of the first things that come to mind when thinking about Venezuela is its natural resources, but more specifically it’s oil. The indigenous communities knew well enough how to use this powerful resource before the arrival of the Spaniards, in fact, oil was used as a medicine to cure some diseases. Two years after the...
Millions of Venezuelans marching on 20 May during the "We Are Millions march".
Caracas, Venezuela (VIANEWS) - Even though Venezuela has not stopped being on the International Newspapers’ covers over the last 20 years, right now in 2017, it can be said that Venezuela has really caught the attention of the International Community again. This time, due to the reports of one of the most powerful women in Venezuelan politics. Going back to...
Chavista allegedly by Guarimberos.
Caracas, Venezuela (VIANEWS) - On the 18th of August, United States President, Donald Trump, threatened to impose sanctions against several members of President Nicolás Maduro’s office. In 2016, his predecessor, President Barack Obama, had issued an executive order in which Venezuela “constitutes an unusual and extraordinary threat to the National Security and Foreign Policy of the United States,” and...
Santiago Maldonado’s Strange Disappearance
Over the last couple of weeks, Argentina has been the centre of attention in South America for the strange disappearance of a young man called Santiago Maldonado in the Argentinian Patagonia. Who is Santiago Maldonado? Maldonado is a 28 years’ old artisan from Buenos Aires, who recently moved to the Argentinian Patagonia, more specifically to the city ‘’El Bolsón’’, near...
Ecuador earthquake supermarket aftermath 2016-04-16
A Magnitude 7.8 earthquake strikes off the shore of Ecuador 27km South Southeast of Muisne, 19.2 km deep. According to the USGS (Earthquake Hazards Program) from the U.S. Geological Survey, seven earthquakes above Magnitude 4.5 have hit Ecuador in the last 7 hours. The USGS monitors and reports earthquakes and research the causes and effects of earthquakes. The strongest Ecuador...

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Europe

New York protest "Holding hands for Catalan independence". Photo by: Liz Castro.

Europe’s Separatist Movements: What brings them together and what holds them apart – Spain,...

London, United Kingdom (ViaNews) - “The Catalan crisis poses a threat to the European order” warned the Financial Times on October 6, following the state’s independence referendum a few days before. 3 years ago...
Founder of JustEnjoy, Luis Caixado, at the Web Summit.

JustEnjoy Founder talks about the relation between his tourism related startup and Canopy Lisbon

At the Web Summit, we met with the founder of JustEnjoy, Luis Caixado. He's also Community Manager at the coworking and incubation community for entrepreneurs, Canopy Lisbon. Luis Caixado explained how he's now working...
Anthony Zador interview at the Web Summit.

Leading neuroscientist explains where Artificial Intelligence and neuroscience meet, and the dangers ahead

Anthony Zador is Chair in Neuroscience and Professor of Biology at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, wherein 1953, Watson made the first public presentation of DNA's double-helix structure. Mr. Zador went to this year’s...
Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, at the Web Summit. Photo by: Miguel Salvado.

Web Summit: UN chief Guterres appealed to “a serious discussion on the impacts of...

Antonio Guterres' speech at the Web Summit was about unity. His intentions were clear, he wants to bring all the main players and technology together for the "common good of the societies of tomorrow". Following...
Zeynep Tufekci. Photo by: J.D. Lasica.

Techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci: The problem is “how people in power will use AI to...

Istanbul, Turkey (ViaNews) - Zeynep Tufekci is a Turkish writer and a self-described "Techno-sociologist" writing about the influence of technology on politics and society. In April this year, the Yale University Press published her book...
BBC Television Centre. Photo by: Mike Fleming.

BBC Must Adapt To Thrive

London, UK (VIAnews) - The future of BBC programming is becoming increasingly uncertain as viewers change their watching habits in the light of increases for on-demand programming. Tony Hall, the Head of the BBC, spoke...

Politics

Donald Trump meeting with the Freedom Caucus. Photo by: White House.

Republican Albatross

New York, USA (VIAnews) - The lead character of Samuel Tayler Coleridge’s ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ wore an albatross hung around his neck. It served as a symbol of his hubris, which...
RSI Office in Paris, france.

President Macron Cuddles the Self-Employed

After many years of a love/hate relationship, millions of French entrepreneurs are on the verge of witnessing a reformed RSI, the social regime of the self-employed. National widespread debate continues about the impact of...
From left to right: Branislav Nedimovic, Ana Brnabic, Igor Mirovic. Photo by:mediaportal.vojvodina.gov.rs.

Is Serbian First Female Premier a Disappointment?

Two months ago, newly elected Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic appointed Ana Brnabic to succeed him as Prime Minister. Many were surprised, and some had great expectations. Serbia got its first female PM in post-communist...
Chavista allegedly by Guarimberos.

Understanding Venezuela Today: From US Best Provider to National Threat

Caracas, Venezuela (VIANEWS) - On the 18th of August, United States President, Donald Trump, threatened to impose sanctions against several members of President Nicolás Maduro’s office. In 2016, his predecessor, President Barack Obama, had...
Kenyatta wins Kenyan elections.

Wave of uncertainty as President Kenyatta wins heated Kenyan elections

Nairobi, Kenya (ViaNews) - There has been widespread unrest in some parts of Kenya following the announcement of the presidential election results, by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), which essentially granted Uhuru...
Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister of Pakistan Ousted From Office Based on Corruption Charges

The 18th Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, resigned, following a decision from the supreme court disqualifying him from office. Mr. Sharif was just a few months away from becoming the first Prime Minister...

Business

Founder of JustEnjoy, Luis Caixado, at the Web Summit.

JustEnjoy Founder talks about the relation between his tourism related startup and Canopy Lisbon

At the Web Summit, we met with the founder of JustEnjoy, Luis Caixado. He's also Community Manager at the coworking and incubation community for entrepreneurs, Canopy Lisbon. Luis Caixado explained how he's now working...
Independence square in Kiev, Ukraine.

The growing IT-Sector in Kyiv, Ukraine

For the last decade, the IT industry in Ukraine reached its heyday. Currently, 100 000 IT specialists are employed in Ukraine, and 13 national IT companies were included in the list of TOP-100 best...
RSI Office in Paris, france.

President Macron Cuddles the Self-Employed

After many years of a love/hate relationship, millions of French entrepreneurs are on the verge of witnessing a reformed RSI, the social regime of the self-employed. National widespread debate continues about the impact of...
Great Hall of the People. Photo by: Thomas Fanghaenel.

Blockchain Loses a Link: What the Chinese Crackdown Means for Cryptocurrencies and ICOs

For years, China has had a famously tight grasp on the value of its currency. In 1994, the Chinese government pegged the yuan to an $8.28 exchange with the US dollar and have since...
Kenya election riots.

Business Slow After Elections in Kenya

This year's elections have been peaceful, but there are claims and counter claims regarding the results. From the day leading up to elections, companies reduced operations or shut down temporarily to allow staff to go...
Brett King Via.news interview

“Does Banking have a Future?” Brett King, CEO of Moven, explains

Brett King hosts one of the most popular FinTech Radio Show in the world, "Breaking Banks," and founded the New-York based start-up called "Moven" with its concept of a downloadable bank account. Mr. King...