Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Nicolas Maduro
Caracas, Venezuela (ViaNews) - Some argue Venezuela is at war with the U.S. Government and allies who want to seize the immense mineral wealth under the country's surface and undermine the Chavista government. In a country once led by President-Commander Hugo Chavez, will the current President Nicolás Maduro change the course of history? Fourth generation war The same people arguing that...
Venezuelan tourism sign. Photo by: Osman Fernandez.
Caracas, Venezuela (ViaNews) - It is well known that Venezuela has enjoyed times when high rates of tourists entering the country were public and notable. However, in recent decades foreign tourism has decreased dramatically, to the point that the data and indicators do not represent a significant figure in the annual economic reports. Taking into consideration the information provided by...
Bank of Venezuela notes.
Caracas, Venezuela (ViaNews) - There is currently a climate of anxiety in the country about the complications to acquire cash. Given the economic measures announced in recent months by the national executive regarding the monetary cone (money belonging to the same currency), 5,000; 10,000; 20,000 and 100,000 Bolivares Fuertes (VEF) banknotes were added, freely circulating in the national territory....
Loma Blanca IV Wind Farm. Photo by: Federico Lopez.
Montevideo, Uruguay (ViaNews) - From December 4th to 7th, the “Energy Week” took place in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It´s an event organized by the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE), the Government of Argentina through the Ministry of Energy and Mining, and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The distinguished Convention Center of the Alvear Icon Hotel serves as home...
Venezuelan Pantheon in Caracas. Photo by: Eugenia-Tovar
Caracas, Venezuela (ViaNews) - The study of the influence of the dollar and its impact on the black market has been a recurring theme over the past 4 years in Venezuela. The black market exchange rate in Venezuela is set by a web portal called "DolarToday", which operates from the United States and it defines the country's exchange rate on...
Constituent Assembly members. Photo by: AVN.
Caracas, Venezuela (ViaNews) - The National Electoral Council (CNE), a branch of the Venezuelan government to oversee and guarantee the transparency of elections and referendums is on international news, allegedly for not doing its job. Apparently, there is a growing deep politicization of public elections in Venezuela over the recent years. Remarkably, since 2016, the electoral power officials faced...
Uruguay Central Bank.
Montevideo, Uruguay (ViaNews) – Uruguay, a small country located in South America with a population of 3.4 million, is born a pioneer by nature, but the pathways to innovation are also followed closely by controversy, its faithful companion. It´s not often one hears about the country in the international media news, and when one does, it is mostly soccer-related or...
Orinoco and Caroní river union. Bolivar State. Photo by: Heribert Dezeo.
One of the biggest lies of this century has emerged in Venezuela and is called the Arco Minero del Orinoco (AMO). The AMO was first announced by former president Hugo Chávez Frías in 2011. He would later include this new project on his governmental program for the period running from 2013-2019. What is the Arco Minero del Orinoco? The official name...
Why has Venezuela the lowest gasoline prices in the world?
Caracas, Venezuela (ViaNews) - In 1914, the Zumaque I, or MG-1, (the first oil well in Venezuelan territory) marked the beginning of the oil production in Venezuela. It was the milestone from agricultural to an oil-based economy, completely changing Venezuela's contemporary history. Since then, oil has become a national symbol, associated with wealth-seeking, and strong cultural and ecological changes. The...
Police clashes at Puente de Las Mercedes. 2017. Photo by: Jamez42.
Caracas, Venezuela (ViaNews) - The high rates of insecurity in South America are longstanding. This is a constantly changing phenomenon and dependent on many variables such as political leadership, social organization quality and cohesion, unemployment rate, and economic stability. The increase of criminal activities in Venezuela has increased dramatically over the last 20 years. It seems to be a big...
People in line voting for the Venezuela Referendum.
Caracas, Venezuela (ViaNews) - After the October 15 election to choose the country's 23 state governors, the Venezuelan government has repositioned its dominance in the vast majority of the country's governorates. This victory of the Great Patriotic Pole (GPP) has generated a negative balance in the national opposition, led mainly by the coalition of parties that form the Mesa...
Marcha do Palacio-Justicia Maracaibo.
Caracas, Venezuela (VIAnews) - The results of the 23 State Governors election held on October 15 in Venezuela indicate that the President Nicolás Maduro's partisans won 18 states against 5 for the oppositionists. Both parties were very active during the campaign, and the participation reached 61.14 %, with over 10 million voters. The elections were called to choose State Governors, but...

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World Economic Forum in Davos. From left to right: Klaus Schwab (Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum), India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Alain Berset (President of the Swiss Confederation 2018 and Federal Council of Home Affairs of Switzerland. Photo by: Narendra Modi's tweet.

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World Economic Forum in Davos. From left to right: Klaus Schwab (Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum), India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Alain Berset (President of the Swiss Confederation 2018 and Federal Council of Home Affairs of Switzerland. Photo by: Narendra Modi's tweet.

IMF Forecasts India’s GDP to Register Growth Rate Of 7.4% In 2018

NEW DELHI, India (ViaNews) – On the day when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's keynote address at WEF (World Economic Forum) in Davos, the IMF said Indian economy is projected to achieve a growth...
Uruguay Central Bank.

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

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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...