Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Empty Education. Caracas Central University. Photo by: Waraira repano & Guaicai puro.
MARACAIBO, Venezuela (ViaNews) - The sufferings of Venezuelan economy are hardly unknown these days. Inflation over 10,000 %, massive scarcity of basic products, an insignificant salary, rising dollar black market, cash almost inexistent, and so on. These issues are not isolated in the void. They bring deep social hardships. The critical impoverishment of many Venezuelans who struggle to eat on a...
8th Summit of the Americas.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (ViaNews) - Held every three years since its first edition in 1994, the Eight Summit of the Americas came to an end last Saturday in Lima, Perú. During two days the heads of state and government representatives of the Western Hemisphere gathered on the Summit´s main topic “Democratic Governance against Corruption”. The United States President Donald Trump canceled...
Femicide Protest: Lesby Berlin Osorio was murdered on May 3, 2017, in the gardens of the University City of the UNAM, Mexico City. Photo by: Cris Castillo Vel.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (ViaNews) - Latin American and the Caribbean are often considered to be one of the most beautiful regions on earth. With crystal clear water beaches, exotic flora and fauna, and amazing natural landscapes, it is easy to see why so many people come to this side of the world to visit, study or live here. However,...
World Bank Group President, Jim Yong Kim, in an interview for Telemundo in Uruguay.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (ViaNews) - It´s the first time a President of the Institution visited the country. Last Thursday, the President of the World Bank Group Jim Yong Kim visited Uruguay to take part of the event: "The Human Factor: Investing in people today to address the challenges of tomorrow.” Kim tight agenda included a meeting with Uruguay President Tabaré Vázquez...
A young wild boar in his environment in the Wisentgehege Springe game park near Springe, Hanover, Germany. Photo by: Michael Gäbler. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c0/A_young_wild_boar_in_his_environment.jpg/1024px-A_young_wild_boar_in_his_environment.jpg
BOGOTA, Colombia (ViaNews) - Five mammals and two bushes are to blame for more than US$86.5 million in losses over the last five years in Chile. According to the study "Economic valuation of the impact of a group of Invasive Alien Species on Biodiversity in Chile" financed, among others, by the Ministry of Environment of Chile, it is estimated...
Marielle Franco (PSOL) election, Brazil. Photo by: Mídia NINJA.
"How many more will have to die for this war to stop?" That was the last message Mariella Franco posted on her social media. She was referring to the death of a young man who was leaving a church, in Brazil, apparently murdered by police officers. Marielle Franco was a 38 years old leader - born in a favela (Brazilian...
Women's march in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photo by: The Bubble.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (ViaNews) - On the "International Women’s Day" last Thursday, March 8, a massive gathering took place all over Argentina. From the Jujuy’s Province in the north to the southernmost province Tierra del Fuego, women who attended protests and were represented by the colour purple, started claiming basic human rights, equality between the genders, and, most importantly,...
Maduro about the Petro on state TV on Feb. 2.
CARACAS, Venezuela (ViaNews) - Ending 2017, Venezuelan Government announced its intention to issue a new crypto asset called Petro (derived from petroleum) which would be backed by proven oil reserves. President Nicolás Maduro was thus answering to President Donald Trump's decision to blockade the financial movements of the South American country which has the biggest proven oil reserves in the...
Amuay oil refinery in Venezuela
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (ViaNews) – On Tuesday, Venezuela announced its own Cryptocurrency, called The Petro. A total of 100 million Petro coins – with an estimated value of US$6 billion - are going to be issued according to Venezuela´s Government. A private pre-sale of 38,4 million Petros has been launched after the official announcement, aiming to attract potential investors, the pre-sale...
Peruvian Marines conduct a beach assault during field training along the Amazon River. Photo by: U.S. Navy photo by Chief Journalist Dave Fliesen.
CARACAS, Venezuela (ViaNews) - The Trump administration is having some open conflicts inside its territory and in other places around the globe. North Korea, Iran, Russia, Syria, Jerusalem, and Venezuela are a sample such different conflict types. Some are just “declarations warfare”, some include economic sanctions, but none has yet escalated into classical war actions. “U.S. bark is worse than...
Mauricio Macri, President, and spouse, Juliana Awada, met Xi Jinping, President, and spouse, Peng Liyuan, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on 17 May 2017. Photo by: Casa Rosada.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (ViaNews) - Last week, China and Uruguay celebrated the 30th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral ties. China President Xi Jinping and Uruguay President Tabaré Vázquez exchanged congratulatory messages for the occasion, followed by a cultural gala in the evening, attended by China's ambassador Dong Xiaojun, Vice President Lucia Topolansky as well as members of the diplomatic corps...
Pope Francis. Photo by: Casa Rosada.
SANTIAGO, Chile (ViaNews) - Monday, Pope Francis arrived at night to Santiago de Chile for a three-day state visit, amidst unprecedented protests and incidents. Upon his arrival, incidents were registered in small Parishes and would continue during his visit to the country. The outgoing president, Michelle Bachelet, headed the welcoming ceremony to Pope Francis in Santiago de Chile. Then the Pope...

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Rafael Valera, leader of the Venezuelan political movement Rumbo Libertad. Photo by: ViaNews.

Interview with Rafael Valera, leader of the Venezuelan political movement Rumbo...

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NGO Sign of Hope shows, based on scientific research and analysis, that the oil industry in the state of Unity (South Sudan) pollutes the drinking water and people are poisoned with heavy metals. Photo by: Sign of Hope.

German NGO struggle for clean water in South Sudan

MUNICH, Germany (ViaNews) - VENRO, a group of 120 Germany-based NGOs providing humanitarian and development assistance around the world, produced a report entitled “Uncomfortable partners – from confrontation to cooperation: NGO’S strategies for...
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Exclusive photos of the Birmingham Airport incident involving a Norwegian Air airplane

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National Assembly of Serbia in Belgrade. Photo by: Jovan Marković.

Is Serbia planning to limit reproductive rights for women?

BELGRADE, Serbia (Vianews) - Almost a week ago, Irish women won their fight against abortion ban. The Eighth Amendment, which grants an equal right to life to the mother and unborn, will be replaced....

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Serbian entrepreneur Pavle Krivokuca. Photo by: Pavle Krivokuca Official Youtube account.

“Events Bring Coworking Customers,” Says Impact Hub Belgrade Representative

BELGRADE, Serbia (ViaNews) - Young entrepreneurs in Serbia, although full of ideas and enthusiasm face many of the challenges shared by other Europeans. Among those challenges are initial funding, risk aversion, high initial costs,...
Serbian coworking space. Photo by: Impact Hub - Belgrade

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BELGRADE, Serbia (ViaNews) - Over the last ten years, the technology development and the Serbian high unemployment rate helped create new professions and new working habits. Young people kept adopting alternative ways to work, and...
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Femininity & the Workforce: What It Means to Be a Woman in the Business...

WASHINGTON (ViaNews) - In the wake of campaigns such as the #NoMakeup movement and the social media shattering #MeToo, women’s voices on beauty, harassment, discrimination and double standards are becoming more powerful in the...