Saturday, February 17, 2018
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...
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...
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...
Uruguay: ANCAP electric car charging station.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (ViaNews) - Argentina, the second largest country in Latin America, will start 2018 with a new policy on electric vehicles, allowing the first clean energy vehicles in the country be made available for sale. The new policy aims to boost the production and sales of electric vehicles, promoting an E-mobility future by starting to do away with import...
Paço Alfandega Shopping in Recife, Brazil. Photo by: Paulo Camelo.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (ViaNews) - The colossal South American country, featuring a population of more than 210 million inhabitants, is having businesses of all kinds (from restaurants to more recently a real estate construction and development company) willing to accept payments with cryptocurrencies, particularly, bitcoin but ethereum, dash, monero, and Iota as well. According to CoinMap.org, over 11.400 establishments worldwide, are...
Zárate–Brazo Largo bridge and power lines crossing the Paraná River between the cities of Zárate, Buenos Aires Province, and Brazo Largo in Argentina. Photo by: Darcacha.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (ViaNews) - Smart meters are devices that measure the energy consumption digitally. The digital energy technology is well known in Europe and giving its first steps in Argentina. The Enel Group, through its Argentinian subsidiary, Edesur, has launched its most ambitious plan to date in the country. The pilot plan consists in having five thousand smart meters installed...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Trump Tower in Punta del Este, Uruguay, is a 26-story apartment tower named after Donald Trump.
Montevideo, Uruguay (ViaNews) - “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”, a phrase once attributed to Leonardo Da Vinci and used as a successful slogan in advertising, that perfectly fits today's international real estate luxury market. The latest World Travel & Tourism Council & Oxford Economics research indicates that tourist activity in 2016 "grew for the seventh year in a row more...
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....

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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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