Monday, June 25, 2018
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...
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...
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...
Rafael Valera, leader of the Venezuelan political movement Rumbo Libertad. Photo by: ViaNews.
CARACAS, Venezuela (ViaNews) - Venezuela’s crisis continues to grow rapidly and no one seems able to stop it. After last years failed protests and a variety of also failed negotiation attempts with the government, rejection towards MUD (Mesa de la Unidad Democrática – Democratic Union Roundtable) has escalated rapidly. The coalition is deeply fractured by confronting views within it, especially...
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...
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...
Orinoco and Caroní river union. Bolivar State. Photo by: Heribert Dezeo.
CARACAS, Venezuela (VIANEWS) - 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...
Uruguay: Self-sustainable school.
Montevideo, Uruguay (VIAnews) – What if someone had already figured out a way of building completely self-sufficient houses? Apparently, someone already did. Michael Reynolds is a 72-year-old architect who grew up in Kentucky, USA. He has written several books on sustainable housing, founded the world-class Sustainable Buildings company "Earthship Biotecture", and is the drafter of New Mexico Sustainable Testing Sites. According...
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...
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...
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,...

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