Monday, June 25, 2018
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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) - 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...
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,...
Science park (Parque de las ciencias) in the city of Canelones in Uruguay.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (ViaNews) - The legalization of Marijuana is a controversial subject, constantly making news headlines. Debates on the use of Cannabis in the treatment of health conditions are no strangers to controversy either. When talking about its responsible use for medicinal purposes, good information is more relevant than ever, especially to those who might actually improve a health condition...
Amuay oil refinery in Venezuela
CARACAS, Venezuela (ViaNews) - The 1920s saw Venezuela become a major oil-exporting country and it has, since then, ranked among the world's top 10 hydrocarbon producing and exporting countries. Throughout history, there have been ups and downs within the supply and demand of oil crude, but what remained unchanged is the excessive economic dependence of Venezuelans on oil income. The...

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Klaus Stieglitz, Sign of Hope vice chairman in South Sudan. Photo by: Sign of Hope.

Briefing on Big Oil’s Contamination of South Sudan

MUNICH, Germany (ViaNews) - The contamination of South Sudan‘s water can potentially condemn an estimated number of more than 600,000 South Sudanese to painful...

Interview

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

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

CARACAS, Venezuela (ViaNews) - Venezuela’s crisis continues to grow rapidly and no one seems able to stop it. After last years failed protests and...

Europe

Khaleel Mustafa and Omer Azizi in their German language class. Photo by: Daniyal Daud.

EU Migrant Crisis: Migrants Rejoice Over What Europe Has Done for Them

KOBLENZ, Germany (ViaNews) - Once again, the migrant crisis is making headlines around the world with Immigrants crossing the United States’ border and migrants entering Europe. In Europe, the migrant crisis has brought up an...
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...
Birmingham Airport fire trucks sprayed the plane to prevent fire. Photo by: Via News.

Exclusive photos of the Birmingham Airport incident involving a Norwegian Air airplane

A Boeing 737-800 jet flying from the Iceland capital, Reykjavik, to Madrid, Spain, was diverted to Birmingham after a technical problem. According to a recent video of the landing, the left tire seems faulty,...

Business

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

What Everybody Ought to Know About CoWorking in Serbia

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...
Women in the workforce.

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...