Saturday, February 17, 2018
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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