Thursday, November 15, 2018
Protecting the President behind protecting shields deployed by security. The first lady is in blue circle.
CARACAS, Venezuela (ViaNews) - During the televised commemoration of the 81st birthday of the National Guard with a military parade in downtown Caracas, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro was attacked with two drones loaded with explosives near 1700 hours GMT. Nearby residents living more than 1.000 m away, reported having heard loud explosions. One hour later, Jorge Rodríguez, vice president for Communications...
Nicolas Maduro speech on national TV. Photo by: Joseph Romeo.
CARACAS, Venezuela (ViaNews) - Venezuela's President, Nicolás Maduro, announced new economic policies this week. Venezuelans have long waited for measures which can provide relief to their difficult economic situation. People's faith in their government is being put to the test. Venezuela today: A rich country with poor people Suffering from an inflation rate, which the IMF expects to be...
MINI Electric at the the FIA Mobility Conference in Uruguay. Photo by: Cecilia Demartini.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (ViaNews) - The city capital of Montevideo, Uruguay, lived an intense and significant week welcoming an unprecedented event to the city and the region. The FIA Mobility Conference 2018 hosted by the Automóvil Club del Uruguay (ACU) a member of the Federation Internationale De L´Automobile (FIA) that is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Also present was the FIA...
Woman escaping the smoke caused by the iconic TransMilenio bus in Bogotá, Colombia. Photo by: Mike Ceaser.
BOGOTÁ, Colombia (ViaNews) - The Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology, and Environmental Studies (IDEAM, by its Spanish acronym) revealed an air quality report pertaining to the nation and the results are not looking too bright. The report specifically points out that the highest concentration of contaminated air was found at Colegio - Ráquira (Boyacá), Acopi - Yumbo (Valle del Cauca), Carvajal...
Colombian Presidential candidate, Gustavo Petro at the voting booth. Photo by: GustavoPetroUrrego official Facebook account.
BOGOTÀ, Colombia (ViaNews) - In the 2018 Colombian Presidential Elections held on June 10, Iván Duque was elected president with a 12% advantage over his opponent, Gustavo Petro. 10 million Colombians voted for Iván Duque and 8 million votes were casted for his opponent. Such great amount of voters for Gustavo Petro, not belonging to the Colombian ruling class,...
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...
Nicolas Maduro assuming office. Photo by: Cancillería del Ecuador.
CARACAS, Venezuela (ViaNews) - One week after the presidential elections and Venezuelans keep making the same questions over again. What's being done to improve the Venezuelan economy and what's being done to tackle hyperinflation? After the Venezuelan presidential elections held on May 20, socialist President Maduro was reelected until the end of 2024. According to the official numbers, the turnout...
The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, in Quito to meet with his Colombian counterpart, Juan Manuel Santos. Photo by: Carlos Rodríguez.
BOGOTA, Colombia (ViaNews) - This year there will be a strong election season in eight Latin American countries. Nearly 425 million Latin Americans, which means two out of three people in the region, will have new governments within 12 months. Assessing the current regional political situation, it is possible to say that so far in all countries the results will...
Maduru's proclamation as President of the Venezuelan Republic of Venezuela for the period 2019-2025.
CARACAS, Venezuela (ViaNews) - During his proclamation as President of the Venezuelan Republic of Venezuela for the period 2019-2025 and right after winning the elections held last Sunday, Nicolás Maduro Moros issued a nationwide radio and television broadcast declaration. “I have declared persona non grata the chargé d´affaires, Mr. Todd Robinson, and Mr. Brian Naranjo, head of the political section...
Venezuelan National Assembly in Caracas. Photo by: Javier Martinez.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (ViaNews) - This Sunday, Venezuela will hold elections despite debates on the legitimacy and transparency of the electoral process, also questioned by human rights organizations such as Amnesty International or Human Rights Watch. The elections that aim to elect a new president and members of the regional and municipal legislative councils had been first scheduled for April 22...
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...

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

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Web Summit opening ceremony. From left to right: Fernando Medina, (Lisbon Mayor), Paddy Cosgrave (Web Summit founder), and Antonio Costa (Portuguese Prime-Minister). Photo by: ViaNews.

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Eurico Brilhante Dias interview about investing in Portugal at the Web Summit. Photo by: ViaNews.

Why Invest in Portugal: Secretary of State for Internationalization Explains

LISBON (ViaNews) - We met with Portugal's Secretary of State for Internationalization, Eurico Brilhante Dias, for an interview at the Lisbon's Web Summit, the largest technology event in the world. Eurico Brilhante Dias has a...
Storyteller, Ewan Spence interview. Photo by: ViaNews.

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From left to right: Rafael Campillo and Ramón from the Mobbeel team. Photo by: ViaNews.

Web Summit: Spanish Company helps your business cut costs with its multibiometric technology

LISBON (VIANews) - Right at the heart of the Web Summit, we met with Mobbeel, a company who develops cutting-edge multibiometric authentication, digital onboarding, and biometric signature solutions for digital environments. "The Cybersecurity industry...