Sunday, August 9, 2020
Juan Guaidó
CARACAS, Venezuela (ViaNews) - Apparently, Venezuela has a new president. The president of the National Assembly, Juan Guaidó was sworn in as interim President of Venezuela in front of hundreds of thousands of Maduro’s opponents at the end of a rally convoked more than a week ago, obeying what he says to be his Constitutional duty....
At the Border of Haiti and the Dominican Republic Photo by: Alex Proimos.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ViaNews) - For a long time, the Dominican Republic has faced the problem of the penetration of Haitian nationals in its territory. Especially in the face of the almost total deforestation of the Haitian territory with its negative consequences, such as the depletion of its rivers and sources of drinking water and the...
Nicolas Maduro
CARACAS (ViaNews) - Venezuela’s political situation is confusing for most Venezuelans, so it is not strange that it is also confusing for people around the world. The situation changes, new actors step up, the crisis worsens on a daily basis. It is a highly dynamical and complex situation. On January 10th, Nicolás Maduro sworn...
All leaders of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Venezuela. Photo by Kremlin.ru
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (ViaNews) - If you were heading towards the city of Buenos Aires, it's highly recommended to wait for the Group of Twenty Summit to come to an end on Saturday. Being Argentina the current chair leader of the Group of twenty, the country is holding the Summit that for the first in its ten-year history takes place...
Venezuelan President, Maduro, with the Chinese President, Xi Jinping, during his state visit to China. Photo by: @PresidencialVen / Twitter.
Caracas, Venezuela (ViaNews) - Starting in August, the Venezuelan economy was in such difficult situation that its bank notes were illegally exported to Colombia, where they were reportedly bought by four times its face value. With these bank notes, Colombians were able to buy Venezuelan gasoline and other goods, much cheaper than their own. Hence, in Venezuela, there was...
Venezuela Culture Minister, Ernesto Villegas, with JV Rangel. Photo by: Courtesy José Vicente Rangel.
CARACAS, Venezuela (ViaNews) – Recent leaks were published on the September 8 edition of the New York Times regarding Trump´s administration supporting the military coup against Nicolas Maduro´s government. The paper assured “several meetings” took place in Europe (starting in fall 2017) between Venezuelan ex-military commanders and U.S. diplomats willing to oust President Maduro. “Stay out of Venezuela, Mr. Trump” Three...
Outside Banco de Venezuela in Punto Fijo, Venezuela. Photo by: ArwinJ.
CARACAS (ViaNews) - Venezuela’s unprecedented collapse continues. It seems almost unthinkable for a country that not so long ago was considered an emerging market, according to the IMF, and with the biggest oil reserve in the world, to be in such difficult position, but it's happening. In this South American country, the incredible is common and the improbable...
Statement by "Operacion Fenix" hours after the Venezuelan drone attack.
CARACAS, Venezuela (ViaNews) – From Miami, through her own YouTube channel, three hours after the attack, Venezuelan journalist Patricia Poleo said that militaries from Fenix Group had claimed the authorship of the drone attack, and read a press release from them. Fenix Group also carried an action in 2017 by flying a full-size helicopter to the TSJ (Supreme Court)...
President Maduro being secured by government staff moments after the first drone exploded.
CARACAS, Venezuela (ViaNews) – Tarek William Saab, Venezuela´s Attorney General appeared on television today to deliver new information regarding the frustrated attack to President Nicolás Maduro where drones packed with explosives exploded near high ranking members of the Venezuelan government. On Saturday, August 04, during a military parade, the speech of president Maduro was interrupted by an explosion, originated in...
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...

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