Day: April 26, 2021

Venezuela armed forces suffer casualties in Colombia border fighting, minister says

Venezuela armed forces suffer casualties in Colombia border fighting, minister says

CARACAS, April 26 (Reuters) – Venezuela’s armed forces suffered deaths and injuries in confrontations with “irregular Colombian armed groups” in the western border state of Apure in the past 72 hours, Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino said on Monday. Padrino in a statement did not specify the number of casualties from the fighting, which he said …

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At least two Venezuelans die in shipwreck en route to Trinidad

At least two Venezuelans died when a vessel they were taking from eastern Delta Amacuro state to neighboring Trinidad and Tobago sank, the state’s governor said, adding that seven people had been rescued in the incident. It marked the latest fatal shipwreck of Venezuelans attempting to reach the dual-island Caribbean nation, home to at least …

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Venezuela remains the most “miserable” country – Argentina not far behind

Venezuela remains the most “miserable” country – Argentina not far behind

Monday, April 26th 2021 – 09:03 UTC The misery index is an economic indicator, created by economist Arthur Okun. Venezuela easily held to the dubious honour of being at the top of the list of the 2020 Global Economic Misery Index, while Argentina was merely seven notches behind. Weighing inflation, unemployment, interest rates and variation …

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Terrorist Group Steps Into Venezuela as Lawlessness Grows

Terrorist Group Steps Into Venezuela as Lawlessness Grows

With Venezuela in shambles, criminals and insurgents run large stretches of the nation’s territory. We traveled through one of the regions under their control. GUARERO, Venezuela — They bring drinking water to residents in the arid scrublands, teach farming workshops and offer medical checkups. They mediate land disputes, fine cattle rustlers, settle divorces, investigate crimes …

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US weighs policy on Venezuela as Maduro signals flexibility

US weighs policy on Venezuela as Maduro signals flexibility

MIAMI (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s government is intensifying efforts to court the Biden administration as the new U.S. president weighs whether to risk a political backlash in Florida and ease up on sanctions seeking to isolate the socialist leader. In the past two weeks, Maduro conceded to longstanding U.S. demands that the World …

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Rights group cites abuses by Venezuelan forces near Colombia

Rights group cites abuses by Venezuelan forces near Colombia

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Venezuelan security forces operating against Colombian rebels along the nations’ shared border have executed peasants, tortured and arbitrarily arrested people, and prosecuted civilians in military courts, an international monitoring group said Monday. The Human Rights Watch report said the operation began March 21 in the rural state of Apure, where it …

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