Day: May 19, 2021

Venezuela Court Seizes El Nacional Media Building in Civil Defamation Case

MARACAIBO, VENEZUELA – One of Venezuela’s oldest newspapers was evicted from its own building Friday, after members of the National Guard, accompanied by a judge, executed a court order. The Caracas offices of El Nacional were seized as part of a civil defamation case in which a court ordered the media outlet to pay more …

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Diesel shortages paralyze Venezuelan farms, prompting sanctions debate

Diesel shortages paralyze Venezuelan farms, prompting sanctions debate

Venezuelan farmer Agustin Zenere should have been planting corn by the second week of May – a crucial task in the economically devastated South American country where 7 million people are food insecure. Instead, his 30-hectare (74-acre) plot of land in the breadbasket town of Turen was still covered with the brown, shriveled leaves of …

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Cash-flush Venezuelan firms are moving US dollars abroad: Sources

Cash-flush Venezuelan firms are moving US dollars abroad: Sources

Venezuelan firms holding US dollars to shield themselves from hyperinflation are paying as much as 7 percent to move those funds overseas, sources tell Reuters. Venezuelan companies that are holding cash in dollars to protect themselves from hyperinflation have started paying as much as 7 percent to have those funds transferred into overseas bank accounts, …

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Colombia Rebel Commander ‘Jesús Santrich’ Killed, Venezuelan Officials Say

Colombia Rebel Commander ‘Jesús Santrich’ Killed, Venezuelan Officials Say

The guerrilla leader, once a supporter of Colombia’s historic peace deal, then a strong opponent, had become a symbol of the country’s fraught path to peace. Seuxis Hernández Solarte, known by the nom de guerre Jesús Santrich, being released from prison in Colombia in 2019.Credit…Juan Barreto/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images May 18, 2021 BOGOTÁ, Colombia …

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