Amid bread shortage, Venezuela seizes bakeries, arrests bakers

Amid bread shortage, Venezuela seizes bakeries, arrests bakers

by WorldTribune Staff, March 17, 2017 The socialist government in Venezuela has accused bakers of creating a bread shortage as part of an “economic war” aimed at destabilizing the nation. President Nicolas Maduro’s government has responded by arresting bakers and seizing their businesses. Maduro this week initiated what he called “Plan 700” against the “bread […]

Commentary: New fail-safe diet involves merely moving to Venezuela

Commentary: New fail-safe diet involves merely moving to Venezuela

by WorldTribune Staff, February 27, 2017 Pretty much everyone in Venezuela can say they lost 19 pounds on the “Socialist Diet”. Unwillingly, though. “A new study of Venezuela’s stunning decline under Hugo Chavez’s socialist model, still followed faithfully by his lap dog successor, Nicolas Maduro, reports that the average Venezuelan lost 19 pounds in the last […]

Unrest roils Dominica after reports reveal government’s collusion with China, Iran

Unrest roils Dominica after reports reveal government’s collusion with China, Iran

Special to WorldTribune.com GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs, Roseau. U.S. national security officials were, on the night of Feb. 7, trying to determine whether an opening had arisen because of the sudden eruption of political unrest in Dominica to reverse the major diplomatic and intelligence gains of the past decade by the People’s Republic of China […]

Latin American liberal tide wanes after subdued Castro funeral, Trump win

Latin American liberal tide wanes after subdued Castro funeral, Trump win

by WorldTribune Staff, December 15, 2016 Latin America’s “pink tide” of liberalism has receded with the death of Fidel Castro and the rise of Donald Trump, analysts say. “The band of union leaders, ex-guerrillas and other left-wing rabble-rousers that dominated Latin American politics for more than a decade has fallen from favor as the region’s […]

‘The people’ turn on Venezuela’s president, chase him through the streets

‘The people’ turn on Venezuela’s president, chase him through the streets

by WorldTribune Staff, September 4, 2016 Fed up with what socialism has wrought in their country, angry Venezuelans on Sept. 3 chased President Nicolas Maduro through the streets during what was supposed to be a routine political event. Maduro had traveled to Margarita Island off Venezuela’s northern coast to inaugurate a number of new public […]

‘Bring down Maduro’: Masses of protesters flood Caracas streets

‘Bring down Maduro’: Masses of protesters flood Caracas streets

by WorldTribune Staff, September 2, 2016 Hundreds of thousands of protesters flooded the streets of Caracas on Sept. 1 to demand the end of socialist rule in Venezuela. Chanting “this government will fall,” the protesters aligned with the opposition Democratic Unity coalition called for a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro amid a deep economic […]

Iran’s Zarif holds oil talks In Venezuela

Iran’s Zarif holds oil talks In Venezuela

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has held talks with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro focused on stabilizing world oil prices and strengthening OPEC. “We continue to build common ground and a new consensus on stabilizing oil markets, strengthening industries, strengthening OPEC,” Maduro said on state television […]

Iran foreign minister in Havana kicks off tour of Venezuela, Nicaragua, Chile and Bolivia

Iran foreign minister in Havana kicks off tour of Venezuela, Nicaragua, Chile and Bolivia

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said in Havana his visit would open a new chapter in the Islamic Republic’s relations with Communist-ruled Cuba. “We will start a new chapter in the bilateral relations with Cuba on the basis of a big (business) delegation accompanying […]

Socialist hell: 120,000 desperate Venezuelans cross into Colombia for food, medicine

Socialist hell: 120,000 desperate Venezuelans cross into Colombia for food, medicine

by WorldTribune Staff, July 18, 2016 Some 120,000 desperate Venezuelans poured into Colombia over the weekend to buy food and medicine that are in short supply in socialist Venezeula. Under the 21st century socialist, or “chavismo”, movement started by Hugo Chavez and continued by his hand-picked successor Nicolas Maduro, 70 percent of Venezuelans live in […]

Socialist nightmare: On brink of collapse, Venezuela sells off gold reserves

Socialist nightmare: On brink of collapse, Venezuela sells off gold reserves

by WorldTribune Staff, May 27, 2016 “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.” – Margaret Thatcher As Venezuela sinks further into the economic abyss, the South American country has begun selling off its remaining gold reserves. The country’s gold reserves have dropped almost a third over the past […]