‘Man-made crisis’: Venezuelan hell destabilizes region

‘Man-made crisis’: Venezuelan hell destabilizes region

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — It didn’t have to be this way. An oil rich, economically prosperous middle class country, once a stable Latin American democracy, is disintegrating into a socialist dystopia plagued by hunger, corruption, hyper-inflation and churning political unrest. While petroleum remains Venezuela’s major export, now tragically it’s […]

Think tank makes case for arming Venezuelans to recover lost sovereignty

Think tank makes case for arming Venezuelans to recover lost sovereignty

by WorldTribune Staff, October 8, 2018 The United States should help Venezuelans take their country back by providing “arms, equipment, training, intelligence, and logistical support to worthy Venezuelans to organize their own insurgent force,” the Center for Security Policy said. Citing the success of the Reagan administration’s Contras program in Nicaragua, the think tank proposed […]

Venezuela’s neighbors convene summit, Brazil deploys army to border

Venezuela’s neighbors convene summit, Brazil deploys army to border

by WorldTribune Staff, August 29, 2018 Brazil’s president on Aug. 28 signed a decree to deploy the nation’s armed forces to its border with Venezeula. President Michel Temer ordered the troops to the border state of Roraima, where thousands of Venezuelans have been pouring into Brazil to escape the economic collapse in socialist Venezuela. Temer […]

Neighboring nations shore up their borders as Venezuelans flee socialist nightmare

Neighboring nations shore up their borders as Venezuelans flee socialist nightmare

by WorldTribune Staff, August 21, 2018 Brazil, Peru and Ecuador are taking new measures to curtail the flow of migrants fleeing to their borders from socialist Venezuela. The situation at Brazil’s border has become so chaotic that the Brazilian state of Roraima has asked the government to halt Venezuelan immigration completely, Reuters reported on Aug. 20. […]

Brazil closes border against massive influx of Venezuelan immigrants

Brazil closes border against massive influx of Venezuelan immigrants

by WorldTribune Staff, August 7, 2018 The border crossing from Venezuela to Brazil has been ordered closed by a Brazilian judge. Federal judge Helder Barreto on Aug. 5 ordered the border closed until the frontier state of Roraima can create “humanitarian” conditions to receive the massive influx of those fleeing Venezuela, Reuters reported. The border […]

Questions surround claims of drone assassination attempt on Venezuela’s Maduro

Questions surround claims of drone assassination attempt on Venezuela’s Maduro

by WorldTribune Staff, August 5, 2018 Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is likely to use what he said was an attempt on his life to purge his socialist government of disloyal officials and further restrict liberties, an analyst said. Maduro’s government said the president survived an assassination attempt on Aug. 4, claiming explosions heard during a […]

Maduro admits failure: ‘No more whining . . . We need to make Venezuela’ (great again)

Maduro admits failure: ‘No more whining . . . We need to make Venezuela’ (great again)

by WorldTribune Staff, August 1, 2018 During a speech in which the power went out while he was on live television, Venezuela’s socialist president admitted his economic model has “failed.” “The production models we’ve tried so far have failed and the responsibility is ours, mine and yours,” President Nicolas Maduro told his ruling PSUV party […]

IMF: Venezuela’s inflation could top 1 million percent by end of 2018

IMF: Venezuela’s inflation could top 1 million percent by end of 2018

by WorldTribune Staff, July 23, 2018 Inflation in Venezuela could top 1 million percent by the end of this year, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Shortages in food, water, medicine and electricity, as well as high crime, plague millions of Venezuelans, said Alejandro Werner, head of the IMF’s Western Hemisphere department. Related: Oil […]

Oil secures Socialist Venezuela’s elite as refugees flee failed state

Oil secures Socialist Venezuela’s elite as refugees flee failed state

by WorldTribune Staff, July 20, 2018 As Venezuelans suffer and thousands flee an economic and humanitarian nightmare, the nation’s massive oil reserves allow Socialist President Nicolas Maduro and his top aides to remain safely in power in Caracas. “The Maduro regime, despite the crisis, is in a pretty strong political position right now,” Michael Shifter, […]

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