For the record: Timeline of Venezuela’s descent from prosperity to socialist hell

For the record: Timeline of Venezuela’s descent from prosperity to socialist hell

Analysis by WorldTribune Staff, May 6, 2019 Two decades after Hugo Chavez vowed to lift up the poor and promised a better future for all, Venezuela’s once prosperous economy is in shambles, citizens pick through garbage looking for scraps of food, vital medicines are in short supply and more than 3 million people have fled […]

Many in Venezuela now regret ban on private citizen gun ownership

Many in Venezuela now regret ban on private citizen gun ownership

by WorldTribune Staff, May 1, 2019 In June 2012, the regime of socialist dictator Hugo Chavez banned private gun ownership in Venezuela. As the socialist nightmare worsened and descended into full blown chaos under Nicolas Maduro, many Venezuelans say they wished they had guns available to fight back. “Guns would have served as a vital […]

Lifestyles of socialist Venezuela’s rich and famous

Lifestyles of socialist Venezuela’s rich and famous

by WorldTribune Staff, February 5, 2019 Hugo Chavez, the leader of Venezuela’s socialist revolution, once said that “to be rich is bad.” Last summer, the stepsons of current socialist leader Nicolas Maduro dropped $45,000 on an 18-night stay at the Ritz hotel in Paris. “These rich Chavista kids have also been spotted in the best […]

Venuezuela’s socialist nightmare could be ending; Military no longer ‘faithful’

Venuezuela’s socialist nightmare could be ending; Military no longer ‘faithful’

by WorldTribune Staff, January 23, 2019 With support from the U.S., opposition leaders in Venezuela have sparked what they hope is the beginning of the end of the socialist regime of President Nicolas Maduro. Reports on the ground say smaller-scale demonstrations that began on Jan. 21 began to spread on Jan. 22 with protests erupting […]

U.S. takes aim at Venezuela’s gold stashed in Bank of England

U.S. takes aim at Venezuela’s gold stashed in Bank of England

by WorldTribune Staff, December 11, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump last month signed an executive order sanctioning Venezuela’s gold exports and banning American citizens from dealing with anyone involved in “corrupt or deceptive” gold sales from the socialist South American nation. The move by Trump tightens sanctions that effectively seal almost 16 tons of Venezuelan […]

‘Citizen control’: Venezuela’s rulers get by with a little tech help from China

‘Citizen control’: Venezuela’s rulers get by with a little tech help from China

by WorldTribune Staff, November 19, 2018 Venezuela has unveiled a new smart-card ID to track its citizens. The card is manufactured by Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. The ID card, known as the “carnet de la patria,” or “fatherland card,” transmits data about citizens to government computer servers, Reuters reported on Nov. 18. The report, […]

Barack Obama, Honduras and the ‘October surprise’ caravan

Barack Obama, Honduras and the ‘October surprise’ caravan

by WorldTribune Staff, October 19, 2018 The caravan of Hondurans marching toward the U.S.-Mexico border only weeks before the crucial Nov. 6 midterm elections recalls a significant geopolitical event involving Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez and a like-minded strongman in Honduras that was widely overlooked by the U.S. media. The caravan is possible payback for the 2009 […]

Report: ‘Pablo Escobar of Venezuela’ put out hit on Sen. Marco Rubio

Report: ‘Pablo Escobar of Venezuela’ put out hit on Sen. Marco Rubio

by WorldTribune Staff, August 14, 2017 A high-ranking Venezuelan official who has been engaged in a public feud with U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is said to have put out a hit order on the Florida Republican, a report said. Rubio has been guarded by a security detail for several weeks in both Washington and Miami […]

Venezuela on fire: Protesters burn childhood home of Hugo Chavez, attack government buildings

Venezuela on fire: Protesters burn childhood home of Hugo Chavez, attack government buildings

by WorldTribune Staff, May 24, 2017 Protesters in Venezuela’s Barinas state on May 22 burned down the childhood home of late dictator Hugo Chavez, whose socialist policies have continued under current President Nicolas Maduro, resulting in the collapse of the nation’s economy. Social media users noted that the fire began shortly after the news that […]

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 […]