“Rodríguez, María Fernanda” and her people are a microcosmos of poverty in Venezuela, telling us how life got so much worse. Still, defeat is rare in the Caribbean: despair and joy go hand in hand.
States like Zulia, Tachira, Merida and Lara got the short end of the stick when it comes to gasoline supply and distribution. Experts warn that Caracas will catch up and will soon have to endure several day long lines for fuel, it’s only a matter of time.
Did the exchange controls end, as some have said, when the regime announced the new scheme of mesas de dinero? Here’s the real score (SPOILERS: You still can’t freely exchange currency).
The new report by the CEPR, “Economic Sanctions as Collective Punishment: The Case of Venezuela” written by Dr. Jeffrey Sachs and Mark Weisbrot, is generating sympathy for the chavista cause in the liberal media at a critical moment, but it’s already being challenged by the heavyweights.
The gold rush in the south-east quarter of the country is helping all kinds of people deal with economic hardship. But gold in grams is replacing the legal currency and the criminal industry has found another realm to control and get profits
After a month of chaotic blackouts, and without any solution in sight, a once powerful industry is finding it increasingly hard to cope. From former industrial strongholds to rural towns and crop fields, businessmen do their best to survive, but the consequences are impossible to hide.
The measures that the U.S. and other countries are applying to pressure the dictatorship from abroad are not the cause of Venezuelans’ suffering. But they will have an effect in the near future. This is how the sanctions look when we analyze them for the sake of truth and not propaganda.
With a new system through the patria.org.ve website, the dictatorship is creating a way of getting income even from the money sent from abroad in cryptocurrencies. I tried it and it works, sort of.
The three refineries and 5,500 retail stations that Venezuela owns in U.S. soil are one of the most important battlefields in the struggle of replacing the Maduro regime and funding our reconstruction. Here’s what has happened so far and what the interim government’s options are.
The possibility of military intervention in Venezuela was ruled out this week. But if it resurfaces later, it would need support in the international legal order: the lack of a clear legal basis for a military action can affect the legitimacy of its ends.
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