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GoFundMe or death: Venezuelans seek online help in Covid pandemic

Caracas - Four family members with Covid-19, zero savings and no relief from Venezuela's collapsed public health system: Gabriela Rodriguez saw no option but to seek help from crowdfunding.

Venezuela to request UN aid to clear mines from Colombia border

Caracas - Venezuela announced Sunday it will request "immediate aid" from the United Nations to clear antipersonnel mines that Caracas alleges were placed in the southeast of the country by Colombian armed groups.

Venezuela hits back at 'totalitarian' Facebook sanction

Caracas - Venezuela hit back at Facebook over "digital totalitarianism" after President Nicolas Maduro's account was frozen for 30 days for spreading disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic.

Facebook freezes Venezuela leader's page over Covid misinformation

Caracas - Facebook said Saturday that it was "freezing" Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's page for a month after repeated violations of the platform's rules against Covid-19 misinformation.

Venezuela's Guaido allocates $30m for vaccines

Caracas - Opposition leader Juan Guaido will allocate $30 million in Venezuelan state funds that are frozen in the United States towards vaccinations in his country.

Venezuela will not authorize AstraZeneca Covid vaccine

Caracas - Venezuela announced Monday that it would not authorize AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine, as the three largest European countries suspended their rollouts of the jab.

Brutal murders in rural Venezuela highlight violence against women

Villa Bruzual - Denis Reanez was looking through her daughter's things when she found a handwritten song she had been penning on a sheet slipped inside her bible. But Eliannys Martinez would never sing it.

Venezuela's Maduro receives first dose of Russian vaccine

Caracas - Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro and his wife Cilia Flores received a first dose of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus on Saturday, state television reported.

Make-up artist and sniper prepared to die for Venezuela

Caracas - Dressed in camouflage, her face covered in mud, Ismaira Figueroa holds her position on a hill, rifle in hand, as she takes part in military exercises simulating an invasion."I feel like I was born to do this and if I had to die for this...

Venezuela opposition accuses government of illegal gold sales

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition on Wednesday accused the government of President Nicolas Maduro of illegally selling the country's international gold reserves to access liquidity and elude international sanctions.

EU ambassador leaves Venezuela after expulsion order

Caracas - The European Union's ambassador to Venezuela left the South American country on Tuesday after she was expelled last week over a diplomatic spat related to new sanctions.

Venezuelans protest femicide after three women killed

Acarigua - Hundreds of Venezuelans protested Saturday following the murders of three young women last week, in a rally against femicide in the South American nation.

Expelled EU envoy to leave Venezuela on Tuesday

Caracas - EU ambassador to Caracas, Isabel Brilhante Pedrosa, will leave Venezuela on Tuesday after being expelled by the government in response to new sanctions, a European diplomatic source said Saturday.

Venezuela expels EU ambassador over fresh sanctions

Caracas - Venezuela on Wednesday expelled the European Union's ambassador to Caracas in response to new sanctions, giving the Portuguese envoy 72 hours to leave the country and raising the bloc's renewed ire.

Venezuela National Assembly urges expulsion of EU ambassador

Caracas - Venezuela's National Assembly called Tuesday for the government to expel the European Union's ambassador to Caracas, in response to new EU sanctions against 19 Venezuelan officials.

Venezuela kicks off Covid vaccine program

Caracas - Venezuela started immunizing health care workers against the coronavirus Thursday with the Russian Sputnik V vaccine, as the government said it intended to inoculate 70 percent of the population by year end.

Venezuela jails officials for giving US oil data

Caracas - Venezuela jailed two officials from the state oil company PDVSA for five years for providing the US with "strategic and sensitive" details of its sanctions-hit oil operations, prosecutors said Friday.

Venezuela frees crew of two seized Guyana boats

Caracas - Caracas on Wednesday announced the release of the crew of two Guyana fishing boats that the Venezuelan military had seized last month in waters contested by both countries.

In crisis-hit Venezuela, maternity wards have become death traps

Caracas - Red roses and a burning candle frame the small white casket Wendy Dulcey is caressing at a hospital morgue in Caracas.

Venezuela says captured fishing boats were intruding

Caracas - Venezuela said Monday that two Guyanese fishing vessels captured by its navy last week were caught "red handed" fishing illegally in Venezuelan waters, a claim rejected by its smaller neighbor.
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