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Venezuelans use bitcoin 'mining' to escape inflation

Caracas - Inside a locked room in an office building in Caracas, 20 humming computers use their data-crunching power to mine bitcoins, an increasingly popular tool in the fight against Venezuela's hyperinflation.

Chavism prevails against fractured Venezuela opposition

Caracas - A landslide win in regional elections against a fractured opposition shows that the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro prevails in Venezuela despite an economy in shreds and months of protests, analysts said.

Venezuela opposition governors refuse to be sworn in

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition said its newly-elected governors would refuse to participate Wednesday in a swearing in ceremony before the pro-government Constituent Assembly, which it does not recognize.

Venezuela poll results a 'strong message' to US, allies: Maduro

Caracas - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday his socialist party's landslide victory in disputed regional elections had delivered a "strong message" to the United States and its allies.

Venezuela poll results a 'strong message' to US, allies: Maduro

Caracas - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday his socialist party's landslide victory in disputed regional elections had delivered a "strong message" to the United States and its allies.

Maduro claims landslide win in disputed Venezuela elections

Caracas - President Nicolas Maduro has claimed a landslide victory in closely watched regional elections in Venezuela, based on official results that the opposition immediately rejected.

Maduro claims landslide win in Venezuela state elections

Caracas - President Nicolas Maduro's government won a landslide victory in closely watched regional elections in Venezuela on Sunday, according to official results that the opposition said were "suspicious.

Venezuelans vote in crucial regional elections

Caracas - Millions of Venezuelans voted peacefully in regional elections on Sunday following months of violent protests earlier this year aimed at unseating President Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuelans voting with their feet before Sunday's poll

Caracas - Many Venezuelans have already voted in Sunday's key regional elections -- with their feet, taking a one-way bus ticket out the country convinced the vote will change nothing.

Venezuela, oil-rich but poverty-stricken

Caracas - Venezuela, which holds regional elections on Sunday, is a country at the top of the Latin American continent that is in deep economic and political crisis.Here is a snapshot of the country.

Venezuela holds landmark vote as it seeks to end crisis

Caracas - Venezuelans vote on Sunday in regional elections seen as a key test for both President Nicolas Maduro and the opposition alike after months of street protests that failed to unseat him.

Venezuela frees three journalists held while investigating prison

Caracas - An Italian, a Swiss and a Venezuelan journalist, arrested Friday while attempting to report from a notorious prison in northern Venezuela, were released on Sunday, human rights and press freedom groups said.

Maduro says Venezuela, Turkey share vision of a 'different world'

Ankara - Venezuela's embattled President Nicolas Maduro hailed a "new era" in relations with Turkey after being welcomed by counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan at his Ankara palace, saying both countries believed in a different, multi-polar world.

In Moscow, Venezuela's Maduro thanks Putin for support

Moscow - Embattled Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro thanked Russian President Putin for his support, after they held talks in Moscow Wednesday focussed on financial aid for the crisis-stricken Latin American country.

Government millions for baseball divides Venezuelans

Caracas - Baseball-mad Venezuelans are bitterly divided over a government decision to pump millions into the game while basic food and medicines are in short supply in the crisis-rocked South American country.

Embattled Venezuelan leader to meet Putin Wednesday: Kremlin

Moscow - Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro will meet Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, the Kremlin said, as the South American leader seeks support after months of political turmoil in his country.

Venezuela's Maduro condemns 'brutal repression' in Catalonia

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro condemned the "brutal repression" of protesters defending a banned Catalan independence referendum Sunday -- branding Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy a "dictator.

Venezuela opposition doubtful over talks with government

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition cast doubt Tuesday over whether it would participate in a scheduled round of exploratory talks with the government hosted by the Dominican Republic.

Army must prepare to counter US 'threats': Maduro

Caracas - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro called on his army Tuesday to ready their weapons to defend the country in an escalating war of words with US President Donald Trump.

Trump urges EU to sanction Maduro regime in Venezuela

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Tuesday urged the European Union to follow America's lead in slapping sanctions on the "oppressive" regime of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

New US travel ban 'psychological terrorism': Venezuela

Caracas - Venezuela accused the United States on Monday of "psychological terrorism" designed to bring down the government after it was included in a list of eight countries targeted by a travel ban."These types of lists....

Brazil warns 'no alternatives' to democracy in Venezuela

New York - Brazil's leader on Tuesday warned that there were "no alternatives to democracy" in Venezuela as he voiced solidarity with the people of the crisis-consumed nation.

Trump warns Venezuela is 'collapsing'

New York - President Donald Trump warned Monday that Venezuela is "collapsing," suggesting the United States may take additional steps to restore democracy.

Caracas denounces Trump's crisis talks as 'rival dialogue'

Washington - Caracas on Friday denounced President Donald Trump's plans to meet with Latin American leaders concerning Venezuela's ongoing crisis, branding the talks as "rival dialogue."Earlier in the day Trump's national security adviser H.R.

Venezuela rivals make progress on crisis negotiations

Santo Domingo - Venezuelan government and opposition delegates agreed Thursday to a group of "friendly countries" to assist with crisis negotiations, Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina said."We made progress in defining an agenda of Venezuela's problems.

Venezuela rivals hold exploratory talks on crisis

Santo Domingo - Talks between Venezuela's government and opposition inched closer Wednesday as delegates from both sides began exploratory contacts with mediators in the Dominican Republic.

No milk, sugar: Venezuelans lose prized ice cream to crisis

M - The Coromoto ice cream parlour had it all - chocolate and vanilla for sure, though also garlic, avocado and even octopus sorbets... but the things you can't find in Venezuela any more, like milk and sugar, means the landmark has had to close for good.

Maduro accepts talks offer with Venezuela opposition

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday his government was prepared to meet the opposition for talks, offering a glimpse of a breakthrough in a political standoff marked by months of deadly protests.

Maduro to accept talks with Venezuela opposition

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday he was prepared to meet the opposition for talks brokered by the Dominican Republic and former Spanish prime minister Jose Luis Rodriquez Zapatero.

Venezuela asylum requests soar in Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico

San Jos - The number of Venezuelans seeking asylum in Panama, Costa Rica and Mexico has jumped dramatically because of the crisis in their country, a new report by the UN migration agency and the Organization of American States said Tuesday.
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