Venezuela

Us Meltdown Over Tu-160s

Two long-range Russian bombers landed in Venezuela this week and the United States immediately flew into a fit of rage. Top diplomat Mike Pompeo had a virtual mental meltdown on Twitter, denouncing Russia and the South American country for daring to...
Related topics: Mike Pompeo, Social Media, Russia

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Goodyear Shutters Venezuela Plant, Gives Out Tires As Severance

Venezuela's economic depression has claimed yet another victim, as Goodyear Tire announced it would shutter its Venezuela operations and lay off its entire local workforce, the latest foreign corporation to close shop in the crisis-torn county. On...

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Former Venezuela Oil Minister Dies In Jail

Nelson Martinez, the jailed former head of Venezuela’s state-run oil giant PDVSA who was arrested last year as part of anti-corruption purge, died in state custody Wednesday, authorities said. The chief prosecutor’s office said Martinez...

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Venezuela’s Maduro Accuses John Bolton Of Plotting To Assassinate Him Using Mercenaries

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro unleashed a hailstorm of serious accusations against the Trump administration and specifically National Security Advisor John Bolton on Wednesday, telling a press conference that Bolton is currently planning to...

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Russia To Withdraw Bombers From Venezuela After White House Pressure

The White House announced late in the day Wednesday that Russia will withdraw its long range nuclear capable bombers parked in Venezuela since Monday which flew to Caracas on a 10,000km mission in a show of support for socialist President Nicolás...
Related topics: Russia, White House

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Venezuela's Maduro Says Us-linked Assassination Plot Uncovered

Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday he's uncovered an assassination plot that leads directly to the White House. Maduro repeated his frequent warning that a U.S. invasion is imminent — this time giving some details but...
Related topics: White House

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Pompeo's Remarks About Russia Sending Tu-160 To Venezuela Unacceptable - Moscow

Earlier, the US Secretary of State called Russia and Venezuela "two corrupt governments" which were "squandering public funds" after Moscow sent two Tu-160 bombers, an An-124 heavy-lift transport and an Il-62 recon plane to Caracas in a show of...
Related topics: Russia, Moscow

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Defense Minister: One Killed In Venezuela Illegal Mining Clash 

A member of Venezuela's Pemon indigenous group was killed during a "confrontation" last Saturday with security forces attempting to dislodge an illegal gold mine in southern Bolivar state, Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino said on Tuesday. It was...

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Venezuela Now Produces Less Oil Than… North Dakota

We’ve known for quite a while now that the implosion of Venezuela’s government has brought with it the collapse of their oil industry. Dictator Nicolas Maduro looted the state oil production facilities and facilitated their collapse....

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Ignore Or Intercept: Two Ways To Respond To Russian Bombers In Venezuela

Russia's deployment of two Tu-160 strategic bombers to Venezuela is unlikely to pose a threat to the United States. But those bombers should meet U.S. Air Force intercepts if they are flown toward U.S. air identification zones in the Gulf of Mexico...
Related topics: Russia, Gulf Of Mexico

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Goodyear To Close Venezuela Unit, Offers Severance Packages

Per Bloomberg, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company GT has announced the shutdown of Venezuela operations and the layoff of the workforce. More than 1,200 employees of the plant in the industrial city of Valencia will receive severance packages...
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Goodyear Halts Tire Production In Venezuela As Economy Slips

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is halting production in Venezuela, making it the latest international corporation to abandon a South American nation in economic crisis, officials said Monday.   Spokesman Eduardo Arguelles told The Associated Press...

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Russia Sends Bombers To Venezuela Amid Country's Economic, Humanitarian Crisis

The Russian Ministry of Defense did not say why the bombers were sent or how long they would stay in the country.
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Alongside Colombia, Jair Bolsonaro's Brazil Will Pressure Nicolas Maduro's Venezuela

When Jair Bolsonaro becomes president of Brazil on Jan. 1, 2019, he will prioritize increased regional pressure on Nicolas Maduro's Venezuelan regime. Working with his Colombian counterpart, Ivan Duque Marquez, Bolsonaro will seek to isolate Maduro...
Related topics: Colombia, Brazil

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Lessons From 50 Years Of Venezuelan Inflation

Authored by José Niño via The Mises Institute, Count Venezuela among the victims of hyperinflation. Economist Steve Hanke has done a meticulous job over the years raising awareness on troubled world currencies, with Venezuela’s Bolivar...
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Peruvian Fm To Suggest Lima Group 'cut Off' Ties With Venezuela

MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) – Peruvian Foreign Minister Nestor Popolizio said he planned to suggest that Lima Group countries cut off their diplomatic ties with Venezuela.
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Brasil’s Temer Announces Intervention Is State Bordering Venezuela

        SAO PAULO/BRASÍLIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s President Michel Temer said on Friday he had reached an agreement with Roraima state Governor Suely Campos for a federal “intervention” in the state that borders...
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Venezuelan Officials In London To Collect 16 Tons Of Gold From The Bank Of England

Venezuela sent officials to London in an attempt to repatriate 16 tons of gold worth more than $500 million which had been deposited at the Bank of England. From Reuters: The government of President Nicolas Maduro is seeking to bring 14 tonnes of...
Related topics: United Kingdom, London, Reuters

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Former Major Leaguers Luis Valbuena, Jose Castillo Die In Car Crash In Venezuela

Luis Valbuena, who played for the Angels in 2018, and former Pirates infielder Jose Castillo died in an automobile accident in Venezuela on Thursday.        

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Venezuela Mulls Upgrading Russia-supplied Ground, Air Systems - Defense Minister

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Caracas is interested in the modernization of ground-based and air systems previously delivered by Russia, Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez said Thursday.
Related topics: Russia, Moscow

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