PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 04:32 PM IST
Since opening investigations in late 2019, public prosecutors in Zurich have become aware of funds held by people close to the Venezuelan government.
By Bloomberg| Posted by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON DEC 15, 2020 10:04 PM IST
The prospect of a détente between Washington and Havana rekindles memories of the thaw that Biden helped champion during the Obama administration, when the two nations restored diplomatic ties that had been broken for decades following Fidel Castro’s rise to power.
By Asian News International | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Caracas
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 05:09 PM IST
The Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard said on social media that preliminary information suggested that the vessel departed on December 6 “with more than 20 people on board”
By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Caracas
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2020 08:29 AM IST
Venezuelan opposition deputy Robert Alcala, who represents Sucre state, said that migrant departures to Trinidad often used precarious boats loaded with too much weight.
By Bloomberg | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON DEC 06, 2020 06:42 PM IST
Voter turnout is expected to be between 25% and 36%, according to Venezuelan pollsters. A win for Maduro will further weaken the position of opposition leader Juan Guaido, recognized as the legitimate ruler of Venezuela by the US and dozens of its allies
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 12:09 PM IST
James Story’s nomination as ambassador was confirmed by a US Senate voice vote. But relations between the two countries have been bitter for the past decade, more so under President Trump. Could the Biden administration change that?
By Reuters | SAO PAULO
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2020 01:33 PM IST
Edinson Cavani scored after five minutes, Luis Suarez doubled their lead from the penalty spot early in the second half and Darwin Nunez rounded off the scoring in 73 minutes.
By Associated Press | Sao Paolo
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2020 09:52 AM IST
Brazil unconvincingly beat Venezuela 1-0 at home, but that was enough for coach Tite’s team to take the lead in South American World Cup qualifying with nine points from three matches even as Uruguay defeated Colombia 3-0.
By Associated Press | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta | Caracas, Venezuela
PUBLISHED ON NOV 07, 2020 03:04 AM IST
Painter Susan Applewhite uses recycled cardboard as her canvas and hangs images of flora and fauna at Caracas bus stops.
By Reuters | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Havana
PUBLISHED ON NOV 01, 2020 10:03 PM IST
Cuba has more at stake in the upcoming US election than most countries in Latin America as the Trump administration has focused much of its foreign policy in the region on measures aimed, it says, at bringing about democracy in the country
Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro asks congress to consider same-sex marriage, quotes Pope Francis’ support
By Reuters | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Caracas
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 10:33 AM IST
Citing Pope Francis’ recent supporting comments on the rights of gay people, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro asks National Assembly to discuss same-sex marriage in next term
By Associated Press | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | La Guaira, Venezuela
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 09:54 AM IST
With social distancing still in place, restaurants, flower shops, bars, liquor stores and ice cream parlours open along the seaside boulevard as Venezuelans return to beach after 7 months of Covid-19 lockdown
By Reuters | Posted by Karan Manral | Caracas
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 10:59 AM IST
The vaccines, Maduro said, should arrive by ‘December, January, December-January,’ so that vaccination can be started. Venezuela received a first batch of the Russian ‘Sputnik-V’ coronavirus vaccine in early October.
By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Moscow
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 04:09 PM IST
The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd have received renewed approval to conduct late-stage clinical trials in India of the Russian Covid-19 vaccine.
By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | Johannesburg
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2020 10:26 PM IST
“In many places around the world, participation is being denied and civic space is being crushed,” United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on the sidelines of the annual UN gathering of world leaders, this year held online.
By Bloomberg | Posted by Amrutha Kosuru
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 06:47 PM IST
The shipments give some respite to the nation’s hobbled oil industry, as most shipowners avoid doing business with the country for fear of sanctions.
By Reuters | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Caracas
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 01:16 AM IST
The effort signals that the ruling Socialist Party is seeking to boost participation in the upcoming vote, which part of the opposition had vowed to boycott on the grounds that it is rigged.
By Bloomberg| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON AUG 25, 2020 11:08 AM IST
The August 8 outbreak in the South Korean city of Paju is another example of how rapidly the SARS-CoV-2 virus can spread in confined, indoor spaces -- as well as ways to minimize transmission.
By Bloomberg | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 17, 2020 03:54 PM IST
Retaliatory action by Iran could disrupt energy markets if Tehran interferes with international oil tankers transiting the Strait of Hormuz, the world’s most critical choke point for oil shipments.
By Vivek Atray | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 10:48 PM IST
Why is humanity unable to produce inspirational and impactful leaders in this era of widespread knowledge and high learning?
By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | DAKAR, Senegal
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2020 10:52 PM IST
That survey found more than 30 measles campaigns around the world have been, or are at risk of being halted, a move likely to worsen outbreaks of the highly contagious disease.
By Reuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma | Caracas
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 12:54 PM IST
Though the pandemic has caused a similar shift in many countries, Venezuela’s children are at unusual risk due to a dire economic crisis that has exacerbated child malnutrition and weakened access to education.
By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Geneva
PUBLISHED ON JUN 18, 2020 01:46 PM IST
UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said 164 countries have either partially or totally closed their borders to fight Covid-19.
Vast amounts of Venezuelan oil are hidden en route to China, bypassing US sanctions: Data, documents
By Reuters | Posted by: Shivani Kumar | Caracas/ Mexico city
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 06:18 PM IST
China’s largest oil company, like customers in some other countries, seemed to be knuckling under to US President Donald Trump’s threats, despite Chinese President Xi Jinping’s professed support for Maduro.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JUN 09, 2020 07:35 PM IST
According to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, helmeted curassows are endangered species and are found in the forests of Columbia and Venezuela.
By Reuters | Posted by: Alfea Jamal | Havana
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 04:15 PM IST
Nelson Aguilar used to sell the rabbits that he raises on his Havana rooftop to restaurants. Now, with an ongoing pandemic, the 70-year-old uses them as currency, exchanging them for food or detergent to avoid multi-hour queues at poorly stocked shops.
By Reuters | Posted by: Alfea Jamal | Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2020 02:34 PM IST
Family members are often the main perpetrators of abuse against lesbians, bisexual women and transgender people, according to a major global report published on Monday.
By Reuters | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta | Caracas
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2020 09:45 PM IST
People share wine maintaining proper social distancing rules.
By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2020 09:34 AM IST
With the local government having banned large gatherings in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus, the usual gladiatorial atmosphere of a fight night was absent as the thousands of seats remained unfilled.
By Associated Press | Guatemala City
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2020 05:25 AM IST
Two days after his inauguration, President Alejandro Giammattei said he had ordered Guatemala’s foreign secretary to recall the last person remaining in the country’s embassy in Venezuela’s capital and close the building.