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The live performance is an effort to give people some small respite from the coronavirus pandemic and other hardships.(AP)

Mobile orchestra tries to bring cheer to Venezuelan streets

AP | , Barquisimeto, Venezuela
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 10:03 AM IST
Orchestra music envelops the streets of a Venezuelan city every time a truck carrying musicians has made its way through traffic for the past year, capturing the attention of drivers and passers-by who take photos and stare at the vehicle.
The glowing face of one of Venezuela’s greatest athletes seems to invigorate a corner of the country’s decaying capital, a splash of color and inspiration for increasingly grim times.(AP)
The glowing face of one of Venezuela’s greatest athletes seems to invigorate a corner of the country’s decaying capital, a splash of color and inspiration for increasingly grim times.(AP)

Venezuelan street artist seeks to inspire

AP | , Caracas, Venezuela
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 01:28 PM IST
Wolfgang Salazar has gained increasing fame for his spray-painted murals of Venezuelans — heroes and everyday folk alike — at a time when the pandemic and economic hardship weigh upon his fellow citizens.
A 27-year-old Venezuelan woman was arrested on Tuesday after being detained last week by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) under suspicion of drug trafficking.
A 27-year-old Venezuelan woman was arrested on Tuesday after being detained last week by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) under suspicion of drug trafficking.

Venezuelan detained at Mumbai airport caught with 80 cocaine capsules

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Vijay Kumar Yadav, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2019 02:18 AM IST
The accused woman has been charged under sections relevant sections of the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
A 2015 study found that Caracas has between 200 and 300 blue and yellow macaws, which are believed to have come from the jungles of southern Venezuela.(Unsplash)
A 2015 study found that Caracas has between 200 and 300 blue and yellow macaws, which are believed to have come from the jungles of southern Venezuela.(Unsplash)

Macaws offer feathered therapy to suffering Venezuelans

Reuters | By Reuters, Caracas
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2019 06:57 PM IST
Long described as a bright spot in a city that has been in decline for years, Caracas’ macaws have become a mechanism of escape from the daily grind of finding potable water, struggling with collapsing internet and avoiding crime-ridden streets.
Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido and his wife Fabiana Rosales gesture during a rally against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas, Venezuela February 2(REUTERS)
Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido and his wife Fabiana Rosales gesture during a rally against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas, Venezuela February 2(REUTERS)

Venezuelans may finally have brighter days ahead

UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2019 11:38 AM IST
There’s no guarantee that true change is imminent. Maduro has proven his staying power again and again, mainly because Venezuela’s military has yet to decide that keeping him is costlier and more risky than packing him off into exile.
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