Maduro Forces Oust Guaido from Congress, Spark Day of Chaos

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(Bloomberg) — Venezuelan politics descended into disarray on Sunday when security forces barred opposition leader Juan Guaido and his backers from entering the National Assembly, allowing loyalists to President Nicolas Maduro to choose an assembly president instead of Guaido. His … Read More

Venezuela Is Quietly Ramping Up Oil Production

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If anyone is to ever write a guidebook on political survival, the skills of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro would certainly top the contemporary charts. This autumn went relatively well for the besieged leader as the political headlines drifted towards the … Read More

Pope quotes late cardinal to say church is ‘200 years out of date’

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Vatican City (dpa) – Pope Francis on Saturday called on the Vatican hierarchy to embrace change as he quoted a late progressive cardinal who warned that the Catholic Church was seriously behind the times. “Cardinal Martini, in his last interview a few days … Read More

There Are More Dollars in Venezuela Now Than There Are Bolivars

A person holds U.S. dollars and Venezuelan bolivares in Caracas. , Bloomberg (Bloomberg) — The U.S. dollar has extended its dominance in Venezuela as locals increasingly turn to the greenback for even the smallest of purchases. Physical dollars now account … Read More

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