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US warns off Venezuela allies at Lima Group meeting

By admin

Washington warned China and Russia on Tuesday (6 August) to avoid doing business with the Venezuelan regime of Nicolas Maduro, as delegates from some 60 countries met in Lima to discuss ways of ending the crisis in the South American nation.

Venezuela’s Maduro Cracks Down on His Own Military in Bid to Retain Power

By Anatoly Kurmanaev and Isayen Herrera

The embattled government is torturing members of its own armed forces to retain control of them — and through them, the state.

β€˜It Worked in Panama.’ This Is Not True.

By Michael Shifter

More sanctions will only hurt the Venezuelan people.

With Tougher U.S. Sanctions on Venezuela, Bolton Says β€˜Time for Dialogue Is Over’

By Anatoly Kurmanaev and Lara Jakes

At a conference meant to find a solution to the standoff in Venezuela, John R. Bolton, the Trump administration’s national security adviser, pushed a hard-line approach and rejected compromises.

Trump Imposes New Sanctions on Venezuela

By Michael Crowley and Anatoly Kurmanaev

The order freezes the property and assets of the Venezuelan government, but some sanctions experts were skeptical about its likely effects.

Colombia Offers Citizenship to 24,000 Children of Venezuelan Refugees

By Anatoly Kurmanaev and Jenny Carolina GonzΓ‘lez

More than 1.4 million Venezuelans have sought refuge in Colombia. Children born there were undocumented. This decision lets them access education and health care.

Trump Imposes New Sanctions on Venezuela

By Michael Crowley and Anatoly Kurmanaev

The order freezes the property and assets of the Venezuelan government, but some sanctions experts were skeptical about its likely effects.

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Whose Art Made Color Move, Is Dead at 95

By Karen Rosenberg

One of Latin America’s greatest postwar artists, he wanted shifting and shimmering color to be experienced as intensely as cold or heat.

They Survived Colonization and War. But Venezuela’s Collapse Was Too Much.

By Nicholas Casey

The Wayuu have long lived between Venezuela and Colombia. But as Venezuela collapses, many are seeking refuge with their Colombian kin, straining resources — and relationships.

Economists use beer as measure to document failures of socialism in new book

By Hollie McKay

With the hot-button word “socialism” sparking intense political debate as Americans brace for the 2020 presidential election, two U.S. economists have completed a global drinking tour – and a book already at the top of Amazon's "beer" category – warning that the socialist lure could lead to a drastic dry-up of the country’s adult beverages.

Economists use beer as measure to document failures of socialism in new book

By Hollie McKay

With the hot-button word “socialism” sparking intense political debate as Americans brace for the 2020 presidential election, two U.S. economists have completed a global drinking tour – and a book already at the top of Amazon's "beer" category – warning that the socialist lure could lead to a drastic dry-up of the country’s adult beverages.

Venezuelan Elites Accused of Food Corruption Scheme

By Nicholas Casey and Lara Jakes

Three stepsons of President Nicolás Maduro and a Colombian business partner are accused of running a scheme to siphon money meant to feed the country’s starving population.

Venezuela Blackout Leaves Caracas, and Much of the Country, Without Power

By Ana Vanessa Herrero

It was the fourth major blackout to hit Venezuelans in less than five months. The government blamed Monday’s outage on “an electromagnetic attack,” without providing any evidence.

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