OAS has demanded a recall referendum in Venezuela; the OAS regional block released a statement, in which the fifteen member states have demanded that the state of Venezuela acts and carries out the referendum this year, and without delay.
On Thursday, the 12th of August, Presidents Nicolas Maduro and Juan Manuel Santos met, and agreed to allow the Venezuelan border with Colombia to be re-opened for 15 hours during this weekend.
The recently nationalized, and now worker-occupied Kimberly-Clark factory in Venezuela has managed to produce more than 2 million sanitary pads, Venezuela Analysis reported, citing the government sources.
The foreign ministers of both countries have discussed the possibility of issuing special IDs for Venezuelan and Colombian border citizens; this is just the first step in the plan of reopening the border completely, after almost a year being closed.
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The increasingly chaotic situation in the area causes the risk posted to Venezuelan lives to worsen; the shortage of quality drinking water, food, medicine and hygiene products, among other things, continue to claim the lives of Venezuela’s social strata, as conditions and diseases such as scabies, malaria, dengue, diarrhea, hepatitis, and …
This past weekend, the borders between Venezuela and Colombia were opened after a one year closure. Thousands of Venezuelans crossed over to Colombia to buy food, medicine, and other basic goods that are scarce in Venezuela.
There have been 18 food distribution truck robberies in Venezuela in the last 100 days, along the Central Regional Highway.
After Kimberly-Clark Corp’s announcement on Saturday, when the company’s US officials stated that their Venezuelan based personal-care factory will stop the production, the Venezuelan government released a statement saying that it will take over the factory, and provide public funds for the nearly 1000 workers.
Only three years after Nicolás Maduro took the lead of Venezuela, following the reign of Hugo Chávez, the once oil-rich state collapsed catastrophically. Today, Venezuela’s economic crisis has left the images of hungry and angry desperate crowds, empty stores, and riots; the inflation has never been higher. Are these images suggesting that Maduro’s government is …
Across the entire country of Venezuela, people are demanding food, and protests with the slogan “We want food” have spread rapidly. During the last week of Venezuelan food riots, there have been four civilian casualties, including a 17-year-old-boy.