Rare good news in Venezuela: beer is back
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Rare good news in Venezuela: beer is back

AFP - June 2, 2016

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelans struggling through an economic crisis got a rare bit of good news Thursday when the country's largest brewery announced it had obtained a…

Venezuelan protests seek Maduro’s ouster
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Venezuelan protests seek Maduro’s ouster

Alexander Martínez | AFP - March 12, 2016

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela's opposition held a national day of protest Saturday, the opening salvo in its new strategy to oust President Nicolás Maduro. After winning by a landslide in…

Three steps Venezuela must take
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Three steps Venezuela must take

Leopoldo López | The Washington Post - February 28, 2016

Two years ago I was imprisoned for calling for a constitutional, democratic and peaceful change in the Venezuelan government. Our plan was called La Salida, "the exit."…

Venezuela, Colombia woes drag down Panama’s free trade zone
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Venezuela, Colombia woes drag down Panama’s free trade zone

AFP - February 26, 2016

PANAMA CITY – Panama's free trade zone -- the biggest in Latin America -- is in crisis in large part because of economic woes sapping major export customers…

Latin America’s unlikely, honest voice for democracy
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Latin America’s unlikely, honest voice for democracy

Jackson Diehl | The Washington Post - January 25, 2016

For years Venezuela's authoritarian populist government grossly manipulated elections and got away with it. So imagine the surprise in Caracas in November when, just a few weeks…

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Venezuela pro-government political figure shot dead

AFP - January 20, 2016

CARACAS -- Robbers shot dead a prominent ally of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro in Caracas, prosecutors said on Wednesday. Ricardo Durán Trujillo, 45, was shot near his home…

Venezuela decrees economic emergency in power struggle
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Venezuela decrees economic emergency in power struggle

Maria Isabel Sánchez | AFP - January 15, 2016

CARACAS -- Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro decreed a two-month state of "economic emergency" Friday, seizing the initiative ahead of a key showdown with the opposition in the crisis-hit,…

Venezuela’s oil-based economy is about to flatline. Then what?
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Venezuela’s oil-based economy is about to flatline. Then what?

Nick Miroff | The Washington Post - January 15, 2016

Venezuela, the nation with the world's largest petroleum reserves, is facing one of the world's most painful, and predictable, economic collapses. Oil exports account for as much…

Mexicans and other Latin Americans carry happiness in their DNA, study finds
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Mexicans and other Latin Americans carry happiness in their DNA, study finds

Mariëtte Le Roux | AFP - January 14, 2016

PARIS -- Happiness is a state of mind, the gurus say. Well, actually, it could be more a function of genes, the authors of an unusual scientific study…

Venezuela opposition drops deputies to break deadlock
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Venezuela opposition drops deputies to break deadlock

AFP - January 13, 2016

CARACAS -- Venezuela's opposition moved Wednesday to try to break the country's political deadlock by removing from the state legislature three of its deputies rejected by the government.…