Tag: Venezuelans Refugees

June 8, 2019

Venezuelan Refugee Crisis Deepens

Latin American countries are hosting the vast majority of Venezuelans, with Colombia accounting for some 1.3 million, followed by Peru with 768,000, Chile 288,000, Ecuador 263,000, Brazil 168,000, and Argentina 130,000. Mexico and countries in Central America and the Caribbean are also hosting significant numbers of refugees and migrants from Venezuela

May 23, 2019

Venezuelans Turn to Barter as they ...

Venezuela’s economy has virtually collapsed, with hyperinflation expected to reach 10 million percent this year according to the I.M.F., and shortages of food and medicine causing a massive humanitarian crisis of almost unequaled proportions

May 11, 2019

In Venezuela, Guaido Remains Free A...

Venezuela, opposition leader Juan Guaido remains free while several of his allied lawmakers face possible criminal prosecution after a failed attempt to force socialist President Nicolas Maduro from office. Dozens of countries, including the United States, view Maduro’s 2018 re-election as illegitimate and have recognized Guaido as Venezuela’s leader. Brian Padden reports on concerns for the opposition leader’s safety as Maduro seeks to reassert his authority by cracking down on opponents

April 30, 2019

Russian Helicopters to Boost Venezu...

Russia is getting ready to set up a helicopter maintenance base in Venezuela. The move is yet another sign that Russia continues to pile economic, political and military support for the government of embattled leader Nicolas Maduro. Ricardo Marquina visited the helicopter factory where Russian officials showcased the aircraft and other equipment destined for Moscow’s allies in Venezuela

April 20, 2019

Venezuelans Struggle With Water Sho...

Venezuelans continue to suffer long power outages and the lack of electricity means water stops flowing to many residences. Without a steady supply of water, some residents in Caracas have

April 10, 2019

UN Security Council Considers Situa...

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres speaks with Christoph Heusgen, Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations and President of the Security Council for the month of April, ahead of the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

April 6, 2019

Venezuelans Risk Their Lives Daily ...

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, warned that Venezuelans who cross the border into Colombia face a very dangerous situation since Venezuela closed its borders with Brazil and Colombia on February 23

April 5, 2019

UNICEF: Uprooted Venezuelan Childre...

UNICEF said its regional humanitarian partners – Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Panama, Peru and Trinidad and Tobago – estimate as many as 4.9 million people — adults and children — will need assistance this year because of the political and economic upheavals in Venezuela that are forcing the country’s citizens to flee

March 22, 2019

Venezuelan Hospitals Reach Catastro...

The crumbling health system in Venezuela is worsening every week. After a nationwide electrical shutdown cut power for many days, major hospitals in Caracas continue to face serious problems, including a lack of running water, supply shortages and enough staff to operate properly

March 7, 2019

US Increasingly Ties Cuba to Venezu...

U.S. efforts to unseat Venezuelan socialist leader Nicolas Maduro are also aimed at confronting the communist government in Cuba that conservative critics say continues to destabilize its neighbors in Latin America by exporting its failed economic model and fostering political repression

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