Posts Tagged ‘Venezuela’

Venezuelan women push past border controls for food

(Media Release) About 500 Venezuelan women in search of food have broken through border controls separating the western state of Tachira from neighbouring Colombia. The women said their families were going hungry because of severe food shortages in Venezuela. Hours later, they crossed back into Venezuela carrying basic goods and singing the Venezuelan anthem. Venezuela […]

Sugar tax: How will it work?

(Media Release) A new sugar tax on the soft drinks industry will be introduced in the UK, the chancellor has announced as he unveiled his Budget. It is something that has been talked about for some time, but has still come as a surprise. The move has been hailed by campaigners as a significant step […]

There has never been a country that should have been so rich but ended up this poor

(Media Release) Venezuela has become a failed state. According to the International Monetary Fund’s latest projections, it has the world’s worst economic growth, worst inflation and ninth-worst unemployment rate right now. It also has the second-worst murder rate, and an infant mortality rate that’s gotten 100 times worse itself the past four years. And in […]

U.S. Is Pressing Latin Americans to Reject Snowden

CARACAS, Venezuela — The United States is conducting a diplomatic full-court press to try to block Edward J. Snowden, the fugitive American intelligence contractor, from finding refuge in Latin America, where three left-leaning governments that make defying Washington a hallmark of their foreign policies have publicly vowed to take him in. Vice President Joseph R. […]

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