January 16, 2022

Venezuelan leaning towards early National Assembly elections

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From Caribbean News Now CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro declared, “We are going to measure ourselves electorally” and added that the only victor would be the people. The US sanctions essentially cut off Maduro’s regime from its Houston-based subsidiary Citgo, denying officials of an estimated US $11 billion in hard currency from exports […]

Caribbean fruit and vegs scarcity

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The Caribbean: Increasing scarcity of fruit and vegetables From Fresh Plaza The trade boycott announced against Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao by Venezuela this weekend is causing a scarcity of fruit and vegetables. Shelves are becoming emptier and emptier in supermarkets. The islands themselves don’t have much agriculture, which is why fruit and vegetable traders from […]

Venezuela unveils virtual currency amid economic crisis

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From Jamaica Gleaner Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced the creation of a new virtual currency in a bid to ease the country’s economic crisis. He says the Petro will be backed by Venezuela’s oil, gas, gold and diamond wealth. However, opposition members of parliament have poured scorn on the plan. Venezuela’s economy has been […]

Venezuela opposition marches against President Maduro

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By The Associated Press By Caribbean Business CARACAS, Venezuela — Police in riot gear on Friday blocked protesters from rallying in downtown Caracas outside election officials’ headquarters to demand a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro. Hundreds of thousands of opposition protesters had poured into the streets earlier in September to demand Maduro’s removal. Friday’s march […]

Five Trinidad nationals detained for alleged Venezuela coup plot

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From Caribbean360 Five Trinidad and Tobago nationals, including three Muslim leaders, are being held in Venezuela amid charges of an alleged plot to overthrow the government of President Nicolas Maduro. PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Saturday March 29, 2014, CMC – Five Trinidad and Tobago nationals, including three Muslim leaders, are being held in Venezuela amid charges of […]