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Venezuelan judge murdered as street violence spirals amid political unrest

Venezuelan judge murdered as street violence spirals amid political unrest

A Venezuelan judge has been shot and killed as he approached a street barricade in Caracas, in an attack that has prompted fears of growing lawlessness as the country enters…

OAS fails to agree on Venezuela as protests continue

OAS fails to agree on Venezuela as protests continue

(Caracas) A meeting of the Organisation of American States to discuss the crisis in Venezuela ended without agreement in Washington on Wednesday. A declaration criticising the Venezuelan government was put…

35 killed in car bomb attack in Baghdad

35 killed in car bomb attack in Baghdad

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Two car bombs and a suicide bomber killed at least 35 people in Baghdad and in a city to the west, and wounded more than 100 in Tuesday…

Venezuelan opposition condemns Goldman for $2.8 billion bond deal

Venezuelan opposition condemns Goldman for $2.8 billion bond deal

(Reuters/IFR) – Goldman Sachs Group Inc’s statement that it never transacted directly with the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro when it bought $2.8 billion of…

Venezuela Needs International Intervention. Now.

Venezuela Needs International Intervention. Now.

Venezuela News. The huge protests rocking Venezuela, which began in early April, were triggered by a decision of its Supreme Court to assume the powers of Venezuela’s National Assembly…

Is Goldman Sachs Playing With Fire In Venezuela?

Is Goldman Sachs Playing With Fire In Venezuela?

Goldman Sachs bought last week around US$2.8 billion bonds issued by Venezuela’s embattled state oil firm PDVSA, betting that a change in the Venezuelan regime could more…

Paris mayor may ban black feminist Nyansapo festival

Paris mayor may ban black feminist Nyansapo festival

BBC. The mayor of Paris has called for a black feminist festival in the city to be banned on the grounds that it excludes white people. At the Nyansapo Festival…

Venezuelan oil executive arrested in corruption probe

Venezuelan oil executive arrested in corruption probe

Reuters)Venezuela has arrested the manager of the Petropiar heavy crude upgrader, owned by state oil company PDVSA and US major Chevron, for alleged “irregularities” in contracts awarded in the…

A distinct honour’ – CARICOM SG on Award from the Guyana Government

A distinct honour’ – CARICOM SG on Award from the Guyana Government

CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has been awarded Guyana’s Cacique’s Crown of Honour, the second highest award in the Order of Service of Guyana. Ambassador LaRocque was…

Five ways in which this wave of demonstrations in Venezuela is different

Five ways in which this wave of demonstrations in Venezuela is different

CARACAS, Venezuela — For nearly two months, Venezuelans have been holding almost-daily demonstrations against the government of President Nicolás Maduro, demanding early elections, more democratic rights and the release…