Alicia Hernández

americas

Venezuela and Colombia are going to reopen their border

Nearly a year since the border was closed, Presidents Maduro and Santos said the first stage of a gradual reopening will begin on Saturday with pedestrians allowed to cross five frontier points during the day.
Alicia Hernández
8.11.16
americas

Why Venezuela's President Maduro being voted out this year is unlikely

Venezuela's electoral authority announced the next stage of the effort to force a presidential recall referendum cannot start before October, which means the vote itself could not happen until late January.
Alicia Hernández
8.9.16
venezuela

The US is going after alleged drug lords linked to the Venezuelan government

President Nicolás Maduro dismissed the latest indictments, unsealed by a court in Brooklyn this week, as an attack by the US empire. He also promoted one of generals named to interior minister.
Alicia Hernández
8.4.16
americas

There’s no sign of an end to Venezuela’s food crisis

This month seven people died, and 37 were injured, in violent protests and looting related to desperation to obtain food, and bungled police efforts to control the situation.
Alicia Hernández
7.1.16
americas

Venezuelans are risking their lives to access medical supplies

At least one woman drowned recently trying to get to Colombia to buy medication, and many others are now locked in a constant and desperate search for supplies.
Alicia Hernández
6.22.16
americas

Venezuela in Crisis: Families Are Fed Up With Going Hungry

A national survey found 12 percent of Venezuelans skipped at least one meal a day last year and the economic situation has deteriorated since then. Last week a woman died from wounds she received when police shot into a food riot.
Alicia Hernández
6.7.16
americas

Venezuela’s Falling Apart and the President Is Sending Troops to ‘Protect’ the People

Activists say an anti-crime effort called the Operation to Liberate and Protect the People is actually a measure designed to prevent a social uprising in the face of an economic crisis so deep the sick are dying for want of basic care.
Alicia Hernández
5.16.16
americas

Venezuelans Lose Half an Hour as the Country's Crisis Deepens

The time zone change in Venezuela is the latest in a litany of emergency measures ordered by President Nicolás Maduro to cope with an acute electricity shortage within a broader economic meltdown and a burgeoning political crisis.
Alicia Hernández
5.1.16
americas

Venezuela's Opposition Can’t Pick a Strategy to Oust the President, So It’s Trying Three

President Nicolás Maduro has never been weaker, but if the opposition doesn't agree soon they may miss their opportunity to regain power.
Alicia Hernández
3.29.16
americas

The Venezuelan Government Says It's Found 17 Missing Gold Miners in a Mass Grave

Locals say the miners were killed two weeks ago by a local gang leader seeking to control gold, iron ore, and coltan mining in the Tumeremo region. The authorities were initially reluctant to admit that anything had happened.
Alicia Hernández
3.17.16
americas

Venezuelans Are Almost Defenseless in the Face of Zika

The mosquito-borne virus appears to be spreading rapidly through Venezuela where chronic shortages of medication, repellent, and contraception, are making people particularly vulnerable to its potential risks.
Alicia Hernández
2.19.16
americas

Gas Prices to Jump 6,000 Percent in Venezuela and Still Remain the Cheapest in the World

President Nicolás Maduro announced the first hike in 18 years during a five hour televised address to the nation, but the price rise still means Venezuelans can fill their tanks for the price of a light breakfast.
Alicia Hernández
2.18.16
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