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Maduro says oil finance commitments won from China

Sep 16, 2018

Maduro says oil finance commitments won from China

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Saturday he had new commitments from Beijing on funding for the oil industry on which crisis-hit Caracas relies. Oil output is the main generator of Venezuela's income but has fallen to its lowest level in three decades, with the South ...

Maduro heads to China in bid to bolster Venezuela's collapsing economy

Sep 13, 2018

Maduro heads to China in bid to bolster Venezuela's collapsing economy

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro departed Wednesday for China in search of agreements to bolster the oil-exporting country's collapsing economy. Maduro said the trip was "very necessary, very opportune and full of great expectations." "We are leaving under better conditions, having activated a program of economic recovery, ...

Venezuela urged to accept migration crisis humanitarian aid

/ Sep 5, 2018

Venezuela urged to accept migration crisis humanitarian aid

A group of Latin American countries signed a resolution on Tuesday urging Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro to accept humanitarian aid to "alleviate" the country's migration crisis. Hundreds of thousands of people have fled an economic collapse in Venezuela that has resulted in food and medicine ...

Brazil suggests limiting Venezuelan entries, then backs off

/ Aug 30, 2018

Brazil suggests limiting Venezuelan entries, then backs off

Brazilian President Michel Temer said Wednesday that authorities were considering significantly reducing the number of Venezuelans entering Brazil each day but backtracked hours later — a sign of how fraught the issue has become as thousands flee political and economic turmoil in the neighboring ...

Brazil sends army to border as Venezuelans flee crisis at home

Aug 29, 2018

Brazil sends army to border as Venezuelans flee crisis at home

Brazil said it was sending armed forces to keep order near the Venezuelan border area, while Peru declared a health emergency, as a regional crisis sparked by thousands of Venezuelans fleeing economic collapse escalated Tuesday. In Brazil, where residents rioted and attacked Venezuelan immigrants in ...