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How Venezuela turns its useless bank notes into gold

EL CALLAO: Venezuela’s most successful financial operations in recent years have not taken place on Wall Street, but in primitive gold-mining camps in the nation’s southern reaches. With the country’s economy in meltdown, an estimated 300,000 fortune hunters have descended on this mineral-rich jungle area to earn a living pulling ...

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Venezuela breaks diplomatic ties with United States

CARACAS: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that the United States had attempted to stage a coup in the country. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced that Caracas was breaking diplomatic and political relations with the United States , and gave American diplomatic staff 72 hours to leave. Maduro stressed that the ...

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Increasingly isolated Venezuelan president begins new term

CARACAS: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro began a new term with the economy in ruins and his regime more isolated than ever as regional leaders declared his re-election illegitimate and shunned his inauguration. The 56-year-old socialist leader was sworn in by Supreme Court president Maikel Moreno as an audience of hundreds, ...

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Venezuelan President has survived an drone attack

CARACAS: The Venezuelan government has said that the country’s president, Nicolas Maduro, has survived an assassination attempt. At least one explosion rocked a military event where Maduro was giving a speech on Saturday. Maduro said “everything points” to a right-wing plot that initial investigation suggested was linked to Colombia and ...

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Venezuela’s Maduro expels US diplomats, rejects sanctions

CARACAS: Venezuela ordered the expulsion of the top two US diplomats in the country Tuesday, charging it was the victim of a “political and financial lynching” after Washington tightened sanctions over Nicolas Maduro’s re-election. Maduro announced the expulsions in a televised speech after being officially proclaimed the winner of Sunday’s ...

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Venezuela to sell oil in currencies other than dollar

CARACAS: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced his government will sell oil and other commodities in currencies other than the dollar, in a bid to weather US imposed sanctions on the embattled country. “I have decided to start selling oil, gas, gold and all other products that Venezuela sells with new ...

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