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Venezuela Economy

China Should Look To Venezuela If It Wants To Avoid Financial Chaos In Africa

The China Africa Project | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 07.07.2016 | World

The financial implosion in Venezuela is prompting growing concern in Beijing that China may have been too ambitious in its drive to loan billions of d...

Economic Policy Could Determine the Political Results in Venezuela

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.04.2016 | World
Mark Weisbrot

The Venezuelan government faces many challenges, but none so important or urgent as economic recovery.

Venezuelans Struggling To Keep Fridges Stocked As Economy Suffers

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 04.27.2016 | World

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's soaring prices and chronic shortages have left 65-year-old homemaker Alida Gonzalez struggling to put meals on the tab...

Venezuela Imposes 2 Day Work Week To Save Energy

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 04.27.2016 | World

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's socialist government ordered public workers on Tuesday to work a two-day week as an energy-saving measure in the crisi...

Fixing the Venezuelan Economy

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 02.25.2016 | World
Mark Weisbrot

Venezuela this week announced it would significantly raise fuel prices and devalue its currency as part of a series of measures to help shore up its flailing economy. Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro also named a new economy czar: Miguel Pérez.

Why the United States and Latin America Need a New Venezuela Strategy

Samuel Ramani | Posted 05.21.2016 | World
Samuel Ramani

The resistance displayed by OAS leaders to U.S.-imposed sanctions during the recent OAS summit highlights the severity of the credibility gap the United States faces in its attempts to counter adverse political conditions in Venezuela.

No End in Sight to Protests in Venezuela

Kate Parker | Posted 04.28.2014 | World
Kate Parker

Things in Venezuela look set to get worse before they get better. Even if the opposition were to win power, they could be in for a rude awakening if they try to put the economy back on track.

Venezuela Arrests 100 'Bourgeois' Businessmen

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

CARACAS, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday that authorities had arrested more than 100 "bourgeois" businessmen...

Venezuela: On the Death of Chávez and the Ailing Bolivar

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 05.12.2013 | World
Steve H. Hanke

How can Venezuela stave off a currency crisis and place its economy back on a solid monetary foundation? The solution is simple: replace the bolivar with the U.S. dollar.

Hugo Chavez Spurs Fears Of Venezualan Banking Meltdown | DAN MOLINSKI and DARCY CROWE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CARACAS -- Worries grew Thursday that Venezuela is on the verge of a banking crisis, causing a run on smaller lenders, sinking the country's currency ...

Venezuela Referendum: Plebiscite On Chavez | Charlie Devereux | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CARACAS -- Venezuelans will vote for a second time on Sunday on whether to scrap term limits, in a referendum that will lay plain their feelings about...